Articles by jbaynes

Karaoke for those who have stage fright

Karaoke for those who have stage fright March 4, 2011 | Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
For an inexpensive, yet fun night of cheap booze and singalongs to everything from old Rolling Stones ballads to new Lady Gaga hits, BMB Karaoke is for you. You may not know exactly where you have landed when you enter this Korean-style “singing room”, but trust me, it’s a good time....

Breakfast with Snow White and Prince Charming

Breakfast with Snow White and Prince Charming March 4, 2011 | Food, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
If you are coming to Toronto in March, and you are looking around for an interesting breakfast solution, you need to head to Casa Loma March 17th, 18th or 19th. Casa Loma, one of Toronto’s most intriguing historical landmarks,and is the perfect place for you and your kids to visit this March Break....

The new hip snack bar in town – 416 Snack Bar

The new hip snack bar in town – 416 Snack Bar March 4, 2011 | Food, Romantic, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The most unusual, yet interesting little snack bar has popped up at Queen and Bathurst. There are two beers on tap but the bar also offers bottles as well, and a wine list. The menu is always changing but offers everything from Jamaican beef patties, and oysters, to gourmet hot dogs and Napolitano pizza...

The Maharaja comes to the AGO

The Maharaja comes to the AGO February 28, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
This March, the AGO takes a look at the Southeast with the exhibition: Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts. The exhibit features everything from breathtaking jewelry, to shiny, lavish weapons, paintings and even a custom Rolls Royce Phantom II. Talk about the rich and the famous… The...

Swan Lake in Toronto – Come see the real Black Swan!

Swan Lake in Toronto – Come see the real Black Swan! February 27, 2011 | Events, Romantic, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
With the Oscars being on tonight, I am definitely cheering for Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, which had me (like his previous films) on the edge of my seat the whole time. But the film also left me wanting to see the actual ballet itself. Well, this week in Toronto, the ballet is on. Tchaikovsky’s...

Drake is hosting the Juno Awards 2011 – in Toronto!

Drake is hosting the Juno Awards 2011 – in Toronto! February 25, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Canada’s music awards, airs on Sunday, March 27 for the 10th year on CTV. There is quite a buzz happening right now with the roster of performers just announced (not to mention the excitement of the show being hosted by Drake). Drake will be returning to his hometown to host, and is also nominated...

Dancing, er… dining in the dark

Dancing, er… dining in the dark February 24, 2011 | Food, Romantic, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
If you haven’t heard of the new rage in dining in Toronto, then you haven’t heard of O.Noir. It’s been done in Europe, Australia, L.A., New York and Montreal – but now the ‘Dine in the Dark’ restaurant has arrived in Canada, inviting Torontonians and Toronto visitors...

Calendar Girls in the flesh… in Toronto!

Calendar Girls in the flesh… in Toronto! February 24, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Who doesn’t like calendar girls? A new show is coming to the Royal Alexandra Theatre this spring. It’s the North American premiere of London’s comedy sensation, in an all-Canadian production: Calendar Girls. So what’s the gist? Miss January through to Miss December are just regular gals...

Tim Burton – a monstrous art exhibition you will never forget

Tim Burton – a monstrous art exhibition you will never forget February 23, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Located in the newly developed Tiff Bell Lightbox, the Tim Burton Exhibition is something you can’t miss in Toronto. The Toronto Star writes to “”Expect Monstrous Good Fun” and there is no doubt that this one-of-a-kind collection will tantalize your inner monster. If you are familiar...

Think it’s cold in Toronto? Add a little heat with some SALSA!

Think it’s cold in Toronto? Add a little heat with some SALSA! February 17, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Romantic, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
One of my most memorable nights out in Toronto was to Plaza Flamingo. It was not surprising to me, that here in the city of a thousand cultures, there was a nightclub / restaurant and theatre solely devoted to latin dancing. The best way to experience Plaza Flamingo is to make sure you are in it for...