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The ‘est’ of them all

Special to Globe and Mail
December 20, 2008
When Torontoist announced it was going dark , a catfight broke out over the domain name Torontoest. One group , started by Torontoist contributing editor Jonathan Goldsbie on Facebook , called for a new site capturing the old site’s zeitgeist.
The other party was web designer Himy Syed, who registered the domain name for $13.50 and slapped up a splash page saying Torontoest.com would launch this past Thursday.
Mr. Syed wanted to include stories in Mandarin and Hindi and segments dubbed the …

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