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Stintz on Midtown: Battle for the bus lands should be about maximizing green

Proposals to develop the bus lands will begin to surface after construction of the Crosstown LRT is completed
January 16, 2017

The Pitch: Tetsuro Shigematsu on why you should see Empire of the Son

Tetsuro Shigematsu on why you should see Empire of the Son stage production on at the Factory Theatre in Toronto.
January 16, 2017

Local Love: Brave Leather has kept Toronto well-belted for 25 years

Tucked in a NoBlo industrial zone, Brave Leather has been around since back in 1992 when founder Scott Irvine got his start hawking belts on the city streets. Fast forward a few years and while Brave also turns out bags and jewellery (choker, anyone?), belts remain the label’s biggest pull.
January 16, 2017

First Look: Team that includes celebrity chef David Rocco opens Oretta on King West

After months of waiting and many teaser photos on Instagram, Oretta has finally opened its doors at 633 King St. W. The power trio behind the restaurant includes Food Network celebrity chef David Rocco, restaurateur Salvatore Mele (who also owns Capocaccia Trattoria in Summerhill) and executive chef Christian Fontolan.
January 16, 2017

City calls for better tree protection, only half of complaints are investigated

According to a City of Toronto report, only 50 per cent of tree bylaw complaints are being investigated
January 16, 2017

Toronto's Caitlin Cronenberg gets Beastly with new web/book pooch project

Caitlin Cronenberg has teamed up with Natalie Frenkel and Jordan Eady to launch the dog glamour website Beastly to showcase a collection of photos and videos that chronicle celebrities and their beloved furry friends.
January 13, 2017

North York Central Library closed down, $17 mil makeover now underway

The North York Central Library (NYCL) closed its doors to the public on Dec. 4 to undergo extensive renovations that are part of a $17 million project to redesign the building.
January 13, 2017

Sunnybrook Plaza condo deal comes with $2.7 million in community benefits

A long-awaited settlement over the Sunnybrook Plaza site has finally been reached between the developer and local community.
January 13, 2017

Venerable Toronto folk music club Hugh's Room might not be finished after all

Word has just come out that a crack committee of the city's finest including long-time Hugh's Room supporter Grit Laskin, who also owns Borealis Records, is hard at work on a rescue plan that might have Hugh's Room back up and operating as soon as possible.
January 13, 2017

How They Met: A tense audition leads to a musical marriage

Musical duo Mark and Louise Camilleri teamed up to bring the Tony award-winning musical The Secret Garden to Toronto for three shows at the Trinity St. Paul Centre from Jan. 13 to 15. Mark is the musical director and conductor while Louise is performing in the show.
January 12, 2017

North Toronto Memorial Community Centre closure concerns locals

Many residents who rely on the programs at North Toronto Memorial Community Centre (NTMCC) are voicing their concerns about the potential 18-month closure for repairs, scheduled to begin in June 2017.
January 12, 2017

Four-alarm fire causes $5-mil in damage to Bridle Path mansion

Toronto firefighters were called to the scene of a four-alarm fire on Tuesday, when massive flames erupted inside a multi-million dollar home on Park Lane Circle.
January 12, 2017

Advil and post-sport bevvies replaced by bongs?

Cannabis has become part of a more open dialogue between yoga-loving members at one of Toronto’s private clubs. While not in any way condoned by the club itself, some members are stepping up their yoga game by introducing a little ganja into their practice.
January 12, 2017

News Feature: City to end tax relief for owners of vacant main street stores

From a popular watering hole for locals in the lower Village to a bustling toy store that parents and children flocked to on Eglinton Avenue, these once buzzing establishments have sat empty for years, occupying dead zones in Midtown Toronto that locals say affect the vibrancy of main streets.
January 11, 2017

Toronto's most anticipated restaurant openings of 2017 from Grey Gardens to Godspeed

A list of the four most hotly anticipated restaurants set to open in 2017
January 11, 2017

Bedford Park resident and the case of the black walnut tree heads to community council next week

A homeowner in the Bedford Park area says a black walnut tree has been at the root of her problems for more than a decade.
January 11, 2017

Lunch Pick: Break hibernation for dakgalbi from Hancook on Bloor

Dakgalbi from Hancook is one of the few good reasons to break your January hibernation.
January 11, 2017

Big Opening: Stole My Heart

A new intimates boutique with a special focus on collections designed by women
January 11, 2017

How They Met: Catherine Reitman and Philip Sternberg, of CBC’s Workin’ Moms, on and off-camera lovebirds

Catherine Reitman and Philip Sternberg are the team behind CBC’s new sitcom Workin’ Moms, premiering Jan. 10. The duo also star in the series — as a married couple, of course. Aside from their onscreen duties, Sternberg is an executive producer on the show, and Reitman is the showrunner, creator and co-producer.
January 10, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: Ask John Tory — for whom the toll serves?

The easiest thing to do is to pick a fight with a neighbour and allege they are not carrying a fair share of the weight. For some politicians it seems a default position.
January 10, 2017