Construction of new bike lanes along Woodbine Avenue in the east end hasn't even finished yet, but already some residents are calling for them to be removed in a petition posted on Change.org. "I just feel the whole thing is ridiculous," said Julie De Sousa, who lives on a side street near Gerrard Street East and Woodbine Avenue, a neighbourhood with many young families and kids walking to and from school.
Toronto foodies now have another option when it comes to ordering meals online — a new app and website that promises the quality of sit-down restaurant fare, but is as quick and cheap as fast food. It's called Kouzina and its creator is a fourth-year Queen's University student, who was fed up with a steady diet of frozen pizza. "Frozen food gets old really quick," said Nick Amaral, 22, with a laugh, standing in his parents' kitchen in Vaughan.
For a craft beer connoisseur, it was the worst kind of news. Ted Fleming went in for what was supposed to be a regular visit to the doctor's office. Instead he was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, a sometimes painful bowel condition the impacts the body's ability to digest food. Fleming had to be hospitalized and eventually made a number of lifestyle changes, including one very tough, but for him necessary, change: his beloved beer had to go. "I really missed my beer. I missed the taste," he admitted.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".