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As the “secondhand economy” flourishes Toronto-based Bunz leads the way

The Bunz Trading Zone online marketplace is proving everything everyone owns, from the cherished to the unwanted to the truly bizarre (at press time, one Bunz member was trying to trade a set of blue plastic, er, balls to hang from a trailer hitch), has some value. Toronto’s Emily Bitze started BTZ (originally called Bumz) in 2013 when on tour with her band, Milk Lines.
March 31, 2016

Retail Therapy: 8th + Main opens at Yonge and Shuter

8th + Main had its roots in used and vintage clothing, and expanded into the new clothing and accessories market for men and women a couple of years later.
March 30, 2016

The hosts of HGTV’s The Expandables have a guide to spring cleaning this long weekend

After spending so much time in our homes over the winter, it’s fun to refresh the space and find ways to be both tidier and more efficient say Rob Evans and Mia Parres or HGTV’s The Expandables.
March 24, 2016

Top finds at the spring 2016 One of a Kind Show

For those who shun big brands and embrace all things artisanal, the One of a Kind Show is just the ticket. With 450 Canuck labels gathered together under one roof, the show is an amazing way to check out handmade goods and support our country’s craftspeople. We popped by the sprawling space this morning to take it all in and have whittled down our favourite finds. Be sure to seek out the below vendors over the next few days.
March 23, 2016

House of the Week: $2.5-mil for three storeys of modern design in Bedford Park

Number 303, listed for $2.499-million, adds a modern touch to St. Germain Ave.
March 21, 2016

House of the Week: This $2.8-mil Forest Hill semi-detached is modernist from top to bottom

Nestled into the welcoming confines of Forest Hill and a stone's throw from Cedarvale Park, this nearly 3,000-square-foot bit of modernist charm can be yours for a sliver of change in the range of $2,795,000.
March 14, 2016

Shop Crawl: Designer duds for less on Mount Pleasant

A look at three of the best vintage and consignment shops uptown
March 10, 2016

10 spring tips to gussy up your guest room from Sarah Richardson

As we gear up for warmer weather, those spare bedrooms that often begin to collect junk or become covered in a layer of dust will likely need a good updating prior to family members arriving. Here are my 10 tips for bringing that room out of the gloom.
March 08, 2016

Dream Homes: Conrad Black’s $21.8-mil Bridle Path mansion hits the market this week

Home to former media mogul Conrad Black for the past 65 years, this mansion has hosted the likes of Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon, Margaret Thatcher and even Elton John.
March 07, 2016

The New Mid-Life: Rebecca Eckler heads to the Middle Ages in search of a Kardashian-like figure

At Stella’s Corset on Wilson Avenue, they offer over 80 different types of body shapers and corsets, and even butt lifters (so you, too, can have a Kardashian butt).
March 04, 2016

Jeanne Beker helps us spring ahead with three sets of on-trend picks

She helps us select the swingin’ saddlebags, off-the-shoulder tops and wrap skirts that will fill your closet this season
March 03, 2016

Shop Talk: Q&A with Toronto fashion sensation Amanda Matthews

Amanda Matthews is a 25-year-old T.O.-based fashion sensation out of Fanshawe College’s design program. She was invited to show her latest collection at New York Fashion Week in February as part of the fashion gallery. She dishes on launching her line and why she loves Toronto.
March 02, 2016

Design Insight: A $325,000 renovation transforms a fixer-upper into an energy efficient, sustainable home

Even if you aren’t an architect, Tom Knezic and Christine Lolley, the principals of Toronto-based sustainably focused design firm Solares, believe that you shouldn’t get used to being cold (or uncomfortable) in your own home.
February 24, 2016

The New Mid-Life: A licence to drink and paint

The Paintlounge vibe is cool, what with the soothing music and paint splatters everywhere. Once I put the apron on, I feel very much like a professional painter, and I haven’t even started anything.
February 19, 2016

Shop Crawl: Boutique hopping on the Bayview strip

Leaside’s local merchants pair top-quality clothing with a personal touch.
February 17, 2016

The Artist Project this weekend and the rise of graffiti as home decor

It's not surprising that the Artist Project, a four-day contemporary art fair that kicks off Feb. 18 is getting a lot of buzz.
February 16, 2016

Real Estate: With the upcoming Crosstown LRT, the Chaplin Estates neighbourhood is only getting hotter

Chaplin Estates is at the centre of it all, when it comes to Midtown Toronto, yet while walking one of the tree-lined streets, it feels like a world away. No wonder it’s one of the hottest neighbourhoods in the city. And with the Eglinton Crosstown LRT soon to arrive and a massive development that should include a big new neighbourhood park right behind it, everything is coming up Chaplin Estates.
February 16, 2016

New real estate report suggests strong market

In January, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) released its first-ever Market Year in Review & Outlook Report, which includes a number of interesting predictions for real estate trends in the year to come.
February 05, 2016

Dream Homes: The Queen of Lowther hits the market

February 03, 2016

Jeanne Beker picks the best accessories for Valentine’s Day

Hearts are all a flutter this time of year, so we got Jeanne Beker to seek out accessories in the season’s hottest colour — rose gold — just in time for Valentine’s Day
February 01, 2016