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 Featured Restaurant - Chiado

Restaurant ReviewsOnce in your life you'll walk into a restaurant that will be the measuring stick for any other restaurant you visit for the rest of your life. Chiado is this restaurant. From the second you drive up, there is valet service if you want it, but plenty of parking along College St. if you like. As you walk in, the warmest fireplace is blasing on your left next to the complimentary coat check. The friendliest staff takes your coat/jacket and walks you to your table. If you are a seafood eficionado, you'll love the fish and seafood that is flown in from portugal the same day. I happened to have the skate on risotto that was unbelievably fresh and flavourable. My appetizer was tiger shrimp in piri piri sauce. These shrimps were the biggest Ive ever seen served this side of the atlantic. For drinks, there is no North American beverages served here, only Portuguese wine and beer... The waiter service out does any other restaurant in Toronto. Napkins folded on your lap, crumbs scraped from your table, it seems as though service to table is 1/1 ratio and you are very well attended to. Desert was courtesy Matthew Naranjo, one of the waiters there and was a plate of fruits and cheescake with berries and cream that Ive never seen anywhere near the presentation we received. Not sure if it was because I was there, or if they do this kind of service to everyone but it definitely had me floored. Without a doubt, Chiado is my number 1 restaurant in the city of Toronto. If you want to impress anyone, take them to Chiado. You wont be disappointed. Albino Silva is the artist and Chiado is the canvas... Richard D Torontolifestyle.com

Posted by tlswebmaster on Tuesday, January 08 @ 14:56:16 EST (4013 reads)
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 Special TLS Offer for Promoters

Nightclub ReviewsAnonymous writes "TLS is having a special promotion for 2006. Anyone that wants to send us photos for our gallery from Toronto's nightlife gets a free banner up on our site linking to their website. This applies to Promoters, nightclubs and model agencies.
Email us if you're interested and we'll give you a username and password so you can upload pics at your convenience. Don't forget to send us your banner as well.
EMAIL US AT webmaster @ torontolifestyle.com if You're interested."

Posted by tlswebmaster on Saturday, January 07 @ 11:31:13 EST (5045 reads)
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 2005 Toronto Nightclub Awards *TUE DEC 20TH*

Nightclub ReviewsAnonymous writes "

http://www.torontonightclubawards.com

Hopefully everyone has that week off because you will definitely need to sleep in the next morning!

Republik Nightclub will be hosting the event this year and it will be sponsored by Belvedere and Polar Ice Vodka's.

Club Industry people ask your manager or owner for tickets as all the clubs will be getting enough for all their staff in the next few weeks.

If you are not club staff or on our website's guestlist, doors open to the public at 11pm.

You won't believe the amount of DJ's spinning at this year's event. This is going to be by far the biggest Toronto Nightclub Awards EVER!
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Posted by tlswebmaster on Tuesday, November 22 @ 14:57:55 EST (21696 reads)
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 Vegas Bar Opening soon

Nightclub ReviewsLocation: 22 Duncan St., Toronto, ON Rising from the ashes of the old Vinnies and Duncan Street Grill at Duncan and Adelaide. The Duncan Street Entertainment Complex (22 Duncan St.) will be turning into a multi-venue playground: The Vegas Bar, Snifters Bar and Bistro, Denim Lounge, Room 112. Set to open in August, The Vegas Bar mixes drinks, dining and Black Jack tables – with the sounds of jazz bands. The Vegas Bar opens late August.

Posted by tlswebmaster on Sunday, July 31 @ 17:53:56 EDT (6124 reads)
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 Easy and the Fifth will REMAIN Open during their renovations.

Nightclub ReviewsEasy and theFifth will remain open on saturdays during their extensive renovations and are preparing a press release with more information for everyone shortly with more info.

Posted by tlswebmaster on Thursday, July 21 @ 04:52:47 EDT (9874 reads)
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 FAME (Fitness and Model Expo) 2005 This Weekend in Toronto

T.O.LifestyleTORONTO, Ontario – Amateurs and experts alike are getting set to pump up, be energized and take in the show as FAME (Fitness and Model Expo) 2005, presented by Faremon Sportwear, hits Toronto from Friday, June 10th to Sunday, June 12th, 2005. The high-energy expo is a health, physique, fitness and model event that combines shopping, educational seminars, demonstrations, celebrity speakers, networking opportunities and information booths with the first international show to feature novice, amateur and pro competitions, comprising the Grand Finale of the Fame World Event Series. The centre stage entertainment includes power dance, martial arts, arm wrestling and baton competitions, and features qualifying competitors of the FAME Series from around the world competing in Fitness, Figure, Natural Bodybuilding, and Fitness Model Search competitions set against a backdrop of over 350 exhibitors in the areas of health, physique, fitness, fashion, nutrition & beauty. Taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, FAME 2005 is the ultimate celebration of fitness and the world’s premier resource for all areas of healthy living.

