This Former Toronto Strip Club Has Been Completely Transformed Into a Beautiful Hotel: Here’s What We’re Reading Tonight

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1. The new owners won’t get mad if you want to stay the night

“Canadian studio DesignAgency has transformed a 19th-century building in Toronto, once home to a strip club, into a boutique hotel featuring patchwork flooring, patterned wallpaper and brass lighting.

“From the 1970s it was functioning as a low-rent boarding house and the city’s famous Jilly’s strip club, until it was purchased by Toronto-based developers Streetcar in 2014. The aim was to transform the property into a hotspot for both visitors to the city and local residents.”

– Dezeen

2. Everyone is going to be talking about this new Incredibles 2 trailer, so you might as well give it a watch

“Disney-Pixar released a sneak peek of the highly anticipated Incredibles 2 during NBC’s Olympics coverage Wednesday night, and it looks like it’s time for Mr. Incredible to put in some hours at home while Elastigirl resumes her superhero duties.

“The trailer sees the return of fan favorites Edna Mode, voiced by Brad Bird — who also directed the film — and Mr. Incredible’s best friend Frozone a.k.a. Lucius Best, voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, both of whom try to give Mr. Incredible super-child-rearing advice.”

– Variety

3. Keanu Reeves’ motorcycle company Arch is releasing a most excellent looking new bike

“Arch Motorcycles, a partnership between Keanu Reeves and designer Gard Hollinger, is ready to unleash their latest creation. The Arch Method 143 packs a massive 2400cc S&S V-Twin in a carbon fiber frame with an integrated fuel tank. Ohlins forks and a rear single-sided swingarm carry 17″ carbon fiber rims shod with Michelin Poer RS tires.

“The upper bodywork and seat are a single piece of sleek machined aluminum, and instrumentation is provided by an integrated smartphone dock. Only 2 units are to be made, with pricing and availability coming soon.”

– Uncrate

4. These seven post-gym tips might help you on your way to hitting those #gainzgoals

“Don’t listen to the gym bros. What you do away from the machines is as important as what you do on them.

“‘Music is the space between the notes,’ runs a quote attributed to the French composer Mr Claude Debussy. It’s sort of the same with fitness: if you want to fine-tune your body and make exercise more efficient, it’s time to consider the space between workouts.”

– Mr Porter

5. Daniel Craig is auctioning off his personal 007 Aston Martin for charity

“Actor Daniel Craig, who has played the British spy known as 007 in four films, is auctioning for charity the limited-edition vehicle made for him by Aston Martin four years ago, Christie’s auction house said on Thursday.

“Craig’s personal car is a 2014 Vanquish that Aston Martin produced just 100 examples of to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Craig’s vehicle is, naturally, number 007.”

– Autoblog