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For his new restaurant on Ossignton, 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.
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For his new restaurant on Ossignton, 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.

Leaside news: Laird development guidelines too little, too late?

Leaside development guidelines too late? Developers already determining what will happen ahead of study.

9 Toronto couples help us look back on their first date, kiss, or fight for Valentine’s Day

A look into the lives and romance of some of T.O.’s power couples. From who made the first move to who caused the first fight.

Dr. Jess on Sex: Straight from the heart this Valentine’s Day

Drop the clichéd plans and try a new way to celebrate love, and then do it all year long.

The couple who CrossFits together

Etalk's Devon Soltendieck met his now wife, Ashley Applebaum, while he was working as a MuchMusic VJ and she was his publicist

Mark Breslin's Comic Stripped: Funny wife, funny life?

Toronto comedy expert Mark Breslin on whether stand-up comics and marriage can work

25 perfect places to find, keep and rekindle love in the city

From knife-throwing to baking boot camp, these are the 25 best spots for Valentine's Day 2017.

Big ticket this weekend: A ballet unlike anything you’ve ever seen

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo returns to Toronto this month on Feb. 10 and 11 at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre

Monika tries a romantic workout

Monika and her husband, Storey Badger, learn some lifts in a couples yoga class

Measha Brueggergosman’s five books that matter

Acclaimed Toronto soprano Measha Brueggergosman talks about five books that matter to her.

Developments gone wild: Toronto buildings pushing the planning boundaries

North Toronto native Will Arnett in his most challenging role yet

In The Lego Batman Movie, the animated action flick follows Arnett as he embodies the gravel-voiced crusader.

Road to Legalization: The potential for sexier bedroom encounters

Although a little bit of “grass” won’t make you “unbearably wonderful, too wonderful for words” (Alvy), it has the potential to make your next bedroom encounter a little sexier.

Advil and post-sport bevvies replaced by bongs?

Cannabis has become part of a more open dialogue between yoga-loving members at one of Toronto’s private clubs. While not in any way condoned by the club itself, some members are stepping up their yoga game by introducing a little ganja into their practice.

Too Close to Call: The old song and dance for Valentine’s Day

Pizza isn’t the only thing delivered to your door — you can also get a singing telegram. Or, how about a gorilla-gram for that special someone? Herewith, a showdown of two T.O. telegram purveyors.

Jeanne Beker finds some amour-worthy looks for both ladies and gents.

Whether you’re a true romantic or more of a realist, Valentine’s Day remains a great excuse to get gussied up for a night on the town. Jeanne’s done the legwork and found some amour-worthy looks for both ladies and gents.

Curious why everyone is talking about the El Mocambo? Here's a refresher on an epic concert history

The El Mocambo is back and set to open this summer! If one happened to be curious about all the fuss being made over the return of the El Mo, due to age or living-under-a-rock considerations, here is a look back at just five of the more glorious El Mo moments.

Stintz on Midtown: Tory's pitch for private meetings a sign of things to come?

Karen Stintz says a move to private meetings, no matter how small, should not be allowed in Toronto.

City proposal to dramatically increase patio fees has local businesses worried about future

Business owners on Eglinton, which have been suffering due to the continued construction for the Crosstown LRT, are now facing another obstacle. The City of Toronto is proposing a dramatic fee increase for patio and market displays, which would directly impact patio permit–holding businesses. A public consultation meeting was scheduled for Jan. 30.

Toronto roots rockers The Sadies new album on the way, play Massey Hall Feb. 2

“Think Big Pink for the suburbs,” says Dallas Good, when talking about the Sadies’ decision to hole up in his and his brother Travis’s childhood home to record their new album, Northern Passages, out Feb. 10 on Dine Alone Records.

Nobu Adilman’s Choir! Choir! Choir! has the whole town singing

Before co-founding Choir! Choir! Choir!, Nobu Adilman had never been in a choir, let alone conducted one. But his inexperience mattered little to the enthusiastic singers who came to the first drop-in event he held with Daveed Goldman in February of 2011.

Development freeze halts sky-high proposals in Richmond Hill

Massive condo plans spur town to halt applications and come up with strategy

Bang your drum: Stomp returns to Toronto for limited run

Downtown T.O. density coming to Thornhill

A new development proposal looks to transform the corner of Bathurst Street and Centre Street on the periphery of Promenade mall with a plan that includes much more density than is currently allowed in the City of Vaughan official plan. Some residents question the vision.

Poke: The Hawaiian dish with punch

Shoushin’s Jackie Lin on where to find the best poke in Toronto.

University of Toronto researchers say your attitude toward sex is the key to happiness

Researchers at the University of Toronto believe they’ve uncovered the key to a lasting, happy relationship: it’s all about your attitude toward sex.

Crow's Theatre kicks off new theatre in style with hilarious new comedy The Wedding Party

Crow's Theatre could not have chosen a better way to launch its shiny, new space than with the world premiere of Kristen Thomson's wonderful, hilarious new play The Wedding Party.

Christopher Bates, the man behind the lipstick kiss collar

Christopher Bates has been taking the menswear industry by storm. Although he now lives in Milan, he’s kept a strong Canadian connection by collaborating with Harry Rosen and Browns.
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