CULTURE

May 23, 2017

7 Tips to Survive BeerFest

One thing 2017 Toronto Festival of Beer made very clear to me: I need to up my game as a festival-er. Should you add TFOB to your list this summer (they have both a Spring and Summer edition), I have compiled a set of tips to make the best of […]
May 10, 2017

How MLSE Created a Counterculture for Toronto Sports Fans

When Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment launched the first viewing party in Maple Leafs Square in 2013, it gave birth to a new tradition. One that Toronto fans passionately rallied behind. This year marked the first time that both the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Raptors were in the […]
April 24, 2017

Toronto Celebrates Margaret Atwood

You just never know how these things are going to go. Popular author or not, writers aren’t exactly the pride of pop culture. So when my YYZ Living colleague, Erica, told me that Margaret Atwood would be speaking at the Chapters inside of Eaton’s Centre, I was curious for more […]
February 5, 2017

Be Glad You Live in Toronto

Can we all take a minute to appreciate the fact that we live in Toronto? Despite our transit problems and housing prices soaring through the roof, we must all acknowledge that Toronto is an amazing place to call home. Look at the world around us. Look at the atrocities of […]
January 31, 2017

Little Sister: A little Indonesian gem near Yonge and Eglinton

TO Dining with Amelia Mai Amelia Mai I had just moved to Yonge and Eglinton and I wanted to check out my new neighbourhood. At around 4 o’clock or so, I went for a little jaunt down Yonge Street. I walked south headed towards St. Clair and Yonge, but before […]
January 21, 2017

Over 60,000 Gather for Women’s March in Toronto

‘You are part of history right now,’ Toronto women’s march told A spirited crowd of thousands marched from Queen’s Park to Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday in support of women’s and human rights, a day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president. They came by the thousands — women and […]
December 31, 2016

Actress and Director Shailene Garnett

Actress and Director Shailene Garnett Opens Up About Her Work and Why She’s Excited to Be a Canadian Performer The laughs started before the interview. We were seated in the corner of a Starbucks just chatting about who knows what and having a great time doing it. There’s something about […]
December 16, 2016

Entrepreneur of the Month – Surinder Bains

Surinder Bains Founder of the Miraj Hammam Spa I enter the Shangri-la Hotel and I’m immediately aware of its airiness and expansiveness. Light and glass and perfectly placed furniture and decor. I’ve arrived at the Asian-infused palatial estate. It is the epitome of Toronto luxury, situated at the western border […]
November 25, 2016

Potential Power Couples – Nsuani and Erin Baffoe

Just a few days after sitting down with Nsuani and Erin Baffoe in the Riverdale townhome, I received a Facebook message from the latter. She was concerned. “I don’t want the added attention,” she said. She also mentioned it was not the best time to chat. At first I was […]
November 1, 2016

Actress Meghan Markle

The first time I saw Meghan Markle on TV was in the role of FBI Agent Amy Jessup in the brilliant sci-fi series Fringe. She stepped in while the lead female agent (following an abrupt return from the parallel universe remained in a coma. In this role, Meghan was just […]