Tribute to Olympic sailor and doctor Paul Hannam

At the height of the pandemic, dr. Paul Hannam, the head of one of Ontario’s top emergency departments, knew firsthand how isolating shift work in full PPE could be. As a result, the late chief of emergency medicine and program medical director at North York General Hospital — and a former Olympian — worked to … Read more

Books, movies and vinyl thrive at BMV

How many hours of my life have been spent at BMV? It’d be impossible to count. Walking among shelves and shelves of books, CDs, DVDs, comics, even vintage nudie magazines, I’ve lost whole afternoons and evenings, with bags full of merchandise to show for it. Or sometimes nothing. It’s never really mattered. BMV and its … Read more

The Big Carrot has been a Greektown community staple since 1983

It’s not just the rows of organic, healthy and locally packaged goods that separate the Big Carrot from the average grocer. Or the bulk food area packed with 40 different kinds of flour such as those made from green banana and quinoa. It’s not just the nearby “wholistic dispensary” featuring an array of supplements, body-care … Read more

Quiz time! How well do you know Etobicoke?

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I have a larger chest. What holiday party outfits will look best? Ask The Kit

“Everyday dressing around my DD+ bustline is hard enough. But with holiday parties coming up, I’m having a hard time trying to find things that fit, and are flattering. Any ideas for styles I should try?” —Suzie, Montreal First of all, Suzie, I empathize fully. My own trajectory through the alphabet of bra sizes went … Read more

Cancer charity raises $3.2 million at one event

The gambling paid off at the Fairmont Royal York on Oct. 13 at the 16th annual Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge, where Toronto business and real estate leaders gathered for the black-tie affair. Co-chairs Gavin Cheung, president and partner of CentreCourt, and Bob Blazevski, president and COO of Diamond Corp., with the help of more … Read more

Popular suburban Congee Queen franchise opens at Yonge and Dundas

It’s a bit surreal to go to Yonge and Dundas and walk through the doors of the recently opened Congee Queen. This GTA restaurant franchise has nine locations including Markham, North York and Scarborough and has, for almost two decades, been synonymous with the suburbs for my family. Now it’s in the heart of the … Read more

New French bistro on Harbord eevates the bistro experience

In his 20-year career as a Bay Street lawyer, Daniel Bernstein would joke with his wife about one day quitting the legal profession to open a restaurant. By the time COVID hit, Bernstein had transitioned himself out of law completely. He began to think about what he wanted to do next, which was to run … Read more

Max Smirnov has amassed a horde of military antiques

Max Smirnov gestures to a Second World War era Canadian helmet, covered in scratches and nicks. He then points to a dinged-up gas mask from the same period, both arranged on a desk. “Maybe that saved someone’s life,” he says. “These artifacts tell stories about important moments in history.” Smirnov, 41, is showing me just … Read more

10 questions on the history of Toronto’s houses of worship

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