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Steven Sabados on how to nail the statement lighting trend in any room of your home

A fixture should always supply your space with the amount of light needed. My call is for mandatory dimmer switches for all fixtures. Too much light can feel like dining in an overly bright tanning bed; too little light makes carving the turkey impossible. The solution is a dimmer switch, so you can adjust the light accordingly.

Eat this Minute: ‘The Pile’ at Parkdale’s Tennessee Tavern

This quirky new Grant van Gameren haunt offers up a smorgasbord of eastern European fare.
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Steven Sabados on how to nail the statement lighting trend in any room of your home

A fixture should always supply your space with the amount of light needed. My call is for mandatory dimmer switches for all fixtures. Too much light can feel like dining in an overly bright tanning bed; too little light makes carving the turkey impossible. The solution is a dimmer switch, so you can adjust the light accordingly.

Eat this Minute: ‘The Pile’ at Parkdale’s Tennessee Tavern

This quirky new Grant van Gameren haunt offers up a smorgasbord of eastern European fare.

Restaurant Review: Atlas is a boîte with bite

I continue to adore the food at Cava; Chabrol is a triumph of la cuisine française; and Atlas, their third resto, follows their model of both impeccable food and service.

Daily Planet: Why we need to stop using plastic straws

It may not seem like a big deal, but it is. In the U.S. alone, people discard 500 million straws every day or more than 180 billion a year. That’s about 1.4 million kilograms of plastic sent to landfills and oceans every day!

The Michelin restaurant guide doesn’t bother with Toronto. Should we care?

For Canadians, despite the rising stock of our homegrown cuisine, international acclaim as a tourist destination and a blooming awareness of our independent cultural identity, the guide has yet to make a Canadian selection in its 116-year history.

Nine Toronto venues will host Prince Harry’s Invictus Games

Canada will be represented by 90 Canadian Armed Forces members, two of whom hail from T.O. — retired Cpl. Michael Clarke, in cycling and track and field, and retired Cpl. Ryan Voll in cycling. Events run Sept. 23 to 30 at nine venues across the city from Nathan Phillips Square to York Lions Stadium.

Unique sidewalk letters hit third T.O. neighbourhood

Toronto artist Victor Fraser sets himself apart from the conventions of street art, inviting the public to watch him in the process of creating instead of simply observing a static image. And his unique works have been spotted in neighbourhoods throughout the city, including new findings in the Beaches.

Local fave Feist falls for Massey Hall

Monika tries slacklining, the city’s hottest new workout

This is slacklining, a moving meditation. It forces you to narrow your focus, and everything falls away as you try to maintain balance and move across the line. Recent studies suggest that it can also improve core balance, help prevent knee injuries and aid in strengthening and rehabbing legs.

Three fashion month finds all from local sources

Taste Test: Victor Barry helps pick the best options for pint-sized, plant-based eaters

We had chef Victor Barry of Piano Piano and the new restaurant Cancan — along with his two daughters, Sofie, age two, (left) and Charlotte, age three — sample the best kid-friendly vegan food from around Toronto.

A guide to the 2017 edition of JFL42

JFL42, which now hits our city every late September, has evolved into a greatest hits version of the full-blown Just for Laughs in Montreal. There may only be 42 acts to see, but increasingly they’ve become the 42 acts audiences most want to see.

Raising vegetarians: Do your kids really need meat?

Upeslacis consulted a nutritionist and did her research. She wanted her daughter to grow up without depending on animal products, so she stood firm in her decision.

The high end of cannabis culture

As Canada prepares to usher in a new age of legal adult-use cannabis, brands are setting the stage for a new kind of cannabis experience. One that focuses on thoughtful, design-forward products and healing concoctions to make users feel good inside and out.

How to have a happy relationship

Fall in love with new fiction

Too Close to Call: The best of fall’s fests

This month, the Ukrainian Festival & Polish Festival go head-to-head. Which west end T.O. fest has the best eastern European party in town?

How to raise an emotionally intelligent child

That they can Google 24/7. But you can’t Google emotional intelligence, sometimes dubbed EQ. You can’t fake it, you can’t cram for it, and it’s pretty hard to learn once you’re grown up. All of which make the stakes pretty high on raising a child with EQ.

Fashion: Jeanne wrangles up 14 selections from the current western wear trend

Whether you want to go full on western or just get your boots wet, we got Jeanne to lasso the city’s coolest pieces to giddy-up in.

The future is STEM

North York football star comes home to play for Argos

Controversy surrounding the redevelopment of De La Salle site dates back to 2014

The site will see 19 four-storey townhouses constructed in an L shape surrounding the sports field.

The Billiard Room inside Casa Loma is now home to BlueBlood Steakhouse

Enter the splashy new BlueBlood Steakhouse, located in the castle’s Oak, Smoking and Billiard Rooms. It boasts a restored interior, the oldest wine cellar in town and some very handsome cuts of meat.

How to turn the 9 in 10 kids who don't get enough daily activity into outside kids

Being outdoors can reduce stress and symptoms of attention deficit disorders.

Ron Sexsmith pens fairy tale that's out this month

Songwriting I understand, because I’ve been there. It was hard in the beginning, but you learn to troubleshoot, and with songs you have the luxury of melody and repetition. With the book, I had so many questions about dialogue and how to move the story forward.

Dream Homes: Character versus style as condo alternatives

When looking for a tidy living space, something without acreage, the usual route is a shiny new condo. But what about a unique condo alternative such as a row house? What they lack in five-star amenities could be made up in character and location.

Fashion meets feminism at company started by four Toronto high school students

Four friends at Havergal College decided they wanted to live in a world where every woman feels empowered, valued and important. So over their summer break the girls — Laura David, Lara Ground, Jordan Murrell and Alara Karahan — started She Clothing Co.

What do two derailments a year apart mean for development along the Dupont rail corridor?

Last year, a CP Rail train derailed and spilled 3,000 litres of fuel in an area pegged by developers as the city’s next big condo corridor.

Sarah Richardson has a new show

TV host Sarah Richardson and her family are building an off-the-power-grid home.

Ron Hawkins and the Lowest of the Low return with new album hit Danforth Music Hall this weekend

Lowest of the Low is back with a new album called Do The Right Now, and a big show at the Danforth Music Hall on Sept. 9. Post City spoke with Hawkins about the new album, out today, and looking back on his storied career.
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