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New Year’s Eve at Nathan Phillips Square

If you decided to stay in the city for the end of the year, you should definitely not miss the 30th annual New Year's Eve event at Nathan Phillips Square. Just like every year, Torontonians can look forward a spectacular free show with musical and interactive exhibits that will keep the crowd entertained over the freezing Canadian winter evening. The program starts at 8:00 P.M. and ends with a spectacular fireworks show that ushers in the New Year.

Nathan Phillips Square skating rink at night by The City of Toronto
Nathan Phillips Square skating rink at night by The City of Toronto
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Cedarvale Neighbourhood Guide

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Cedarvale by Agatha Barc

Centred on one of the most iconic parks in the city, the Cedarvale neighbourhood provides access to a breathtaking park in the Cedarvale Ravine, wonderful outdoor areas, and residents driving a strong sense of communities.

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Photo of the Week: Snowy

Snowy by Matt MacGillivray
Snowy by Matt MacGillivray

Matt MacGillivray works at Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and as a hobby he shoots photos. He took this photo on one winter afternoon during his photo walk.

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November Market Report

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Blues by Ian Muttoo

The real estate market in Toronto has been hot hot hot last month! Both sales and prices went up comparing to November 2013. Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported a 7.4 per cent year-over-year rise in prices of sold properties, up from $538,347 to $577,936.

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Best Private High Schools in Toronto

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One of the key jobs of a secondary school is to help its students mature academically and prepare them for the road ahead — namely, university or college acceptance. At the high school level, the world is your oyster. Students have unlimited options in terms of career paths and areas of study. With the ideal solid educational foundations in place, students can achieve anything they set their minds to. This is why it is incredibly important to choose the most optimal secondary school location for your child's study.

Havergal College and University of Toronto Schools
Havergal College and University of Toronto Schools
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Photo of the Week: Fog Rocket

A TTC "red rocket" streetcar emerges from the steam on a rainy, icy night on King Street West in Toronto in December. This photo was shot by Paul Gorbould, a Torontonian who works on the cbc.ca website and his pictures appear regularly on various known pages.

Fog Rocket by Paul Gorbould
Fog Rocket by Paul Gorbould

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Photo of the week: Casa Loma Conservatory

Casa Loma Conservatory by Billy Wilson
Casa Loma Conservatory by Billy Wilson

Casa Loma was built between 1911-1914 by the architect A. J. Lennox for Sir Henry Pellatt. It is a massive castle situated in Toronto.

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Toronto Real Estate Market: Condos Remain Affordable

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Enclosed by Loozrboy

Toronto's real estate market is still hot this fall season! Sales, prices, and the number of new listings kept growing year-over-year, which is a good indicator that the market is healthy. There were 8,553 properties sold in the Greater Toronto Area in October 2014, which is a 7.7 per cent rise compared to the corresponding period last year. The average selling price is on the rise too, with an increase of 8.9 per cent year-over-year, reaching $587,505.

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November Event: Santa Claus Parade

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The Santa Claus Parade will take place on Sunday, Nov 16
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For over 100 years, families in Toronto have celebrated the Santa Claus Parade, an unofficial kick-off of the holiday season in the city. The lovely tradition that has put smiles on kids' faces for generations has become a major institution, attracting tens of thousands of visitors who line the parade route. This year, the parade consists of more than 100 celebrity clowns handing out balloons and entertaining the audience, 22 marching bands, about 1,500 volunteers, and 25 colourful different-themed floats with the most important man of the day — Santa!

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Best Alternative High Schools In Toronto

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Not every child or adolescent learns and absorbs information the same way, and this is precisely why educational institutions labelled "alternative schools" have been incorporated into the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). There exist in the city numerous elementary and secondary alternative learning facilities that cater to a very specific crowd — students who require a more tailored, intimate, and specialized type of education in order to learn the same material that their peers are learning in more traditional institutions.

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Studying in the library
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