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Do Oktoberfest with a showboat to share

Although Toronto doesn’t have a history-drenched take on Hofbräuhaus, we do have Wvrst — King West’s answer to the question of where to head to celebrate Oktoberfest.
September 29, 2016

Artist insider: Samara Shuter and her five fave Toronto spots for all things artistic

Toronto artist Samara Shuter and her five favourite local spots including art stores and galleries
September 28, 2016

Meet the three young stars who bring Matilda to life in Toronto's hit musical

Toronto's hottest show stars a rotating trio of actors who bring the powerful character Matilda to life
September 28, 2016

Toronto artist, Ekow Nimako, builds sculptures from Lego

Building Black, Nimako’s 2014 breakout exhibition of sculptures built with Lego, helped him investigate what he calls the “notion of blackness” and the “cultural beauties and controversies of the black experience” through his work.
September 27, 2016

Evan Solomon gives us the five books that have influenced him as a journalist

Picking five favourite books is as difficult as a government getting provinces to agree on constitutional change,” he says. “So I will go with five books that have deeply influenced me as a journalist.
September 26, 2016

Food Crawl: September is the new patio season on Little Italy’s main strip

With the opening of PG Clucks for fried chicken sandwiches, a niche beer bar called Birreria Volo and B’saha, a Moroccan restaurant, College is getting more attention than it has in a while. Here are six standbys to check out along with the newcomers.
September 26, 2016

Stintz on Midtown: Women’s hockey league Skate Sister a hit with the forty-something North Toronto set

In the process of looking for new ways to use the ice, the term “hockey mom” took on a new meaning. No longer content to shuffle kids to practice and cheer them on in the stands, a group of moms launched their own league called Skate Sister Hockey.
September 26, 2016

How They Met: Matilda star Dan Chameroy met his wife while performing in another T.O. musical

Matilda star Dan Chameroy met his wife while performing in another T.O. musical
September 23, 2016

Too Close to Call: Get set for the Simpsons’s season premiere with a doughnut showdown

Surprise! T.O. is home to not one but two makers of massive doughnuts. These GTA bakeries have taken the traditional hand-held fave and turned it on its ear. For the hole story, read on.
September 23, 2016

Top 10 fall concerts in Toronto from the enchanting Adele to the roots ready Shovels & Rope

The top 10 concerts in Toronto this fall including Adele and Shovels & Rope
September 23, 2016

Comic Stripped: Top 10 shows at JFL 42, opening tonight

Just For Laughs, the Toronto edition of the legendary Montreal laugh fest, hits town this month for 10 days of standup comedy and 42 comics, beginning Sept. 22. Here’s the list of the 10 shows I’m sure to be at, in case you’re a big comedy fan or want to hand me a subpoena.
September 22, 2016

Real estate buyer's guide to Toronto's Wanless Park neighbourhood

Leafy Wanless Park and surrounding areas prove there is still small town-style living available in the city, albeit at a price
September 21, 2016

Spotted: The Baked Alaska making a comeback in Toronto restaurants

The baked Alaska first made waves at New York’s Delmonico’s restaurant back in 1876 now Toronto's Cafe Boulud is bringing it back.
September 21, 2016

Time to ditch the no-new-tax mantra

The day of reckoning is the way a mild-mannered friend refers to the coming decisions about how Toronto City Council will, or will not, find the money to meet city expenditures in 2017 and thereafter.
September 21, 2016

Big Opening: A look at Yorkdale’s new Indochino and Q&A with their director of fashion

This summer, Indochino opened a new menswear store in North York's Yorkdale Mall. The Vancouver-based company sells accessories and custom shirts, but their specialty seems to be made-to-measure suiting.
September 20, 2016

Home on the Hill co-founder creates new affordable housing model in Richmond Hill

Home on the Hill is moving away from the old unaffordable housing model for adults struggling with mental health issues and is working to mould its very own housing strategy.
September 20, 2016

Restaurant Review: The new Chantecler shines in spots, underwhelms in others

Chantecler 2.0 has nothing to do with the Asian fusion lettucy thingies of chef Poon, but the room is unchanged — still a small and incredibly sweet bistro with thick wooden tables, some high-top, some regulation height, white tile floors a la française and a cheerful atmosphere with friendly service.
September 20, 2016

Acclaimed Toronto musician Serena Ryder on finding her grey wolf for her new album

Toronto singer-songwriter Serena Ryder relates the story of the white wolf and the dark wolf, a Cherokee legend that she’d recently learned, which she said inspired her new album. In it, a youngster asks an elder to explain why he always feels so torn inside.
September 19, 2016

Shop Talk: T.O.’s Laura Siegel employs craftspeople in rural villages to create her ethical line

With a focus on sustainable business practices and respectful working conditions in remote communities, Laura Siegel’s Toronto-based collection is fashion savvy, eco-friendly and humane.
September 19, 2016

A Q&A with the incredible Margo Price and four other gems to check out at this weekend's TURF music festival in Toronto

Country musician Margo Price plays the Toronto Urban Roots Festival this weekend.
September 16, 2016