Wednesday, April 23, 2014Cloudy/Windy 3°C

Eglinton favourite dishes out baked goods and lunches

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / April 22, 2014

eglinton west bakeryThis bakery and cafe located near Eglinton and Avenue does it all. In addition to breads, cakes, pies, squares, cookies and muffins that draw rave reviews from locals, it does a brisk business in lunches, including ready-made soups, stews, and a well-stocked salad bar - all within a homey, whimsical atmosphere.

Read my profile of Phipps Bakery Cafe in the Baked Goods section.

Artists bring filmmakers to Toronto one city at a time

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 22, 2014

Regional Support NetworkA new nomadic screening series popped up in Toronto's film community earlier this year: Regional Support Network imports the work of film makers from one region at a time for special showcases. Founders and Toronto filmmakers / animators Leslie Supnet and Clint Enns began by screening films from Baltimore, and this Thursday they'll invite you to swing across the United States to Portland (don't worry - you don't have to go beyond Kensington Market).

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Earth Day events in Toronto 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 22, 2014

earth day torontoEarth Day in Toronto brings us a host of green-inspired events as well as many that really don't have much to do with the annual worldwide demonstration to support environment protection. Straddling the middle is |FAT| Arts & Fashion Week, TO's alternative / avant-garde fashion event of the year. It kicks off five days of runway shows, live performances, short films, photography exhibits and art installations. Tonight's theme is Earth/Industry.

At the Rivoli on Queen West new weird Canada musician Sandro Perri will perform "surprise songs" and a comedy routine before a screening of Gwar's Phallus in Wonderland. Let's hope Perri's skits are funnier than Drake's. Hungry after work? Bier Markt is giving away free fries. See our Earth Day 2014 round-up and all our top picks for today below. Want more events? Just click on over to our events section.



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Photo of the Day

City Hall puddles

Posted by Derek Flack / April 22, 2014

Best of Toronto

The Best Butcher Shops in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / April 21, 2014

butcher shops torontoThe best butcher shops in Toronto have elevated the traditional methods of preparing meat. Gone are the grocery-store Styrofoam and reams of cellophane enclosing dubious cuts sold with little regard to origin, farmer, or flavour. The best butcher shops employ curious, courteous staff who know how to break down sides, age meat properly, and achieve specific cuts, carving in ever-increasing increments to get the slice or chop or wing you want.

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New store caters to fashion-forward plus size shoppers

Posted by Staff / April 21, 2014

primaala torontoThis brand-new boutique on Dundas West was created with young, hip plus size shoppers in mind - a demographic that owner Rachel Holt says is vastly under-served in the city. The store's modern-yet-sophisticated aesthetic, with its emphasis on structured, detailed pieces, is already making an impact on the way Toronto looks at plus size fashion.

Read my review of PRiMAALA in the fashion section.
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