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Turning ice into art at IceFest

Turning ice into art at IceFest February 24, 2012 | Events, Food, Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Photo by Paul Tichonczuk On Feb 25 and 26 celebrate winter in style at the 7th Annual Bloor-Yorkville IceFest where you can celebrate winter in Toronto. Watch as ice carvers take out their picks, chisels and even chainsaws to transform blocks of ice into masterpieces at the 14th Annual Sassafraz Ice...

Best chocolate in Toronto

Best chocolate in Toronto February 1, 2012 | Food | Read More
February is a month where chocolate is a necessity, whether it’s for romance or the winter blues. Enjoy distinctive chocolates and truffles created by chocolatier David Castellan at his Soma Chocolate shop in the Distillery District. Using raw cocoa beans, Castellan creates chocolates with surprising...

We all scream for ice cream (or gelato)

We all scream for ice cream (or gelato) August 21, 2011 | Food, Kid Friendly | Read More
Photo courtesy of Dolce Gelato Toronto has had one scorcher of a summer and maybe that explains the plethora of ice cream parlors that have opened up. Every neighborhood offers a favorite shop where you can find healthy yogurt, lean gelato or sinful classic (calories be damned). Here’s our scoop on...

The Perfect Summer Get-Away

The Perfect Summer Get-Away May 28, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Romantic, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The Misanthrope at Stratford. Photo courtesy of the Stratford Festival Next week marks the opening of the season at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Now, don’t let the bard’s name in the title put you off. Stratford has a wide variety of shows on offer this summer, so there’s something...

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...

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...

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...

Supermarket Sweep – St. Lawrence Market

Supermarket Sweep – St. Lawrence Market July 7, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
St. Lawrence Market is a well-known food market in the heart of old Toronto.  It’s not technically a supermarket, as you won’t find any TV dinners here, but it is pretty super.  It’s a good, old-fashioned food market, complete with fishmongers, pie-makers and freshly made pots of Okanagan jam. [Photo:...

Happy Birthday, Canada (Bonne Fête, Canada)

Happy Birthday, Canada  (Bonne Fête, Canada) July 1, 2010 | Events, Food, free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Happy Canada Day!  The country turns 143 today (and may I say it doesn’t look a day over 100.) If you don’t find yourself at Parliament Hill in the nation’s capital of Ottawa – and you could since it’s really not that far from here – then Toronto is a pretty good place to be. But what to...