November 25th, 2012
Large crowds in Toronto
We are introducing a brand new series of Photo Essays! Have a look at amazing Photo Sets all shot by talented photographers. Explore the vibe of the city, its hidden treasures, meet the Torontonians! This time, let’s have a look at Toronto through the lens of Carlos Bolivar!
(Toronto’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2012
November 22nd, 2012
North America’s biggest craft show, One of a Kind, opens its doors today, November 22. Hurry up, and shop, until you drop!
(One of a Kind Show in Toronto
September 19th, 2012
Fun at the Dundas Square in the summer!
What is it about Canada that inspires Canadians to build so many wonderful fountains? Especially in the summer, we notice fountains in our city more often than usual.
(The Beautiful Fountains of Toronto Photo Essay
September 7th, 2012
Greek Food Festival on Danforth
The Greektown Taste of the Danforth sponsored by Pilaros is one of Toronto’s signature events organized by Toronto’s local communities every summer.
(Pilaros Taste of the Danforth Photo Essay
August 28th, 2012
Fair Trade Cleaning
“A clean house is a sign of a broken computer.” As sad as it is, this statement is not actually that far from the truth. It does not have to be like that, however. Everyone — even those who do not move from their computers for more than a minute, can have a perfectly clean home anytime; you just have to use the services of a cleaning company. We have a plenty of those in Toronto, so it is quite difficult to choose, in fact. This article aims to help you a bit. It offers a short list of cleaning companies in our city, with special attention paid to small and eco-friendly businesses.
(Cleaning Companies in Toronto
August 24th, 2012
Fisherman’s Cove Tent & Trailer Park
When I was a child, I didn’t have an iPhone, an iPod, or the Internet, and today I can say I am thankful for that. I remember spending my summer days outside, with occasional breaks for lunch or dinner. Today’s kids should also experience warm days outside, away from all the technology, I believe. If you are running out of ideas on how to entertain your children (and yourself) out of your home, here is an idea for you. Have you thought about going camping? If you have not, I hope this article will serve as inspiration. It introduces a couple of amazing camping sites all over Ontario.
(Where to Go Camping in Ontario
August 7th, 2012
Most people think to crank the air conditioning during a scorching summer day, but what about using a dehumidifier? Many overlook how helpful they can be during hot days. The aim of this article is to explain how dehumidifiers work to help keep your home cool and how to select and use one.
(Dehumidifiers: An Often Overlooked Way of Keeping Cool!
August 2nd, 2012
We live in a dangerous, busy world, and our planet is not in the best shape. Luckily enough, an increasing number of people living in developed countries realize how important it is to help the environment. One of the easiest and possibly cheapest ways to do so is to try to be energy efficient. Here are a few inexpensive tips to increase your own energy efficiency and at the same time keep yourself and your home cool in these hot summer months!
(Low Cost Tips to Improve Energy Efficiency During the Summer
July 24th, 2012
This summer can only described as one of the nicest and hottest summers Toronto has ever seen. The sun is bright and the air is warm — so let’s enjoy it before it’s gone! Looking for a great way to spend more time in the great outdoors? Why not grab your family and friends, whip up a quick meal and head to one of these stunning picnic spots? Enjoy good friends, loving family, delicious food and a whole lot of fun in Toronto this summer!
(Hottest Spots for Summer Picnics in Toronto
July 19th, 2012
If you are wondering what to do with your free time but you have had enough of sporting activities, here is an idea for you. A couple of days ago, while visiting a museum of modern art, I heard an older gentleman remark, “Is this art? I could do it better myself.” And I thought, why not? Why don’t people paint more? This is not to suggest everyone should try to become a modern artist — not at all — but painting as a hobby, is relaxing and stimulating. There are many places in Toronto where you can take painting classes, this article provides a few examples of them.
(Find Your Inner Painting Talent continued...)
July 12th, 2012
Fire rescue Toronto
The Toronto Islands are a chain of small islands in Lake Ontario just 15 minutes away from Toronto’s downtown. They are a popular weekend and recreational destination for many Torontonians and tourists.
(Toronto Islands Photo Essay
June 27th, 2012
Island by Dennis Jarvis
Everyone around me seems to be excited about the summer. People are thrilled about taking a couple of days off to relax from all the hard work. While it is certainly enjoyable to go for a fun trip to NYC, Barbados, or Europe or just lie in your garden and read a book, there is something better. What about saving up some money and purchasing your own private island? Hundreds of Canadian islands are waiting to be purchased and many have already been bought by people (including celebrities) who enjoy their lives to the fullest.
