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MEC wants Canadians to get outside this summer – and is making it easier than ever to do so (to the point where, really, you have no excuses).

The country’s longtime go-to spot for outdoor gear and inspiration kicked off summer with the launch of www.goodtimesoutside.ca, a new website that inspires and enables users to get outside. Helping your fresh air cause, it sorts activities by vibe, ability, location and duration.

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Yorkdale Shopping Centre is now home to ECCO’s first North American flagship store.

The shiny new spot opened its doors on Friday, June 23rd becoming the fourth evolution of the ECCO Prime (flagship store) concept following openings in Hamburg, Berlin, Flensburg and Amsterdam.

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It was a star-studded event at Tosto’s 5th opening in the Greater Toronto Area on April 5th, which celebrated the newest location at the corner of Richmond and Spadina. If you’re not familiar with Tosto Quickfire Pizza Pasta, the concept is the first of its kind in North America, filling the gap between fast-casual and fine dining establishments. Tosto aims to offer restaurant quality dishes at near fast food prices.

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Your drugstore run can now come with a side of Toronto nostalgia.

The Brunswick House – Harbord Village’s famed watering hole and live music venue – closed its doors after decades of boat races (it’s a U of T thing), open mic nights and over-serving the fake ID-clad set of beer drinkers.

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What was one of Toronto’s grittiest strip clubs is now home to a restored talking point-filled hotel and inevitable summer hot spot.

The 125-year-old building that once housed the landmark strip club Jilly’s (and a boarding house) has been transformed into The Broadview Hotel – a boutique hotel and multi-functional event space that could become a new reason for the downtown set to venture east of Yonge.

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If you’re in the market for some quality Sunday night entertainment and culinary inspiration that will make you want to bust out the apron, Top Chef Canada: All-Stars premieres tonight.

For the first time in franchise history, Top Chef Canada brings twelve previous top chefs back to battle it out in the kitchen, as they try to impress an elite panel of judges – all staples in the food world.

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