City of Toronto Archives

Women paddle in a war canoe at the Balmy Beach Club in 1909.

Beach boasts a rich sporting history

The eastern end of the city recently received a bad rap by one of our daily newspapers, with an opinion piece suggesting there was not much happening in the East End, mainly the Beach. This is and was a load of nonsense. Nowhere else do you see such a diversity of activity as in our […]

Greek cuisine shines on Danforth

It’s been an absolutely fabulous summer with lots of sunshine and heat. There have been endless things to do in this fair city of ours to enjoy the season. One of the highlights has to be the largest street festival in Canada that takes place early in August every year. I’m talking, of course, about […]

Afterglow Studio offers a variety of yoga instruction in its new 3,000 square foot facility on Queen Street East at Lee Avenue.

Eye on Business for August 28, 2016

Broad Lingerie owner Sam Conover has been in the bra business for over a decade. Over those years she’s had many conversations with women – particularly busty women – about their experiencing finding a bra that fits, in an environment that’s comfortable, and at a price that’s reasonable. Those conversations, combined with her own experience, […]

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Private Eyes, they’re watching you

If you are watching Private Eyes (Thursday nights on Global), you may recognize the leafy streets of the Beach.  Jason Priestley stars as Matt Shade, a former pro hockey player who has lost all his money, but lives in one of those beautiful homes with the wrap-around balcony we all dream about. The vintage silver […]

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The tale of a working Angel

Angel has a cool summer job. Until the long-term career plan takes off, she’s the official ‘Welcome Ambassador’ for Tails Up Pet Food in beautiful Port Hope. Being the over-achiever that she is – blame it on her youth – one-year-old Angel insists on doing more than just waving a friendly paw when customers come […]

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Meet the fun and easy-going succulents

Say it slowly: “Sssuu-cu-lent.” Sounds so juicy and luscious, it immediately brings to mind foods like roast turkey, strawberries and crème caramel. But not if you’re a gardener. In that case it calls up visions of fat, fleshy plants in a palette of blues, greens, browns and purples, usually displayed in a neat, geometric leaf […]

Take me away for a summer meal

Summertime is the season for vacations: trips to cottages, picnics, camping, visits to friends and relatives, road trips of all sorts – after all, it’s holiday time. Outings mean transportable food. Here are just a few ideas to tote in a car, bike or backpack. They are yummy enough to be special holiday fare but […]

Toronto needs to find new revenue sources

In Ontario cities can’t run a deficit. Unlike the provincial and federal governments Toronto simply has to balance our budget every year. While our costs grow due to inflation, salary increases and service improvements, our revenues struggle to keep up. To balance the city’s budget we always start by taking a hard look at what […]

The latest in world wine news

Wine theme park Disney World has nothing on this place. It’s an adult theme park in Bordeaux, France, that’s dedicated to the nectar of the grape. This brand new wine amusement park, called “La Cité du Vin” (“the city of wine”) sits on the bank of the Garonne River in the heart of this famous […]