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Developer destroys trees without permit

Councillor Karen Stintz, neighbours, halt trucks in their path.
March 03, 2014

Ecks and the City: A pampering fit for a czarina

To get into the spirit of the Sochi games, I decided to try the famous Banya experience, then got beaten. With leaves.
February 07, 2014

Lower Village design study requested

Councillor wants to see neighbourhood’s character preserved.
January 07, 2014

Retail Therapy: Lost & Found

Part menswear store and part coffee shop, Lost & Found may seem like a retail experience at first glance, but it’s a little more than that.
January 03, 2014

Soulpepper’s head honcho Albert Schultz is ready to go to war

For Soulpepper’s 17th season, founding member and artistic director Albert Schultz is scheduled to reprise his role in The Norman Conquests trilogy and to direct four shows. Busy, sure, but variety is the spice of this impresario’s theatrical life at the helm of one of the country’s most successful theatre companies.
January 03, 2014

For comics, Rob Ford is the gift that keeps on giving

But political humour is more than just cheap gags: it can influence an election.
January 01, 2014

Never bin better: Cool shipping container outdoor market inspires others to jump on trend

Innovative use of shipping containers has been a hot trend globally for years, in progressive locales from Copenhagen to Paris, but it took Toronto’s Scadding Court Community Centre to get the ball rolling in the city. Now, with the growing popularity of pop-up shops as well as local and sustainable goods and services, the bin trend seems poised to take off.
December 30, 2013

Zen and the art of Keanu Reeves

Local legend talks about his childhood obsession with hockey, his action-packed new flick, and how he gets by with help from his motorcycle and a little red wine.
December 25, 2013

Lessons from Haiyan: Poll shows Canadians want climate action

As people in the Philippines struggle with the devastation and death from the worst storm to hit land in recorded history (typhoon Haiyan), world leaders met in Warsaw, Poland, to discuss the climate crisis.
December 20, 2013

Heroes, heartache and the beauty of hockey

Toronto writer Dave Bidini’s latest work explores his childhood idol Dave Keon.
December 17, 2013

Toronto Public Health’s chief medical officer talks about crack, calories and conditional passes

Last winter, the Fords pushed Toronto’s head public medical officer, Dr. David McKeown, into the limelight. Robbie was furious because a) the top doc wanted to lower Toronto’s speed limits and b) McKeown’s $300K salary enraged the fiscal conservative. We caught up with our metropolis’ top doc to gab about the projects he’s launched and planning to launch.
December 06, 2013

Jason Collett’s beloved Basement Revue Series returns this month

There are a number of holiday traditions in Toronto — from the National Ballet of Canada’s Nutcracker to Andy Kim’s festive concert. One of the best-kept secrets is Jason Collett’s Basement Revue Series. But after Feist backed up a reading by Michael Ondaatje at one of last year’s shows, the secret is out.
December 04, 2013

Bold new plans for Casa Loma revealed

140-seat fine dining restaurant plus much more
November 29, 2013

Toronto Without Borders

Working overseas to help the needy — or in the aftermath of a disaster — takes someone special. Doing it away from home over the holidays is an even greater sacrifice. Find out how these eight T.O. heroes are showing the world how much we care this season.
November 28, 2013

Cover story: a profile of Ross Petty

He’s the guy Toronto theatre-goers love to hate every holiday season. For more than a quarter of a century Canadian actor and producer Ross Petty has been the target of extreme heckling as the villain in his annual pantomime.
October 31, 2013

Yonge and Eg could see two more new towers

A proposed 28-storey tower on the first block of the recently approved Postal Station K project has gone before the Ontario Municipal Board.
October 30, 2013

Send in the clown

It’s the early ’60s, and the Eaton’s Santa Claus Parade is making its way through town. A young Carol Penhale is mesmerized and mystified by the clowns walking by on their hands. She’s warm and cozy in the red and white snowsuit that her mother made from scratch, and she waits on her father’s shoulders for Santa Claus to make his way to town.
October 30, 2013

Top Doc: Of manly matters

Dr. Stuart Edmonds, VP of research at Prostate Cancer Canada, on the most common cancer affecting Canadian men
October 30, 2013

School shortage looms as midtown development rises

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) recently posted a notice on the fence surrounding the construction for a new condo development on Roehampton Avenue, just to the north of Eglinton, warning future residents it can’t guarantee space will be immediately available at a school in the neighbourhood. Instead, parents moving into the area might find that their children have to be bussed to less crowded schools elsewhere in the city.
October 30, 2013

Prime land up for grabs on Mt. Pleasant

There is prime real estate for sale at 415 Mount Pleasant Rd., which could see some unprecedented development go up in the area.
October 30, 2013