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One of my favorite places to in the TDOT are the graffiti alleys behind Queen Street West Downtown Toronto. I just love the amazing art and colors that bring life to those dark alleys. So on my trip to Miami this year for Carnival (after 5 days of nonstop fun jumping and waving) I decided to explore Miami's Art District especially since I heard from several sources that the art scene in Miami is a big deal and the Wynwood Walls were on a different level. I am always inspired by the creative process and as a creative person myself,...

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I think we can all agree that sneakers, in their most basic form, are essential. They are comfortable, light and fashionable. They are versatile enough to take us on quick trips to the mall or long walks around the block so essentially, sneakers are how we connect with the concrete jungle! But for many, sneakers are so much more than that. They are nostalgic, exclusive, and priceless collector's items that have created a culture all on its own.  For the most part, music and sports have really developed the sneaker culture as new fashion trends became synonymous with the two. For...

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  Well, the TDOT is does lot lack a vast array of things to do on any given weekend so being that we are Clutch, we are giving our Clutch Peeps the first installment to our Key to the City blog series. The entire purpose to to let you know about some of Toronto's best kept secrets and all the clutch things you can do whether you are trying to keep it low-key or turn all the way up!  If you have any suggestions on things cool events or amazing spots to check out in the city, let us know in...

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  If you do not know by now, Carnival Chasing is a "thing" and it is growing every single year. Thousands of people island hop throughout the year to experience one carnival after another, from Trinidad to Jamaica, Hollywood, Bermuda, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, St. Vincent, Grenada, Berlin, UK and of course Toronto. However, we are just around the corner from what most would consider the 2nd most popular island Carnival, BARBADOS CROPOVER! Now given that Barbados is celebrating 50 strong years of independence, we have to give you a bit of history. Cropover has origins dating back to the 1780s...

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 Afrofest is a yearly tradition that was started in 1989 and has been growing in support year after year. However, this year felt different. No scratch that - this year was different! There was a need to support Afrofest 2016 because of the City's attempt to reduce it to 1 day due to noise level complaints and the resulting ensuing public outcry via online petitions and emails directly to Councillor McMahon, who oversees The Woodbine/Beaches area, and Mayor Tory. We personally wrote to Councillor McMahon expressing our concern. Below is an excerpt from that email: "Afrofest is one of the only festivals...

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