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How to Get Tickets to the 'Just for Laughs' Fest in Toronto

Where: Toronto, Canada
July 8, 2014 at 4:12 PM | by | Comments (0)

Just For Laughs is returning to Toronto on September 19-28 with 42 acts selected by fans, along with headliners Seth Meyers, Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, Joe Rogan, and Nick Offerman.

This year fans can choose from three unique ticket packages, all of which are on sale now.

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Where to Go with Your Tax Refund: Over the Border to Toronto

Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
April 17, 2014 at 3:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

Tax day is here, and you're probably excited...but not because you love sifting through receipts and credit card statements. You're excited because you're getting a fat refund. Probably. The economy may be on its way back up, but you should try to stretch that tax refund as far as you can...like with a little "you did a great job last year" trip—a Tax Refund Vacation.

Sure you’ve been to New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, but there’s another big city in North America worth visiting—and this one has nothing to do with your adjusted gross income or itemized deductions. Up in Canada you’re outside of Uncle Sam’s jurisdiction, so we think a weekend in Toronto could be a great way to blow that tax refund.

Thanks to business travelers and a decent demand there’s usually a nonstop flight to or from somewhere nearby, and maybe even your local airport. All the big city airports and hubs do the nonstop thing, and Air Canada is always a good place to start. Sometimes the international taxes ruin the fun, but if you scored close to $3,000 like other people you should be okay.

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How to Get Onboard an Air Canada Boeing 787 Dreamliner (and for How Much)

December 5, 2013 at 8:30 AM | by | Comment (1)

At this time last year, spotting a Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the skies was quite the rare occurrence. But as the aircraft's teething problems have calmed and more tails roll off the factory floor, airlines are more eager than ever to welcome the efficient jet into the fold.

LAN became the first airline in the Americas to add 787s to their fleet, welcoming the aircraft back in early September 2012. United soon followed, with the title of first in North America that November. Since then, however, no other American airlines have picked up the keys to a Dreamliner.

Air Canada is about to break that dry spell as they prepare their hangars for 787s, to be delivered in spring 2014 and running test routes both domestic and transatlantic until summer. The initial regular route—Toronto to Tel Aviv—commences in July, 2014 and seats are already on sale, beginning at $1,400 roundtrip (we even found availability in all classes for July 1 on AC084).

[Update 8am December 6, 2013: Air Canada has just announced that also beginning July 1, 2014 will be nonstop flights on the 787 from Toronto to Tokyo-Haneda! This will be the only daytime flight from North American to Haneda, and the only nonstop from a Canadian airport to Haneda, which is a more convenient airport to downtown Tokyo than Narita.]

By 2019, the airline will have 37 total 787s in the skies (15 787-8 and 22 of the stretched 787-9s), so Toronto to Tel Aviv is only just the tip of the route map.

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Toronto's City Airport Has a Choice to Make for Porter Airlines

Where: Toronto, Canada
December 4, 2013 at 10:22 AM | by | Comments (0)

Things are moving along slowly but surely over at Bombardier, as the airline manufacturer gets ready to send their new C100s into the friendly skies. There’s already a few orders here and there, and now a local—as in one from Canada—is looking to get in on the new airplane smell.

As of now Porter Airlines is strictly a fan of propeller power, but it looks like they’re sold on the goings-on over at Bombardier. A little jet power could propel the carrier to spots beyond their usual range in and out of the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, but before the planes and people can get to 35,000-feet there’s a lot of discussions that need to take place.

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'Rooftopping' is the New 'Planking,' with a Travel Photography Angle

November 13, 2013 at 11:49 AM | by | Comments (0)

By now, many of you have probably heard about a fad in photography called "rooftopping" in which brave souls find a way to the top of a skyscraper to snap a few photos.

Most of the buildings the photographers are scaling are apparently "off limits" to the public, a factor that plays up the idea of rooftopping as somewhat of an underground, rebellious endeavor (see sensationalized headline here). That said, considering the willingness of photographer Tom Ryaboi to put his name all over the photos and sit down for interviews after his recent visit to Toronto, we're guessing the security teams at these buildings don't take themselves too seriously.

