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Toronto, a city of bike builders

Torontonians have been tinkering in the trade since 1895 when H. A. Lozier & Co. opened a shop in the Junction neighbourhood. The company eventually became part of CCM, a name that is still slapped onto bicycle frames.
June 02, 2017

Toronto's Fast Romantics ready for album release party on June 8

Although the Fast Romantics have been around in name for years, the band’s new album American Love is really a debut of sorts. The band celebrates the release on June 8 at a special release show at the Mod Club in Toronto.
June 02, 2017

Rarely does a ballet begin in a mental institution

Sonia Rodriguez in National Ballet’s new stunner A Streetcar Named Desire running June 3 to 10 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
June 01, 2017

Daily Planet: All work and no play

Since standardization of the 40-hour workweek in the mid-20th century, everything has changed but the hours. If anything, many people are working even longer hours, especially in North America. This has severe repercussions for human health and well-being, as well as the environment.
June 01, 2017

Twang ten Toronto

Toronto’s 12th annual Great Lakes Surf Battle takes place at downtown bars the Cadillac Lounge and Shameful Tiki Room, featuring some of best of the genre from Luau Or Die to the Mexican wrestling-garbed Blue Demons.
June 01, 2017

Post Interview: The write time

May 31, 2017

Restoronto June: The lowdown on the city’s latest openings

The latest Toronto restaurant and food news.
May 31, 2017

Reel 'em in: Outdoor movie screenings fill Toronto parks this summer

Summer in Toronto means that the movie screens are out: From the Harbourfront Centre to Mel Lastman Square; across Christie Pits to Corktown Common, there’s always a flick to watch on in the warm summer night. All you have to do is bring snacks and a blanket.
May 31, 2017

Cabin etiquette: Why annoying kids matter

Our own anxiety causes us to forget what Wendy Mogel so eloquently labelled “the blessing of a skinned knee.” The social equivalent of a skinned knee is the undesirable child in the cabin.
May 30, 2017

Daily Planet: Identifying seafood fraud

Genetics has allowed for systematic inventorying of the world’s biodiversity. Canada’s Centre for Biodiversity Genomics at the University of Guelph has the genomes of more than 265,000 named species identified with barcodes in its database. The cost to analyze a sample against this free public database is about $10.
May 30, 2017

Dr. Jess on Sex: Think of sex as food

A good meal sets off similar chemical reactions as a romp between the sheets
May 29, 2017

This Japanese rockabilly bar is pretty peachy-keen

Boasting retro tunes and sake cocktails, Black Dice Cafe is in a league of its own
May 29, 2017

Work Out with Monika: Getting all fired up to race dragon boats on the lake

A dragon boat consists of 20 paddlers sitting two abreast in a boat with a cox who steers at the rear and a drummer who sets the pace at the front. It is a popular team sport and Sunnyside Paddling Club is the largest dragon boat club in North America, with over 125 teams and 2,500 paddlers.
May 25, 2017

Stintz on Midtown: The case for turning the bus bays at Yonge and Eglinton into a green space

In North Toronto, the availability of park space is woefully scarce. The ravine systems are beautiful but not maintained, Eglinton Park is busy day and night, and there is no other park that is similar in size and available to the community.
May 25, 2017

Parent Hacks: The top four questions to answer before sending your children off for the summer

As a mom of four and a veteran of sending kids to overnight camp, I often get asked the following questions from parents who are thinking about a week, two weeks, even a month of camp for their kids.
May 25, 2017

Turns out comics can be funny and sober, who knew?

Of course; I had snorted six long lines of cocaine just before I stepped onstage.
May 25, 2017

Big Opening: Le Labo is Queen West's newest fragrance boutique

Creative impulse and craftsmanship are the main driving forces behind T.O.’s new fragrance boutique, Le Labo
May 23, 2017

A real and present danger to the independent merchants of Main Street

City planning staff asked to advise on a strategy that would promote retail diversity and independent business on commercial main streets
May 23, 2017

Interior designer Jane Lockhart imparts her wisdom on livening up the heart of your home

The greatest change in kitchen colour is the return to black or much deeper colours in cabinetry.
May 23, 2017

Right on 'cue

May 19, 2017