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Your fave cold drinks for a HOT day

Cityline | posted Thursday, Jul 31st, 2014

A hot cup of tea or coffee keeps you warm on cold days, but in the summer it’s a whole different story. What if we told you that you could make your own favourite beverage to keep you cool and refreshed even on the hottest summer days? Here are Pay Chen’s tips and ideas for making delicious cold drinks at home without all the fuss!

ICED TEA
This is super easy to make, cheaper than buying in the store, plus you are able to control the sugar content by adding only natural fruits and flavours!

Pay’s tips:

  • Brew your tea stronger than you would drink it hot. Use more tea instead of letting it brew longer (letting it brew longer can make it bitter).
  • Add sugar to the tea when it’s hot so that it dissolves – it will be grainy if you try to add sugar when the tea is cold. Or make a simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar) to sweeten your cold tea.
  • Use your favourite loose leaf tea or tea bags and enjoy!

TEA SMOOTHIE
Smoothies are a quick go-to breakfast or refreshing drink that are great for kids, too!

Pay’s tips:

  • Mix it up by using your favourite green tea or fruity tea.
  • Use seasonal fresh fruits, or frozen berries for a quick, frothy drink.

COLD COFFEE
No need to spend $5 on your favourite iced coffee! Save yourself the dough by simply making your own! There are tons of ways to mix it up just the way you like.

Pay’s tips:

  • Pour coffee into ice cubes and add that to milk or iced coffee for added flavour.
  • Remember to keep your coffee strong because ice will water it down (or use coffee ice cubes!).

For more of Pay’s great tips, check out her video demonstration below!

Click here for more great summer entertaining ideas from Cityline!

Forget camping, go glamping!

Cityline | posted Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014

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Does the thought of camping send shivers down your spine? Sure, we all love the great outdoors, but living out there for days (or even weeks!) could sound like a total nightmare. No phones, no electricity, pesky mosquitoes, and sleeping on a rocky surface — no, thank you! As it turns out, there is an alternative to camping (and no, it doesn’t mean a 5-star hotel).

Let us introduce you to “glamping.” Glamping means luxurious camping. What does that even mean, and how is that even possible? Well, let Shoana Jensen tell you herself! She has provided the essentials to have the perfect glamping trip! Check out her 6 must-haves and get packing!

For more great glamping tips, click here and check out Shoana’s video below:

Thunderstorms pound Toronto, GTA

CityNews | posted Monday, Jul 28th, 2014

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Rain continues to fall Monday morning after heavy thunderstorms pounded Toronto and the GTA overnight.

Pools of water disrupted the morning commute with crews dispatched to clear roads.

A month’s worth of rain fell in Markham by 1 a.m., with 77.6 mm falling, according to unofficial reports.

Windsor had 46.8 mm while only 10 mm had fallen on Toronto Island.

A section of Highway 404 and Steeles Avenue was flooded Sunday night.

There are unconfirmed reports of tornados touching down Sunday evening in Grand Bend and Millbank, north of Kitchener.

Pictures were posted to social media of a funnel cloud near Millbank, and reports are coming in of heavy damage in Grand Bend, with damage to hydro polls and large trees being knocked over.

Environment Canada is expected to send investigators to the sites later Monday.

Environment Canada lifted a severe thunderstorm warning for the area around 11 p.m.

During the height of the warning, hail battered Brampton, Markham and Unionville.

Week of July 28, 2014

BT Toronto | posted Sunday, Jul 27th, 2014

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Coming up on Breakfast Television this week:

Kevin Frankish is back from vacation and we’ve got a huge lineup of guests!

He’s one of our faves, Habs superstar PK Subban is coming back and he’s bringing his Dad.

She plays the ruthless–yet loveable–Sue Sylvester on the TV phenomenon Glee. Jane Lynch is in the house for a BT First!

Plus, on Friday, you’ve been nominating hundreds of them–we reveal the first of our favourite Can-Doers.

Be sure to watch BT weekdays 5:30 to 9 a.m. on City, right here at BTtoronto.ca, or on our Breakfast Television mobile app for iOS and Android!

Shark slices through Rob Ford’s chest in ‘Sharknado 2′

CityNews | posted Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014

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A shark attacks Rob Ford, flying right into the mayor’s chest, in Sharknado 2: The Second One.

You read that right.

The clip, released by Space on Thursday, shows an actor portraying Ford at a news conference talking about relief to another shark disaster in New York City.

The TV movie is scheduled for July 30 at 9 p.m. ET on Space.

Canada’s Richest Neighbourhoods 2014: The Top 25 Wealthiest Neighbourhoods in Canada

Canadian Business | posted Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014

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Canadian Business magazine partnered with market research firm Environics Analytics to map out out exactly where Canada’s wealthiest people live. Unsurprisingly, they flock together, choosing leafy enclaves where they can spread out to make room for wine cellars, art collections, luxury cars and more.

Click or tap through the gallery to see where Canada’s wealthiest people call home »

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