It’s time for practical action on climate change

Nathaniel Erskine-Smith is the Liberal MP for Beaches-East York. There is an overwhelming scientific consensus that global climate change is caused by human activities and that it is a very serious threat – 97 per cent of climate experts agree. According to the Royal Society and US National Academy of Sciences, “the evidence is clear.” […]


Ancient garden art makes a comeback

When I lived on Lee Avenue in the late seventies and eighties there was a unique piece of art on display in Kew Gardens. But this type of art in the park wasn’t of the usual wood carving, sculpture or painting variety. Back in the days when you could buy your socks and underwear at […]


Make your home office work for you

With summer nearing its end and kids and parents alike prepping for back-to-school, new beginnings are in the air. Back to school time is always a bit melancholy, as we dread the cold weather to come – at least I do – and the end of summer freedom. But with the new season and school […]

Herbal harvest for tasty meals

If you have a pot or patch of herbs growing in your garden, August is the time to start harvesting. When I say herbs, I mean the flavourful, edible leaves of plants such as parsley, chives, basil, tarragon, oregano, dill and so on. A simple snip of the scissors will do the trick for harvesting, […]

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, […]