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Daily Planet: Ontario’s caribou are in big trouble

Why should we care about caribou? Beyond the fact that we should care about all animals that play important roles in the ecological makeup of this “super natural” country, caribou are indicators of forest health. When caribou are healthy, it’s a sign the forests they live in are healthy.
December 04, 2017

Andy Kim and three other hip holiday musical happenings

Thirteen years ago, Toronto musician Andy Kim decided to put on a little holiday show so he wouldn’t feel so down over Christmas. It’s turned into one of the city’s favourite mistletoe-trimmed events.
December 01, 2017

Festive finds aplenty at Bedford Park shop

Tucked away off Yonge Street just north of Lawrence Avenue is a little shop teeming with trees of all shapes and sizes. Inside, with his trademark Christmas sweaters and a grin from ear to ear, the man known only as Mr. Bill has sold these festive finds, including boxwood and magnolia wreaths and planters, since 1979.
December 01, 2017

Holiday party dress duel: Gold & silver vs. metallic pink

Come the holiday season, everyone wants to shimmer and shine. This month, Jeanne shops two areas, dishing out two looks that will have all eyes on you.
December 01, 2017

A two-person race for T.O. mayor?

Councillor Joe Cressy is the kind of person this city needs as mayor. He’s young, progressive, politically skilled in getting things done and has an appealing manner. He works well with political opponents yet remains clear about issues. But he has no intention of running for mayor next fall.
December 01, 2017

Ridiculous yet awesome

November 30, 2017

Dream Homes: Rosedale retreat takes on a Forest Hill find

Rosedale and Forest Hill have long reigned as two of the most desirable and expensive neighbourhoods in the city. Convenient, gorgeous, fine schools, safe: you name it, these enclaves have it. Trying to get in under $3 million is a challenge, but here are two of the lowest-priced homes in the city’s priciest ’hoods.
November 27, 2017

Always Look on the Leaside of Life: We talk to 7 of the area’s most passionate merchants

November 23, 2017

Who wore it better? Black leather skirt edition

Whether you’re an uptown lady or a downtown gal, a black leather skirt is a wardrobe staple. This month Jeanne shops two ’hoods and puts together two smashing looks.
November 23, 2017

How They Met: How a Much VJ found her bandmate for life

November 23, 2017

Parents Hacks: How not to volunteer

Need some comic relief? Whether you’re a Veteran Volunteer or a Nancy Newbie, when it comes to helping out at your child’s school, here are some basic rules to follow if you’ve decided volunteering is not really your thing.
November 21, 2017

Toronto’s the Weather Station on new album and the next step

As the creative force behind the Weather Station, Tamara Lindeman is breaking all kinds of rules on her new self-titled album, with wonderful results. She decided to change her approach to songwriting, ditching the traditions she established on her first three albums, beginning with her 2009 debut The Line.
November 21, 2017

It’s a balancing act for kids who must excel in both sports and the classroom

Schools that cater to elite athletes, like Blyth Academy Downsview Park, St. Andrew’s College and the Hill Academy, make allowances to accommodate the busy lifestyle of student athletes so they can stay on track with academics while pursuing their career goals.
November 20, 2017

Former city councillor pens memoir

November 17, 2017

The man rebuilding The Bridle Path

After 16 completed projects and a 40,000-square-foot home ready for delivery, he has just broken ground on his biggest and the country’s biggest project to date: A mansion that clocks in at a mammoth 50,000 square feet.
November 17, 2017

How safe is our neighbourhood? Part Two

This is the second installment in our two-part series on crime in midtown Toronto neighbourhoods. Today, we take a look at robberies, assault and theft over $5,000.
November 16, 2017

Dr. Jess on Sex: How writing your partner’s dating profile can be a rewarding experience

Each participant (and even the two Czech translators) struggled to contain their tears as they read the article and made a list of their partner’s best qualities. When they were done, they reported feeling more present, grateful, in love and intimate with their partners.
November 16, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: Google’s Sidewalk Labs or more housing?

We need big new ideas about the city, and there are two ways of getting them. One is to take up the offer from the Google subsidiary Sidewalk Labs, which has proposed an innovative community on 16 acres of former industrial land at the mouth of the Don River.
November 14, 2017

Eat This Minute: Yonge ’n’ Blythwood’s newest resident Koek Koek is both healthful and stylish

Bowls are another main draw. The Obi Wan Bulgogi ($15) has been the top seller to date. (We’re pretty sure that name has helped steer its path to popularity.) Beginning with a bed of black rice, the meal-in-a-bowl is loaded up with purple cabbage, roasted broccolini and a poached egg.
November 14, 2017

Parent-teacher messaging apps: Appealing or appalling?

Technology’s role in the classroom is becoming more prevalent with apps like Class Dojo, which parents, teachers and students can use to communicate privately, share progress updates and track behaviour.
November 13, 2017