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.
Winter Stations are back, and we explore the installations both outside and in.
Taking the world’s shortest ferry ride to Toronto’s island airport is a unique experience for travelers. The new tunnel that’s supposed to get you there more efficiently just makes the transit feel like every other generic airport drudge. For now, we still have the two options. Let’s keep the one that makes trips to and from Toronto memorable.
Barbara Bailey is a Toronto graphic designer who loves Bollywood dancing and singing in a choir. The latter diversion happens to involve Choir! Choir! Choir!, the local phenomenon lauded nationally and internationally for its exuberant approach to crooning with a crowd, in harmony.
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.
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.
Toronto is a beach city and summer isn’t over yet. We checked out all 11 designated swimming beaches from a swimmer’s point of view.
1000 Strings create a transcendent aural spectacle in Yonge Dundas Square.
Just as the eyes are the windows of the soul, so are gardens windows of the world’s cultures. Gardens reflect in their design how we see the world, most movingly our dreams of paradise. This is evident at Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum and the Japanese-Canadian Cultural Centre.
In Toronto, taking the ferry over to Centre Island can be something of a cliché since it’s been a thing for city-folks for so many years. It’s often one of the first outings that recently arrived immigrants do when they get to the city – that and Niagara Falls.
Ever done the Edgewalk at the CN Tower? When visitors to Toronto really want to do it, you pretty much have to comply.
Doors Open 2015 is coming very soon. There are so many venues to choose from so we thought we’d help you out with some recommendations. Let us know what you think.
Before there was a neighbourhood, streets or public transit, there was a school. Since 1911, Oakwood Collegiate has been an anchor at the heart of a community. That is how we used to do city building – first the infrastructure, then the housing.
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.
Toronto has changed from a mostly Presbyterian city to one that includes people from all the religions of the world. Among the many places of worship across the GTA, there are Buddhist temples in the unlikeliest of places. Here’s an overview of the locations and the philosophy that inspires them.
Tonga calls itself the land where time begins. Situated immediately left of the International Date Line, Tonga is the first place on earth to greet each new day. That’s where Mary Li will spend the next year. But she’ll miss so many things about Toronto.
So long darkness, hello sunshine.Once again Torontonians will congregate in Kensington Market on Dec. 21 to ignite the darkness of the longest night.
Created in exotic, even fairytale, shapes these churches contrast with the mercilessly functional buildings of many North American cities. They are fabulous gems set down, as if by an archangel’s hand, in the great urban sameness.
An October walk through Cedarvale ravine, an easily overlooked topographical treasure.
It’s true, it feels the mayoral campaign has been going on since the beginning of time. And it all seems to be about the personalities instead of issues. Don’t let that put you off.
UPDATE 2018! Bountiful harvest of our local hidden-in-plain-sight treasure.