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The University of Toronto may have the best architecture in the city

<b>1. John P. Robarts Research Library</b><p><i>130 St. George St.<br>Warner Burns Toan & Lunde with Mathers & Haldenby, 1971-73<br>Renovations, Diamond Schmitt, 2011<br>West addition, Diamond Schmitt, continuing</i><p>Forceful, mannered and aloof, "Fort Book" is a love-it-or-hate-it proposition. Ron Thom called it a "dictionary …

University of Toronto

Touring Taipei, Taiwan's sophisticated and surprising capital

Donald Trump’s recent phone call to president Tsai Ing-wen may have further complicated relations between China and Taiwan but prospective visitors shouldn’t be deterred from exploring Taipei. Still only visited by about 38,000 Britons a year, this Taiwanese city - safe, pristine and welcoming - is …

Off-peak season travel: Save money and avoid crowds | CNN Travel

Are TFSAs and RRSPs just tax relief for high earners?

Tax-free savings accounts and registered retirement saving plans are supposed to encourage people to save more. But one of the fathers of the TFSA questions whether this is happening. Rhys Kesselman, now the Canada Research Chair in Public Finance at Simon Fraser University, said the tax breaks …

Best Job In The World? A Company Is Offering Two People The Chance To Travel Europe For 6 Months, All Expenses Paid

Courtesy: Busabout<p>If you love to travel, but especially love to travel for free, the opportunity offered by Busabout may be just for you! The company …

The 17 cheapest countries to visit for budget travel

Planning for a holiday...?<p>But running on your budget, do not worry you can still have a budget friendly travel with these list of countries.

You Can Travel Across The U.S. By Train For Just Over $200

Gas is still pretty expensive in most places, and air travel is full of ridiculous TSA delays, so train travel is starting to look pretty good to …

9 Incredible Countries Where You Can Live for Under $1,000 a Month

Travel widely enough, and you'll notice something about the Americans you encounter abroad. While the people I know in the States are too often …

End of a golden age

Unprecedented growth marked the era from 1948 to 1973. Economists might study it forever, but it can never be repeated. Why?<i>By Marc Levinson</i>Read at …

National Geographic’s 50 States 5000 Ideas, a Book Review

Have you ever really wanted to explore a new place, but you just weren’t sure where to start? Maybe you wanted to dive in a little deeper as you …

Canada’s health-care wait times get failing grade in survey of 11 industrialized countries

TORONTO — It’s a common complaint — Canadians needing medical attention having to cool their heels in a hospital emergency room for hours on end …

The Founder is a surreal startup simulator that strikes at the heart of Silicon Valley

A dark and powerful take on The Sims<p>If you were a Silicon Valley CEO, would your goal in life be to reshape society with world-changing products, or simply make as much money as possible and grow as fast as you can in the shortest amount of time? That’s the blunt and much-needed philosophical …

You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under a sky full of stars on this train.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, …

Trains

25 awe-inspiring pictures to feed your inner wanderlust

<b>If you, like me, suffer from a constant case of wanderlust, you’ll be well versed in the art of staring at pictures of dreamy travel …

14 Fantastic Places You Have To Visit In Vancouver, Canada

As I’ve mentioned (and perhaps far too many times), Vancouver is the first place I ever visited in Canada and the place that made me totally fall in …

Why Canada tops our 2017 travel list

Go north, eh? Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017 in a big way. Which is utterly appropriate for a nation that boasts some of the …

The 8 most Instagrammed places in the world

https://instagram.com/p/BPcFbwdj9rZ/?tagged=eiffeltower<p>It's hard to believe this iconic Paris landmark was built as a temporary structure for the …

7 alternative spots to hit up on your first trip to London

When visiting London for the first time there are so many ‘MUST DO‘ lists. Selfie Big Ben? Taking in the panoramic views from the London Eye or …

What high-net-worth investors should expect for 2017

Every January, analysts and pundits give their predictions for the new year. While they certainly make for interesting reading, I've always found them of limited value to long-term investors.<p>Trying to pin down exactly which stocks will outperform in 2017, or what level the S&P 500 will be at the …

Investing

Does the iPhone still matter? Huawei, not Apple, now drives the mobile conversation

Cupertino is a victim of its own success and is fully responsible for creating the Chinese Android monster.<p>Anniversaries are opportunities to reflect …

Apple

The Octopus watch might make a responsible person out of your kid

Kids don't even need to be able to read to use it.<p>I'm no parent, but I was sort of a lazy jerk as a child. While I eventually got my act together, I have to wonder if having something like the Octopus watch as a wee lad might have helped. Unlike other smartwatches for youngsters, which usually …

Self-sufficiency

Spotify is testing a redesigned now playing screen with full-screen album art

The Spotify app isn't bad, per se, but it could probably be better (similar to certain other music apps). It's good, then, that the company is …

Album Art

This genius cooking system will help you plan ahead to eat well all week long

In the new year, many of us resolve to cook more often—a habit that’s healthier, cheaper, and often more enjoyable than eating out or ordering Seamless. Yet it can be hard to find the time to devote to meal preparation, much less creative menu-planning.<p>It’s little wonder, then, that meal kits like …