A Home to Enjoy Indoors and Out

Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. There’s a special experience early risers can enjoy – a coffee outdoors on the deck right after sunrise. One member of a young professional Cabbagetown couple, clients of Weenen General Contracting, had their back garden transformed last summer and singled out this early morning bliss as a favourite aspect of the […]

Not feeling the Love? Contributed by Leslie Boyd

“Do What You Love” is the message of the moment when it comes to career advice. We are surrounded by it, on billboards for college programs, on job search sites, in articles offering tips for figuring it out once and for all.   What if you’re not doing what you love? The message can feel […]

GAIN MULTICULTURAL MOMENTUM WITH MONTESSORI

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Contributed by Stacey Boorman, Freelance writer and mum One thing I’ve learned is that my kid learns more from experience than me telling her what or how to do something. Do you think I taught her the word “like” (as in “mummy, like, I’m just not tired”)? No! But it’s coming out of her mouth, […]

Juri Zurba on the e-bike experience – Owner EpRider

Electric bikes are a new and promising alternative form of urban transportation. They provide all the advantages of a regular bicycle: fun exercise, free parking, zero emissions, and freedom from gridlock, while eliminating one of the bicycle’s more serious drawbacks, lack of power. Imagine pedalling up a hill as comfortably as riding down, that’s what […]

Design Build that Shines

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When David Chmelnitsky tries to decide which room is his favourite in the beautiful contemporary home he shares with his wife Jenine and daughters Julia and Kate he can’t choose between two enticing spaces.  On the ground floor, open from front to back, a wall of glass overlooks trees and greenery.  A lower level with […]

Demystifying Common-Law Relationships

I often hear common-law spouses referring to each other as “husband” and “wife”, but this is a very common misnomer. While common-law spouses may have committed relationships equal to those of married couples, it is important to be aware of significant differences between the rights and obligations of married spouses and common-law spouses in the […]

If you like coffee you will love the Merchants of Green Coffee

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Steam is rising, beans are crackling and the air is infused with the smell of freshly roasted and ground coffee. This is our hive, where we work and call home; where we practise the crafts of roasting, brewing and cupping. Located in an historic jam factory at 2 Matilda Street in Riverside, with a view […]

Salt and Tobacco simple done well.

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For quite some time I watched and the signs went up. Every morning I would get my coffee and see changes going on at the 521 Parliament Street location. “Wonder what this is going to be”  people often said. Nobody was sure until the giant pizza ovens arrived.   A few months later a funny […]

3 After Summer Repair Tips for Summer Damage Hair

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Contributed by Nano, Owner of Hairspa: After spending time in the wind, sun, chlorine, (salt) water and air conditioning your hair may be dull, brassy frizzy, dry or brittle. Follow these suggestions from Hair Spa and your hair will look healthy and gorgeous again.   1. Replace lost moisture. “Hair cannot repair itself, we have […]