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June 09, 2017

The OMB’s reign is over

Stakeholders offer their input on the long-criticized Ontario Municipal Board and its new, less powerful replacement: the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal
June 08, 2017

Filming and dining T.O. style with Jason Priestley and Cindy Sampson

Whether they’re hitting up one of Toronto’s hippest brunch spots on a break from filming or solving a murder together, Jason Priestley and Cindy Sampson are one dynamic duo. The pair portray private investigators Matt Shade and Angie Everett on the hit show Private Eyes, a dramedy with Toronto as the backdrop.
June 08, 2017

Taste Test: Celebrity chef Mark McEwan joined us to test the city’s top charcuterie boards

When it comes to this summer backyard favourite, McEwan says the selection is key — you want a variety of meats, a terrine or pâté en croûte, one cheese for contrast, the perfect bread and a fruit component.
June 08, 2017

Too Close to Call: Shake (It) Off

It’s the ultimate shake showdown: Hollywood Cone has its Mutant Milkshakes piled sky high, while Café Núna struts its Freakshake flare. You decide who’s shaking and who’s faking.
June 08, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: Toronto is on an economic roll and increased housing prices is a predictable result

I think the biggest cause of the increased cost of housing, rental and ownership, is the extraordinary growth spurt Toronto finds itself in. The economy around here is booming, with unemployment rates lower than they have been for many years. People want to be here in this city.
June 08, 2017

The pops-approved pursuits for Father's Day

From experiences to gifts, these are our 29 picks to make Dad's day great
June 06, 2017

Uber driver accused in kidnapping case

On May 22, a 24-year-old Uber driver from Belleville was arrested for kidnapping a young female passenger he had picked up in the Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue area.
June 06, 2017

How They Met: 9/11 shaped the love story of the couple behind ‘Come From Away’

Come From Away, the musical about the town of Gander, N.L., that temporarily doubled its population in the wake of 9/11 when planes were redirected there, is the broadway hit of the year, snapping up seven Tony Award nominations. We chatted with the play’s creators, Torontonians David Hein and Irene Sankoff, ahead of the Tony Awards on June 11, about how the events of 9/11 shaped their love story.
June 05, 2017

Looking Back: 50 years ago this summer the Mariposa Festival came to Centre Island for the Summer of Love

The Mariposa Festival was established in the early ’60s in Orillia but was given the boot by the gentle townsfolk, and it moved further south to Caledon and on to Centre Island for its hippie heyday, when everyone from Bob Dylan to Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen hit the mainstage while flower children beat their bongos and passed their pot-fuelled peace pipes in relative privacy.
June 05, 2017

CNIB weighs in on lack of sidewalks in Lawrence Park

Hundreds of age-old trees in Lawrence Park will be spared the axe when the City of Toronto begins its overhaul of the area’s sewer system in the next few years. While some residents have expressed their relief, others argue the plan prioritizes the neighbourhood’s tree canopy over pedestrian safety.
June 02, 2017

Toronto, a city of bike builders

Torontonians have been tinkering in the trade since 1895 when H. A. Lozier & Co. opened a shop in the Junction neighbourhood. The company eventually became part of CCM, a name that is still slapped onto bicycle frames.
June 02, 2017

Toronto's Fast Romantics ready for album release party on June 8

Although the Fast Romantics have been around in name for years, the band’s new album American Love is really a debut of sorts. The band celebrates the release on June 8 at a special release show at the Mod Club in Toronto.
June 02, 2017

Rarely does a ballet begin in a mental institution

Sonia Rodriguez in National Ballet’s new stunner A Streetcar Named Desire running June 3 to 10 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
June 01, 2017

Daily Planet: All work and no play

Since standardization of the 40-hour workweek in the mid-20th century, everything has changed but the hours. If anything, many people are working even longer hours, especially in North America. This has severe repercussions for human health and well-being, as well as the environment.
June 01, 2017

Twang ten Toronto

Toronto’s 12th annual Great Lakes Surf Battle takes place at downtown bars the Cadillac Lounge and Shameful Tiki Room, featuring some of best of the genre from Luau Or Die to the Mexican wrestling-garbed Blue Demons.
June 01, 2017

Post Interview: The write time

May 31, 2017

Restoronto June: The lowdown on the city’s latest openings

The latest Toronto restaurant and food news.
May 31, 2017

Reel 'em in: Outdoor movie screenings fill Toronto parks this summer

Summer in Toronto means that the movie screens are out: From the Harbourfront Centre to Mel Lastman Square; across Christie Pits to Corktown Common, there’s always a flick to watch on in the warm summer night. All you have to do is bring snacks and a blanket.
May 31, 2017

Cabin etiquette: Why annoying kids matter

Our own anxiety causes us to forget what Wendy Mogel so eloquently labelled “the blessing of a skinned knee.” The social equivalent of a skinned knee is the undesirable child in the cabin.
May 30, 2017