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BOOM AND BUST

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in the Scott Pilgrim series, will be relegated to a section of what It was announced this sum- seems like a fading relic of Tomer that Annex favourite Sonic ronto’s glorious past. The new location, on the Boom has been forced to relocate to a streetside location in east side of Honest Ed’s, next the Honest Ed’s building. Ac- to Hero Burger and stretching )#&,*"-!(#!(./*&!#0')* 1!2/34*(/5! south on Bathurst, is apparent“the landlord has decided to ly almost as large, but only one hand the space over to a large level, according to a clerk. It will corporation without giving us still have large storefront winthe opportunity to meet or beat dows amenable to the quirky the offer.” It is made clear that displays Sonic Boom became it’s not a matter of Sonic Boom known for (often recreating alnot being able to pay their rent, bum covers). As well, a space in fact they’d been having their will remain for their popular, 6#4(! %&#'( 31/! 7/ &! 7/(+! 8(94! free (with the donation of a yet another example of smaller non-perishable food item) inbusinesses being pushed aside store performances. New York in the name of money. Upon indie-pop group The Pains of hearing of this forced move, Being Pure at Heart that perthose who remember the Sam formed in the new space. Another Toronto favourite in the Record Man debacle of 2007 might have felt a slight shudder. the vinyl crowd, Criminal Re8! &/6/63/&! 2./"! 8! '&4(! cords on Queen St. closed its found Sonic Boom. I was taking doors for good on July 24th, a somewhat melancholy walk holding a major liquidation along Bloor and then it hit me, sale, and going so far as to even the store I knew only as “the sell the store’s furniture. Acone with cool window displays” cording to a Facebook statewas actually a gigantic oasis ment released by the owner, of more kinds of music than I Josh Leonard, the store closing could imagine. I’d been a big was due to “failed negotiations fan of hock shops in my home- and reasons of a very personal town for providing cheap and nature.” It seemed like vinyl, vinobscure cds (yes, I still buy cds), so when Sonic Boom entered tage and all that retro jazz was my life, I was positively verk- making a serious comeback, lempt. As well, it introduced especially among twenty-someme to the world of vinyl—an things, so it’s a bit shocking ever-expanding universe these to see these sorts of well-esdays. And now that storefront tablished ventures close their will be a Dollarama, display- doors and hand over the keys. How important is the locaing the assortment of made-inChina goods one can buy for a tion, and the consistency of a dollar, and a classic hotspot of location, for a business? No Toronto culture, even featured one who knows and loves Sonic VANESSA PURDY

Boom is going to refuse to cross the street to go check out the new location, and I’m not concerned about them losing business. It’s just saddening that, for the moment at least, they won’t have the opportunity to become a lasting landmark in their own right, and must instead take shelter in Honest Ed’s. It must be said that the face of Bloor street’s true Annex culture is changing this summer. Of note is that the Bloor Cinemas is now not only under renovations, but engaged in a contract with HotDocs, whereby (./! '16! 0/4(*: 1! *4! &/4%#"4*31/! for all programming and management year round. As a result, documentaries will almost certainly be featured more than before, although apparently not at the expense of other festivals usually held at Bloor. Only time will tell if that ends up being the case. Of course, Sonic Boom can continue to make its mark independently as it moves into its second location opening up in Kensington Market in mid July. This store will focus mostly on “vinyl, vintage furniture and collectibles”(according to their site). Opening a second location isn’t the mark of a struggling company, it’s a sign that these businesses are successful, locally—supported ventures that speak to a community. It’s not a niche market of obscure interests, but a wide range of people of all ages and tastes, who demand the quality and quirks that stores like Sonic Boom bring to this city.


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SUMMER LOVIN’ SUZIE BALABUCH gives you five awesome date ideas for the hottest time of year PADDLE TORONTO If you and your date are more of the adventurous type, doing something active is a great way to break the ice, and get to know another side of the person you’re with. This doesn’t mean you have to venture too far outside the city. The Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre offers a bevy of boating activities. Tandem kayaking, in particular, offers the opportunity to work with your date, while admiring what Toronto has to offer. The city skyline becomes the backdrop to this recreational date, while you paddle around the Toronto Islands, or even if you choose to stick closer to the waterfront. Apart from paddling, you and your date can partake in the many bars and restaurants that are both on the Islands, and surrounding the waterfront. For more information, visit paddletoronto.com/rentals. An hour rental (tandem kayak) is $40 inclusive. All equipment is provided.