Posted by TLSwebmaster on Friday, June 10 @ 23:04:17 EDT (6425 reads)
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 Molson Industry Party this Monday June 6th at Tonic

Nightclub ReviewsIf you're in the industry, you should get your ass over to Tonic for the Industry night this Monday. A very special live band will be performing and you will be suprised when you see who it is. Unfortunately it's not open to the public and is an industry only event. Torontonightclub.com is giving away passes to this event and has a guestlist running for it. Check them out if you're not in the industry and you want to party with your favorite bartenders and doormen.

Posted by TLSwebmaster on Sunday, June 05 @ 13:43:05 EDT (6422 reads)
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 Level Opening First Week of July.

Nightclub ReviewsAny large dance club that opens these days needs to be able to boast about a state-of-the-art sound system and "intelligent lighting" in addition to the usual claims about numerous dance floors, bars and VIP areas. And, if you want to attract high rollers and ballers (professional or otherwise), the more upscale the decor, the better. For all the buzz about lounge seating, coat checks and espresso bars, Level won't disappoint the people who just want to come and dance until the wee hours of the morning. Watch for a July 7th Opening with B&A and Ryan B from Bounce on Friday nights.

Posted by TLSwebmaster on Saturday, June 04 @ 20:12:27 EDT (7258 reads)
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 AROMA FINE INDIAN CUISINE

Restaurant ReviewsAuthentic dining experience in the heart of the Entertainment District. Extensive menu offerings of meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Savoury dishes include prawn vindaloo (prawns cooked with spices), seekh kabab (skewered minced lamb meat cooked in a tandoori) and navratan korma (mixed vegetables cooked with a spiced cashew sauce). Lunch and dinner daily. Smart casual. Reservations recommended. Entrées: $8.49-$16.99. All you can eat lunch buffet daily, $9.99. 287 King St. W.,, 416-971-7242

Posted by TLSwebmaster on Friday, June 03 @ 21:18:58 EDT (6218 reads)
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 Blowfish Restaurant Review

Restaurant ReviewsThe King West strip needs another trendy resto-lounge like a fish needs a typewriter. Then again, there's always room for more "Are-You-Hot?" buff boys and bottle-blondes. But if you think Blowfish is just another hotspot for Toronto's beautiful people, you're wrong. For starters, the menu effortlessly fuses traditional Japanese ingredients with classical French and pan-Asian influences. For another, the room is considerably more intimate than its tony competitors.

Posted by TLSwebmaster on Friday, June 03 @ 20:37:51 EDT (8641 reads)
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 Tiesto-Just Be: CD review By: Mike H. Maturine.

CD ReviewsTiesto-Just Be: CD review By: Mike H. Maturine. The name is synonymous with trance music and his albums are no strangers to success, garnering numerous accolades in the dance music industry. So you would think that his music had reached its peak and could not get any better, well on his new album Just Be Tiesto shows fans the artist side of the world's no 1 DJ. Just Be proves to be a work of art for Tiesto who choose to make this new album from an artist proppective. Tracks like Love Comes Again featuring BT, proves to be a very powerful track trance tracks with BT's vocals has made it very popular on Just Be. Traffic, a harder trance track is also one of Tiesto's masterpieces. When I popped Just Be in the CD my player Traffic was the first one I went for, the song had sent me into an absolute frenzy. Now what makes this new album even more distinct than other work of Tiesto is Kirsty Hawkshaw's vocals which can be heard in Just be and Walking on Clouds. Just Be proves to be very melodic and incorporation of a superub vocalist like Hawkshaw and BT, Tiesto in truly versatile as an artist, DJ and producer.

