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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

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

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

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

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

The New Mid-Life: Remake yourself at home

With services by companies like At Your Service Mobile Spa, Wright Spa and Solace Mobile Spa the trend of mobile spas is ramping up.
January 22, 2016

Shop Talk: Q&A with Michelle Watson of Michi Clothing

Michelle Watson started Michi after graduating from the Parsons School of Design in New York City. Paired with her flair for fashion is her background in competitive sports, and she realized she was part of an underserved niche of those who mix sports with style.
January 22, 2016

Margaret Atwood helps usher in new comic book era

Just off the main entrance at the Toronto Reference Library is a 2,000-square-foot comic lover’s paradise. Page & Panel, as it’s called, began as a pop-up comic book shop and became a permanent library fixture in March of 2015.
January 22, 2016

Eric McCormack of Will & Grace in town for (really) rare concert appearance

Eric McCormack of Will & Grace in town for (really) rare concert appearance at the Winter Garden Theatre on January 23.
January 21, 2016

Restaurant Review: The food at Parcae impresses but squirrelled-away location is hard to find

The conundrum here is that I love the food at Parcae, the service is charming, and it deserves to survive. What, says the waiter, you don’t like the risotto? I’ll take it off your bill. Okay, now we know who we’re dealing with. These people are beyond nice.
January 21, 2016

Real Estate: Roncy, the one-time Polish enclave cherishes its roots while also celebrating the future

Roncesvalles Village, better known as “Roncy,” is a hipster-heavy community with fine local amenities, great restaurants, a rich history and a location equidistant to the lake and downtown as well as gorgeous High Park.
January 21, 2016

Comic Stripped: Toronto comics behind the dawn of mom-com shows

If you think the idea of a hunky male lactician consultant is hilarious, then we have the perfect show
January 20, 2016

Steven Page gives iconic Beatles album a makeover with Art of Time

Growing up, Steven Page says he spent countless hours adoring and admiring the Beatles’ iconic 1967 album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Now Page and a few other notable Canadian singers are putting their own imaginative spin on the album courtesy of Toronto’s Art of Time Ensemble.
January 19, 2016

How They Met: Global TV’s Carolyn Mackenzie and her knight in shining flame-retardant armour

After Chris Stark responded to Carolyn Mackenzie’s medical emergency, they fell in love
January 19, 2016

Shop Crawl: Interior design and eclectic finds on Dupont

Local and global handcrafted goods spotted at the Annex’s Dupont from Kinna Sohna, South Hill Home and Ewanika.
January 18, 2016

What to Eat This Minute: Mussels on toast from Omaw on Ossington

Take a trip to the Carolinas via Omaw, Ossington’s ode to southern cooking. The new eatery is a split venture between noted chef Matt Blondin, Adrian Niman and Brent McClenahan of the Food Dudes.
January 18, 2016