Supersize Me and Chocolat while sharing a blanket and a bucket of popcorn with your date. Most movies start at 8:45, but show up early to claim a good spot. Harbourfront Centre’s Free Foodie Flicks are screened at 235 Queens Quay West. For more in!"#$%&!'()*&+&%),-!.%!/0!#12-#/ DRAKE SUMMER SCHOOL Fancy a musical night out? You could always catch a show at any number of venues in the city, or you and your date could do something totally out of the box. The Drake Hotel is putting on a summer series called Drake Summer School (last year’s was cutely called Camp Drake.) The artsy summer series features things like Shop Class and a lemonade stand, but the real stand-out is Band Practice. The event brings together different bands, established and emerging, and swaps band members. The newly-formed bands must come up with a new name, rehearse and then perform for the audience, who get to vote for the best freshlyhatched musical act. Band Practice is a great way to enjoy good music and bond with your date at one of Toronto’s coolest places. Band Practice takes place on July 31st (featuring a Neil Young theme) and August 28th at 9pm, at the Drake Hotel. For more information, visit thedrakehotel.ca/ events.

MOVIE NIGHT When it comes to movie viewing in the summer, there’s nothing better than grabbing a blanket and cozying up to your date in one of the city’s various outdoor movie viewing locations. Depending on your cinematic tastes, Toronto offers movie screenings at Metro Square, Christie Pitts, Parkdale, Downsview, and the list goes on. One front-runner is the Harbourfront Centre’s Free Foodie Flicks, a cinematic series based on the theme of food. Catch movies like

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GO FOR A SWIM Disclaimer: If you are uncomfortable rocking your swim jammies in front of your date, then this is not the date for you. Stanley Park Pool located in King West, is the perfect place to go for a quiet dip without breaking the bank; admis!"#$ ! $ %&''($ )'*#!+',-$ "#'$ "%$ +.'$ less-frequented pools in the city, going for a swim here in the early evening is like taking a dip in your own backyard pool. The surrounding park is quiet and peaceful later in the day, which offers a welcome escape from the usual. Cool off, splash around, and maybe have an apres-swim drink at the Wheat Sheaf Tavern, the city’s oldest. Stanley Park Pool is located at 845 King St W. Leisure swim runs from 12-8pm Monday to Saturday. The Wheat Sheaf is located at 667 King St. W.

GAME ON! Different dates can bring out can bring out different sides of people you never saw coming. Why not test the waters with a night out at the ever-popular Snakes and Lattes? The board-game cafe is *,,'/$ +"$ +.'$ 0&!1$ 2!+.$ 3$ 0'4-$ "%$ games, old and new. The welcoming, laid-back atmosphere is great for pretty much any occasion, but ! $ ' 5'6!3,,-$ 7""/$ %"&$ 3$ *& +$ /3+'8$ 9.'$+3 : $"%$6."" !#7$3$731';$*7uring out the rules, and, of course, trying to beat your date will distract you from any potential awkwardness and bring out the fun in your date. It costs $5 per person to play, and there is a small, but good selection of beverages (including some alcohol), as well as food. Make sure to reserve a table ahead "%$ +!1';$ 3 $ +.! $ ,!++,'$ 5,36'$ *,, $ <5$ very quickly, and waiting lists are a regular occurrence. For more information, visit snakesandlattes.com.


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THE SCOOP ON BEST CONES DECENT The Big Chill NOP$K!66%6:$Q.#63#