Posted by TLSwebmaster on Friday, June 03 @ 16:03:30 EDT (5028 reads)
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 Smoking is now banned in Toronto's Bars and Nightclubs

Nightclub ReviewsSmoking is now banned in Toronto's Bars and Nightclubs. As of this passed weekend, All bars, billiard halls, bingo halls, casinos and racetracks must be smoke-free, except in a designated smoking room no larger than 25% of the public space (50% allowance for bingo halls). Many nightclubs in Toronto are already feeling the pinch as people approach the establishment, ask if they can smoke inside and turn around and look for the next venue when they are told they can't. Nightclubs without patios such as Fluid Lounge located in downtown Toronto have their work cut out for them as patrons choose to go to clubs with patios. Skybar, Therapy, Mink and Afterlife are enjoying an increase in attendance already seen after the first week.

Posted by Torontolifestyle.com on Wednesday, June 09 @ 21:05:44 EDT (7318 reads)
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 Armin Van Buuren: A State of Trance 2004

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Armin Van Buuren: A State of Trance 2004 by : CD review By: Mike H. Maturine.
The man has been around long enough to write his names in the history books of trance music. Time after time he has delivered hard hitting trance hits that have mystified listeners of all ages alike. He was recently nominated for the DanceStar 2004 Best New Artists Album for 76, Armin's debut artist album. His continuous success has transpired into his latest compilation, A State of Trance 2004. The double CD set takes you into the world of Armin Van Buuren and his ability to produce trance tracks that appeal to fans of all ages. The album is slated to be released on May 4th and is expected not to disappoint fans of Armin. I got a chance to listen to the CD and it s absolutely Armin at his best. There are one or two vocal trance tracks on the CD which gives the track listening some depth. This double CD compilation is stacked with the some of the best trance tracks you will be hearing in the clubs in 2004. Canada, get ready for trance like you have never heard it before.
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Posted by Torontolifestyle.com on Wednesday, June 09 @ 20:56:06 EDT (5330 reads)
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 A Trip in Trance 3 CD Review by Mike H Maturine

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A Trip in Trance 3 CD review By: Mike H. Maturine.
As a trance enthusiast I was delighted at the release of this CD which I was anticipating would match up to its predecessors. When I put in the first of this 2 CD compilation I was not the least bit surprised at the quality of the tracks. Even before you pop it in you can tell A Trip in Trance 3 is filled with some of the hard hitting trance beats that fill the clubs in Europe. The front cover highlight remixes by Ferry Corsten and Darren Tate which lets you know that you are about to embark on an experience in trance like no other.
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Posted by Torontolifestyle.com on Wednesday, June 09 @ 20:52:41 EDT (5716 reads)
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 A Trip in House CD Review by Mike H Maturine

CD ReviewsA Trip in House CD review By: Mike H. Maturine. House music has been without a doubt one of the most diverse genres in dance music. It has so many sub-genres which has enable house to have so many characteristics, it keeps fans and listeners wanting more out of the genre and wanting to see what else djs and producers can come up with next. Locally house music has produced some strong names who have given the genre such a strong hold on the club scene in Toronto. One man, Nick Fiorucci has contributed a wealth of his talent to the house music scene as a producer, mixer and DJ and on A Trip in House, his talent truly shines. The CD is stacked with house music that is sure to get the listener pumped. With songs like Make Luv ( Axwell Remix ) by Room 5 and solid house djs like Robbie Riviera this compilation is a collection of great house tracks that can fire up any club dance floor. For full track listening, please visit www.hibias.ca

Posted by Torontolifestyle.com on Wednesday, June 09 @ 20:45:17 EDT (4987 reads)
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 Club Hits 2004 CD Review by Toronto's Mike Maturine

CD ReviewsClub Hits 2004 by Michael Maturine Its here, Club Hits 2004 has been released. All the top club anthems are packed into this CD. You can find all your favorite music genres all on this from reggae, to house. Actually Club Hits 2004 contains quite a few house tracks with sub-genres like Electro house and Latin house.

