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Forest Hill’s green home of the future

Local firm Probuilt Design + Build has created one of the most energy-efficient homes in the city, which will be built in the Allen Road and Eglinton Avenue area for a Toronto couple.

New Lit Up festival hits city and includes an event with Barbara Gowdy this week

The International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council have teamed up to present Toronto Lit Up, a series of events over the next few months that showcases some of Canada’s brightest poets, authors and novelists.
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Forest Hill’s green home of the future

Local firm Probuilt Design + Build has created one of the most energy-efficient homes in the city, which will be built in the Allen Road and Eglinton Avenue area for a Toronto couple.

New Lit Up festival hits city and includes an event with Barbara Gowdy this week

The International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council have teamed up to present Toronto Lit Up, a series of events over the next few months that showcases some of Canada’s brightest poets, authors and novelists.

Celebrate Record Store Day Toronto style

Searching for ­iconic albums by T.O.’s best local bands in the bins can be fun and rewarding

Earth Day: 6,100 bikes a day on Bloor

Toronto novelist Claire Cameron is back with ‘The Last Neanderthal’

Toronto novelist Claire Cameron wants people to understand that Neanderthals are people too, sort of.

David Suzuki has an Earth Day challenge for Toronto

My Earth Day challenge for Post City readers is to help bring bees and butterflies to your neighbourhood this year.

City orders heritage renovation reversed

A homeowner in North York said he will take down new alterations to his house that were added without permission from City of Toronto Heritage Preservation Services (HPS).

What will marijuana in the workplace mean?

Now, with the legalization of marijuana on the event horizon, how long will it be before a morning toke or a joint at lunch becomes the norm, if ever?

A new menu at the AGO’s restaurant inspired by their O’Keeffe retrospective

And at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s upcoming Georgia O’Keeffe retrospective, that idea is being embraced by the kitchen at Frank. The on-site restaurant is debuting a new menu to both coincide with and play off of the exhibit.

Taste Test: Toronto’s top salads that eat like a meal

It’s hard to make a meal of most greens, but here are eight that are filling and fulfilling. Say hello to the freshest plates of spring with Delica Kitchen’s Devin Connell as she susses out Toronto’s healthy and hearty salads.

Answering the call to ban cellphones in the classroom

Technology in the classroom has been a hot button issue for years now. Recently, Earl Grey Senior Public School banned cellphones from its classes altogether, allowing only a short phone break during lunch, with restrictions. But is this the way to go?

Parents refuse to give up fight for John Fisher

Officials from the City of Toronto and Toronto District School Board (TDSB), including Mayor John Tory and trustee Gerri Gershon, joined more than 200 parents and kids to protest the construction of a 35-storey tower next door to John Fisher P.S. last month.

Toronto restaurateurs fight new patio proposal

Since a dramatic patio fee increase for businesses across Toronto was proposed by City of Toronto Municipal Licensing & Standards (ML&S) department in late January, restaurant owners have been nervously anticipating the city’s revised report due this spring.

More than 200 students from Vaughan Road Academy forced to split up

For the 220 students and 30 staff members of Vaughan Road Academy (VRA), slated to close later this year, feelings range from resentment to bittersweet acceptance as they ramp up for a spring season of farewell events and prepare for what comes next.

Crime: Seven bomb threats at Glendon College

Yorkdale Mall lands Toronto's first Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory, the popular American chain known for its expansive menu of pizzas, hamburgers, pastas, steaks, brunch and over 50 types of cheesecakes and desserts, is finally landing in Toronto this fall.

Brick Works cable car project one step closer to reality

When the Don Valley Cable Car project was originally made public, some civic eyebrows were raised, but after the project team collected feedback from the community, the project is moving on to the next stage.

North York neighbourhood losing Branson urgent care centre

North York General Hospital (NYGH) is slated to begin closing its Branson Ambulatory Care Centre in June, ahead of the lease expiry in March 2019. After 19 years at the Finch Avenue and Bathurst Street location, the hospital is transitioning out of the facilities owned by Advent Health Care Corporation and back into the North York General Hospital.

Thai impresarios Jeff and Nuit Regular on their next big opening

That perfection has bloomed and blossomed since the two met in northern Thailand on an elephant. The year was 2001 and he was backpacking through Thailand, and she was working as a nurse, and they took a ride that would change Canadian cuisine.

Property Brothers: This spring, pretend you are staging your own home

Start by doing a deep clean, including mouldings, door and window frames, window blinds, spaces under beds and other furniture, kitchen, baths, house plants, even air ducts.

Urban farming takes root in Toronto backyards

In a city where farm-to-table restaurants are all the rage, it’s no wonder Torontonians are hopping aboard the urban farming trend and growing their own fruits and vegetables at home. Here are four local organizations that can help you get started.

Sewell on City Hall: The benefits of twinning extend to the GTA’s First Nations communities

The new idea comes from the City of Markham, and it is about aboriginals, a group of people who often have been caught up in homelessness, the lack of affordable housing and poverty in large urban centres like Toronto.

Fashion: Spring’s wild fling

10th Annual Real Estate Roundtable: Our expert panel makes sense of the GTA real estate market

A decade ago our experts saw no end to rising home prices. Find out what our housing heavyweights think now!

‘Brojects’ stars share DIY design secrets for the cottage

As Torontonians make their mass exodus to the lake this spring, we’ve got a list of do-it-yourself projects that anyone can take on as they open their cottage.

Books: Five spring books on our reading radar by Toronto authors

Spring is a big season for new reads and we've rounded up five favourites from this year’s crop.

Restaurant Review: Perched above Bay Station, Brothers is home to a very clever kitchen

Every single plate of food they put in front of us is … fabulous. Glorious ingredients, sourced carefully, fresh, pure, excellent. All treated with utmost respect and grace. Worth putting up with the guy.

‘Anne of Green Gables’ the all-Canadian story returns to CBC

Each year for decades, tens of thousands flock to the Prince Edward Island home that inspired the book, to tour the grounds and purchase raspberry cordial and little dolls with old-timey dresses and bright red pigtails. They even flock to a ramshackled old house in Bala, Muskoka Lakes, to tour the home Montgomery lived in for a short time writing a completely different book.

10th Annual Real Estate Roundtable: What $500K gets in Toronto

With all the talk about rising house prices and how a family can’t get a detached home in the city for less than a million dollars, we did some digging to see how far $500,000 truly goes.

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.