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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With Halloween only a couple of weeks away, we got to thinking about artificial sweeteners and whether they’re better or worse for us than the real stuff (sucrose or granulated sugar). So we consulted Toronto-based naturopathic doctor and best-selling author of The Carb Sensitivity Program, Dr. Natasha Turner, about the matter. Here’s what she had to say.
Halloween season is supposed to be scary, and few thrills are more rewarding than venturing outside of one’s culinary comfort zone. Luckily, Toronto is a great place to experiment with strange and exotic food. Herewith, four extreme dishes that also happen to be delicious
Through the window of her accessories store on Eglinton Avenue West, retailer Maureen Sirois has become used to watching as unwelcome visitors descend on her street and chase her customers away. Some days they come almost every daylight hour, and even a glimpse of their red, white and blue vehicles swooshing past is enough to make shoppers drop their purchases and flee.
We enlisted the help of Toronto’s foremost fashion maven, Jeanne Beker, to give us her thoughts on local fashion innovators from around city. These daring designers are defying the odds by making clothing right here in Toronto. Herewith, a few words on what they do best (because you probably want to get to know a few of them, right?).
With Literacy Month here, we paid a visit to iconic bookstores Type Books (Spadina/St. Clair) and Ben McNally Books (Bay/Richmond). Who’s poised to take the title of best indie bookstore in Toronto.? You make the call.
Forest Hill Village has seen an influx of chains replacings its unique restaurants and small businesses in the past several years. As rents begin to rise, some worry about the changing nature of the historic area. The local councillor suggests it is a sign of prosperity.