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At the Bar: Revenge in a glass from Figures in Yorkville

Our pick is the villainous Maleficent ($19). Using the Angelina Jolie flick as inspiration, this inky black concoction conjures up revenge in a glass.
September 07, 2017

Toronto’s Ellen Wong named a TIFF rising star

From roughing it up in a wrestling ring in Netflix’s comedy series GLOW to swinging across a rock venue stage wielding a pair of knives in the 2010 hit (and love letter to Toronto’s indie rock scene) Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Ellen Wong is no stranger to subverting stereotypes. The Toronto actress is part of this year’s cohort of TIFF’s Rising Stars program, a professional development program that identifies and fosters Canada’s brightest emerging talent and includes alums such as Tatiana Maslany, Stephan James and Sarah Gadon.
September 07, 2017

Baby got Akira Back!

September 06, 2017

Real Estate Roundtable Update: Where will the market head after this summer’s slump?

Our panel of experts share their predictions for the fall market and weigh in on why some pockets of Midtown remain white-hot while other areas, such as York Mills, have seen a noticeable decline in sales
September 05, 2017

10 can’t-miss picks for the 2017 edition of TIFF

The Toronto International Film Festival has reduced the number of programmed movies by 20 per cent from previous years, but it still includes 339 films to feast your eyes on. With 27,438 minutes of celluloid from 83 countries being projected on screens, there will be something for everyone.
September 05, 2017

Teen wolf Quinn Ngawati ready to bring rugby to the masses

Toronto Wolfpack’s youngest pup, Quinn Ngawati, on why he chose rugby over hockey.
September 01, 2017

Post Interview: Talking minimum wage, marijuana and more with Premier Wynne

New initiatives show Premier Kathleen Wynne is ready to buck the conservatism trend with policies that appeal or pander to the province’s social activist base — especially in big cities like T.O. — with policies not unlike those of the NDP.
September 01, 2017

Lucian Matis on his upcoming show at Toronto Fashion Week

August 31, 2017

Planet-friendly packs

Jeanne Beker sifts through the city’s most exciting, sustainable and style-conscious school bag options that’ll make you — and the earth — a little happier.
August 31, 2017

Taste Test: T.O.’s perfect pie à la mode

September is apple-picking season around these parts, so we rounded up the city’s most decadent apple pies and matched them with this town’s best gourmet ice creams in search of the perfect dessert pairing. Which duo did chef Mark McEwan crown tops in T.O.?
August 31, 2017

Stephanie Kaliner on making her way in the wild world of comedy

Stephanie Kaliner is known for her writing credits on sitcoms such as Schitt’s Creek and Mr. D and, most recently, her show Terrific Women. She says her passion started with improv classes in Grade 7.
August 29, 2017

Prolific bank robber charged in relation to 12 bank robberies across York Region

After an international manhunt, a prolific male bank robber pled guilty to seven of 17 armed robberies he is alleged to have committed across Canada from 2010 to 2015. Twelve of those alleged bank robberies happened in York Region, including at four banks in Richmond Hill and Thornhill.
August 29, 2017

Restaurant Review: Next of Kiin

Chef Nuit Regular and her husband Jeff have made a delicious niche in Toronto catering to us, the not-so-hot-chili people. And now Kiin, their fourth restaurant (after Pai, Sukhothai and Sabai Sabai), a pale and lovely room.
August 28, 2017

Eye on York Region: Our area’s own Urban Design Awards

The City of Vaughan is in the midst of just that, accepting nominations for its Urban Design Awards, recognizing the best in sustainable design, heritage projects, high-quality architecture and other enhancements to the public and private realms.
August 28, 2017

Old rivalries emerge in Thornhill council

A Thornhill councillor and upstart community firebrand face off on social media and in council.
August 23, 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

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