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North York relief line a new priority

The downtown relief line has now been divided into two projects: the Relief Line South (from Pape station south to Queen Street) and the Relief Line North (from Pape Station to Eglinton or Sheppard Avenue).
August 24, 2017

The Broadview Hotel could do for the east end what the Drake Hotel did for the west

Helping to ring in the change are Erik Joyal and John Sinopoli. The longtime restaurateurs behind area staples such as Ascari Enoteca are heading up the hotel’s food and bev program. With a café-slash-bar, a casual fine dining restaurant and a rooftop bar, the food scene at the hotel is set to be the star of the show.
August 24, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: Denham Jolly’s story of life as a black man in Toronto is revealing

His autobiography is called In the Black, published this year by ECW Press, and a second meaning of the title refers to his business success. He came to Canada in the mid-1950s to study at the agricultural college in Guelph, then studied in Truro, N.S. Eventually, he emigrated to Canada and returned to Toronto.
August 24, 2017

Erica Godfrey’s brainchild raises millions for Baycrest

Godfrey sits on the board at Baycrest Health Sciences and came up with the idea for the Brain Project fundraiser after she was inspired by New York’s Fabergé Big Egg Hunt in 2014 — similar to Mel Lastman’s Moose in the City. It was launched for the second year at Nathan Phillips Square in July and consists of 100 large-scale sculptures of the human brain, designed by a multitude of artists, scattered across the city.
August 22, 2017

Outdoor flick fest features Born Ruffians rocker making film debut

Luke Lalonde, lead singer of Canadian indie band the Born Ruffians, can now count acting as one of his many talents. Lalonde stars in the new movie Sundowners and will be performing prior to a screening of the film on Aug. 29 as part of Toronto’s Open Roof Festival.
August 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Real Estate: The end of the realty double-ender

The provincial government is set to ban dual agency, and the move is being greeted with approval, although some suggest more needs to be done to evolve the industry. The practice currently allows real estate brokers to represent both buyer and seller on some home sales, and critics have called it out of date due to its lack of transparency and the opportunity it presents for unfair practices.
August 10, 2017

Parent Hacks: Keeping up with the Rs

Keeping up with reading, writing and math skills during the summer doesn’t have to be all workbooks, though. Many families will be heading out on road trips — either across the country or just up to the family cottage — and there are many ways to put these skills to use on the open road.
August 10, 2017

Restoronto: Toronto's food news including the return of Claudio Aprile

Summer is here (we think?), and Toronto’s resto scene has been peppered with some fresh finds.
August 08, 2017

City council to vote on backyard chicken ban

A pilot project that would allow residents of four Toronto wards, including Ward 21, to raise hens in their backyards was proposed at Toronto City Council last month. Councillors have yet to vote on the matter as it has been deferred until the fall.
August 08, 2017