Being the creative hub that it is, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the innovative minds of Toronto are transforming a once 1950s grocery store into an artistic funhouse.
Yeah, that's right - an artistic funhouse. And while this may be a word that you've heard before, the Fairland Funhouse may not be something that you've seen before.
Located at 241 Augusta Ave. in Kensington Market, this up and coming venue is designed as a two-storey interdimensional hotel, where you'll find an ongoing explosion of colour and visuals.
As you descend their adventerous playground, you might find yourself entering a floral jungle or a celestial crystal cave. Instagram-addicts, beware: even this might be too many natural filters for you.
Advertised as a place to explore music and art, this experiential maze also features six underground rooms. Each one is designed as a collaboration between a team of artists - both musical and visual.
It sounds unworldly, I know - but can you expect anything less than spectacular from our local artists? In partnership with Universal Music Canada, the venue has also collaborated with feature artists like The Beaches, Bad Child, Broadbent Sisters, Lights (*starts humming to "Drive My Soul"*), New City, and Jazz Cartier.
Based on the prior tradition of the grocery store hosting rooftop concerts, Fairland Funhouse is also expected to host art events and parties in their venue.
If this sounds just as cool to you as it does to me, you can now purchase tickets online with a starting price of $20. The venue will open to the public seven days a week starting August 15.
For more information, you can also check out their website.
When you think of desserts you probably think of a sugar overload and a couple hours at the gym just to make sure you aren't indulging too much. But a newly opened dessert bar at 5298 Yonge Street in Toronto will have you hooked once you try their delicious, yet uncharacteristically healthy desserts.
The recently opened Chi Patisserie in Toronto has the most remarkable cakes around and with their wide range of flavours to choose from, they will satisfy the sweet tooth in all of us. The decor is just as beautiful as the cakes, with a minimalist design and understated accents such as gold utensils, white chairs and soft lighting.
They're changing the dessert game by combining a classical Asian style with authentic French to create something out of this world. They're brave flavour combinations take the sweetness of dessert and mesh it with ingredients that even your waistline can appreciate. It's health meets decadence in the best possible way.
They started by using a Chinese liquor and mixing it with sweet lemon and tart cheeses to create a sweet—but not too sweet—dessert. They rolled with that type of flavouring using ingredients such as bamboo charcoal, fresh soy and rice wine, and more of their unique desserts were born.
They have a wide assortment of flavours like the matcha sesame cake, an oolong peach, a rice wine, and a charcoal cream cheese, just to name a few.
One of the best parts of these desserts is how beautiful they are. Their unique style screams dessert perfection and they're so pretty you'll almost feel bad by eating them. Until you taste them, that is. Then you'll want to try everything on the menu. And at less than 10 bucks per cake, you might as well try them all!
These are some seriously decadent desserts that you won't want to miss out on.
For more info, head over their website.
Everyone's heard of the 'IT' remake, and if you're even remotely a fan of scary movies, you've definitely seen the nightmare-inducing film. You've probably also heard that the movie has finished casting for 'IT' Chaper 2.
The Loser's Club (Bill, Ben, Bev, Mike, Richie, Eddie and Stan) are all grown up and ready to get back into killer-clown-fighting action.
But what you may not know is that you can actually be a part of all the fun this summer by working alongside the Loser's Club to take down Pennywise for good! Well, maybe not exactly alongside them but definitely in the same vicinity. Just like the original, the town of Port Hope is being turned into Derry, Maine all over again.
This Friday (June 22), the old Canadian Tire Store parking lot at 10 Robertson Street in Port Hope will be turned into an open casting call from 2 to 6 and literally anyone can go. They're looking for background actors, security, and location support staff for the film, secretly named "Largo".
The production company Third Act Productions is heading up this amazing opportunity, like they did for the first act in the movie franchise. This is a sweet opportunity to make some money and also be a part of one of the biggest Blockbuster horror films ever made! It's really a win win.
The film picks up 27 years after the first, where Bill and friends are called back to their hometown after a tragedy to destroy the evil entity for good. You won't want miss your chance to be a part of this incredible opportunity!
Source: 100.5 Fresh Radio