EVANNA FOLKENFOLK

If it’s not dripping down your hand, you’re not doing it right. Hold it tight, and let the heat !"#$ %&$ '()$ *%"#$ !$ *!+,$ -%.#-$ down your arm. Let it mix with the salty sweat of the day – there is no shame in summertime. With sticky sweet heat come clouds of hormones that hang (.#-$ &/#$ 0%&,1$ 23&$ *%2%4(5$ !-#67&$ the only things thawing out this summer. Ice cream parlors ‘round the city are dusting off, !64$ # (-%#5$(8$8-(+#6$96:#-5$ !-#$ 2#%6:$ -#;*!0#4$ 2,$ 8-(+#6$ yogurts and creamy-cool gelatos faster than you can shed the layers of the past eight frigid months. The only cold for the 6#<&$8#)$ (6&/5$%5$:(%6:$&($2#$ of the popsicle in my mouth – and my shoulder if you try to cut me in line for it. =!6&$ !$ *%0"1$ 23&$ 4(67&$ "6()$ where to go? Well, you can thank my thighs (and those of the friends I dragged along) for %643*:%6:$ ,(3>$ =#$ 2%"#41$ )#$ *%0"#41$)#$2%&$%6&($0-#! ,$:((4ness until our teeth ached and (3-$2-!%65$8-(+#1$&/#6$)#$2%"#4$ some more. Our stomachs -(!-#4$)%&/$)!-8!-#$5&%--#4$2#&)##6$!55(-&#4$'!.(-5$0( ;#&%6:$ 8(-$ 4( %6!60#1$ 23&$ )#$ 4%4$ it, we did it for you. Life’s hard, 23&$,(3-$%0#$0-#! $5/(3*467&$2#>$ ?#-#$ !-#$ (3-$ 8!.#51$ 0( ;*#&#*,$ !64$ 366!;(*(:#&%0!**,$ 2%!5#4$ !64$ (8&#6$ %6'3#60#4$ 2,$ &/#%-$ employment of/proximity to handsomeness. Happy lickin’.

Sitting on the miniature multicolored patio outside The Big Chill makes you feel like you are 2(&/$!$*%&&*#$"%4$!64$:%!6&1$%6$&/#$ 2#5&$)!,$;(55%2*#>$E*35$&/#$*(0!&%(6$ 0(3*4$ 6($ 2#$ (-#$ ;#-8#0&1$ right in the heart of Little Italy, where you can sit on a tiny pink plastic armchair surrounded 2,$&/#$/(.#-%6:$!-( !$(8$8-#5/$ )!8'#$ 0(6#5$ !64$ )!&0/$ #.#-,$ walk of life strut down the Col*#:#$ 5&-%;$ &($ 4%66#->$ E*351$ (6#$ (8$&/#$0%&,75$2#5&$;3;;,$5&!*"%6:$ patios, guaranteed. Dutch Dreams PR$S!3:/!6$J(!4

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J# # 2#-$ &/!&$ )!0",$ ;*!0#$ T!.#$ L/!;#**#$ &!"#5$ K!-,$ Jane to in Half Baked that you &/(3:/&$ 0(3*4$ 6#.#-$ ;(55%2*,$ #<%5&$ %6$ -#!*$ *%8#U$ IB8$ ,(37.#$ 6#.#-$5##6$%&1$,(3$6##4$&($:#&$&($ &/#$ .%4#($ 5&(-#$ QVQE1$ /%&$ ,(3-$ dealer on your way home, and thank me later.) It’s real and it’s still a stoner’s paradise. Find your way here one pasty morning, order a regular cone, and ,(3$ )%**$ :#&$ 5( #&/%6:$ &/#$ 5%+#$ of a toddler steeped in whipped cream and topped with a fruit salad. It’s like they’re trying to make you throw up outside the church across the street.

DELIGHTFUL Dolce Gelato Café 697 College Street Sit down and let me show you how to make a fucking gelato. @(&$ #1$ (2.%(35*,1$ 23&$ &/!&75$ )/!&$&/#$434#5$2#/%64$&/%5$A%&&*#$B&!*,$C(%6&$ 35&$2#$5!,%6:$&($ #.#-,$ (&/#-$ :#*!&($ ;*!0#$ %6$ &/#$ city. Sometimes I worry I’m us%6:$ 3;$ !**$ ,$ &!5&,$ &!5&#D2345$ at once when I eat here and I’ll *#!.#$4#;*#&#4$8(-#.#->$E*351$&/#$ 5&!88$!-#$53;#-$6%0#1$#.#6$)/#6$

,(3$!5"$8(-$,(3-$#*#.#6&/$&!5&#->$ F/#,$ :#&$ %&G$ #.#-,(6#$ )!6&5$ &($ know what a Quatro Formaggi gelato tastes like (spoiler alert – it is freakin’ yummy). Also of note: Italian Honey, Amaretto, French Vanilla Cappuc0%6($ !64H9:$ I/#**($ # (-%#5$ of salty Croatian summers at the sea).

