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How to Do Toronto

The Hoodie of the Future


The Hoodie of the Future

British clothier Vollebak makes garments for today’s superhero.

The Write Stuff


The Write Stuff

A dip into the world of luxurious fountain pens.

Tonga Room, San Francisco.

Wine and Spirits

The Sweet Escape

On the enduring allure of the tiki bar.

Toronto’s perennial appearance on the world’s most livable cities lists may not be the stuff of racy headlines, but it does help explain what makes the city great. Because given what’s going on here, livability shouldn’t be so easy. In 2012, the population surpassed that of Chicago. About half of those 2.8 million people were born in another country, making the culture not fractious but enriching. Meanwhile, with its film festival, the city serves as the country’s artistic center. It’s an economic engine, too, which means old neighborhoods are being revived and the dining scene is picking up. And in 2014, the city can even vote in a new mayor. Toronto gets better all the time.


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