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Cabbagetown’s Cobourg: A Better Place to Drink

Before everyone does, get yourself to a chic new bar at the corner of Parliament and Winchester. Yes that’s right, in the heart of Cabbagetown, an area that’s – let’s face it – sorely in need of sophistication. We suspect that the Cobourg will finally provide all the film producers and architects who live a few feet off seedy Parliament…

Alternative Continuing Education in Toronto

Ever wonder about that spam email that promises to increase your organ size by at least three inches? Don’t. The organ worth growing is between your ears — not your legs. Women will tell you that wit and wisdom takes you places. So we say, get thee to night school! Word has it that most continuing education classes boast a…

Lessons from Shakespeare

Some people spend the summer training for triathlons; at XYYZ we give our writers even more onerous tasks. XYYZ contributor Craig MacBride has spent his entire summer reading Shakespeare so you don’t have to. He has condensed each play into a single life lesson that guys can use. (And not just to impress women, either: these are real Shakespearean morals.)…

Nice Guys Finish First

Regular looking guys finish last? It’s a lie. Know that. The gorgeous guy does not always get the girl. A few years ago my girlfriends and I, all ranging from mid-twenties to early thirties, started comparing the carnage that was our collective dating history. One detail reigned supreme: we’d all consistently passed up the great guy, the regular looking guy,…

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