In Parkdale, rooming houses are being converted into million-dollar single-family homes. A trendy vegan diner by acclaimed chef Doug McNish is set to open next month as a beloved Tibetan restaurant struggles to find a new home in the neighbourhood. Across the street from the non-profit Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre, automaker Lincoln threw a bash at Parts and Labour where attendees could test drive the latest luxury rides down Queen West in September.
While it’s tempting to do all of your holiday shopping behind a screen or in one giant trip to the mall, there’s also a case to be made for shopping at local markets where you can support small businesses. (Bonus, most of them have local food vendors so you can snack on treats like Tibetan momos and Swedish meatball sandwiches while you shop).
Today (November 22) during rush hour, Parkdale residents, housing advocates and community groups staged a demonstration at King and Dufferin to protest a new condo development recently approved for the intersection as well as the increasing unaffordability of the neighbourhood. Starting at 8 am, around 50 protesters armed with signs and banners and chanting “affordable Parkdale now!” flooded the intersection and blocked cars stopped at red lights.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".