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Sherry Cooper on whether a tax on foreign buyers would help with Toronto’s affordability problem

Since British Columbia introduced a 15 per cent land transfer tax on foreign non-residents, there has been speculation that Ontario would do the same. So far, the effect in B.C. has been an apparent slowdown in home sales and price gains at the high end of the single-family home market.
February 16, 2017

Local Love: Ohhh Lulu lingerie showcases the skills Sarah Norwood picked up at George Brown

Designer Sarah Norwood learned her way around a sewing machine thanks to George Brown’s Fashion Techniques and Design program.
February 14, 2017

Guide to what to give her for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be over the top. From sexy to sweet, there’s sure to be something just right for her on our list.
February 09, 2017

Guide to what to give him for Valentine’s Day

Not sure what to give him for Valentine’s Day? Don’t panic, see our picks below for the perfect find.
February 06, 2017

Local Love: Carry your heart on your bag this Valentine’s Day

The Binksie leather sequin heart clutch ($99) is made locally from the best possible materials: a pair of reclaimed leather pants and a sequined party dress (you know that sucker had some good times).
February 06, 2017

Jeanne Beker finds some amour-worthy looks for both ladies and gents.

Whether you’re a true romantic or more of a realist, Valentine’s Day remains a great excuse to get gussied up for a night on the town. Jeanne’s done the legwork and found some amour-worthy looks for both ladies and gents.
February 06, 2017

Local Love: Boneset Studio is a design collective creating bespoke garments for women

Dipping their fingers, toes, ears and locks into so many pots, this bespoke design collective is made up of a trio of ladies: Stefanie Ayoub, Kelli Kikcio and Kendra Pegg.
January 31, 2017

Local Love: The Mirage jean by Toronto’s Iris Denim is just the ticket

Their hot-off-the-presses offering is the so-called Mirage jean ($214), which looks to badass women for inspiration.
January 23, 2017

Christopher Bates, the man behind the lipstick kiss collar

Christopher Bates has been taking the menswear industry by storm. Although he now lives in Milan, he’s kept a strong Canadian connection by collaborating with Harry Rosen and Browns.
January 19, 2017

Big Opening: Daniel Torjman opens 18 Waits store with made-in-Canada goods

Every piece of clothing earmarked with the 18 Waits name is crafted in Canada.
January 17, 2017

Local Love: Brave Leather has kept Toronto well-belted for 25 years

Tucked in a NoBlo industrial zone, Brave Leather has been around since back in 1992 when founder Scott Irvine got his start hawking belts on the city streets. Fast forward a few years and while Brave also turns out bags and jewellery (choker, anyone?), belts remain the label’s biggest pull.
January 16, 2017

Big Opening: Stole My Heart

A new intimates boutique with a special focus on collections designed by women
January 11, 2017

Local Love: A dress for dreary days that make you want to scream

This hand illustrated face dress is basically Munch’s The Scream in garment form and will tickle your soul during the dark winter months.
January 09, 2017

Big Opening: Avenue Girl

A stylish boutique targeted to adolescents
January 06, 2017

Jeanne has the new gear to get fit and fabulous in the new year

It’s the new year, so what better time to dive into a new athletic routine? Whether you look to Serena or Karen for fitspo, Jeanne’s done the heavy lifting and found some cool looks to get you off to a good start.
January 05, 2017

Shop Crawl: Queen and Spadina’s unique boutiques

Intersection of old and new eschews chain stores for indie shops with style.
January 02, 2017

A cut above: Forest Hill Barber Shop celebrates 85 years

The Forest Hill Barber Shop first opened in 1931, when Forest Hill was a proper village. But to this day, the 85-year-old shop still gives off that old school village vibe. Customers climb into the chair each morning on a first-come, first-served basis, while passersby often pop their heads in to say hello.
December 27, 2016

Upscale Lytton Park enclave means multiple offers

It’s very attractive for families because of the excellent schools that fall into the district, schools like Allenby Junior, Glenview Senior, Lawrence Park Collegiate, North Toronto and Northern. Plus it’s very close to private schools such as St. Clements School, Havergal and Upper Canada College.
December 20, 2016

The Markham model train shop that could

George Olieux first opened George’s Trains on June 6, 1962. Today, the shop is one of the largest and oldest stores in North America offering model trains.
December 19, 2016

Holiday gift guide for the winter runner in Toronto

Holiday gifts for the winter runner in Toronto
December 19, 2016