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Restoronto June: The lowdown on the city’s latest openings

The latest Toronto restaurant and food news.
May 31, 2017

Reel 'em in: Outdoor movie screenings fill Toronto parks this summer

Summer in Toronto means that the movie screens are out: From the Harbourfront Centre to Mel Lastman Square; across Christie Pits to Corktown Common, there’s always a flick to watch on in the warm summer night. All you have to do is bring snacks and a blanket.
May 31, 2017

Cabin etiquette: Why annoying kids matter

Our own anxiety causes us to forget what Wendy Mogel so eloquently labelled “the blessing of a skinned knee.” The social equivalent of a skinned knee is the undesirable child in the cabin.
May 30, 2017

Daily Planet: Identifying seafood fraud

Genetics has allowed for systematic inventorying of the world’s biodiversity. Canada’s Centre for Biodiversity Genomics at the University of Guelph has the genomes of more than 265,000 named species identified with barcodes in its database. The cost to analyze a sample against this free public database is about $10.
May 30, 2017

Dr. Jess on Sex: Think of sex as food

A good meal sets off similar chemical reactions as a romp between the sheets
May 29, 2017

This Japanese rockabilly bar is pretty peachy-keen

Boasting retro tunes and sake cocktails, Black Dice Cafe is in a league of its own
May 29, 2017

Work Out with Monika: Getting all fired up to race dragon boats on the lake

A dragon boat consists of 20 paddlers sitting two abreast in a boat with a cox who steers at the rear and a drummer who sets the pace at the front. It is a popular team sport and Sunnyside Paddling Club is the largest dragon boat club in North America, with over 125 teams and 2,500 paddlers.
May 25, 2017

Stintz on Midtown: The case for turning the bus bays at Yonge and Eglinton into a green space

In North Toronto, the availability of park space is woefully scarce. The ravine systems are beautiful but not maintained, Eglinton Park is busy day and night, and there is no other park that is similar in size and available to the community.
May 25, 2017

Parent Hacks: The top four questions to answer before sending your children off for the summer

As a mom of four and a veteran of sending kids to overnight camp, I often get asked the following questions from parents who are thinking about a week, two weeks, even a month of camp for their kids.
May 25, 2017

Turns out comics can be funny and sober, who knew?

Of course; I had snorted six long lines of cocaine just before I stepped onstage.
May 25, 2017

Big Opening: Le Labo is Queen West's newest fragrance boutique

Creative impulse and craftsmanship are the main driving forces behind T.O.’s new fragrance boutique, Le Labo
May 23, 2017

A real and present danger to the independent merchants of Main Street

City planning staff asked to advise on a strategy that would promote retail diversity and independent business on commercial main streets
May 23, 2017

Interior designer Jane Lockhart imparts her wisdom on livening up the heart of your home

The greatest change in kitchen colour is the return to black or much deeper colours in cabinetry.
May 23, 2017

Right on 'cue

May 19, 2017

O Canada meets O cannabis come 2018

May 19, 2017

Illesteva opens up shop downtown

​Illesteva’s glasses are handmade in Italy and radiate spunk that appeals to the vibrant youth longing for sunnier skies.
May 19, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: Tory loses way on one-stop subway

How is John Tory doing as mayor of Toronto? He certainly seems like a nice man, personable and well-spoken, but I am more interested in his job performance.
May 18, 2017

Eat This Minute: Just another day for you and me in Charidise

Since setting up shop in downtown’s Baldwin Village, Charidise has been swarmed with folks seeking out fast-casual fare with a Taiwanese lean.
May 18, 2017

From Piano Piano to the Cancan

Victor Barry has transformed Harbord into one of T.O.’s yummiest gastronomic destinations, including his latest restaurant Piano Piano.
May 17, 2017

Restaurant Review: Jen Agg’s brand new Kensington hot spot delivers on all levels

When Jen Agg — the diva of the Black Hoof and Rhum Corner — opens a new restaurant, the whole world (at least the Toronto food world) takes notice. And for good reason.
May 16, 2017