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How safe is our neighbourhood? Part One

Our crime report shows robbery up 45%, break-ins up 14% and other surprises based on year-to-date stats from 53 Division (Lawrence Avenue south to Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue to the Don River.)
November 14, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: Google’s Sidewalk Labs or more housing?

We need big new ideas about the city, and there are two ways of getting them. One is to take up the offer from the Google subsidiary Sidewalk Labs, which has proposed an innovative community on 16 acres of former industrial land at the mouth of the Don River.
November 14, 2017

Eat This Minute: Yonge ’n’ Blythwood’s newest resident Koek Koek is both healthful and stylish

Bowls are another main draw. The Obi Wan Bulgogi ($15) has been the top seller to date. (We’re pretty sure that name has helped steer its path to popularity.) Beginning with a bed of black rice, the meal-in-a-bowl is loaded up with purple cabbage, roasted broccolini and a poached egg.
November 14, 2017

Parent-teacher messaging apps: Appealing or appalling?

Technology’s role in the classroom is becoming more prevalent with apps like Class Dojo, which parents, teachers and students can use to communicate privately, share progress updates and track behaviour.
November 13, 2017

Legalization could lift mental health stigma and allow the use of CBD oil

Ideas perpetuated through prohibition have given birth to the “stoner” image and also led to the widespread acceptance that THC, one of the psychoactive components in cannabis, will cause schizophrenia. This notion has kept dozens of researchers from exploring the anti-psychotic potential of cannabidiol (CBD), another cannabis compound that is non-psychoactive and shows promise in treatment of psychosis.
November 13, 2017

Colin & Justin cover everything from paint to playlists

Celebrity interior designers and TV personalities Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan of shows such as W Network’s Game of Homes and Cottage Life’s Cabin Pressure give us their top tips on how to spruce up your home as the seasons change. They cover everything from painting tips to where to shop and how to be the best holiday host.
November 09, 2017

Pilot project permits backyard hens in Midtown, but critics are calling fowl

On Oct. 2, Toronto City Council approved a pilot project, 23 votes to 14, that will allow residents in select wards to both own and raise backyard hens.
November 08, 2017

Monika Schnarre checks out luxe and perk-filled new club in Rosedale

I’m not much of a gym rat, but it’s time to find a regular gym. So I visited the Rosedale Club to give it a try.
November 07, 2017

Research is not enough to stop the crisis

The Canadian Cancer Society recently reported that half our population will develop cancer. This isn’t normal, but it shouldn’t surprise us. After all, we have synthesized hundreds of thousands of new molecules that have never existed on Earth. Most have never been tested for their biological effects and tens of thousands are now used in products and enter our waste stream.
November 07, 2017

Mayor Tory joins cities across North America and in Europe in adopting Vision Zero

Vision Zero is a strategy that started in Sweden in 1997. The core principle of the strategy is that nothing is more important than the health and safety of users of the transportation network.
November 06, 2017

Ian Hanomansing on the new news and CBC’s relaunching of The National

CBC is relaunching its iconic newscast The National on Nov. 6. We talk to one of four new hosts, Ian Hanomansing, who is back in Toronto to kick-start the show.
November 06, 2017

Taste Test: Mark McEwan picks Toronto’s best high-end hamburger

McEwan introduced the Bymark burger 15 years ago. It contains brie de meaux, shaved truffle and grilled porcini mushrooms.
November 06, 2017

Midtown stars speak out about Weinstein encounters

November 03, 2017

Thriving in the shadow of Pusateri's: We talk to six of Avenue Road’s most innovative merchants

November 03, 2017

Early Days

November 03, 2017

Legendary Midtown restaurateur Roberto Martella to be celebrated at special dinner

On Nov. 6, Franco and Barbara Prevedello are hosting a special dinner at Villa Colombo to celebrate Martella and recognize the contributions he has made to dining and culture in the city. TVO broadcast personality Steve Paikin will act as emcee for the evening.
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