Check out my review of Baka Gallery Cafe in the Cafes section.
That's right, friends. The 90s are back in a big way, and now, for just $8,995,000, you can live on a street that unavoidably hearkens back to that boy band-infested era. Unit 608 at 10 Bellair St. looks like the perfect place for Aunt Viv, actually. It's a bit...enclosed. Authoritative. Hysterical. Lots of mouldings. This is the kind of place a woman from the suburbs (and I mean the real suburbs, guys, Pleasantville style. Green grass, emotions repressed up the yin yang and then drenched in gin and tonics. Pearl-clutching ladies...) moves into when she finds out she has to move to the city. It's a home for the well-behaved.
And while that may be slightly off-putting for me, it clearly appeals to (too) many. In all seriousness, though, this place is gorgeous, though some aspects are a bit dated and/or confused. See: kitchen.
Nordstrom is coming to Canada in 2016 with two locations in Toronto - one at Yorkdale and the other at Sherway Gardens. Though the opening dates are far in the future, a website for Nordstrom Canada has recently launched, giving Canadians insight to the American retailer and a chance to create a job application profile.
Morning Brew: Toronto casino is dead, Ford stays mum, Conrad Black speaks out, lake fill project cancelled, TTC mulls Gateway lease, and Ford makes the US talk shows
Meanwhile, a Sun columnist says Ford had a statement prepared yesterday but for reasons that don't entirely make sense decided not to deliver it to the media. "He feels he has addressed it through times when he called the whole thing ridiculous," Joe Warmington quotes coun. Doug Ford. "He is standing by that." Can the mayor avoid addressing the issue forever?
Radar: El Camino or the Field of Stars, Authors at Harbourfront, Little Terrors, The Shins + Ra Ra Riot
MUSIC | AMANDA MABRO + CHRIS ASSAAD DOUBLE BILL
Amanda Mabro and Chris Assad share a bill tonight at The Drake Hotel Underground. Mabro hails from Montreal, and has a sound that is an edgy combination of cabaret and pop. She has toured Canada, and also performed at the Brussels Opera House. Her 2011 album, Die To The Past, received favourable feedback from the Montreal Gazette. Toronto singer/songwriter, Chris Assad, abandoned a law career to pursue his music full-time. His songs are rootsy, and come with a soulful approach, with hints of pop, and some world music influences. His latest EP is entitled, Into The Light.
The Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen Street West) 8PM $20