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Touring production of Annie falls flat despite best efforts of young Toronto actors as plucky orphans

I like the story of Annie, the little orphan girl who is plucked from a sad excuse for an orphanage by a rich benefactor with a big heart. There's a dog, and a cruel lady who terrorizes the little girls and even an attempted swindle. It's a classic tale with all the right elements. And, we've had so many wonderful productions including a recent movie starring Jamie Foxx as Daddy Warbucks as well as the classic 1982 film with the incomparable Carol Burnett as the alcoholic Miss Hannigan, who runs the orphanage like a sweat shop. There is a lot of history and quite the high water mark to live up to for any subsequent attempt, and unfortunately the latest Mirvish musical production doesn't get there.
May 02, 2018

12 hot restos we can’t stop talking about

May 02, 2018

OMB appeal unfolds over new courtyards

May 02, 2018

How They Met: A couple who cross-fits together...

May 02, 2018

Forget hipster, think hippie: Millennials are taking notes from the free spirits of the ’70s

In the age of smartphones, massive corporations and processed foods, people are breaking away from the norm to dress, eat and live in more organic ways.
April 19, 2018

Minimum wage: A provincial election primer

Ontario is poised to increase the minimum wage from $14 to $15 per hour at the end of this year, after a larger increase of almost 30 per cent on Jan. 1, 2018, from $11.60.
April 13, 2018

Sewell on City Hall: Coming elections offer little hope

A quarter of current councillors in Toronto's City Council have been there since the millennium, some even longer.
April 13, 2018

Food Profile: Andreas Antoniou brings foodie finds to the mass market with Assembly Chef's Hall

Assembly Chef's Hall, located on the ground floor of Google's downtown office, offers food from 17 of the city's best chefs.
April 11, 2018

Daily Planet: Forget global, go local like Oxford County

Oxford County became the second local government in Canada, after Vancouver, to adopt a commitment to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050.
April 11, 2018

Will Midtown dispensaries disappear after legalization, or just go underground?

Later this year, Canada will formally legalize cannabis across the country, making the future unclear for dispensaries.
April 10, 2018

4 of T.O.'s favourite Italian restaurants on spring menus, celebrity chefs and the dish that made them famous

We asked a handful of Toronto's Italian restaurant owners about their fave dishes and why they love cooking in their neighbourhood.
April 10, 2018

HGTV's Tiffany Pratt poses 10 questions to address your fear of colour

interior designer and HGTV Canada host, Tiffany Pratt, shows us how not to fear colour and what shades to embrace.
April 10, 2018

Does Markham need a bike share program?

Due to a number of unsolicited bike share program proposals that Markham City Council has received over the last year, a feasibility study has been commissioned by Markham’s transportation department to see if a bike-sharing program could work in the municipality.
April 09, 2018

La Diperie brings its chocolate-covered custom cones to Midtown

Montreal-founded once cream chain, La Diperie, has a new outpost at Yonge and Lawrence.
April 09, 2018

3 spring gardening trends with Toronto Botanical Garden's Paul Zammit

We chat with Paul Zammit, the Nancy Eaton director of horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden to get the inside scoop on 2018’s gardening trends.
April 09, 2018

Home of the Week: Landmark Forest Hill mansion with gym and home theatre for $17.68 million

The three-storey home at 61 Old Forest Hill Road, which sits on a 3/4 acre lot, has six bedrooms and ten bathrooms.
April 09, 2018

Too Close to Call: Beast York vs. Scarboro

T.O. is awash in urban streetwear, and the suburbs are repping their own ’hoods as a hot Scarborough brand takes on a feisty East York label .
April 08, 2018

Entire Richmond Hill residential block appealed to the OMB

After the OMB rejected the application at 9825 Yonge St., the owners at 9839 Yonge St. appealed their own application to the OMB.
April 06, 2018

Meals From Memory: Vit Béo's David Huynh makes his grandma’s dumplings

Like a lot of Asian kids growing up with grandparents at home, chef David Huynh, of the new Vit Béo at Bloor and Ossington, spent his childhood making dumplings with his grandma.
April 05, 2018

Buzz-heavy throwback band Frigs finally look poised to hit the big time

Frigs album, Basic Behaviour, was released earlier this year.
April 04, 2018