Neighbourhood Guide, Toronto: Leslieville

Finally, it seems Torontonians have warmed up to the idea that the east really does beat the west. Once a barren industrial neighbourhood, with aesthetics comparable to a New York slum, Leslieville has emerged as a Toronto hub of culture, style, art and food. Similar to what Queen Street West … Read More

Room with a View, Vancouver: River Rock

In October 2011, River Rock added a second five-story hotel tower to its property, thereby doubling the occupancy. With free hotel parking, free Wifi, comfy Serta Sleeper mattresses, in-room Nespresso coffee makers and adjacent casino, the Hotel at River Rock is a welcome addition to the Four Diamond Resort. Rooms … Read More

Indie Bookstores in Calgary

Living in the 21st Century affords us amazing luxuries, particularly when it comes to accessing information. A high-speed Internet connection provides an infinite library of knowledge at one’s fingertips. Still, often missing in the haze of this age of hyper-availability are the personal connections made through exchange of the printed … Read More

Calgary: Last-Minute New Year’s Eve

It’s only a few days until the biggest partying night of the year and, in typical male fashion, you’ve waited until the very last minute to formulate a plan. No worries: There are still some interesting NYE events in Calgary that haven’t completely sold out, yet. Act fast, though — … Read More

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