When you’re looking for a luxurious and affordable stay in Hogtown, the Chelsea Hotel in downtown Toronto has you covered. A member of the of the Langhorn hotel group, this place is at once the largest hotel in Canada and the only Chelsea in the country. Continue Reading →
A look inside The Ivy at Verity, an incredible European-inspired boutique hotel in Toronto that also houses an award-winning hotel and luxurious spa. Continue Reading →
Spring is here! For real this time…I think. That means bike rides, gloveless jogging, walking places, and long upward hikes. It also means cool winds, unpredictable temperatures, and rain. Instead of waiting for a blazing dry sun to hit the great outdoors, EDT has teamed up once again with LiveOutThere to test The Stretch Ozonic Jacket by inimitable Mountain HARDWEAR.
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1, 2, 3, shake! Cast your vote and have the the ultimate cocktail experience at the largest mixology competition in Canada. MadeWithLove is back in Toronto on April 4th at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex to offer you an extravagant night of creative cocktails. Continue Reading →
A winter getaway to Ontario’s Highlands, just a few hours outside of Toronto. Come wintertime, this natural playground is equipped with outdoor adventure, gastronomy, and maple sugar shacks galore. Continue Reading →
A look inside Francobollo Posto Italiano, a new Italian restaurant in North York. Continue Reading →
“You can’t choose your family but you can choose your beer,” joked Padraig Fox, Export Manager for Rye River Brewing Company, in conveying the tagline for McGargles Irish Family Brewing. The beers, deftly personified by caricatures of a dysfunctional family, range from the elder matron Granny Mary (Red Ale) to hipster Cousin Rosie (Pale Ale). A very modern advertising approach that stands out in a beer field traditionally branded with stereotypical harps and shamrocks.
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Rumbling drums and droning vocals from the edge of the performance tent signified the arrival of Dakhká Khwáan Dancers. A minute later a procession of bodies swayed down the aisle, heavy with song and regalia, feet stomping upon earth, twisting the audience around to take it all in. Continue Reading →
Last night, dozens of First Nation and Métis performers from across the country officially opened the Aboriginal Pavilion for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. With multiple stages, food vendors, and a marketplace, the Pavilion—located at the Fort York National Historic Site at the foot of Strachan just north of Lakeshore Boulevard—promises to be a key family-friendly site during the event. Continue Reading →
Scotch from Scotland is always the first thing that crosses my mind when I hear whisky. That connection has been broken for me due to this event. For the first time this year, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2015, has not a Scotch in the top five.
Both the Scottish and the Greeks claim to invented the whiskey world, so it is no surprise that on a cold Thursday evening, I found myself attending the World of Whisky event at The Forth on the Danforth. I could tell you all about an event that passed in breathless language in such a way that would make you wish you were there but I’m not about inducing jealousy. Instead, what knowledge I learned about world whisky and food pairings, I’ll share. Continue Reading →
The Westin Harbour Castle may be part of the old guard of Toronto’s hotel landscape, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a few tricks up its sleeve.
In fact, it’s undergoing an extreme restaurant makeover, led by a celebrity chef from The Food Network. The culinary team is updating menus, reinventing some classics and creating some tasty new offerings. And rumour has it that this hotel will soon serve the best burger in town.
What the hell is going on with the Westin Harbour Castle? Here’s a preview. Continue Reading →
Forget what you think you know about Canadian food. Newly opened Borealia on the Ossington strip in Toronto is a narrow, cozy nook that elevates all-Canadian fare to new levels. You won’t find any greasy poutine or maple syrup-soaked breakfasts here. Continue Reading →
If you’re craving a hit of the subcontinent’s cuisine, St. Clair West neighbourhood in Toronto had no options for Indian cuisine. That is, until eye-catching Pukka opened, becoming the new kid of the restaurant block.
And for once, skip the aloo gobi and the butter chicken. Challenge your perceptions of what’s typical for an Indian meal and consider trying something completely different at Pukka. Continue Reading →
Toronto’s Distillery District is swarming with spirits – and not just the drinking kind. These old factories in Toronto are amongst the city’s most haunted sites.
Even if you don’t have kiddies to take trick-or-treating, there are plenty of ways that you can participate in Halloween hijinks. Our spooktacular ways to celebrate Halloween in Toronto: Continue Reading →
It’s starting to get difficult to remember that Toronto was once famous for something other than crack-smoking mayors.
Over 150 years ago, Toronto had a reputation for producing the best pork in the world. That’s right – Toronto isn’t nicknamed “Hogtown” for nothing. Back in the 1800s, Brits salivated over Canadian bacon and ate it by the millions of pounds. Where Starbucks and condos now dominate, pigs once roamed in their pens and were slaughtered at an abattoir on Front Street East. Toronto Urban Adventures launched a bacon-themed guided tour called “When Pigs Fry” – a food tour that offers more than eating. . Continue Reading →
Walking into the Parkdale entrance of Small Town Food Co., it’s the welcoming camaraderie that greets patrons. Sitting at one of the 30 candle-lit tables or at the long wood bar under industrial-styled lights, diners may notice the spareness of the modern décor, but will soon be focused on choosing from a menu taking inspiration … Continue Reading →
I’m always up for a good ‘ol Southern BBQ feast. It’s hard to resist the sweet and smoky aroma trail left behind by a sizzling BBQ – heaven for my olfactory system! Known for the slow smoked meats, Lou Dawg’s Southern Barbecue has been open since 2009 and is well loved by the Blue Jays … Continue Reading →
Giddy-up, barbeque lovers! It’s time to mosey on over to the Weslodge Saloon on Toronto’s West side, to feast on premium grilled meats. Yee-haw! Okay, calm down. In case you haven’t heard, Weslodge bills itself as a “casually refined modern saloon” located on trendy King Street West. The dining room is tastefully adorned with rustic … Continue Reading →