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Parents Hacks: How not to volunteer

Need some comic relief? Whether you’re a Veteran Volunteer or a Nancy Newbie, when it comes to helping out at your child’s school, here are some basic rules to follow if you’ve decided volunteering is not really your thing.
November 21, 2017

Actor Ronnie Rowe Jr. on starring in the film Black Cop at TIFF

It’s not every day that actors get to see their work premiere at one of the biggest and most important film festivals in the world. But that’s exactly what happened for Thornhill actor Ronnie Rowe Jr. when Black Cop, a film he recently starred in, made its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
November 21, 2017

Toronto’s the Weather Station on new album and the next step

As the creative force behind the Weather Station, Tamara Lindeman is breaking all kinds of rules on her new self-titled album, with wonderful results. She decided to change her approach to songwriting, ditching the traditions she established on her first three albums, beginning with her 2009 debut The Line.
November 21, 2017

First Look: Cheesecake Factory gives diehard fans a local outpost at Yorkdale Shopping Centre

Whether overtly or just secretly, Torontonians are buzzing with excitement for The Cheesecake Factory’s Canadian debut at Yorkdale Mall on November 21, 2017.
November 21, 2017

Canadian national teams perform well at Dodgeball World Championships in Markham

Last month, Markham was home to the Dodgeball World Championships at the Markham Pan Am Centre. The Canadian men’s and women’s teams are comprised of local talent, including the captain of the men’s team, Jonah Koplowitz, who is from Thornhill.
November 20, 2017

Thornhill deli gets new life at Yonge and St. Clair as Zelden’s Deli and Desserts

Irene and Shelley Zelden recently opted to return to their roots with Zelden’s Deli and Desserts.
November 20, 2017

It’s a balancing act for kids who must excel in both sports and the classroom

Schools that cater to elite athletes, like Blyth Academy Downsview Park, St. Andrew’s College and the Hill Academy, make allowances to accommodate the busy lifestyle of student athletes so they can stay on track with academics while pursuing their career goals.
November 20, 2017

Raising a flag for Chinese-Canadian pride

Last month, Chinese flags were raised in Markham, Vaughan and Richmond Hill in honour of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
November 20, 2017

Former city councillor pens memoir

November 17, 2017

The man rebuilding The Bridle Path

After 16 completed projects and a 40,000-square-foot home ready for delivery, he has just broken ground on his biggest and the country’s biggest project to date: A mansion that clocks in at a mammoth 50,000 square feet.
November 17, 2017

Midtown businesses don’t want heritage status

Toronto City Council has granted 258 properties heritage status in Midtown, but some business owners are calling the batch listing a poor move by the city.
November 16, 2017

Local Love: A lingerie collab from top Montreal labels

Frank And Oak started with menswear, branched out to womenswear, and has now added underwear to their list of offerings. But for their inaugural lingerie collection, the Montrealers couldn’t do it alone, bringing neighbouring label Sokoloff Lingerie onboard for some teamwork.
November 16, 2017

How safe is our neighbourhood? Part Two

This is the second installment in our two-part series on crime in midtown Toronto neighbourhoods. Today, we take a look at robberies, assault and theft over $5,000.
November 16, 2017

Dr. Jess on Sex: How writing your partner’s dating profile can be a rewarding experience

Each participant (and even the two Czech translators) struggled to contain their tears as they read the article and made a list of their partner’s best qualities. When they were done, they reported feeling more present, grateful, in love and intimate with their partners.
November 16, 2017

How safe is our neighbourhood? Part One

Our crime report shows robbery up 45%, break-ins up 14% and other surprises based on year-to-date stats from 53 Division (Lawrence Avenue south to Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue to the Don River.)
November 14, 2017

Ann Kaplan and the Mirror Ball in support of Look Good Feel Better

The annual event plays a critical role in helping fund this organization, care of generous sponsors, $10,000 tables and auctions throughout the night. And this year, Ann Kaplan of The Real Housewives of Toronto volunteered her time to be involved, as LGFB celebrated its 25th anniversary at the sold-out event.
November 14, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: Google’s Sidewalk Labs or more housing?

We need big new ideas about the city, and there are two ways of getting them. One is to take up the offer from the Google subsidiary Sidewalk Labs, which has proposed an innovative community on 16 acres of former industrial land at the mouth of the Don River.
November 14, 2017

Eat This Minute: Yonge ’n’ Blythwood’s newest resident Koek Koek is both healthful and stylish

Bowls are another main draw. The Obi Wan Bulgogi ($15) has been the top seller to date. (We’re pretty sure that name has helped steer its path to popularity.) Beginning with a bed of black rice, the meal-in-a-bowl is loaded up with purple cabbage, roasted broccolini and a poached egg.
November 14, 2017

First Look: Howard Dubrovsky returns to Toronto restaurants with Bar Sybanne

It seems Toronto restaurateurs are still enamored with Mediterranean cuisine and Ossington Avenue. The latest addition is Bar Sybanne in the former home of Yours Truly, near the intersection with Dundas West.
November 13, 2017

Parent-teacher messaging apps: Appealing or appalling?

Technology’s role in the classroom is becoming more prevalent with apps like Class Dojo, which parents, teachers and students can use to communicate privately, share progress updates and track behaviour.
November 13, 2017