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Jessica Chastain's Favorite Travel Partner is a Three-Legged Puppy Named 'Chaplin'

Where: Toronto , CA, Canada
September 9, 2013 at 3:54 PM | by | Comments (0)

With the Toronto International Film Festival in full swing, dozens of celebs are arriving at YYZ daily, but one in particular caused quite a stir yesterday.

Jessica Chastain drew a crowd at the airport on Sunday but it wasn't just because fans were hoping to get her autograph. Jessica, who is promoting The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby at the fest this week, brought her best friend along for the trip: a three-legged rescue dog named Chaplin.

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Toronto's City Airport Tunnel Finally Sees the Light

Where: Toronto, Canada
September 3, 2013 at 9:47 AM | by | Comments (0)

Any frequent traveler from Newark Airport has seen the cute little prop planes of Porter Airlines on their frequent and friendly routes to Toronto’s more convenient airport—the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. It looks like flights to and from the airport might be even more fun in the near future, as the city is hard at work constructing a tunnel to whisk passengers from the airport to the city center.

Our bad for not mentioning this earlier, but we just found out about the plans for the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport pedestrian tunnel. The plan is to connect the airport on the Toronto Islands with the mainland, and the project just hit a pretty big milestone. Last week, workers finished off the hardest part of the construction, as they finally broke through—and saw the light—from one end of the tunnel to the other.

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20 Photos of Cosplay and Comic Books from Fan Expo Canada 2013

Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
August 28, 2013 at 12:47 PM | by | Comments (0)

Fan Expo Canada 2013 wrapped up on Sunday, but not before more than 100,000 fans got their cosplay on, tried out dozens of new video games, saw their favorite celebs up close, and bought lots and lots of comic books.

We've already deemed it better than San Diego Comic Con, but now you can see why.

Check out our gallery of photos from this year's Expo, which took place Aug. 22 - 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre:

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Fan Expo Canada is Better than San Diego Comic Con. There, We Said It.

Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
August 26, 2013 at 5:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

After spending this last weekend at Fan Expo Canada, we've learned that bigger isn't always better. Here are some of the clear advantages Fan Expo has over San Diego Comic-Con:

· Less Waiting
Being used to the mega-lines at San Diego Comic-Con, where fans start queuing up the night before, we were panicked when we arrived at our first Fan Expo panel a mere two hours early. The panic quickly subsided once we arrived to find only two fans in line early. This ended up being normal for the panels, leaving plenty of time to enjoy other events and the rest of the conference.

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The 10 Hottest Panels at This Weekend's Fan Expo Canada

Where: Toronto , ON, Canada
August 22, 2013 at 2:23 PM | by | Comments (0)

Today the 19th annual Fan Expo Canada kicks off in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and now that you know how to get your tickets, here's a look at some of the panels you won't want to miss.

Since no pop culture convention is complete with a visit from Stan lee, the comic icon will speak at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Room 105. Tomorrow, the 1980s are back with David Hasselhoff (4:00 p.m. in Room 105) and Hulk Hogan Uncensored, a ticketed event taking place in Room 102 at 8:00 p.m.

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How to Get Last Minute Tickets to Toronto's 'Fan Expo Canada'

Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
August 20, 2013 at 2:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

This weekend Fan Expo Canada, the country's biggest pop culture convention, will bring together guests from the world of gaming, horror, comics, Sci Fi, and (for the first time) sports in Toronto.

This year's special attendees, who will be participating in panels, autograph signings, and Q & A's, includes David Hasselhoff, Stan Lee, Dean Cain, George Takai, Nathan Fillion, Hulk Hogan, Bobby Orr, Joe Montana, Walking Dead stars Norman Reddus and Steven Yeun, Star Trek's Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban, and many others. And, of course, there will also be plenty of comic vendors, contests, and swag for fans.

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How To Get Tickets To Toronto Film Fest's Midnight Madness 2013

Where: Toronto , ON, Canada
July 30, 2013 at 3:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Toronto International Film Festival has just announced their 25th anniversary Midnight Madness line-up and ticket sales.

Midnight Madness is one of the fest's most popular programs, featuring the best of the horror, gore, and haunted genres. Among this year's movies is All Cheerleaders Die, about a group of girls who become cheerleaders and end up fighting supernatural forces, the bloodbath The Green Inferno, Joe Begos' Almost Human, and Afflicted, about two friends on a trip of a lifetime that turns into a nightmare.

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