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Cherry Blossoms, Doors Open and Massive Illustration are all things to do in Toronto this spring

Cherry Blossoms, Doors Open and Massive Illustration are all things to do in Toronto this spring

It's beginning to feel a lot more like spring as the temperature begins to rise and the snow melts away, which means it's time for those of us that have hibernated all winter to finally leave our houses. There's lots of different things to do in the city this spring and though this is only a short list, these should be some of the most exciting events to happen over the next few months.

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Free things to do in Toronto during the Ontario College Strike

Free things to do in Toronto during the Ontario College Strike

With college students prepping for what could be a long, gruelling strike throughout Ontario, the bit of time off is great to use for exploring the city ... er, I mean studying for mid-terms. Students throughout the province have classes cancelled until further notice and exams postponed, so why not take the day off from studying and go do something fun?

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Hamilton's Dandurn Historic Site, the Canadian Warplane Museum and more are easily accessible without a car

Hamilton's Dandurn Historic Site, the Canadian Warplane Museum and more are easily accessible without a car

When you're living in the GTA it's incredibly easy to go without owning a vehicle, but sometimes this can prevent you from seeing some attractions because transit simply doesn't serve them. The question of "how can I have a great day without a car" is exactly why I'm writing this post — illustrating exciting attractions you can access without the use of a car.

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Post-secondary students can get discounted admission at the AGO, ROM and more in Toronto

Being a student in Toronto can really, really suck. If you're not living near your campus you've got the price of a Metropass, plus food and then ... if you want to have a social life or do anything on your days off, you've got another issue on your hands. Luckily, there's quite a few attractions in the 6ix that offer some sort of discount (or even better, free admission) for students.

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Metrolinx’ Eglinton Crosstown project disrupts businesses in the area

When construction of the line began, nobody was sure how it would impact their businesses, homes, or commutes. Metrolinx hoped to limit the impact on people in the area by creating the Disruption Management Plan which was put in action to help businesses cope with a loss of customers in their store. But businesses are beginning to wonder if the plan is actually working.

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Get to know Ice Breakers, Toronto's outdoor art exhibit that was inspired by the cold

Toronto’s Waterfront Business Improvement Area is, during a normally bleak and dreary winter, setting out on a mission to get people outside into the cold through winter-themed art exhibits. Speared by RAW Design, Polymetis and Ferris & Associates, Ice Breakers is a series of five art exhibits located along Queens Quay in downtown Toronto.

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