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For his new restaurant on Ossington, Brandon Olsen has gone bananas

Brandon Olsen is a man obsessed with process. Prior to opening of his French restaurant on Ossington, La Banane, the chef spent hours in the kitchen breaking down every element of his menu in progress.
February 21, 2017

Celebrating 25 years since Roberta Bondar became the Rosedale Rocket

Dr. Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman to enter space 25 years ago, shattering a glass ceiling that was truly out of this world. She also paved the way for the only other Canadian woman to travel to space, Julie Payette.
February 21, 2017

Restaurant Review: Chef Steve Gonzalez is back with his gigantic new King West eatery

Cherry-picking the menu works really well. Some of the fusion items, where East meets Latin, are really fun. Chef’s suite of ceviches are superbly entertaining: we’re captivated by the variegated flavours of tiraditos, raw tuna napped in passion fruit and lulo sauce, with black and white sesame seeds, chili-studded purée of butternut squash and baby greens.
February 16, 2017

Sherry Cooper on whether a tax on foreign buyers would help with Toronto’s affordability problem

Since British Columbia introduced a 15 per cent land transfer tax on foreign non-residents, there has been speculation that Ontario would do the same. So far, the effect in B.C. has been an apparent slowdown in home sales and price gains at the high end of the single-family home market.
February 16, 2017

Post-ROM sips at Museum Tavern

Blink and you’ll miss Museum Tavern. Squirreled upstairs and across the street from the Royal Ontario Museum sits the suitably named brasserie. The charming space has been satiating museum goers since it opened back in 2012.
February 15, 2017

One purr-fect party: Downsview park to host its own kitty cat conference this spring

KittyCatCon, Canada’s first ever cat conference, is a two-day event that will hit Toronto this spring.
February 15, 2017

Leaside news: Laird development guidelines too little, too late?

Leaside development guidelines too late? Developers already determining what will happen ahead of study.
February 15, 2017

9 Toronto couples help us look back on their first date, kiss, or fight for Valentine’s Day

A look into the lives and romance of some of T.O.’s power couples. From who made the first move to who caused the first fight.
February 14, 2017

Dr. Jess on Sex: Straight from the heart this Valentine’s Day

Drop the clichéd plans and try a new way to celebrate love, and then do it all year long.
February 14, 2017

The couple who CrossFits together

Etalk's Devon Soltendieck met his now wife, Ashley Applebaum, while he was working as a MuchMusic VJ and she was his publicist
February 13, 2017

Mark Breslin's Comic Stripped: Funny wife, funny life?

Toronto comedy expert Mark Breslin on whether stand-up comics and marriage can work
February 13, 2017

Big ticket this weekend: A ballet unlike anything you’ve ever seen

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo returns to Toronto this month on Feb. 10 and 11 at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
February 10, 2017

Monika tries a romantic workout

Monika and her husband, Storey Badger, learn some lifts in a couples yoga class
February 10, 2017

Measha Brueggergosman’s five books that matter

Acclaimed Toronto soprano Measha Brueggergosman talks about five books that matter to her.
February 10, 2017

Uptown Dine Safe infractions from January

All information is from the DineSafe website, City of Toronto Public Health’s Food Premises Inspection and Disclosure System.
February 09, 2017

North Toronto native Will Arnett in his most challenging role yet

In The Lego Batman Movie, the animated action flick follows Arnett as he embodies the gravel-voiced crusader.
February 09, 2017

Valentine’s Day calls for black-hearted waffles

At Light Cafe, located at 23 Baldwin St., the petite heart-shaped waffles are the hot ticket item to nosh on.
February 09, 2017

25 perfect places to find, keep and rekindle love in the city

From knife-throwing to baking boot camp, these are the 25 best spots for Valentine's Day 2017.
February 09, 2017

Developments gone wild: Toronto buildings pushing the planning boundaries

February 08, 2017

Road to Legalization: The potential for sexier bedroom encounters

Although a little bit of “grass” won’t make you “unbearably wonderful, too wonderful for words” (Alvy), it has the potential to make your next bedroom encounter a little sexier.
February 07, 2017