Ed’s Real Scoop 920 Queen Street East 2224 Queen Street East

5(-& #6&$(8$5(-2#&5$IK(C%&($!64$ Sangria, to ensure we all stay !*0(/(*%05$ &/%5$ 53 #-1$ #.#6$ during dessert), and of course Ed’s is the one-stop shop of ice gelatos galore (Green Apple, cream: there are approximately J#4$ ?(&$ L/%*#$ L/(0(*!&#M>$ F/#$ (6#$2%**%(6$%0#$ 0-#! $'!.(-5$&($ ;*!0#$ &($ 2#$ (6$ &/#$ #!5&$ 5%4#1$ %8$ choose from (if I were you, I’d you can claw your way through try the Crème Brulee, Apple the swarms of kids that want it E%#$ !64$ J(!5&#4$ K!-5/ !**()$ C35&$!5$2!4$!5$,(3$4(>$$ – two desserts in one!), an as-

DISAPPOINTING Delight Chocolate 805 Queen Street West It’s shame that the only ice 0-#! $ ;*!0#$ -%:/&$ 2,$ F-%6ity Bellwoods is as stuffy as if %&$)#-#$%6$W(-".%**#>$B&5$;-%5&%6#$ %6&#-%(-$ !64$ %6% !*%5&$ .%2#$ :%.#$(88$!$/(*%#-D&/!6D&/(3$8!3<$ #0($ .%2#$ -# %645$ (8$ -%0/$ *!4%#5$ carrying their Whole Foods 2!:5$ &($ &/#%-$ K#-0#4#5$ VXS5>$ @($;#-5(6!*%&,1$#5;#0%!**,$:%.#6$ the location and how many interesting shops and cafes sur-(364$%&1$!64$)!,$(.#-;-%0#4$8(-$ those of us who just want a little 5( #&/%6:$ 5)##&$ 2#8(-#$ 4-%6"ing cheap tall cans in the park.


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SHOTSICLES An adult take on the classic popsicle makes waves this summer Just when you thought that there was no other way of enjoying your nice, cold alcoholic beverage this summer, the shotsicle served a delicious smack-down. “What exactly is a shotsicle?”, you may ask. It is literally a booze popsicle, and your new best friend in this smoldering heat. The following shotsicle recipes are perfect for that boiling hot day when a beer simply won’t do. If you follow the recipes to a tee (using too much alcohol will prevent your shotsicles from freezing), you’ll be rewarded with a chilly, boozy delight. Enjoy!

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LEMON GRANITAS

You’ll need: 3 cups cranberry juice 1/2 ounce triple sec 8#&6-0!#0)"-9!)):#4"5&)!(# vodka (we replaced this '/ 3#7:03!!#7/;6!6). 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

You’ll need: 4 cups water 2 cups sugar ?!+ #&2#@#7!>&-+1#,-!7:# grated 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 5 lemons 8#06%#0/ )6+A4"5&)!(# vodka (we replaced this '/ 3#7/>&-0!77&.

Combine the juice, triple sec, lychee liquer and lime juice in a bowl. Stir well. Using a spout or funnel, pour the mix into your popsicle molds or paper cups. Freeze for 24 hours. This recipe makes approximately 8 shotsicles. Rating: 5/5 This shotsicle was, far and away, the best of the bunch. It looked like summer, tasted like summer, and one was never enough. It was also the most boozy of the four, without being cloyingly sweet. Replacing 0)"-9!)):#4"5&6)!(#5&(*"#'/ 3#7:03!!#7/;6!6)#%)&5/(!(#<6+ # 3!#)/=3 #">&6- #&2# tartness.

In a pot over medium heat, combine the water and sugar. Let it cook, stirring often, until the syrup looks clear (about 5 >/-6 !+B.#C!>&5!# 3!#%& # from heat and let it cool. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice and the alcohol. Pour the liquid into your popsicle molds. Freeze for 4-6 hours. Serves about 8 people. Rating: 4/5 This was the most work-intensive shotsicle, but was a nice, grown-up twist on 3!#07"++/0#0/ )6+A4"5&6)!(#%&%+/07!B#D3/+#+3& +/07!#'"+#9& 3#+&6)#"-(#+'!! 1# with a kick of strong limoncello. The lemon zest was a welcome surprise, and gave texture.

