We're Toronto's most-visited web site for local news and culture, best of lists, restaurant reviews and events. Founded in 2004, we're a growing and diverse team of artists, baristas, bakers, tech geeks, DJs, fashionistas, comedians and people who take daily multi-vitamins. We hope you like us. We really hope you like us.
Chris is blogTO’s resident city writer, history buff, and curios curator. A proud east-ender, he writes about everything that goes on (or has ever gone on) in Toronto and has an unshakable preoccupation with the TTC. Chris loves the saag paneer at Little India’s Udupi Palace and the espresso at Rooster Coffee House on Broadview, but not at the same time.
Derek left an academic career to indulge his fascination with all things Toronto. When not searching the Toronto Archives for vintage images of the city or hanging around at Midfield Wine Bar, he can be found photographing forgotten places like old motels, slab apartment buildings and railway lands.
This Sriracha-addicted photographer spends his time taking photos of any and everything, to the point where his friends consider it annoying. He's a lover of burgers, hater of TTC, and don't even get him started on cilantro. If he's not biking all over the city to find the perfect latte, he's probably scrolling through his Instagram feed.
Liora is a graphic designer and art director by trade with a passion for home cooking, entertaining and sharing ideas, cultures and values over good food and drinks. When she first moved downtown from the suburbs as a teen, her family commented "your poor grandmother spent her whole life trying to get out of Kensington Market and the first thing you do is move back in". If only she were around now to witness the current taco trend...surely she'd approve.
Tim was born in a suburb of Toronto but now lives in Leslieville where he spends time making grits and looking for ripe bananas. He'll happily debate the merits of Bacchus vs. Roti Lady but laments he no longer lives close to either. When not downloading apps he doesn't use he wonders why he doesn't play badminton or dig for treasure on Cherry Beach.