How To Make The Most Out Of Your Toronto Apartment

Whether you live in a penthouse or a fixer-upper, your best investment begins with good quality furniture. You will likely attach some of your fondest memories to the furniture you choose, so take some time with this decision and consider investing in good quality, handcrafted, locally made furniture. After all, no matter where you move, your furniture will travel with you, even if you're climbing [...]

17 June 2018

Get Your Plumbing Checked Ahead Of Your Canada Day Party!

Many homeowners learn the hard way that drain inspection, as well as the overall home plumbing, are necessary tasks to complete before finalizing dates for a party or an occasion at their homes. A plumbing catastrophe can occur without showing any direct signs – pipe leakage, overflowing toilets, and a loose faucet can culminate in an absolute disaster during an event. On ordinary days t [...]

13 June 2018

Road Trips from Toronto: Take a Weekend Break

There as some great weekend road tips you can take from Toronto.  Getting acheap car rentalif you do decide to take a road trip will reduce the wear and tear on your own vehicle to the following recommended destinations. Explore Niagara Falls for a lifetime experience After spending some time in Toronto, we went to visit Niagara Falls during day one of our stay in Canada.  While [...]

13 June 2018

Indigenizing cannabis: quiet revolution grows as more First Nations embrace legalization

Hundreds flocked to Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory east of Belleville over the long weekend for the very first Indigenous Cannabis Cup celebrating Indigenous cannabis culture.  Craft cannabis makers from PEI to Vancouver came out to show off their wares and smokables. And judging by the scene, there’s no question that Ontario Cannabis Stores (OCS) will have some competition from o [...]

25 May 2018

Toronto wants to make condos more dog friendly

When developers designed some of Toronto’s densest condo communities, they never planned for the sheer volume of one type of high-rise dweller: the dog. According to city planning staff, there are around three to five dogs per floor in condos. Unfortunately, many condos lack the infrastructure to handle this population, causing a slew of problems for residents. At The Spire [...]

25 May 2018

Toronto's best new restaurants 2018

Il Covo A new Italian place in Little Italy? Ma no! It feels almost quaint — but then again, old-school charm saturates this small-plates-oriented restaurant, the first solo outing from Buca alumni Ryan Campbell and Giuseppe Marchesini, like espresso saturates a tiramisu. Starting with the dungeon-like front door, Il Covo is all old-world romance, and the menu sticks close enoug [...]

25 May 2018

Condos in Toronto keep getting smaller. Here are nine life hacks to make the most of your space

Whether you’re renting or buying, square footage in Toronto is at an all-time premium. With condos shrinking, many of us need to find creative ways to stuff our lives into 400 square feet. Fret not, there’s no need to purge every last tchotchke, keepsake or skirt you hope to one day squeeze back into. When it comes to tiny homes, it’s all about maximizing the minimal. Here are nine [...]

25 May 2018

10 things to do in Toronto today

Events in Toronto today look to celebrate Canada's proudest achievement in food with Poutine Fest. Inside Out launches with a showcasing of queer cinema and the Budweiser Stage opens for the season. [...]

25 May 2018

This is what's replacing Toronto's old Wonder Bread factory

The former Weston Bread Factory in Toronto's east side is now closed, once again, after opening up briefly to the public for a CONTACT Photography Festival exhibit. We came, we saw, we did not get any bread. So what now? Condos. The long-shuttered industrial facility at 462 Eastern Avenue was off-limits again as of May 20, when Laird Kay wrapped his two-weekend-long Wo [...]

25 May 2018

A massive new mall is coming to Markham

A new mall called King Square Shopping Centre is currently under construction in Markham, and it's already being billed as "Canada's largest Asian shopping centre" (move over Pacific Mall?)  This new development at 9390 Woodbine Avenue — near the intersection of 16th and Woodbine off of Highway 404 — is expected to contain "a luxury collection of retailers, restau [...]

25 May 2018

Mayor John Tory says Ottawa has offered nothing to help deal with Toronto’s refugee crisis

OTTAWA—Toronto Mayor John Tory says he’s “frustrated” by Ottawa’s lack of response to private and public appeals by the city for federal funding and resources to cope with an influx of refugee claimants that is straining shelters.“We’ve been talking to them basically nonstop . . . We just haven’t had any indication of any help at all. Zero,” Tory said in an interview [...]

25 May 2018

Toronto land-transfer tax revenue beats expectations by $30-million despite market decline

Despite a slide in residential home prices and sales, Toronto brought in $30-million more than expected from its land-transfer tax in the first three months of the year, thanks to an unexpected boost from the commercial real estate market. Critics have compared the city’s operating budget to a gamble on the real estate market, as Toronto has relied heavily on ballooning revenues from [...]

25 May 2018

Toronto opens 800 beds for asylum seekers, asks for millions in provincial, federal help

After announcing the opening of 800 additional beds for refugee claimants, the City of Toronto is demanding that the federal and provincial governments help cover more than $64 million it will have spent dealing with Canada’s influx of asylum seekers by the end of 2018. “We’re delighted to have them arrive in our city and make a contribution as previous generations have,” Toront [...]

25 May 2018