Following the powerful #MeToo movement, local actor Mia Kirshner joined forces with her colleagues to organize an event in an attempt to stop sexual harassment in the entertainment industry - and, she hopes, far beyond.
2017 was a fabulous year for food, in which we saw some highly anticipated restaurants open their doors and start serving some truly incredible dishes. We asked Toronto's best chefs, restaurateurs and food experts to share their favourite new restaurants from 2017. Here are their top picks.
If your goals for 2018 relate to diet, exercise, sleep, overall health, finances or time management, working on your relationship might be just what the doctor ordered. Research reveals that a happy relationship is positively correlated with better sleep, improved diet, greater income, lower stress levels and other positive health outcomes.
This tiny ramen shop has earned Michelin Bib Gourmand status (one level below a Michelin Star) for three consecutive years since 2015, making Konjiki Hototogisu one of world’s top destinations for the beloved Japanese comfort food. And as luck would have it, Toronto is about to receive its own outpost of the shop: Konjiki Ramen.
Today Simi Kular is an accomplished entrepreneur and CEO of Jaswant’s Kitchen, a line of specially blended Indian spices and easy-to-make healthy recipes that she has been working hard to expand by brokering deals with Whole Foods and HelloFresh. Back in the ’90s, however, she was 11 years old, and a recent East Coast expat in the GTA.
The Regent Theatre, at 551 Mount Pleasant Rd., first opened in 1927 and continues to show movies to this day, with an auditorium that can hold up to 500 people. The property was recently listed on the city’s heritage register and is now up for sale by the Sorokolit family. It is listed for $9 million with Colliers Macaulay Nicolls Inc., Brokerage.
The younger generation of cannabis enthusiasts takes pride in their cannabis knowledge, moving beyond the simple smoking of a joint. Some of these now popular methods are vaporizing, slathering on infused topicals, toking extract-filled pens and dabbing (not the dance) concentrates.
Erik Joyal and John Sinopoli, who’ve opened several restos together, are in charge of the food at the Broadview, a project of Streetcar Crowsnest, which put $26 million into a three-year reno of the old pile built in 1891 — now a boutique hotel with three restaurant/bar spaces. Bye bye Jilly’s strip club, hello hipsters. They’re calling it the Drake of the east end.
Torontonians are rather well versed in the craft cocktail. With newbies populating the landscape faster that we can count, staying on track with the bar scene is a tough task. Of all the tipples we tried in 2017, these three stood out from the pack thanks to their unique spaces paired with their neat-o creations. Cheers!
Canadian comic Russell Peters is known for making light of stereotypes, cultural identity and life as a Canadian with an Indian heritage. His new show, The Indian Detective, which airs on CTV, showcases both his Toronto upbringing and his Indian background through his character Doug D’Mello, a fourth-class constable with dreams of becoming a detective.