February 2016

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Workout with Monika: Getting fit with rice bags and skateboards at Anchored Social Club

Anchored Social Club is located in a cool, industrial space. After eyeing the rice bags, skateboards and rings, I know this is not going to be a typical workout.

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Why the TDSB may declare part of the John Fisher P.S. property surplus and sell the land

Faced with a multibillion-dollar maintenance and repair backlog, the cash-strapped TDSB is currently downsizing its 588 properties in order to get out of the red. But many residents in park-deficient areas of Toronto are not eager to give up part of their school’s playground.

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Stintz on Midtown: Friendly advice to condo developers on the best ways to work with us locals

As someone who navigated a few tricky developments, I have some words of advice for developers.

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Contest: What’s your funniest joke about Toronto?

With the help of our friends at Yuk Yuk’s and Mark Breslin we've put together a top-notch bag of swag and we’re giving you almost two weeks to submit your best Toronto joke.

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Toronto Flick Picks: The films of Abbas Kiarostami

This week TIFF begins a comprehensive retrospective of the masterful, and it should be said challenging, Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami. He is without doubt one of the living giants of world cinema and even though his films can be distancing and at times more interested in their own technique than conveying information to the audience, there is no questioning his essential status.

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Winter stations bring residents back to the beach

Torontonians are invited back to the beach(es) this winter to enjoy the winners of the Winter Stations Design Competition.

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The Pitch: Actress Diane D’Aquila on why you should go see Soulpepper’s Jitters

Jitters runs at Soulpepper Theatre Company from March 3 until April 6.

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Too Close to Call: A tail of two cafés

These cat and dog cafés offer a public space for furry friends to play, pounce and paw around with each other, as well as with their human friends.

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Sewell: Police spending in Toronto is scandalous, irresponsible and mismanaged

The Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) and city council both said the police service could spend a sum that has a one followed by nine zeros. I couldn’t believe it, so I asked to see the budget on which this spending is based.

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What T.O.’s ace has up his sleeve this season

Marcus Stroman is the leader of the Toronto Blue Jays starting rotation & with spring training underway, we caught up with the energetic, well-coiffed hurler

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