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Parent Hacks: Revamping Valentine’s Day

Today, kids are expected to write a card for every child in the class or not at all. Actually, I don’t think “not at all” is an option, but I wish that it were. When my kids were little, they had to address every card by name and sign every card with their own name. They dutifully followed along with a class list, and if nothing else, it was a printing exercise.
February 09, 2016

Dale Curd’s five books that matter

February 08, 2016

Finger food fan faves for the upcoming NBA All-Star Game weekend

Toronto is about to play host to basketball’s biggest event — the NBA All-Star Game — so we gathered up restaurateurs from our ’hoods to showcase their finest finger foods, perfect to tuck into while cheering on your favourite team
February 08, 2016

Comic Jeremy Hotz is so depressed he’ll make you joyous at Massey Hall this week

Canadian comedian Jeremy Hotz will be bringing his International Man of Misery tour to the frigid north this week.
February 08, 2016

Food Crawl: Ringing in the Lunar New Year at Yonge and Sheppard

The neighbourhood at Yonge and Sheppard deserves more credit than it gets. In the last few years, the intersection where Willowdale and Lansing meet has become remarkably attuned to T.O.’s contemporary food culture.
February 05, 2016

Taste Test: Marc Thuet and Biana Zorich help us sort out T.O.’s eclair affair

The romantic French pastry is popping up in patisseries citywide, including one eclair-only outpost. So we invited the duo behind Petite Thuet, chef Marc Thuet and his wife Biana Zorich, to suss out the city’s best.
February 05, 2016

Comic Stripped: Try stoner comedy while you still can

And what might this have to do with Toronto comedy? Well, for one thing, they won’t be arrested if they spark up outside their favourite club. Comics generally like pot. It’s use is rampant and almost universal in the community. A lot of them feel there’s a link between its use and creativity. Well, at the very least, it does make you giggle.
February 05, 2016

Municipalities starting to license medical marijuana dispensaries ahead of the feds

February 04, 2016

How will Toronto police spend a billion dollars?

The 2016 operating budget of the Toronto Police Service fits the Potemkin mould. They say it exists but no one is allowed to see it.
February 02, 2016

News Focus: Toronto home to dozens of grey market marijuana dispensaries

The only reason there is a grey area seems to be because everyone knows marijuana legalization is coming, but the country is in a waiting period until the federal government decides how to make good on its legalization campaign promise.
February 01, 2016

Annex sanctuary opens for LGBTQ2S youth

Toronto’s first transitional housing program for LGBTQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirited) youth has opened in the Annex. On Feb. 1, the three-storey red-brick building at 21 Walmer Rd. called the YMCA Sprott House will open its doors to LGBTQ2S youth between the ages of 16 and 25.
February 01, 2016

Celebrating the Year of the Monkey with Chinese New Year festivals across Toronto

A roundup of all of the Chinese New Year celebrations planned for 2016 in Toronto and adjacent GTA municipalities, including Spadina, Markham, Rchmond HIll and Agincourt.
January 29, 2016

OMB settlement reached for 32-storey building near Yonge and Eglinton

After three years of planning and discussions with local residents, the proposal to build a 32-storey building near the corner of Yonge Street and Erskine Avenue has been finalized.
January 29, 2016

How the Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction is changing midtown in 18 photos

Construction for the 25-km long Eglinton Crosstown LRT isn’t scheduled to wrap up until 2020, but the project is already having a noticeable impact on Toronto’s midtown neighbourhood.
January 28, 2016

City purchases defunct Davisville bowling club from developer

The fate of the 92-year-old Glebe Manor Lawn Bowling Club has finally been decided, following two years of battles arduously fought by its shareholders, the Davisville community and the local councillor. But some questions surrounding the validity of the sale may remain.
January 28, 2016

Parent Hacks: Trade computer screens for screen doors

Make sure to go through the camp itinerary and talk to your child about what he or she might expect during the course of the day.Sometimes a half-day camp is more than enough for a younger child and can be a great way to get the child introduced to new activities or hobbies.
January 26, 2016

Kitchen Confidential: We send House of Chan’s shrimp in lobster sauce for lab testing

For almost 60 years, House of Chan has been an uptown staple. One of their longtime signatures is the shrimp in lobster sauce.
January 26, 2016

Looking Back: The storied musical life of Bruce Springsteen, including his Toronto glory days

A case could be made that Bruce Springsteen is one of the best solo performers in music history. And there would be a lot of Torontonians who might agree, given his long history of electric shows he’s put on in the city over the years.
January 26, 2016

Doria on Yonge reopening as Food Dudes Pantry

Contradicting the idea that nothing ever changes in Rosedale, the space at 1094 Yonge St. will have its third concept in a year when it reopens as Pantry, a prepared food shop by The Food Dudes.
January 25, 2016

Daily Planet: Adding trees to T.O. streets will make residents feel younger

Infrastructure spending by governments is long overdue, we must ensure that they include longer-lasting green solutions such as planting trees in urban areas for storm water management and other services.
January 25, 2016