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Treating canine pain with medical cannabis

Like Ralph’s mom, pet owners throughout the city are turning to both hemp- and cannabis-derived CBD oils to help ease the health symptoms of their loved ones.

Powerhouse restaurateur Janet Zuccarini dishes on T.O. food scene

Since opening Trattoria Nervosa in 1996, Zuccarini has refused to let her Yorkville stalwart go stale.
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Taste Test: The Adamson BBQ team helps us pick Toronto’s best bacon breakfast sandwich

So we asked the team behind T.O.’s new Texas BBQ hot spot Adamson Barbecue, Adam Skelly and Alison Hunt, to taste-test the city’s top morning sammies. From peameal to poached eggs, which ’wich is the winner?

Treating canine pain with medical cannabis

Like Ralph’s mom, pet owners throughout the city are turning to both hemp- and cannabis-derived CBD oils to help ease the health symptoms of their loved ones.

Powerhouse restaurateur Janet Zuccarini dishes on T.O. food scene

Since opening Trattoria Nervosa in 1996, Zuccarini has refused to let her Yorkville stalwart go stale.

A ring to rally against violence and hatred

Thanks to the global village and the online info-explosion, we all, even our young ones, know too much about the sorrows of the world. Too much to feel safe. Which creates an urgent question: How do we talk to kids about this fractured and fear-inducing world?

Tommy Smythe has become a television home design expert in his own right

Tommy Smythe hosts new show dedicated to finding up-and-coming interior designers.

The Beaverton continues Canadian really fake fake news tradition

The Beaverton is a perfect example of the new media model: get some webisodes on the net, garner a following and wait for a network to pony up a real budget, which the Comedy Network did.

Richmond Hill house prices skyrocket again

A real estate market increase hit Richmond Hill particularly hard in 2016: the aggregate price of a home rose to $1,138,826, up 30.1 per cent in the area, and is projected to continue to increase in the coming year.

From sandy beaches to wooden britches

The 411 on YYZ

All the tips you need to make it through Pearson Airport in one piece this March break

Marijuana dispensary violence hits Midtown

Restaurant Review: La Banane is Ossington’s dishy new bistro

Take a restaurant dream team, add a pinch of hipster, a soupçon of cream and a healthy dollop of impeccable seafood, season it à la française, and what have you got? The dishiest new resto to hit Toronto in a year!

Jeanne Beker has an outfit for your March Break vacation, no matter the destination

March break is just around the corner, so we got Jeanne to nail four looks for escaping winter’s final hurrah. Whether you’re headed to madcap Tokyo or luxe Cabo San Lucas, she’s got you covered.

Too Close to Call: Two Toronto wrestling outfits enter the squared circle

Get ready for high-flying, body-slamming, chair-throwing good times as two T.O. wrestling outfits complete with masked fighters and spandex suits square off with March events the entire family can enjoy.

Richmond Hill’s baseball great on the upcoming World Baseball Classic

Born in Richmond Hill, the 37-year-old Orr was out of baseball in 2016, having recently accepted a pro scouting position with the last organization he played for, the Milwaukee Brewers.

MPP Jagmeet Singh talks federal NDP leadership, grappling with Trudeau and turbans that pop

Member of provincial parliament Jagmeet Singh is ahead in the New Democratic Party federal leadership race and he hasn’t even declared his candidacy. Could the GQ-appearing, mixed martial arts–loving and progressive politician mount a serious challenge to Trudeau?

Dolly's the hot new Filipino mojito bar hits the Six

Dolly’s is the latest venture from Dave Sidhu, known for his mini Playa Cabana empire. Inside, red booths hearken back to the space’s diner days, while new touches like a giant mural and some noodly light fixtures help imbue it with artsy charms.

Remembering Rob Stewart a rare gift to the oceans and the world

Along with people in Canada and around the world, I am heartbroken at the loss of Rob Stewart, in a diving accident in January. There was no one like Rob, and the loss is profound. Those of us who were privileged to know him will never forget his passion and his magnetism. Rob drew you in. He was one of the truest and most influential advocates for the oceans.

Ring in the Persian New Year at North York's Diwan

Like any good celebration, food is involved. At Diwan, the Aga Khan Museum’s restaurant led by Top Chef Mark McEwan, the menu boasts many Iranian-inspired items to feast upon, giving nod to the 13-day event.

Toronto actress Eliana Jones stars in hit TV show

The Stanley Dynamic is a fresh family comedy that follows a traditional sitcom format but for one twist: one of the family’s twin sons is an animated character.

Toronto dub poet D’bi.young anitafrika’s fave tomes

Toronto artist D’bi.young anitafrika is a Jamaican-Canadian dub poet and multi-disciplinary artist who is featured in this month’s Art Gallery of Ontario First Thursdays event, which explores feminism.

Cirque Éloize’s Cirkopolis makes a circus of classic cult films

Quebec-based Cirque Éloize brings its breathtaking production Cirkopolis to the Bluma Appel Theatre, March 1 to 18. It’s “Cirque du Soleil’s hipper, sexier cousin,” according to the Stage, U.K.

Kay Gardner turns 90

We chatted with Kay Gardner as she rang in her 90th birthday on Feb. 24.

Remembering the king of Queen West cool

Recently, a batch of songs from a live recording of Handsome Ned‘s band was uncovered thanks to a chance meeting in Roncesvalles between Jim Masyk (Ned’s brother) and X-Ray Macrae, the former manager at the Horseshoe. A concert was held and the recordings released as a Cameron House Records album.

Daily Planet: T.O. needs technology based on nature

Solar roads could be a step in that direction. Roads, sidewalks and parking lots cover massive areas. Using them to generate power means less environmental disturbance, as no new land is needed to house solar operations.

Greenbelt has little to do with housing shortage

Although commentators continue to talk of the condo boom in Toronto, for example, things have changed even more around here and in less time, whether you’re looking at the new highrises along Yonge Street in Richmond Hill or the announcement of 50-storey condos in Vaughan.

Undiscovered Eats: Move over Parkdale, Gerrard East is the new cool foodie ’hood

Much like Parkdale, Gerrard and Jones has a bit of an unsavoury history. Pre-reno, the Maple Leaf Tavern was the mother of all dive bars. Not exactly what one wants as the keystone to a neighbourhood. But its recent reno (which took a cool three years) has helped energize the area, transforming it from rough-around-the-edges to foodie magnet and helping to act as bait for those looking for a place to set up roots.

Garth Drabinsky brings Sousatzka to the stage at the perfect moment

Rehearsals for the large-scale (in every way possible) new musical Sousatzka are well underway at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre.

For his new restaurant on Ossington, Brandon Olsen has gone bananas

Brandon Olsen is a man obsessed with process. Prior to opening of his French restaurant on Ossington, La Banane, the chef spent hours in the kitchen breaking down every element of his menu in progress.

Celebrating 25 years since Roberta Bondar became the Rosedale Rocket

Dr. Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman to enter space 25 years ago, shattering a glass ceiling that was truly out of this world. She also paved the way for the only other Canadian woman to travel to space, Julie Payette.

Post-ROM sips at Museum Tavern

Blink and you’ll miss Museum Tavern. Squirreled upstairs and across the street from the Royal Ontario Museum sits the suitably named brasserie. The charming space has been satiating museum goers since it opened back in 2012.
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