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Work Out with Monika: Getting all fired up to race dragon boats on the lake

A dragon boat consists of 20 paddlers sitting two abreast in a boat with a cox who steers at the rear and a drummer who sets the pace at the front. It is a popular team sport and Sunnyside Paddling Club is the largest dragon boat club in North America, with over 125 teams and 2,500 paddlers.
May 25, 2017

Stintz on Midtown: The case for turning the bus bays at Yonge and Eglinton into a green space

In North Toronto, the availability of park space is woefully scarce. The ravine systems are beautiful but not maintained, Eglinton Park is busy day and night, and there is no other park that is similar in size and available to the community.
May 25, 2017

Parent Hacks: The top four questions to answer before sending your children off for the summer

As a mom of four and a veteran of sending kids to overnight camp, I often get asked the following questions from parents who are thinking about a week, two weeks, even a month of camp for their kids.
May 25, 2017

Turns out comics can be funny and sober, who knew?

Of course; I had snorted six long lines of cocaine just before I stepped onstage.
May 25, 2017

A real and present danger to the independent merchants of Main Street

City planning staff asked to advise on a strategy that would promote retail diversity and independent business on commercial main streets
May 23, 2017

Interior designer Jane Lockhart imparts her wisdom on livening up the heart of your home

The greatest change in kitchen colour is the return to black or much deeper colours in cabinetry.
May 23, 2017

Thornhill Woods development back on the table

Jaffari Community Centre resubmits development application
May 23, 2017

O Canada meets O cannabis come 2018

May 19, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: Tory loses way on one-stop subway

How is John Tory doing as mayor of Toronto? He certainly seems like a nice man, personable and well-spoken, but I am more interested in his job performance.
May 18, 2017

Redway Road extension in Leaside unlikely

With traffic issues being a major community issue, the Redway Road Extension was brought back to the discussion table three years ago.
May 17, 2017

Heritage advocates push to preserve Davisville P.S.

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is forging ahead with new design plans for Davisville Junior Public School despite ongoing arguments that the building should be preserved as a heritage site.
May 16, 2017

Toronto moving on a strategy to protect the ravines that make up 17 per cent of our city

Protected ravine lands account for 17 per cent of the city’s total land area. The need to attend to a slew of safety and environmental issues and grow this natural resource for future generations has become a top priority at council.
May 15, 2017

Could new Ontario rules kill rentals?

Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has proposed new legislation to control rental prices and ensure fair treatment of tenants. If the Rental Fairness Act, 2017, is passed, it will expand rent control to all private buildings, including the 237,000 rental units built in Ontario after 1991.
May 15, 2017

Jewellery store heist foiled in Forest Hill

Two men were arrested after attempting to rob a jewellery store on Eglinton Avenue West near Avenue Road last month.
May 15, 2017

Midtown’s biggest flake

Will Arnett hosts Laughter is the Best Medicine III, a gala evening of comedy and shenanigans in support of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation (otherwise known as Toronto East General).
May 12, 2017

Lawrence Park Medical Centre razed for tower?

Four residents’ groups in the Avenue Road and Lawrence Avenue West area have banded together to oppose a 12-storey condo proposal for 250 Lawrence Ave. W., the site of the Lawrence Park Medical Centre. It is slated to go to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) May 25.
May 12, 2017

Spring Music Guide: Woozy beachside jams

Edmonton native Mac Demarco plays two sold-out shows at the Danforth Music Hall this month.
May 12, 2017

Debbie Travis tells us why everyone should be planting lavender and rosemary this spring

I was soon racking my wee brain for alternative crops to grow on our sunny Tuscan slopes. Lavender is not typically grown as a crop in this area, (think of Provence and its endless rows of this glorious plant), yet the climate is similar. Why not here?
May 11, 2017

Director of Power Plant Gaëtane Verna and Power Ball XIX: Stereo Vision

It’s Power Ball season. Toronto’s most over-the-top, indulgent, breathtaking and glamourous party is more than just a fun night on the town — it’s also the engine for the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. We chatted with the gallery’s director, Gaëtane Verna, about this year’s fundraiser and why it’s going to be the event of the season.
May 11, 2017

How They Met: Real housewives star Ann Kaplan Mulholland and her M.D. husband on life in Forest Hill

The Real Housewives of Toronto star Ann Kaplan Mulholland dishes the details behind her courtship with husband Dr. Stephen Mulholland. Both appear on the hit show that follows the lives of six powerful and glamorous women through their daily lives in the city. The Mulhollands met through their business ties and have lived in Forest Hill for 12 years.
May 11, 2017