March 2017

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Juno-nominated pianist Stewart Goodyear on all things Thornhill

Thornhill’s top pianist on rocking racism, what Hollywood doesn't understand about child stars and becoming the Beethoven of Thornhill

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ScullHouse Rowing joins the Toronto trend for specialized, dedicated exercise facilities

The first thought I have when Kristin Jeffrey walks into the room is “How do I get a back, shoulders and arms that look like that?” Which is a good thing, considering Kristin is the founder and CEO of the brand new ScullHouse Rowing.

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Yellow ribbons highlight local fight in Lawrence Park

On streets like Mildenhall Road and Dawlish Avenue, yellow ribbons tied around the trunks of old trees serve as a stark reminder to residents that the park-like feel of Lawrence Park is currently at risk. In 2013, the City of Toronto began planning an overhaul of the area’s sewer system to mitigate storm water and basement flooding, forcing city staff to come up with a design to reconstruct 26 local streets.

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Work Out with Monika: Turn your workout upside down

Sarah Birks’ inversion workshop, called Head Over Heels, is an intense and exciting take on more traditional yoga classes. It allows individuals to come out, explore, play and refine these most challenging postures. Although inversions are offered in most class settings, if you haven’t mastered any, trying them in a class setting can be intimidating.

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What’s next for Canadian film and television star Jennifer Dale?

The Canadian Screen Award nominee dishes on a career that spans five decades, her favourite midtown haunts and her hotly anticipated show, What Would Sal Do?

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How They Met: Performers Lisa Berry and Dion Johnstone on long-distance love

Supernatural and Shadowhunters star and Richmond Hill native Lisa Berry met her match in Dion Johnstone. The two share a love of Shakespeare, acting and comic books. Johnstone recently starred in Coriolanus off Broadway, and Berry will perform in The Madness of King George and An Octoroon at the Shaw Festival this summer.

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Sewell on City Hall: Of Crosstown & little glass boxes

Then half a dozen years ago the province came forward with a pile of money, and now the thing is building as anyone inching along Eglinton Avenue knows. It won’t be operational for another four or five years.

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Seven guitar makers to honour Group of Seven

Seven of the top guitar makers in Canada have each made a masterwork guitar paying homage to one of the members of Canada's most famous artist collectives – the Group of Seven. The artists’ work is part of the Group of Seven Guitar Project, a new art exhibition, commissioned by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, in Kleinburg, Ont., set to open to the public on May 6.

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Dr. Jess on Sex: Toronto researcher tackles the “Are you getting enough?” question

Studies suggest that couples who have sex more frequently are happier, but Amy Muise (PhD), now an assistant professor at York University, and her team found that this associated happiness maxes out at once per week. Muise explains that weekly sex seems to be enough to maintain the connection, and the happiness boost is really about prioritizing intimacy and sex — not about keeping score.

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Thornhill School review on hold

Parents at Stornoway Crescent Public School (SCPS) welcomed the York Regional District School Board’s (YRDSB) decision to put the review of possible closure of their children’s school on hold.

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