(Canadian Islands for Sale
June 22nd, 2012
Woman by Tetra Pak
Women rule the world! While this statement may perhaps be a little too brave, it is no longer as unlikely or unimaginable as it was just a couple of decades ago — quite the contrary. Women seem to be becoming more and more independent in every sphere of life and home buying is no exception. An increasing number of single women are thinking of purchasing or are already purchasing their own home. Are you one of them? Congratulations, here are a few tips that could help you!
(Five Tips for Single Women Home Buyers
June 16th, 2012
Unbearable Lightness A Story of Loss and Gain
As human beings, we all struggle with trying to make sense of who we are and what we want in life. But can you imagine attempting to make sense of such complex issues while being followed by paparazzi and having your face splashed across tabloid headlines all over the world? Portia de Rossi experienced just that and she shares it with the world in her honest and gripping autobiography, Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain.
(A Story of Loss and Gain: Book Review
June 14th, 2012
Fall Scene With Cabins in Allen Gallery
Furniture is not enough to create a good atmosphere. Accessories, mirrors, candles, and very importantly art are what make a place special and unique. Just imagine a meeting in an office or a visit to a hospital; I bet most of us would feel much more at ease with some lovely pieces of art around. However, the owners of these hospitals and companies are not always willing to pay much for paintings and other pieces of art, and thus have to seek other ways to acquire artwork. If you are contemplating an art investment, you could contribute to the solution of this problem. Have you ever heard of art rental?
(Art Rental in Toronto
June 8th, 2012
Bossypants Book Cover
Have you ever felt like you were trapped in a dead end job that was not right for you? Is self-confidence something you struggle with from time to time? Do you ever feel silly or misunderstood? Then Tina Fey’s book Bossypants is for you, and not in a preachy, self-help kind of way. Bossypants pokes fun at all the insecurities we face as human beings in a hilariously comforting way. By joking around about her own “flaws”, Fey lets her readers accept their quirks for what they are and be okay with saying “to heck with it!”
Whether you are upset because you can not fit into your skinny jeans or you are angry that your boss refuses to take you seriously – Fey helps you find a little bit of perspective for any given problem. She starts at full tilt right from the beginning and with hilarious detail and self-deprecating humor tells the story of all the momentous (and not so momentous) occurrences that got her to where she is now.
(Bossypants: Book Review
June 6th, 2012
Swimming Pool in Toronto by Robert Pam
Summer is right around the corner, which can only mean that more and more of our daydreams revolve around swimming and relaxing in a pool. Once again, we are very lucky. Toronto offers amazing opportunities for enjoying the water outside of your home.
(World’s Most Beautiful Luxury Pools
May 25th, 2012
The baby boomer generation is a generation formed by those who were born shortly after World War II, between the years 1946 and 1964. With increasing age, people’s needs and wishes (certainly including their dreams about their ideal home) change. What impact can the aging baby boomer generation possibly have on the housing market?
(The Baby Boomer Generation and The Housing Market
May 23rd, 2012
The Doors Open Toronto
An exciting event will be happening towards the end of this month, friends. Once again, the City of Toronto presents the annual Doors Open Toronto. If you are new in Toronto and have never heard of this event, do not worry; this article will familiarize you with it. Whether you have participated in the past or not, however, you might be wondering what you can look forward to this year. Read on to find out!
(The Doors Open Toronto Special Event
May 9th, 2012
Those who have a sweet tooth will probably agree with me that while chocolate is fantastic, it cannot always satisfy our taste buds. Something a little fancier, like a delicious cake or a cute cupcake, is necessary from time to time. Toronto is, luckily, not short of places where you can go and get unbelievably good cakes and cupcakes. In this article, I want to present a short guide to these heavenly places. I should warn you, however, that you might feel an urgent need to eat something sweet after you are done with reading this article — just as I did when I was writing it!
(Toronto's Best Patisseries
May 2nd, 2012
Sufragette Statues in Ottawa by Mark Stephenson
Seeing one of the recently most discussed movies, The Iron Lady, with the Oscar-winning Meryl Streep, made me think about how hard it used to be (and still is) for a woman to succeed in a world led by men. Nonetheless, there are many prominent ladies who worked hard and influenced their countries or even the whole world. This article will be devoted to well known women of the 20th century, all of whom deserve our respect and admiration!
(World’s Most Influential Women
April 24th, 2012
Many of us spend our days sitting at our desks and working, working, working. This lack of movement can contribute to back pain, stiff muscles, stress, and overall poor physical condition. As tiring as it might be after long hours spent at work, we have to start moving! Now that the weather is getting better, it may be good to try some jogging or swimming (inside for now), but how about practicing a sport that makes you move and stretch every single muscle in your body? Yoga is what I am talking about here.
