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The exit interview: Jennifer Keesmaat

A Q&A with the outgoing chief planner for the City of Toronto Jennifer Keesmaat
September 28, 2017

Director Guillermo Del Toro and the AGO team up for wonderfully creepy exhibit At Home With Monsters

At Home With Monsters runs until Jan. 7, and the AGO has preparing a thoroughly eerie lineup of programming to complement the spooky show, including a number of film screenings both in the gallery and as part of the Nightmare on Dundas Street Movie Nights at Jackman Hall.
September 28, 2017

Who ya gonna call?

The Royal Conservatory of Music kicks off its 2017–18 season with a special gala presentation at Koerner Hall featuring the one-and-only Bill Murray.
September 27, 2017

Grant van Gameren celebrates one year at Harry's with Parkdale Food Bank fundraiser

On Oct. 5, from noon until 4 p.m., Harry's Char Broiled restaurant will give away its Plain Jane burgers to hungry customers, who will be asked to make a donation to the Parkdale Community Food Bank in exchange.
September 27, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: 80 police officers costs $12 million?

The problem is featherbedding, the term often used to describe when an organization has too many staff and not doing enough work. One problem is the requirement in the collective agreement that requires Toronto to place two officers in every patrol car after dark. It is an extraordinary waste of resources, particularly since there is so little for police officers to do in the early morning hours.
September 26, 2017

How They Met: Paul Sun-Hyung Lee of Kim’s Convenience chats marriage and more with his wife Anna

Canada’s favourite Korean family is back for season two of Kim’s Convenience, starting on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. on CBC. In anticipation, we chatted with Mr. Kim himself, otherwise known as actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, and his real-life wife, Anna, about how they met and fell in love.
September 26, 2017

Prepping your kids for the new events added to the 2020 Olympics

The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo are bringing a quintet of new or revisited sports to the competition, so why not get your kids participating in these fun and exciting sports? Maybe your child could represent Canada in a future Games!
September 26, 2017

Steven Sabados on how to nail the statement lighting trend in any room of your home

A fixture should always supply your space with the amount of light needed. My call is for mandatory dimmer switches for all fixtures. Too much light can feel like dining in an overly bright tanning bed; too little light makes carving the turkey impossible. The solution is a dimmer switch, so you can adjust the light accordingly.
September 25, 2017

Eat this Minute: ‘The Pile’ at Parkdale’s Tennessee Tavern

This quirky new Grant van Gameren haunt offers up a smorgasbord of eastern European fare.
September 25, 2017

Restaurant Review: Atlas is a boîte with bite

I continue to adore the food at Cava; Chabrol is a triumph of la cuisine française; and Atlas, their third resto, follows their model of both impeccable food and service.
September 25, 2017

Daily Planet: Why we need to stop using plastic straws

It may not seem like a big deal, but it is. In the U.S. alone, people discard 500 million straws every day or more than 180 billion a year. That’s about 1.4 million kilograms of plastic sent to landfills and oceans every day!
September 25, 2017

Nine Toronto venues will host Prince Harry’s Invictus Games

Canada will be represented by 90 Canadian Armed Forces members, two of whom hail from T.O. — retired Cpl. Michael Clarke, in cycling and track and field, and retired Cpl. Ryan Voll in cycling. Events run Sept. 23 to 30 at nine venues across the city from Nathan Phillips Square to York Lions Stadium.
September 21, 2017

Unique sidewalk letters hit third T.O. neighbourhood

Toronto artist Victor Fraser sets himself apart from the conventions of street art, inviting the public to watch him in the process of creating instead of simply observing a static image. And his unique works have been spotted in neighbourhoods throughout the city, including new findings in the Beaches.
September 21, 2017

Local fave Feist falls for Massey Hall

September 20, 2017

Three fashion month finds all from local sources

September 19, 2017

Taste Test: Victor Barry helps pick the best options for pint-sized, plant-based eaters

We had chef Victor Barry of Piano Piano and the new restaurant Cancan — along with his two daughters, Sofie, age two, (left) and Charlotte, age three — sample the best kid-friendly vegan food from around Toronto.
September 19, 2017

Monika tries slacklining, the city’s hottest new workout

This is slacklining, a moving meditation. It forces you to narrow your focus, and everything falls away as you try to maintain balance and move across the line. Recent studies suggest that it can also improve core balance, help prevent knee injuries and aid in strengthening and rehabbing legs.
September 19, 2017

A guide to the 2017 edition of JFL42

JFL42, which now hits our city every late September, has evolved into a greatest hits version of the full-blown Just for Laughs in Montreal. There may only be 42 acts to see, but increasingly they’ve become the 42 acts audiences most want to see.
September 18, 2017

Raising vegetarians: Do your kids really need meat?

Upeslacis consulted a nutritionist and did her research. She wanted her daughter to grow up without depending on animal products, so she stood firm in her decision.
September 18, 2017

The high end of cannabis culture

As Canada prepares to usher in a new age of legal adult-use cannabis, brands are setting the stage for a new kind of cannabis experience. One that focuses on thoughtful, design-forward products and healing concoctions to make users feel good inside and out.
September 18, 2017