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I looked up to Gord above and said, Hey man, thanks

On Oct. 18, we all woke up to the news of the tragic passing of Gord Downie, acclaimed frontman of venerable Canadian band the Tragically Hip. The news made our prime minister cry on national TV, which just about says it all.
October 24, 2017

Baked creations with an extra edge of gruesome for Hallowe’en

Lifelike intestines crafted from a mix of chocolate and fondant spill out from the belly of the cake.
October 24, 2017

Chef Alexandra Feswick throws an artsy dinner party with a feminist agenda

The job is not only physically taxing, but can be emotionally demanding, too, especially when you end up in a kitchen run by a Gordon Ramsay–esque tyrant. Feswick weathered her share of sexist, macho bosses before helming the kitchen at the now-shuttered, then-raved about Brockton General. But even as a top chef, she felt a disrespect she attributes to her being a woman.
October 23, 2017

Too Close to Call: Toronto’s frightful faceoff

In one corner, Dracula from Casa Loma’s Legends of Horror, in the other, Canada’s Wonderland’s Little Dead Riding Hood. Who reigns supreme in this T.O. Halloween creep-out contest?
October 19, 2017

Restaurant Review: Seafood abounds at Ardo, Corktown’s Sicilian eatery

Then there’s Ardo, the super-popular newish Sicilian restaurant in Corktown. It’s friendly and pleasant-looking, done in pale colours with warm lighting, Sicilian tchotchkes and a great buzz. Lots of people, lots of noise. And a few ringside bar seats overlooking the fast-moving and superbly fragrant open kitchen.
October 19, 2017

Work Out with Monika: Taking out your fall frustrations on a punching bag

Studies have shown that training for a boxing match can be one of the best forms of aerobic and anaerobic exercise. I’m here to find out.
October 19, 2017

From Parris with Love

Other Side of the Game, premiering on Oct. 18 at the Aki Studio at Daniels Spectrum and running until Nov. 5.
October 18, 2017

Down With Webster’s Andrew Martino on his new project, Honors

Andrew “Marty” Martino, of Down With Webster fame, gives credit to his teachers at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts for motivating him to pursue a career in music.
October 17, 2017

What to Eat this Minute: An uptown paradise for crème brûlée lovers

A menu of the available flavours sits next to the cash at Craque de Crème. Sweet-toothed patrons can order iterations of the dessert in everything from white chocolate rose to lychee vodka to, of course, a classic vanilla bean.
October 17, 2017

Dr. Jess on Sex: Tech can help couples keep the spark alive

Toronto couple Alex and Dee insist that technology is the glue that keeps their relationship hot. They use an app to schedule dates/sex (In the Mood), another to expand their sexual horizons (iKamasutra) and even one to control their sex toys (We-Connect).
October 17, 2017

Don’t be so salty: TBH this lexicon is lit AF

I asked Toronto teen Grace, 15, to give me a rundown on all the hip words kids today are using. I’ve provided some helpful tips on how parents might work these words into their own convos.
October 16, 2017

Mike Holmes is T.O.’s handiest man and he has a new show on HGTV Canada

In his latest HGTV show, Holmes: Buy It Right, he helps couples avoid home-buying blunders that come from failing to look at a house’s bones and focusing on cosmetic aspects instead.
October 16, 2017

Looking Back: Toronto on rye

Now, the museum at Beth Tzedec Synagogue is hosting an exhibition called From Latkes to Laffas, celebrating the humble deli, which opened last month and continues until March 30, 2018.
October 16, 2017

Taste Test: Chef Mark McEwan helps us taste Toronto's best tandoori chicken

McEwan’s menu at Diwan restaurant in the Aga Khan Museum features South Asian, Middle Eastern and north African cuisines.
October 16, 2017

HGTV star Kortney Wilson takes us inside her closet

October 13, 2017

Celebrity housewife Kara Alloway pokes fun at her fame for a good cause

October 12, 2017

Actor and musician Stephen Joffe on his steady rise to fame

For Stephen Joffe, lead singer of Canadian band Birds of Bellwoods and actor in upcoming miniseries Alias Grace, performance has always been something he couldn’t back away from.
October 12, 2017

Restaurant Review: Joanne Kates finds Café Cancan’s food isn’t as glorious as the decor

It was with something bordering pornographic lust that I crossed the threshold of Café Cancan, son of Piano Piano, Victor Barry’s divine downscale Italian pasta ’n’ pizza parlour.
October 11, 2017

After a year hosting ‘Question Period’ Evan Solomon now also has a radio show

Now that Solomon has been hosting Question Period for a little over a year, he’s branched off to add his own talk radio show to his resumé. The Evan Solomon Show, Bell Media’s first daily syndicated talk show, premiered Sept. 5 across the country on stations in Montreal, Ottawa and in Toronto on Newstalk 1010, as well as other markets.
October 10, 2017

Daily Planet: Should the environment trump the economy?

The Pan-Canadian Framework marks the first time Canada’s first ministers have endorsed a national plan to tackle climate change. It opens the door to a game-changing carbon price that will make reducing greenhouse gas emissions the smart, cost-saving choice for businesses and individuals.
October 10, 2017