(Yoga in Toronto
April 20th, 2012
What do you imagine when you hear about today’s architecture? Most people associate it with high-rise buildings made of steel, glass, concrete, and stones. Wood is not exactly the material that comes to mind when you think of all the modern, multi-storey buildings. That could, however, change in the near future — and Canada might well contribute to this shift.
(High Rise Buildings Made of Wood
April 17th, 2012
Every year on April 22nd, an estimated 1 billion people around the globe join together to celebrate Earth Day. People of all nationalities, ethnicities, and backgrounds stand united to raise awareness about ecology and the environment.
(Earth Day Toronto 2012
April 12th, 2012
Rammed Earth Wall by Tamsin Slater
People all over the world are trying to increase the efficiency with which their homes use energy, water, and other materials and at the same time reduce the building’s impact on human health and the environment. The most sustainable solutions seem to be the same ones our ancestors used 4,000 years ago. Natural building techniques and materials such as rammed earth are becoming more and more popular.
(Ancient Materials in Modern Sustainable Real Estate
April 5th, 2012
The sixth season of The Green Living Show, the biggest green consumer show in North America, is almost here. This three-day event dedicated to promoting sustainable lifestyles will be held from April 13th to 15th at the Direct Energy Centre. More than 424 exhibitors will visit Toronto and exhibit all the latest and most innovative green products and services that can enhance the standard of living in Canada and at the same time boost the green economy.
(The Green Living Show 2012
April 4th, 2012
For many, morning is their least favourite part of the day. Due to the everyday morning rush and chaos, many people seem to ignore how important the first meal of the day, breakfast, is. That, my friends, is wrong. Those of you who do wake up a bit earlier to enjoy a big, tasty, cooked breakfast or even visit a restaurant are doing it right. Toronto is not only home to many brilliant home cooks (like yourself, I am sure), but also a number of restaurants where you can enjoy a wide variety of amazingly delicious breakfasts. Do you want to know where to go? Read on.
(Best Breakfast in Toronto
March 5th, 2012
While there has hardly been any snow this winter in the streets of Toronto, I’m sure you have occasionally seen your enthusiastic neighbours packing their gear and heading to Blue Mountain for a ski weekend. While drinking home-made hot chocolate and relaxing with a book might be your thing, what about trying some winter sports this March break instead? Get out of town and visit the snowy slopes of some of the most exciting ski resorts in Ontario while they still have snow! Whether you prefer skiing or are the proud owner of a shiny snowboard, we know exactly where to go.
(March Break Skiing Near Toronto
March 2nd, 2012
We live in super modern digital times, my friends. With all the technological advancements such as cell phones, laptops, and tablets, one does not necessarily have to own a wristwatch anymore. Nonetheless, watches do not seem to be any less popular. Today, a wristwatch is much more than just a timepiece — it has become an important fashion accessory and, in many cases, a status symbol.
(Luxury Watches Guide for Toronto
February 2nd, 2012
If you follow trends, I am sure you will have noticed all the attention that has been paid to green and organic living in the past couple of years. Toronto, as a modern city, is keeping up with what is fashionable, as well as what is good for its citizens’ health, and therefore places offering organic goods are abundant in the city. Check out the best places to go if you want your life to be as “green” as possible!
(Organic Living in Toronto
January 27th, 2012
2012 is here and, as usual, a new year means new trends and styles. Do you know what they are? As I am not attempting to write a book here, I am not going to talk about everything that is going to be fashionable in 2012. If you are planning to change the look of the interior of your house and you want to know what colours will be hot this year, this could be helpful for you. Listen to the experts; they might well help you make your home a chic and super stylish place.
(Interior Colour Trends of 2012
January 16th, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about the best food markets in the world. Do not worry: I am still convinced it is absolutely worth trying and personally experiencing as many of them as possible. If you are travelling to enjoy food, what about finding the most intriguing restaurants of the world and paying a visit to those as well? Amazing food markets combined with unique restaurants will undoubtedly make your trips unforgettable.
(World’s Most Unique Restaurants
January 13th, 2012
Toronto International Boat Show Poster
Bright sun and the deep blue sea, open air and gentle waves, a summer breeze and the sand beneath your toes. These things are synonymous with a boating lifestyle, and for the 54th year in a row, the Toronto International Boat Show promises to bring you all this and more at the Direct Energy Centre.
(Toronto International Boat Show 2012