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TEA PARTY

You’ll need: 5 cups chopped seedless watermelon 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice @# "97!+%&&-+#+6%!),-!# granulated sugar (granulated +6=")#'&)*+#,-!#"+#'!77. 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup silver tequila (we used blue agave tequila /-+ !"(.

You’ll need: 3 cups of very sweet iced !"#$%&'(!)!(#'&)*+#,-!. ½ cup of lemon or lime juice 1 ½ ounce rum

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Strain through a sieve to get rid of any stringy watermelon bits or chunks. Pour into molds, and freeze for 24 hours. Makes about 8 shotsicles. Rating: 2.5/5 For people who adore watermelon, this is the shotsicle for you. For those who aren’t keen on a really sweet and +&>!'3" #=)"/-:#+3& +/07!#!E%!)/!-0!1#7&&*#!7+!'3!)!B#D3!#,-/+3!(#%)&(60 #'"+# the most aesthetically pleasing, with contrasting stripes of pink, light red and white. Also, we could barely taste the tequila.

Combine the iced tea, lemon or lime juice and rum in a bowl. Stir well. Pour the liquid, using a funnel, into the popsicle molds. Freeze for at least 12 hours. Makes about 8-10 shotsicles. Rating: 3.5/5 This was a very refreshing shotsicle, and unlike some of the other ones, it did not leave us thirsty. The only downside was that it was just a little too sweet. The lime juice we used gave it a -/0!1#2)!+3#4"5&6)1#"-(#7! # the rum come through.

SUZIE BALABUCH

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OSHEAGA

ZACH SLOOTSKY

headed to OSHEAGA to bring you these photos

THE MUSIC DRINKING The main reason to go to any It’s almost too easy to drink

GETTING THERE The festival discourages you

WASHROOM DEAL Washroom situation

festival is of course the music and the line-up for Osheaga spans generations and genres. Twin main stages allow a quick turnover of the headlining artists, with one act starting minutes after the last. The diverse bill is gives you a chance to see some legends you would never see on their own- this year Cypress Hill was a surprise highlight.

from driving to the site, but with good reason. Whether by Metro, or bike sharing service Bixi, getting to and from the festival is fast and easy. Highly recommend the bicycle ride home over the Jacques-Cartier Bridge for a panoramic view of the city lights (mainly downhill, too).

Although mostly Porta Potty’s, washrooms are plentiful and !"#$%&$'()*$$+, - $."$!/"&$!$ urinal forest set-up for the boys %,!%$01%"$)&2($&($%-!3'0$!%$ other washrooms.

at Osheaga; beer and booze stands are everywhere you are, there are no massive lines, and drinks are reasonably priced. Once you’ve staked out a good spot by the stage there’s even someone navigating his way through the crowd to bring you beer. Thanks guy.

There’s no other festival like Osheaga in Canada, and it’s just the excuse you need to visit Montreal.

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FRINGE BENEFITS A look at some hits from the summer play festival Colford manages to capture the essence of this universal struggle, and creates a play – an experience, rather – to help !"#$%"&'("#)'&"*$" !+"&'("#)'&" to be happy. Deeply inspiring, #,,(%" -*&'" ." /*0&0 !" 1.!&+" (.1'" member funnier and more onpoint than the last, and a theatrical structure that surely seems too complex for such a young man. Unless that man is Wesley Colford, of course.

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FOLKS ON BIKES EVANNA FOLKENFOLK guides us to the best places to get and fix your sweet ride

If you don’t have a bike this summer…why? Seriously, why?! If you are young(ish), and downtown(ish), and healthy(ish), what the hell are you doing walking, cabbing or *shudder* TTC-ing around? Not only does riding cut your travel time by a kazillion percent (a tested mathematical fact), enabling you to leave for a 9am class at 9:05am and still get there at a respectable 9:20am, but it’s also like a giant fuck-you to oil-guzzling SUVpumping chumps wasting their lives away in rush hour when you weave by uninterrupted. And if you’ve never experienced biking home through deserted side roads at dawn after more drinks than your doctor would advise and heard perfect, blissful silence punctuated only by the hum of your bike and the whistles of birds rousing, you haven’t really lived this city. Convinced yet? If not, send me a personal email explaining yourself, titled “Why I’m Not a Lunatic.” For the rest, here’s your guide to getting your ride. So You’re a Broke Bloke? Bike Chain Cumberland House at 33 St.

