Alexa Clark serves up some Cheap Eats

Back in February, Alexa Clark released the third edition of Cheap Eats Toronto. It’s a wonderful guide to inexpensive dining in the city of Toronto. The guide contains 365 recommendations for breakfast, lunch and dinner which gives you no excuse for not knowing where to eat. We recently had a chance to discuss the book with Alexa as well as talk about the Cheap Eats Empire.

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Lindy a Major Maker

Earlier this year, I had the chance to hang out with Lindy and show him the secret swing just off Queen Street. We talked about the music scene and his new side project Major Maker. Sadly, the secret swing is now gone, but Major Maker is hitting the scene hard and is here to stay. They are playing in Toronto this coming Saturday at the Mod Club.

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Miles Squared, Shooting through the Groundglass

Awhile back when he was still here in Toronto, I interviewed Miles Storey designer and photobloggers from the photoblog Mute to talk about his antics with TLR cameras in producing stunning and unique groundglass images.

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Strange Little Girl : Emma binds it DIY style

In recent years, there has been a revival of various arts and crafts especially in the younger generation. Many young women and men are taking to knitting, sewing and a slew of other handmade projects. The great thing is that you can buy their warez online and at the growing number of festivals and crafts shows in the city. Last week, I had the opportunity to talk to Emma Jane Hogbin of Strange Little Girl, who has her own DIY (Do It Yourself) business, making and selling her own books. She will be selling her books at the Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts Sale this weekend and will also have a booth set up at the new Ear to the Ground festival during the following weekend.

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Weekend to End Breast Cancer

During one amazing weekend, September 9-11, 2005, thousands of women and men will unite in Toronto to walk 60 kilometres in a bold display of courage and commitment. It’s a weekend of hope, as we honour lives lost, celebrate survivors, and help bring breast cancer care to those who so desperately need it.

Every year one in nine women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It my be your mother, your sister, your daughter, your wife or your friend. This spotlight is about the efforts of local photoblogger and friend Irina Souiki. This is her second year doing The Weekend to End Breast Cancer and this year she has gone above and beyond the call of duty to raise funds and awareness.

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Worksongs: Take Only Pictures, Leave Only Footprints

Over the last year, urban exploration has really exploded in the Greater Toronto Area especially with sites such as Infiltration leading the way through the dark. Couple this phenomenon with an interest in photography and end up with a photoblog filled with interesting shots of abandoned places, all within a short drive from Toronto. Last week, I met with Andrew of worksongs.com and we had a chance to do a bit of urban exploring of our own right in the city.

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