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By Noted (anonymous) | Posted July 27, 2013 at 10:52:37

Downtown Central Library hosts annual book sale

I Spy Rooftop Fridays at the Buffalo Museum of Science

View from above: Toronto’s The Grid sheds light on Buffalo - INTERVIEW

blog by Ben Tsujimoto • July 26, 2013 @ 9:53am

Toronto’s The Grid has an affinity for road trip series, which are useful guides for exploring neighboring cities that may appear intimidating and foreign for urban Canadians.

Dedicated to “capturing the vibe and energy of a city in ascendance,” The Grid has wisely explored neighboring cities—not only to find out what’s accessible nearby, but also to appreciate the special attributes of Toronto. While Southern Ontario towns were the emphasis of last year’s road trip series, the 2013 version examined Buffalo, Detroit and Pittsburgh. We’re obviously most interested in The Grid freelancer Denise Balkissoon’s reflections on her brief foray to Buffalo—you can learn the most about your own city from an visitor’s insights—which led her to highlight the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Gabriel’s Gate, Elmwood Village, Blue Monk, Betty’s, Allentown, the Hotel at the Lafayette (pictured, right), Amy’s Place and more Buffalo staples in the near vicinity...... Balkissoon concluded that Buffalo was a city on the rise—especially creatively and architecturally—and she determined that the Queen City’s future vision was a little wiser than her home city’s. “There are a lot of young people [in Buffalo] doing art and design,” Balkissoon reflected. “I knew what to expect in terms of the historic architecture, but you can tell that the buildings were built to last, too.”

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