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Touring production of Annie falls flat despite best efforts of young Toronto actors as plucky orphans

I like the story of Annie, the little orphan girl who is plucked from a sad excuse for an orphanage by a rich benefactor with a big heart. There's a dog, and a cruel lady who terrorizes the little girls and even an attempted swindle. It's a classic tale with all the right elements. And, we've had so many wonderful productions including a recent movie starring Jamie Foxx as Daddy Warbucks as well as the classic 1982 film with the incomparable Carol Burnett as the alcoholic Miss Hannigan, who runs the orphanage like a sweat shop. There is a lot of history and quite the high water mark to live up to for any subsequent attempt, and unfortunately the latest Mirvish musical production doesn't get there.
May 02, 2018

12 hot restos we can’t stop talking about

May 02, 2018

Controversial condo on Village Idiot site approved

May 02, 2018

How They Met: A couple who cross-fits together...

May 02, 2018

To Infinity and beyond

May 01, 2018

Looking back: Five unique May moments in Toronto's history

May 01, 2018

Forget hipster, think hippie: Millennials are taking notes from the free spirits of the ’70s

In the age of smartphones, massive corporations and processed foods, people are breaking away from the norm to dress, eat and live in more organic ways.
April 19, 2018

Protection of historic train station is paramount to Scrivener Square development plans

A scaled back proposal for a contentious highrise residential development at 5 Scrivener Square overlooking the former North Toronto railway station received raucous disapproval from some community members at a public meeting last month.
April 17, 2018

Two towers near Yonge-Eglinton to be put on hold?

April 13, 2018

Minimum wage: A provincial election primer

Ontario is poised to increase the minimum wage from $14 to $15 per hour at the end of this year, after a larger increase of almost 30 per cent on Jan. 1, 2018, from $11.60.
April 13, 2018

Sewell on City Hall: Coming elections offer little hope

A quarter of current councillors in Toronto's City Council have been there since the millennium, some even longer.
April 13, 2018

Food Profile: Andreas Antoniou brings foodie finds to the mass market with Assembly Chef's Hall

Assembly Chef's Hall, located on the ground floor of Google's downtown office, offers food from 17 of the city's best chefs.
April 11, 2018

Daily Planet: Forget global, go local like Oxford County

Oxford County became the second local government in Canada, after Vancouver, to adopt a commitment to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050.
April 11, 2018

Will Midtown dispensaries disappear after legalization, or just go underground?

Later this year, Canada will formally legalize cannabis across the country, making the future unclear for dispensaries.
April 10, 2018

4 of T.O.'s favourite Italian restaurants on spring menus, celebrity chefs and the dish that made them famous

We asked a handful of Toronto's Italian restaurant owners about their fave dishes and why they love cooking in their neighbourhood.
April 10, 2018

#AfterMeToo report proposes nine recommendations to wipe out sexual assault

Individuals behind the #AfterMeToo initiative released a report outlining nine recommendations to wipe out sexual assault and abuse within the entertainment industry.
April 10, 2018

HGTV's Tiffany Pratt poses 10 questions to address your fear of colour

interior designer and HGTV Canada host, Tiffany Pratt, shows us how not to fear colour and what shades to embrace.
April 10, 2018

La Diperie brings its chocolate-covered custom cones to Midtown

Montreal-founded once cream chain, La Diperie, has a new outpost at Yonge and Lawrence.
April 09, 2018

3 spring gardening trends with Toronto Botanical Garden's Paul Zammit

We chat with Paul Zammit, the Nancy Eaton director of horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden to get the inside scoop on 2018’s gardening trends.
April 09, 2018

Home of the Week: Landmark Forest Hill mansion with gym and home theatre for $17.68 million

The three-storey home at 61 Old Forest Hill Road, which sits on a 3/4 acre lot, has six bedrooms and ten bathrooms.
April 09, 2018