Ask the Expert: Wine for the Holidays with Adrian Caravello

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Adrian Carvello is the coordinator and professor of the new post-graduate program at George Brown College, Advanced Wine and Beverage Business Management. As a former sommelier and general manager at Oliver and Bonacini’s Auberge du Pommier, he is a great resource to answer questions regarding holiday season wine purchases.       1. What type […]

A Great School in Downtown Toronto

A food reviewer needs to accurately convey the atmosphere, aromas, presentation, taste, and texture of a restaurant’s food. Beyond that, the review should comment on the staff knowledge and attentiveness in order to give the reader a clear picture in their mind’s eye so that they can make an informed decision about if the location […]

Real Estate Junkies, Contributed by Duncan Fremlin

For those real estate junkies who can’t get enough facts, stats and analysis, you might get a kick out of studying the history of entry-level purchases in this city, starting, let’s say, around 1970.   I first started paying attention to real estate prices in 1972 when I completed my schooling as a Property Tax […]

The new and improved Chefs’ House is open for business

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After new upgrades and refurbishments the Chefs’ House at 215 King Street East is pleased to announce that is now open for business! “We’ve improved our venue, expanded the menu and redesigned the bar. Our menu now includes a daily $10 take–out special, offering guests a more international flare that ties in with our student’s […]

Kitchen a Beautiful Blend of Warmth and Precision

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman: A beautiful kitchen is the centerpiece of a beautiful home and while clinical precision can be useful in food preparation, the element of warmth in materials and design can enhance the space beyond the scientific measuring in say, baking. The personal, the love of cooking shines in a great kitchen: think […]

Neighbours gather for A Taste of Regent Park

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“It’s amazing how food brings people together” says Sean Brathwaite. Brathwaite is the Market Manager for the Taste of Regent Park, the weekly celebration of food and culture that happened this summer in the new park at Dundas and Sackville. This event brought together an affordable fresh produce market, cooking demonstrations, locally grown veggies and […]

24 Years and going strong

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Contributed by Gina Dineen Celebrating outstanding short films from around the world and around the corner, this local one-night-only juried screening of international short films promises something for everyone!   Come and vote for the People’s Choice Award.   The screening will be held in the Ada Slaight Hall at Daniel’s Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. […]

Cabbagetown Theatre

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Contributed by Kim Sprenger Cabbagetown Theatre is returning for their fifteenth+ year as members of the Cabbagetown Festival. We take fairy tales and bring them to life – panto-style – in the glorious Necropolis Chapel that is part of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Group across from Riverdale Farm.   This year our story is “Goldilocks: […]

Sandwich Anyone?

Contributed by Patty Junior Patty Junior and her staff at The Epicure Shop are excited to once again participate in the annual Cabbagetown Festival.  For 35 years, this family-operated business has been a festival staple and famously known for cooking over their charcoal barbecue. Serving up peameal bacon, Italian sausage and Joe’s famous steak sandwich, […]

Hard working team of volunteers

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As campaign signs begin to line the streets of Toronto Centre, and some candidates are just beginning to knock on doors, Liberal candidate Bill Morneau and his hard working team of volunteers have stepped their campaign into high gear.   Working out of his community office at 527 Parliament Street, which opened in February, Bill […]