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Comic Stripped: Mark Breslin’s alternate Canadian Comedy Awards nominations

Canadian Comedy Award nominations underway — here are my totally off-the-record nominations
May 25, 2015

Experiments in sound with Sook-Yin Lee

Toronto’s Sook-Yin Lee has long been a musician, but Jooj, her new project with Adam Litovitz, may be her first major effort since her days fronting Vancouver-based Bob’s Your Uncle two decades ago.
May 25, 2015

Poker’s $25-million man Daniel Negreanu ready to battle the world’s best this month

From Toronto to Vegas, poker’s $25-million man Daniel Negreanu ready to battle the world’s best this month
May 25, 2015

The New Mid-Life: Rebecca Eckler gets the inside scoop on her genes and what they mean

Rebecca Eckler gets the inside scoop on her genes and what they mean from DNA testing service 23andMe.
May 22, 2015

From high-school dropout to HGTV’s latest host, the long and winding road of Paul Lafrance

The long and winding road of Paul Lafrance, Canada’s handyman
May 20, 2015

How they met: Couple shares first date with Martin Short and Eugene Levy

Morning show host Roger Ashby on how a disastrous cruise led to a life of love
May 19, 2015

Daily Planet: Ontario is now saving the bees

David Suzuki has the story on how Ontario is the first province to restrict neonic pesticides in hopes that bee population will recover.
May 15, 2015

Park it anyplace: City needs to make public spaces more appealing to adults, not just children

The Toronto consensus is that a park should be a place of green grass and kids’ playthings, not a place where adults can relax and while away an hour on a comfortable bench.
May 14, 2015

A workout that reduced Monika Schnarre to a puddle of muck

This full-body exercise makes hiking the San Jacinto Mountains look like a piece of cake
May 14, 2015

Looking back: The month of barley is upon us, herewith our unofficial celebration of everything beer

It will soon be Victoria Day, better known as May 2-4, a celebration of the beverage that has been brewed and sold to Torontonians since Robert Henderson first brewed up a batch of barley in 1804.
May 13, 2015

From man caves to she sheds: Creating a custom backyard shed offers an alternative living space

Crafting the perfect little getaway spot out of that tired old backyard building
May 13, 2015

Stintz on Midtown: Artifical grass helps homeowners to get some green, but city not amused

Artifical grass helps homeowners to get some green, but City not amused
May 12, 2015

Flirts have more fun: Dr. Jess suggests harmless banter can reinvigorate your relationship

Dr. Jess explains how harmless banter with strangers can reinvigorate your relationship
May 12, 2015

Inspiring women share what they learned about parenthood from their mothers

Inspiring women share what they learned about parenthood from their mothers
May 08, 2015

Lynn Crosbie’s latest, Where Did You Sleep Last Night? is Nirvana haute fan fiction

Lynn Crosbie’s latest, Where Did You Sleep Last Night?, deals with a teenager who is in an intense and drug-fuelled romantic relationship with Cobain and is part fan fiction, part literature and all rock ’n’ roll.
May 07, 2015

Are recent Toronto Police changes reducing transparency?

Switch to digital scanners and slow release or no release of crime information preventing fifth estate from doing its job
May 07, 2015

Two bold theatre companies find unique ways to bring stories to life

One is high-tech, the other sans electricity.
May 07, 2015

Are midtown heritage properties at risk of being torn down?

In light of the recent loss of Stollerys and an overwhelming amount of development happening in the downtown core, residents worry not enough consideration is given to properties further north
May 06, 2015

Next-big-thing artist Sam Shuter readies big solo show in Toronto this weekend

Artist setting up permanent work space in new gallery to be located beside Andrew Richard Designs
May 06, 2015

Xavier Rudd bringing new band to upcoming reggae-infused jam fest in Toronto

One-man groove machine Xavier Rudd brings new band to town
May 05, 2015