Along with a long list of accomplishments as a Toronto City Councillor, Joe Mihevc also introduced the backyard chicken bylaw where residents could keep up to four chickens in their yard. Here’s how it’s working at his home, especially breakfast-wise.
“Let’s shut down the street,” was John Montesano’s rallying cry, 15 years ago, about St. Clair West – and a great Toronto street festival was born.
When you hear that knock at the door or dig out that piece of political literature from your mailbox, think of the effort the volunteer canvasser makes to engage you in the greatest expression of a democratic state – the vote.
Toronto’s Columbus Centre, considered to be the heart and soul of the Italian community in the city, is besieged by its own board. Forced by the city to hold a public meeting, Villa Charities Inc., finally revealed its highly unpopular plans for the centre.
What is Toronto’s future? Should it build a subway out to Scarborough? Should it raise taxes or cut services? Since we can’t trust our politicians to be guided by the facts, is there another solution? Can the sun, moon and stars offer some insight into what we should do?
Since Ontario school boards are no longer allowed to raise tax dollars, the Toronto Board has begun selling off older schools, often historic buildings, for cash to make repairs on other aging schools. Many of the sold properties are demolished, usually not in the best interests of their communities.
What will we do for a delicious tomato and once we find it how far will we go to make sure we get one every year? Gardeners and eaters alike will appreciate this journey.
What do you do when five of your eight dinner guests have a total of six different food restrictions, some with multiple limitations? Here’s how to handle it with finesse.
How did world-renowned Inu sculptor Abraham Anghik Ruben hook up with a Woodbridge art gallery and its Italian-Canadian owners? It started with a dream…
The late great Umberto Eco was a frequent visitor to Toronto and was especially fond of the Robarts Library at U of T. He considered the city ‘very civil’ and said that after New York and Paris, Toronto would be the only other city he would move to, to live and work.
Free screening of filmmaker Michael Kainer’s doc on Toronto’s City Hall at The BLOOR/Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. West, Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
In response to the waves of refugees from Africa and the Middle East arriving on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, the International Board on Books for Young People is establishing a library to be used by young migrants and local children. See their collection of outstanding wordless picture books from 23 countries now on view at the North York Public Library in Toronto.
Here’s an easy way to find walking tours in Toronto and Ontario – especially if you don’t want to walk alone. Momentum1 ‘Community in Motion’ has launched a new website.
A Torontonian puts her book down to experience TIFF, and finds the interminable line-up and the screaming insanity over the movie stars of a light-weight comedy drama drive her back to real life in the city.
The polyglot of St. Clair West is an unassuming person who, having a slight familiarity with a Romance language, can string together a melody of words gleaned from various languages.
In every country in the world we encounter the intrepid sign figure. Is there a narrative through line for this character?
What’s happening in renewable energy advances around the world? Some surprising examples of who’s making great strides.
Toronto’s Mayor John Tory and his entourage were giddy at the news conference announcing the new raccoon-proof green bins, declaring, “….we cannot be defeated by these critters.” At first, I was giddy, too.
Torontonians don’t just eat food, we make it too. From wine juice producers to breweries, from bakeries to coffee roasters, from patties to pasta, food feeds the city’s economic engine.
12th annual Reel Artists Film Festival at the TIFF Lightbox screens three documentaries on the subject of risk-taking in the arts.
So long darkness, hello sunshine.Once again Torontonians will congregate in Kensington Market on Dec. 21 to ignite the darkness of the longest night.
Specialty grocery stores import from everywhere. Here’s where the local Maraș Turkish community can buy bulgur from home, anchovies from the Black Sea, pointy chick peas…
Documenting a mother’s recipe for a vegetable (and some tuna) antipasto.
This past winter when Toronto experienced a power blackout due to a major ice storm, Elizabeth Cinello discovered ICE in Costa Rica.
Artscape Wychwood Barns is a community hub that includes arts and cultural activities, a food production and education centre, and environmental initiatives. Bringing this complex project to fruition was a long, challenging and often frustrating labour of love.
A video docu-tale about how we got Ontario Hydro, the world’s first publicly-owned utility.
No matter how far away you are from home, whether you’re homesick or you left home because you were sick of it, you know home will always be there, waiting for you. But what if friends, family, and neighbours, even the ones you didn’t get along with, picked up and left?
Birds are flocking to the environmentally green construction on Rosemount Avenue in the St. Clair Avenue West neighbourhood. Designed by Toronto artist and sculptor Alex Moyle, you’ll find it on the grassy knoll behind Oakwood Collegiate near the school’s worm-friendly field. It sits on a three-meter-high stand and reaches a height of six meters. The well-treed enclave is an ideal location …