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This is a GENIUS idea. We’ve all spent an hour relaying in detail all the hilarious details of a blind date to our friends… so why not bring them with you?!? Grouper pairs groups of three friends, with another group of three to go on a group blind date, or a “Grouper”. It just recently became available, and sounds like a hilarious time all around. Sign IRV up ASAP.



Looking for a place in Toronto can be frustrating as places go quickly, landlords require a wack of information and organizing viewings with roommates can be difficult with full time jobs. There are 4 websites that are extremely helpful in looking for places and making the search as easy as possible. All of them have their pros/cons but are all worth checking out.  Continue reading



Yet another Toronto awesome festival going on this summer. The Fringe Festival is Toronto’s largest theatre and performance festival, with 155+ productions being featured at 25+ venues across the west end of the city. This year the festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and is running from July 3rd – 14th in its biggest year yet!

One of our home girls, the lovely Jackie Byers, is performing in the production of “Here“. The show is a multimedia dance-theatre piece from the company that won Best of Hamilton Fringe in 2012, and examines the notions of being stuck and learning when to say goodbye to something you love.

There are tons of shows, so go check a few out, and see some of the talent Toronto has to offer!


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Ladies and gentlemen, the day has finally come. Toronto is getting an indie radio station. For years I have patiently waited for this. I love to listen to the radio, but I don’t think I can take one more day of Top 40 – thankfully there will now be Indie88 gracing the Toronto airwaves. They are in the final stages of launching and will be on the air before you know it. For the interim, they’ve got a feed going that you can stream on their website. CHECK IT!

Not only have they put an end to my radio listening woes, but they also have a pretty awesome blog full on awesome new music. Pretty fucking awesome if you ask me.



Not only is it the Canada Day long weekend, but its also PRIDE WEEKEND! I’m checking out the festivities along Church St. for the first time this weekend, and I’m pretty damn excited. I’ve heard only amazing things about the festivities and can’t believe its taken me this long to go.

But first… off to grab a caesar on a patio. Saturday morning necessity. Happy long weekend IVRers!



Saturday marked my third and final day of NXNE. It was a slow start to the day, but a couple caesars with extra horseradish at Hair of the Dog on Church Street had me ready to go again. Continue reading



Bo-yah-cha-sha! We’ve been eagerly anticipating the CHVRCHES concert since seeing fellow electropop band Purity Ring and all their weirdness in early May (and man did they put on a good show!) Continue reading


Guess what. More news from the NXNE front! I am continually discovering more and more bands I’ve never listened to before, just by slowly sifting my way through the full band listing on NXNE’s website. So, today I give you Brazos! They have the perfect indie folk sound that I can’t seem to get enough of these days. Their sound instills the carefree summer attitude to a tee. If you like Fleet Foxes, or Iron & Wine, you’re bound to like these guys just as much.

I’m checking them out on Friday @ Sneaky Dee’s and I think you should too!



I have never been more certain that the organizers of NXNE are evil geniuses tapped into my deepest, darkest desires than in the last 24 hours, during which I discovered three things being offered at this year’s festivities that are just too good to handle. Continue reading



Its that time of year again folks, when Toronto foodies are able to try some pretty spectacular eats at a reduced prix fixe menu. Continue reading