November 2013

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Sewell: is Rob Ford a problem or a golden opportunity?

Governments in Canada are founded on the principle that those holding elected positions will act honourably. Hence the frequently heard epithet “honourable member.”

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The week in Toronto in 10 easy clicks: Fodder for small talk at this weekend’s social events

Our weekly recap of the week’s news nuggets in Toronto will bring you up to date and add some fuel to your small-talk tank heading into the weekend.

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Weekend Warrior: The Great Upheaval, Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market, One of a Kind Christmas Show

It's Thursday and the weekend is fast approaching. Need stuff to see or do? We’ve got you covered. In this edition: a new exhibition comes to the AGO, three festive events to get you in the holiday spirit, a marketplace brimming with holiday gifts, and a concert promoting Canadian musical talent.

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Toast(y) of the City: 10 restaurants with fireplaces

With winter weather bearing down on city streets, there has never been a better time to find a cozy pub to warm up your insides with a choice beverage, while a nearby fireplace takes care of the rest. We recommend settling into one of these fireside eateries until it’s time to start working that patio tan again.

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Masters of Food and Wine: a veritable feast of a luncheon

On an early Saturday morn amidst an onslaught of rain, a dozen or so hungered Torontonians made their way to Yorkville. Silently clutching coffees in the Park Hyatt hotel lobby, the group readied itself for the day’s Masters of Food and Wine event, a semi-regular affair during which food fiends indulge in a special dining experience.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival Hour: Great Lake Swimmers, Sloan, Walk Off The Earth, Sook-Yin Lee, Basia Bulat

Toronto music news featuring Great Lake Swimmers, Sloan, Walk Off The Earth, Sook-Yin Lee, and Basia Bulat

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Greta Constantine debuts spring/summer collection in style

The Greta Constantine boys don’t like to play by the rules. Rather than show their spring/summer collection at Fashion Week, designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong opted to invite a clutch of sartorially-minded kin to the TIFF Bell Lightbox for an intimate intro to their latest garment offerings.

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Theatre Review: Aladdin

The latest Mirvish musical, Aladdin, screams Disney: the good, the bad and the ugly. Surely a delight for children, this production is good enough to entertain parents and other adults, as well.

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The Social List: Bella Notte, a beautiful evening with the Tenors

Loyal family and business supporters attended the Kidney Foundation of Canada’s elegant Bella Notte Gala at the Royal York. All in attendance were thrilled with the Canadian Tenors’ stellar performance. Well-deserved award presentations rounded out the intimate and heart-warming evening. All net proceeds will benefit the foundation’s innovative research and prevention and patient care.

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Weekend Warrior: Planet in Focus Film Festival, The Gentlemen’s Expo, Sauced!, The Whole Life Expo, Veggielicious

Looking for something a little different this weekend? These suggestions will rouse even the most dedicated homebody off the couch. In this edition: a hot sauce tasting, an expo for the modern gentleman as well as one for the naturalist, and an environmental film festival.

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