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Many shows have been done on Impressionism but the AGO presents us with a first exhibition on how the Impressionists looked at the subject of industry and labour – in a nutshell it is Impressionism in the age of industry.
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The deep freeze couldn’t keep Toronto’s finest from braving the cold and heading to the Liberty Grand entertainment complex on Friday, February 1 for the 18th annual motionball Toronto Gala to benefit the Special Olympics Canada Foundation (SOCF). 
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Offering a good reason to break free from hibernation mode, Winterlicious is now here until February 7 at 200 restaurants across Toronto. For those in the dark, this means come of the city’s best spots are dishing up three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. A go-to in recent years has been Café Boulud in the Four Seasons Hotel.
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CC Lounge located in the heart of Downtown Toronto by St. Lawrence Market, is a multi-faceted resto-bar lounge that exudes comfort, yet a high-energy vibe from both the staff & guests. Upon entering, you’ll find yourself face-to-face with a large bird-cage and extravagant crystal chandeliers frozen-in-swing. The venue itself is polished with pink and blue lights beaming on the surfaces and a hint of the 1920’s resides in the design of the leather couches, framed portraits, and whisky barrels.
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The thing about Canada is that it is big. Bigger than the USA and bigger than Europe. So big, in fact, that it can make even the most routine journeys feel like a road trip. So what better way to occupy your time than by playing games on your mobile while on your way to some of Ontario’s best attractions?



Like Canada, Ontario is also big and with so many things to see. Even if you are just focusing on Toronto and Ontario, many attractions and activities can still involve a lengthy journey, whether you are traveling by car, bus or train and long journeys can mean bored passengers and the usual arguments.

One of the biggest visitor draws in Ontario is the Great Lakes and Niagara Falls, by far the most recognized of Ontario’s landmarks, which attract tens of millions of tourists each year. Niagara Falls is just an hour and a half travel by car, making it one of the easiest places to day trip to. A perfect way for passing a few boring hours stuck in traffic (and to calm down unruly passengers) on your way to the Falls is to play solitaire. The Card Shark collection might be just the thing you need. This one-stop table card game app available on mobile features Texas hold ’em to Crazy Eights and every kind of card game you’ll ever need. It has silky smooth 3D graphics and classy animations.

You might want to put your solitaire card skills to the test and go all Las Vegas and play for real. As can be seen in this LeoVegas mobile casino online review there are options for players, including free spins, joining bonuses and games like Star Burst and Mega Fortune as well as the usual blackjack and roulette.

These kinds of games are ideal for short hops to local attractions like Canada’s Wonderland, just 30 km from downtown Toronto, or for when you find yourself stuck the lift heading up the 553 meter CN Tower.


You can also while away some online hours by playing games like Card Crawl, which features multiple game modes lasting just a few minutes and the further you get into the game the more cards you unlock. Perfect for any long journey.

And those long journeys don’t get much longer than a trip to the pristine Quetico Provincial Park, a mere 1500 km and 16-hour journey across the Trans Canada Highway from Toronto. It is precisely these moments when some quiet time in the back of the car on your mobile really comes into its own.

At this point, a perfect way to break up the trip is to play some Gin Rummy, the same game your Grandma taught you whilst feeding you biscuits from a never-ending old tin. In this mobile game, however, you get to play against players from all over the world earning coins as you win and progress to higher and higher skill levels. No need to delve into the in-app purchasing either because there’s a handy leaderboard available to see where you stand against your opponents.

Now there’s no need for the size of Ontario and its distant (and close) attractions to deter you from heading out on a road trip. Play these immersive mobile games and the journey can be just as much fun as the destination.



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