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Andrea Bargnani

Where in Toronto: Ghosts of Seasons Past

Jose Bautista leads the Jays into a hopeful new season (photo courtesy of the Toronto Blue Jays)

Ever since Toronto Blue Jays star Jose Bautista graced the cover of Where Toronto’s April issue, it seems as though I’ve been seeing the team everywhere. No—I wish I’d been running into the likes of Adam Lind and Ricky Romero around town; I mean that I’ve started noticing Jays hats, sweatshirts, merchandise in the windows of every sporting-goods store, and, of course, even an entire section dedicated to the Jays in Sears at the Eaton Centre. It might be that I’m just beginning to take notice of our hometown team, or maybe it’s just Toronto getting into the spring swing of things. (more…)

Hot Date: Will the Raptors Finish Strong?

TO APRIL 26 Fans of the Toronto Raptors didn’t expect their team to make this year’s NBA playoffs—it’s been a rebuilding season, after all. But the hard-working squad can still make things tough on the competition as the regular season winds down. Among the best dates to cheer on Andrea Bargnani, DeMar DeRozan and company: April 11 against the athletic Philadelphia 76ers, April 13 versus the hated Boston Celtics, and April 16, when the Atlanta Hawks fly into town. Air Canada Centre; call 1-885-985-5000 or visit here for more information and tickets.