George Street (416) 978-6849 OMG. You guys are about to shit a brick. Want a bike but got no cash to spend? About a minute ago I would have told you the world’s smallest violin was playing for you. But now, now I’m just going to tell you get in line. And not the hypothetical Get-Over-Yourself line. A reallife line, where UofT students can rent bikes for free “to get around campus.” Where some of that mystery ‘Student Fee’ money goes, I guess. You need $100 deposit, but deposit money is like fake money, so you’re all good. Bikes: Didn’t you hear me?! It’s FREE! Cue running into the night screaming. Also, a totally legit selection of cheap parts and accessories. But no bikes to buy for real, sorry. Tune-ups: Super cheap. Check ‘em out: http://bikechain.utoronto.ca/index.php/ shop-information (also known as the world’s worst organized website) Uncle Jacob’s 355 Spadina Avenue (416) 340-2715 This, friends, is your China-

town dollar-store equivalent of a bike shop. It’s cheap, it’s random and no one’s really sure where any of this shit came from. Probably not China though, since dear Uncle Jacob’s– moral compass alert – is rumored to be is one of the few well-known stores supplying stolen bikes now that Igor the Terrible has gone under. How badly do you want a cheap bike? And since rumors are usually true (at least a little, don’t lie) either don’t shop here, or do so at your own moral discretion. Or go and try to piece together the parts of your long-lost stolen rides and then beat them with it. Bikes: $100-300 Tune-ups: I wouldn’t trust them. Not Bad, Not Bad Shannon’s Shop? Fuck if I know what the store is actually called, but I do know it is nestled between two vintage shops on the east side of Kensington Avenue, and manned by Shannon (dude), a fave amongst me and my crew for any bike-related repairs. Don’t be alarmed by his heroin-chic allure – the hooded stringy hair and obscurely colored lenses (are they blue?!) are just mask-

ing a dude that knows a thing or two about bikes, and cares a helluva lot about your safety. Actual conversation – Me: Can !"# $%# &'()# *(+,+# !-# ."/0# )!# 1# can walk as little as possible, please? Shannon: I can try, but I will not be able to sleep at night if you keep riding it. Have this sweet Panasonic for $100 instead. Me: Cut your hair and then marry me. Also, actual event – Shannon 2340(/5# 6 # 7 # '!")+# 3-&+8# $%ing my bike to inquire about how it’s riding. Peach, I say! Bikes: $100-300 Tune-ups: $30+parts/accessories (+ free chillin’ on the stoop) Check ‘em out: umm…physically check ‘em out by, like, walking there Mike the Bike 5 Oxford Street (416) 595-5596 You’re not gonna believe this, but his name is…Mike. Gasp, right? Well, as most Mikes I know, he’s a peach. An honest, skilled, down dude – and if you play your cards right, you might get a private invitation to celebrate herb and play pool upstairs (as my bestie did with her sweet farm-girl charm.) Before all that though, come here to get your freakin’ ride sorted.

Bikes: $150-300 Tune-ups: $40+ parts/accessories Rent: Mike rents them out daily/weekly/monthly, for cheaper than a metro-PASS. And they look pretty damn good too. Check ‘em out: http://www. mikethebike.ca/ Money Bags Bikes on Wheels 309 Augusta Avenue (416) 966 2453 779 Queen St. W (647) 352 6550 Who wants to sign my petition to rename the store Babes on Bikes? Because honestly, I don’t even know what goes on in there because I’m too busy drooling over the tatted-up grease balls that work there. And it’s not just me; many a female friend has stopped by to browse the goods. They do actually have some bike goods too, I think: an alright selection of parts and accessories and a helluva lot of nice bikes, if you have money. Bikes: They sell bikes? Just kidding. They start at $335 and go waaay up. Tune-up: $60+parts/accessories (+free loin tune-up) Check ‘em out: http://bikesonwheels.ca/

