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Sampling The World In Toronto

The City of Toronto has been described as Canada’s crown jewel of multiculturalism, a sparkling, rich, colourful and precious treasure. Toronto has many well-known neighbourhoods like Portugal Village, Greektown, Little India, Little Italy, and spread across the city are large communities with Chinese, Jewish, Filipino, Sri Lankan and West Indian residents.  In this multi-part series, we will be featuring some … <entire article…>

Cool Tech for Your Car

We spend so much time in our cars, we are always trying to fill it with the most advanced technologies. Today’s vehicles are filled with so many conveniences it’s hard to believe there are more you would need, but we always do. Here are six gadgets to make your drive even more fun-tech-filled. Air purifier – Plug into your car’s … <entire article…>

Marketing & Advertising for Small Biz

What does your business want most? Sales, of course. But the only way to get sales is to make sure that as many people as possible know about your business and what you sell. No one doubts what McDonald’s sells because you see the signs, the ads, even the specifically-designed restaurants everywhere you go. Most businesses can’t be like McDonald’s. … <entire article…>

Keeping Autumn Fresh Over the Winter

Everyone loves fresh Ontario produce during the summer and early fall, but how can we keep the bounty throughout the winter season? Most fruits and vegetables have a very short shelf life, but there are some that can be kept for many weeks and others, even months. Here is a list of Ontario fruits and veggies that if stored properly, … <entire article…>

Gut Health Thrives at Vitalife

Beaches resident and business owner, Jody Movat, describes the last seven months as “quite the ride”. Earlier in the year she took over the Vitalife Clinic. The clinic, which has operated in the Beaches for the past 11 years, specializes in “gut health”, and she’s thrilled with the response she’s been getting. Jody was actually a patient at Vitalife long … <entire article…>

Coming, Going & On The Move…

Welcome to the neighbourhood: Adams Business Law – 2271 Queen St. E. Bayshore Home Health – 992 Kingston Rd. Black Iris Hookah Fruit – 1405 Gerrard St. E. Brows by Yael – 1144 Queen St. E. Cloud Cabin Vapes – 923 Kingston Rd. Emerald Hair & Beauty – 1173 Queen St. E. Juliana Social – 387 Broadview Ave. Locus Kids … <entire article…>

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My Secret Beaches Spot

  “I don’t know about you, but I see monarch butterflies everywhere this year, even in my backyard. This mural certainly got my attention.” – Geoff C. Do you recognize it? Tell us where the Secret Beaches Spot photo was taken, and you could win a pair of My Beach Stickers! Email your answer by September 10 to Send us a photo … <entire article…>

Bring Authentic Italian Cuisine To Your Home

Almost a decade ago, Valentina was working in Milan, Italy, as a computer software analyst. But as someone who grew up around food and cooking, Valentina wanted to make a change in her life—a big change. In 2010, she left her stable job and opened up a cooking school in Milan. “I became an ex-software nerd,” she says, “and instead, … <entire article…>