Author: Jane Apor

School Bakery & Cafe: Perfect Report Card

School Bakery & Cafe:  Perfect Report Card
I was late for school last Sunday – but I am not worried as it won’t show up on my report card! School Bakery & Cafe is one of the hottest brunch spots in town.  Located in Liberty Village, Brad Moore (of past Toronto hotspot – Xacutti) opened School in February 2009 and attendance...
June 11th, 2010 | Toronto | Read More

Island Hopping: Toronto Island House & History Tour

Island Hopping: Toronto Island House & History Tour
As a child I always thought that the Toronto Island was a place that you took a ferry to for the day – had a picnic, maybe go on a pony ride, play in the park – and then take the ferry home.  However, for  650 people, the island is home! The Toronto Island found its roots as a “tent...
June 10th, 2010 | Toronto | Read More

World Cup Fever: Watching in Toronto

World Cup Fever: Watching in Toronto
The cultural diversity of Toronto is never more apparent then every four years during the month of the World Cup. The flags are flying – on cars, outside bars, pubs and restaurants.  The excitement is building, the anticipation of the honking cars and revelers in the street is palpable.  So...
June 10th, 2010 | Toronto | Read More

Light Up Your Life: Luminato Festival of Arts

Light Up Your Life: Luminato Festival of Arts
In its fourth year, Luminato is a celebration of the arts.  For 10 days Toronto becomes illuminated through theater, dance, art, music, film, literature and design – and everyone is invited. There are over 50 free events, and over 20 ticketed admission events.  These include live performances,...
June 8th, 2010 | Toronto | Read More

Miracle Man: Oh My Aching Back!

Miracle Man: Oh My Aching Back!
I would not be standing (literally) if it wasn’t for Dr. Sender Deutsch at Shape Health & Wellness. Plagued with a really bad back my whole life, there have been months on end when I have had to put my life on hold while I painfully and slowly recuperate.  However, two years ago, when it...
June 6th, 2010 | Toronto | Read More

California Dreamin’: The Best Veal Sandwich

California Dreamin’: The Best Veal Sandwich
Tucked away in Little Italy on a corner across from a public school is a well known local secret. California Sandwiches is an institution in Toronto.  Founded in 1967  by the Papa/Bertucci family their famous veal sandwich was born in the neighborhood grocery store they owned.  Every day the sandwiches...
June 4th, 2010 | Toronto | Read More

Calling All Dogs: Woofstock, June 12-13

Calling All Dogs: Woofstock, June 12-13
Dog owners and lovers are a breed unto themselves.  I have seen people pushing their dogs in specially designed strollers, feeding them filet mignon, dressing them in custom designed clothing and treating them better than most humans.  However, none of this will seem remotely unusual for the estimated...
June 3rd, 2010 | Toronto | Read More

Good Hair Day: blo Blow Dry Bars

So you arrive in Toronto and get caught in a rainstorm and your perfectly straight hair is now a frizzy nightmare.  Or you are running from meeting to meeting all day and have a big date that night with no time to wash your hair.  Or, plain and simple, you are just having a really bad hair day! Don’t...
June 1st, 2010 | Toronto | Read More

The Low Down on the Toronto Lock Down – G20 Summit, June 25-27

The Low Down on the Toronto Lock Down – G20 Summit, June 25-27
At first it sounded quite glamorous, worldly and prestigious for Toronto  to be hosting the upcoming G20 Summit.  However,  as the date looms closer, it is proving to be more of an extremely expensive ($1 billion) and inconvenient hassle. Whether a resident or a visitor, in the weeks leading up...
May 31st, 2010 | Toronto | Read More

To Market: Evergreen Brickworks Farmers’ Market

To Market: Evergreen Brickworks Farmers’ Market
I can’t tell you how excited I am that this Saturday May 29th is the start of the weekly Farmers’ Market at the Evergreen Brickworks. Evergreen is a national charity whose mandate is to make cities more livable through sustainability and green design.  Evergreen has been transforming the...
May 28th, 2010 | Toronto | Read More

Wings and Wheels: May 29-30

Wings and Wheels: May 29-30
“Fly Me to the Moon” and “Drive Me Crazy” should be the theme songs of this weekend’s event – Wings and Wheels Heritage Festival- taking place at Downsview Park.  The annual event, in its 5th year, acts as a fundraiser for the Canadian Air and Space Museum. Aircraft,...
May 27th, 2010 | Toronto | Read More

Toronto Unlocked: Doors Open May 28-29

Toronto Unlocked: Doors Open May 28-29
I have always been the type of person that likes to explore “behind the scenes”  Whether it be at concerts, galleries, movies, designer’s studios, restaurants – you name it.  Somehow, getting access to places generally off limits adds a level of intrigue, excitement and discovery. Once...
May 26th, 2010 | Toronto | Read More

Get Outside: These Shoes Are Made for Walking

Get Outside: These Shoes Are Made for Walking
Picture this:  you arrive in Toronto and realize that you completely forgot to pack your favorite pair of walking shoes. Not to worry you need only make one stop.  Get Outside, with two locations – uptown and downtown, has one of the largest selection of cool, casual, comfortable shoes for...
May 21st, 2010 | Toronto | Read More

The Ultimate Pub: Allen’s on the Danforth

The Ultimate Pub:  Allen’s on the Danforth
Out on the Danforth at the start of Toronto’s Greektown is a “secret” garden with an enormous willow tree.  This gem of a garden belongs to Allen’s - an Irish/American pub whose roots are from the famous Joe Allen’s in New York, London, Paris and Miami. This is not your...
May 20th, 2010 | Toronto | Read More

Victoria Day Weekend: Fit for a Queen

Victoria Day Weekend:  Fit for a Queen
With the May 24th long weekend approaching most Canadians associate it with opening the cottage, gardening, bbqs, and the ubiquitous 2-4 of Canadian beer.  However, the May long weekend, is officially named after Queen Victoria and celebrates her birthday.  This year its her 191st! (She is looking...
May 19th, 2010 | Toronto | Read More

A Citizen of the World – A Resident of Toronto

A Citizen of the World – A Resident of Toronto
A city is for exploring.  There is always more one can do, see and learn.  Each city has a pulse and a unique energy – and Toronto is no different. Toronto has been my home for 30+ years, and I am still, each and every day, discovering all that the city has to offer.  After living in two of...
May 17th, 2010 | Toronto | Read More