STEPHANIE KERVIN

EVANNA FOLKENFOLK


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ANDREW WALT


the newsmagazine

12 The architecture

August 10, 2011

BLUE TIMES TWO Two new public spaces along Toronto’s reinvigorated ‘blue edge’ provide a compelling alternative to the Islands and a model for future development in Toronto

SHERBOURNE

SUGAR BEACH

NATALIE RAE DUBOIS

COMMON

Toronto’s ‘blue edge,’ or wa&#,3,1)&"$ 432+!-005$ 16#)#($ 0-%&$ When the mercury rises, those summer, both projects provide of us without air conditioning a variety of spaces to sit, play !"#"$ %&'(#)&%*$ %+,-./0#$ &1$ 2)($ and cool down while incorpoa reprieve from the heat. Our rating sustainable features, campus provides us with some ensuring that these spaces not little havens, in the form of air- only look good but do good too. conditioned libraries, and scat- In fact, Sherbourne Commons tered small parks and court- /1-%&%$ &7#$ 2,%&$ 6-,8$ !)$ 9-)-(-$ yards. But when even these to include a neighbourhood spaces can’t keep us cool, the stormwater treatment facility in waterfront is the choice desti- its design. nation for many. While the Toronto islands SUGAR BEACH are a beautiful escape from the Aptly named because of the sweat and the city, they are :#(6-&7$ ;'<-,$ ,#2)#,5$ -+,1%%$ prone to overcrowding and the the Jarvis Slip, Sugar Beach trip will cost you ferry fare at lies at the foot of Jarvis Street least (not to mention the over- along the lakeshore. Designed priced food and drink vendors). by Claude Cormier Architectes There are two new free and Paysagistes in association with easily accessible parks along The Planning Partnership, its the East lakeshore that many iconic and pop-playful pink students haven’t heard of yet: beach umbrellas easily identify Sugar Beach and Sherbourne this new urban space. Made of (1'/0#=%7#00$ 2/#,<0-%%>$ &7#!,$ Common. These two public spaces are simple and safety-oriented depart of the revitalization of sign conceals LED lights that NATALIE RAE DUBOIS

illuminate the beach at night. Large deck chairs and pale sand line the water’s edge. The park consists of more than the (wheelchair accessible) beach, however: granite rock outcroppings painted in candy-coloured stripes, a tree-lined promenade and water feature in the shape of a maple leaf completes the picture. When the heady smell of burnt sugar dust wafts over this delightful park, it’s truly a sweet spot to be. SHERBOURNE COMMON Sherbourne Common, just to the east of Sugar Beach at the bottom of Sherbourne Street, carries on the playful vibe, albeit with a different set of elements. This park is larger than Sugar Beach, starting at the lakeshore and continuing north beyond Queen’s Quay to Lakeshore Boulevard. A quirky metal pavilion (containing surprisingly beautiful public washrooms), a winding

man-made river with concrete ‘banks’, a series of planted water basins, and a dramatic water feature all work together not only to provide delight, but to treat stormwater for the soonto-be developed neighbourhood along the East Donlands. Stormwater is treated in an ultraviolet (UV) facility in the basement of the Pavilion before it’s pumped through the series of water works and back out into Lake Ontario. Water fountains and a splash pad (which becomes a skating rink in winter), benches nestled in tall grasses, and a new playground round out the park’s features. Designed by a trio of landscape architects (Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg), architects (Teeple Architects and The Planning Partnership) and an artist (Jill Anholt), Sherbourne Commons is a perfect example of the kind of design excellence this city is capable of when peo-

ple put their heads together. Whimsical and functional, Sugar Beach and Sherbourne Commons are perfect for whiling away hot summer days on a student’s shoestring budget. But these spaces also provide a glimpse into the future of what kind of city Toronto can become, or was on track to become pre-Rob Ford. A legacy of David Miller’s mayoralty, it seems doubtful that these types of projects will be approved during Ford’s reign of gravy-cutting terror. Indeed, innovation, sustainability and playfulness are likely not words in Ford’s vocabulary – nonetheless, these two parks have those qualities in spades. Let Sugar Beach and Sherbourne Commons serve as a beacon, a lighthouse on the shore during the dark waters of Ford’s time in power, gently guiding us towards a new vision for Toronto.

Newsmagazine, Vol. 2, No. 2  

Newsmagazine published August 10, 2011