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November 03, 2017

Toronto musician Kevin Drew readies new play A&R Angels for theatrical premiere

Kevin Drew's play A&R Angels opens at Streetcar Crowsnest theatre on Nov. 20 in Toronto.
November 03, 2017

Acoustic as folk: Eight concerts this month showcase a range of strum styles

Whether you crave dark and moody blues or ethereal fingerpicking, Toronto’s got you covered. The city has sprouted countless acoustic heavy-hitters, from Yorkville scene talents such as Gordon Lightfoot and Joni Mitchell to the Barenaked Ladies (crammed into a MuchMusic video booth). In keeping with tradition, here are the best folk shows in town this month.
November 02, 2017

Parent to Parent: The building blocks of boundaries

When we think of saying no to kids, our minds most often turn to the terrible twos and how we, as parents, struggled to navigate those rock-strewn waters. I remember my then two-year-old, 29 years ago, ignoring me when I said it was time to leave the toy-strewn waiting room at our GP’s office.
November 02, 2017

Designated Survivor’s Jake Epstein gives us his five favourite books

Jake Epstein has strutted across many a stage both in Toronto and in New York City where he starred in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway. But recently, people are getting to know him as a member of the cast of the hit TV show Designated Survivor starring another Toronto native, Keifer Sutherland.
November 02, 2017

Partners in love, life and food

November 01, 2017

New Buca restaurant coming to Yonge and St. Clair

King Street Food Company will be opening a new Buca restaurant at the northwest corner of Yonge and St. Clair.
November 01, 2017

Petition has been sent to the mayor’s office concerning noise and traffic at Casa Loma

Residents living near Casa Loma are petitioning Mayor John Tory to stop the city from continuing to lease the historic Midtown site to Liberty Entertainment Group.
October 31, 2017

Seal meat at Midtown restaurant sparks debate

Ku-kum, a restaurant serving Indigenous dishes near Mount Pleasant Road and Davisville Avenue, has become the subject of controversy due to the inclusion of seal meat on its menu.
October 30, 2017

Torquil Campbell on his journey with music, acting and fatherhood

Canadian pop band co-frontperson Torquil Campbell can trace his roots and lifelong friendships with fellow Stars band members all the way back to grade school.
October 30, 2017

Students assaulted at ‘Rosedale jams’

October 26, 2017

The Japandroids in Toronto tonight for big Massey Hall concert

The Japandroids play Massey Hall in Toronto on Oct. 24 in support of their new album Near to the Wild Heart of Life.
October 24, 2017

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

Acting is the family biz for Paul Braunstein

Even though Toronto actor Paul Braunstein grew up in an acting family (his parents are actors Jeff Braunstein and Maja Ardal, and his sister Inga Cadranel is also an actor known for Orphan Black), Braunstein, whose upcoming projects include American Hangman with fellow Canadian Donald Sutherland, says he resisted following in his parents’ footsteps.
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

Two towers planned for Yonge-Roselawn

Toronto-based developer Main and Main, responsible for the contentious demolition of the 110-year-old Bank of Montreal building earlier this year, has recently submitted plans to the City of Toronto for the site.
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