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Best brunch: Perfectly poached eggs on College

Mitzi's on College serves up weekend brunches yummy enough to keep hungry hipsters waiting 30 minutes for a table. Its comfy living room appeal is the perfect complement to delectably firm poached eggs with a drizzly centre, bathed in a cheesy sauce and paired with fresh multigrain toast, fruit and fried potatoes.
November 02, 2009

Best gourmet pizza: The real deal on Ossington

Utter the name 'Ossington' these days, and you likely think trendy, hip and maybe a little daunting. Now that the hype has faded significantly, Pizzeria Libretto, which promises 'real Neapolitan pizza,' has come out a clear winner.
October 12, 2009

Best empanadas: Chilean comfort food

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but like the food they serve, Kensington Market's Jumbo Empanadas packs a punch. The Chilean delicacy (a large, meal-sized, baked pastry filled with all kinds of goodies, such as egg, beef, cheese, onion, olives and raisins) comes with delicious, spicy salsa for dipping at an affordable price.
September 30, 2009

Best chocolate baklava: A Greek goddess

Select Bakery is a bustling Greek shop on Donlands Avenue in East York. If they do one thing better than others, it is chocolate baklava.
September 21, 2009

Best vintage clothing: Hipster duds with history

Courage My Love is a perennial favourite with hipsters, costume hunters, and regular folk alike. Featuring fashions for both men and women, the shop is known for carrying formal wear from top hats to old Hollywood gowns, as well as an abundance of accessories.
September 17, 2009

Best dog park: Pooch paradise

Not long ago, the city created an off-leash area in the Village ravine known as Cedarvale Park. It looks like a sheep pen, constructed of raw-looking wood that gives the whole ravine a charming farm vibe. The area for play is ample, allow dogs plenty of room to run while their owners converse on the outskirts.
September 17, 2009

Best indie video store: The anti-Blockbuster

Queen West's Black Dog Video offers area film buffs and novices alike a great selection of celluloid treasures -- well, digital video to be accurate -- including almost the entire Criterion Collection, as well as an impressive offering of foreign films. The roughly 9,000 available titles also include many works not available at Black Dog's larger chain competitors.
September 17, 2009

Best soup: Passing the slurp test

Everything in this culinary treasure trove is delish from the savoury wraps to the smartly prepared biscuits, but the soup, oh the soup.
September 17, 2009

The five best heated patios for fall

The five best heated patios for fall in Toronto.
August 31, 2009

Hot Summer Guide - Bayview

Our hot guide to the area’s coolest people and places. We’ve got Bayview rocker Alan Frew’s must-see concert picks, three fabulous food festivals, outstanding outdoor theatre, 10 righteous rooftop patios — and a list of the city’s top thrill rides.
August 07, 2009