Read my review of Oscar Coffee & Espresso Bar in the cafes section.
He wrote, "In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And this makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger - something better, pushing right back." Keep that staunch existentialist's epiphany in mind when battling the endless winter, and try a couple of these great soul warming staycations.
Here's my list of the top 10 ways to escape the cold in Toronto.
Read my review of Boxcar Social in the cafes section.
In Toronto we are spoiled for choice, the options running the gamut, from thick, syrupy and spiced, bittersweet to achingly sugary, to aerated and frothed with water, or laden with milk and whipped cream. Whatever your preference, you'll find one to suit your fancy.
Here is our list of the best hot chocolate in Toronto.
But one can surmise a co-relation between quality of grocery and quality of life in Toronto's neighbourhoods. A decline in store standards and selection can reflect a decline in the potential well being of its customers. Limp, old fruit and vegetables, off-meat, and lack of variety are bad for minds and bodies. Stressful line-ups, grumpy staff, disorganized, empty or crammed aisles add extra tension to figuring out what's for dinner.
Here's are the best and worst No Frills in Toronto.
Read my review of Bite & Sip in the restaurants section.