Posted by torontolifestyle.com on Sunday, February 22 @ 12:42:39 EST (5638 reads)
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 Euromix X Cd Review by Mike Maturine

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Euromix X By: Mike H. Maturine.
It doesn't matter how many dance compilations you buy in a given year. It doesn't matter what track listening it may contain and it doesn't matter who makes it . What matters is that every year about this time in February dance music's strongest supporters will be flock music stores to by the most illustrious, most famed dance music compilation, Euromix. This year will be no different as Euromix X(10) will grace the walls of record stores on Tuesday February 24th..
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Posted by torontolifestyle.com on Sunday, February 22 @ 12:34:35 EST (6404 reads)
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 The Annual 2004 Presented by The Ministry Of Sound by Mike Maturine

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The Annual 2004 Presented by the Ministry Of Sound By: Mike H. Maturine.
In a given year there are so many songs that stand out; the production, catchy lines, beats that get you moving but only a selected few make it on the Ministry of Sounds' The Annual compilations. The Annual 2003 included tracks like Heaven by DJ Sammy and Divine Inspiration. The Annual 2004 follow-up picks up where last years' compilation left off: with some of the year's best dance anthems. These songs are slated to make their mark on the dance music scene and having been filling the airwaves across Europe.
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Posted by Torontolifestyle.com on Wednesday, December 31 @ 10:01:24 EST (7846 reads)
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 The Twilight Zone: How 80s Fashion has still captivated us in 2004 by Euroman

T.O.LifestyleFashion in the city has truly taken on a retro look with the kickboxing shoes as a prime example. Reebok, Puma and Miss Sixty are all capitalizing on this fashion frenzy and the demand seems to keep pouring in. I spoke to Willie, a Sales Associate at the Change Room on Queen Street about the kickboxing shoe style and why it is so popular. He mentioned that people wanted comfort but also with the boot look to it and that's why the kickboxing shoes made such a splash. What makes the style even so common is that people usually wear it with jeans and they tuck it inside the jeans, which is the in style for wearing kickboxing shoes. The grunge look is also a big fashion style now and bigger than before and trucker hats is a good addition to the look even though the entire trucker hat effect is somewhat played out.

Posted by Torontolifestyle.com on Wednesday, December 24 @ 10:40:53 EST (6069 reads)
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 Who will be The Big Names Representing Dance Music at the 2004 Juno Awards?

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Who will be The Big Names Representing Dance Music at the 2004 Juno Awards? by EuroMan.
So what does Sound Blunts and Hatiras have in common with each other? The answer would be 2003 and 2002 Juno Award winners for Best Dance Recording. Space Invader if you remember was a raga track turned house by Hatiras and sky rocketed world wide. Billie Jean the remake of the Michael Jackson classic won the award in 2003. The nominees for 2003 in this category must also be credited for their hard work and the great tracks which allowed them to be candidates. Original 3 which are one of the most talked about groups and their claim to fame was bolstered by Sunglasses at Night, the remake of the Corey Hart original. MC Mario, Grand Menage and Boomtang also made the nomination list.
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Posted by Torontolifestyle.com on Wednesday, December 24 @ 10:35:26 EST (5409 reads)
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 The Sunday Night Silence has been Broken Review by EuroMan.

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The Sunday Night Silence has been Broken Review by EuroMan.
It was always believed that a Sunday night epitomizes that of silence and relaxation. A night that everyone stays home, lay back and get ready for another week on the job. That Ideology has long been thrown out the window and Sunday nights are now marked by clubs with long lineups and people not worrying one bit about working the day after. People would dare stay out until 3 or even 4 am with the intention of going to work for 9 am. Crazy you may call it but it is that growing trend in club culture that has clubs like Fluid Lounge becoming immensely popular on a Sunday night.
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Posted by Torontolifestyle.com on Monday, December 15 @ 18:52:28 EST (6642 reads)
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 Underground Party Vol. 6 Review by EuroMan.

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N.Y.C Underground Party Vol. 6 Review by EuroMan.
Ever since the first N.Y.C underground party I have been hooked on this compilation. It has become very popular New York City. Louie Devito is a renowned DJ in New York City and the U.S. and N.Y.C Underground Compilation CDs have made him a house hold name for clubbers. The latest addition to his repertoire is the N.Y.C. Underground Party Volume 6. Once again Louie Devito shows us why he has one of the best selling dance compilations in the U.S. The track selections are tastefully done and each song corresponds with each other as the transition is made.
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Posted by Torontolifestyle.com on Monday, December 15 @ 18:46:55 EST (6312 reads)
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 Zoom on Down to Zoam

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Zoom on Down to Zoam by EuroMan.
So you like keeping up with today's latest fashion trends and you like clothing that can turn heads when you're at a club. Let not forget you want to encompass all these things as well as getting them at a good price. Now, can one store deliver these results?
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Posted by Torontolifestyle.com on Monday, December 15 @ 18:39:26 EST (13464 reads)
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 Skyy Vodka Promo.

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