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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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Jess: How your four-legged friend can be hurting or helping your relationship

Some couples, like my husband and me, view dog ownership as a relationship enhancer. While I’m travelling for work, Lido, our Pomeranian, keeps Brandon company, and we see our love for her as yet another shared passion that enhances our bond.
August 08, 2017