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Work Out with Monika: Monika learns to play bike polo, a sport where women rule

Polo on bicycles has been around for more than 100 years. Hard court bike polo (on cement) gained popularity around 2007 as a pastime for bicycle messengers in Seattle between deliveries. Alex Lyon from Toronto Bike Polo taught me in the ins and outs of the hard court version on the hockey rink at Dufferin Grove Park.
August 22, 2017

First Look: Mana’eesh and knaffeh are the Syrian-style specialties at Soufi’s on Queen West

Soufi’s is a new café specializing in Syrian-style mana’eesh, a Levantine flatbread that comes in a variety of toppings, and knaffeh, a cheese pastry soaked in sweet syrup. It has taken over the old Come and knaffeh, a cheese pastry soaked in sweet syrup). It has taken over the old Come and Get It space just west of Bathurst on Queen West.
August 21, 2017

McKenzie House a rare historical gem in rapidly developing North York

McKenzie House was built in 1913, by John and Eva McKenzie. The property was once a 144-acre farm owned by Phillip McKenzie that stretched from Yonge Street to Bayview Avenue, and from Norton Avenue to Parkview Avenue.
August 21, 2017

Reviving a dead Midtown intersection

Toronto-based developer First Capital Realty, which also owns Yorkville Village and the Pusateri’s property at Avenue Road and Lawrence Avenue West, has already begun extensive renovations to the existing six-storey building at 3080 Yonge St. overtop of the Yonge and Lawrence subway station.
August 21, 2017

At the Bar: Frosé all day with Dbar’s boozy slushy concoctions

“Rosé is the hottest wine style in the world,” Walker says, explaining why this season dbar has introduced a menu devoted to the stuff. Leading the tightly curated rosé offerings is, yes, the frozen rosé ($14).
August 21, 2017

Parent to Parent: Crafting a home curriculum for your kids

August 18, 2017

The Beaches ready to rock the Big Feastival food and music festival this weekend

The Beaches play food and music festival the Big Feastival this weekend in Oro Medonte north of Toronto
August 18, 2017

First Look: Skippa is the new sushi spot on Harbord run by a Kaji alumnus

Skippa, which is Bajan for “skipper” a colloquial for “captain” is an appropriate name for Harbord Street’s new sushi spot. It occupies the space that was formerly the Roxton.
August 17, 2017

From TV to the CNE: Kiefer Sutherland playing at the Ex

As far as actors go, Toronto native Kiefer Sutherland is as recognizable as they come.
August 17, 2017

Community pop-up to yield 20-foot art installation

The Dream Weaver Project, launched by City of Vaughan cultural services department and facilitated by the educational services group ThinkinEd, has been popping up in various events around Vaughan since Canada Day, which saw 3,000 participants in attendance.
August 17, 2017

Eat This Minute: One hundred layers of delicious at La Palma

“They made lasagna a lot in the style of southern Italy,” Harding says, noting that the south uses a red sauce while the north uses white sauce. With his nonna’s classic dish as a foundation, chef transformed it into a deep-dish, indulgent 100-layer lasagna. “What I’ve done is tried to combine the best of both worlds,” he says.
August 17, 2017

How They Met: The cameraman and the television host

August 16, 2017

Dream Homes: Super-luxury Toronto homes listed on Airbnb

A $5,000-per-night Yorkville loft with a guest list that includes Gigi Hadid faces off against a Bridle Path mansion for $2,000 a night near Drake’s new digs. Where would you rather spend your stay?
August 15, 2017

Woozy She-Devils bring catchy retro tunes to T.O. for Camp Wavelength

The duo (Boucher along with bandmate Kyle Jukka) started exploring music as part of Montreal’s underground loft scene at the Torn Curtain, the same alternative venue where another Boucher, of the Claire variety, created Grimes — the electronic music phenom who scored a massive hit with her last album, Art Angels.
August 15, 2017

Local Love: Canadian label brings all the attitude of leather, none of the animal

Enter emerging Canuck label Jonah Jay, where vegan leather garments deliver the same wow factor as that stuff from cows.
August 15, 2017

Gear up for Toronto’s late-summer race season with our running shoe guide

Whether you are lacing up for the MEC Toronto Road Race Five, Mud Hero North Toronto, the RBC Race for the Kids or the classic Terry Fox Run there is a runner that will help get you across the finish line. Maybe the Canada Beer Run is a little more your speed than Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon?
August 14, 2017

Long-term effects of foreign buyer tax yet to be seen

The housing market in Richmond Hill has seen dramatic movements in 2017. According to TREB’s data, home sales doubled between January and March. However, July has seen a 53 per cent decline in sales since.
August 14, 2017

Comic Stripped: Jim Carrey’s latest ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ a drama about early days of LA stand-up

August 14, 2017

Too Close to Call: CNE bugs & DuWest worms

Jiminy Cricket! Bug Bistro dishes out bug tacos and beetle smoothies at the Ex, while Cookie Martinez serves cricket empanadas and silkworm spoons. We find out who’s the real bugaboo.
August 14, 2017

Midtown pot dispensary raided three times

August 11, 2017