Tag Archives: April/May 2010

Not all Olive Oils are Equal

Olive oil has been used as part of our diets for more than 5,000 years. The ancient Greeks as well as modern researchers have indicated that olive oil is beneficial to health and that we should definitely include it in our diet. But, not all olives oils are alike… Extra virgin olive oil is pure, without additives. It is prized … <entire article…>

Le Papillon on the Park A Family Tradition – Reinvented

If you are familiar with the menu and atmosphere of the original Le Papillon, you can understand why they have followers from as far away as Pickering and Burlington. After a 33-year partnership, the original owners of Le Papillon in downtown Toronto parted ways two years ago. When Danielle and Paul Bigué were searching for a new location for their … <entire article…>

Beaches 3rd Annual Kids Program Open House Wrap-up

Beaches Living would like to thank all the exhibitors, sponsors and visitors who made the 3rd Annual Beaches Kids Program Open House a huge success. Here are just some of the comments from the some of our visitors: “Helpful and friendly folks”; “Informative”; “Wonderful source of information”; “As new parents, we had lots of questions and found lots of info … <entire article…>

Camps – time of your child’s life!

With March break behind us, it is hard to believe that in less than 2 months another school year will come to an end.  This passage of time is cause for celebration to school aged children everywhere. And many parents wonder what would be the best way for their child to spend their summer holidays. For over a century, camp … <entire article…>

HST tips for you & your business

In this already busy tax season, it is hard to believe that the Ontario new unified tax system, Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is just around the corner. On July 1st, 2010 the HST will replace the Ontario Retail Sales Tax (RST) and combine with the federal Goods and Services Tax (GST). Business Invoicing Requirements The provincial portion of the HST … <entire article…>

You Ask… You Answer.

Winner of… February’s question is Gerry Ouderkirk. “The answer to this issues question, “Is it true that Beaches was once connected to the Toronto Island?” is yes, if you consider the Beaches to be a part of the larger peninsula. A storm in 1853 breached the sandbar creating and island, but on April 13, 1858 a storm breached the low … <entire article…>

Getting Your Home Fit for Spring

Spring is a great time to plan for fixing up and repairing your home. You may be planning some renovations or just a few “to do’s” to keep your home in good repair. Although houses can sometimes seem like “money pits”, with a little planning it is possible to get started on some of those “to do’s” and meet your … <entire article…>

Spring Fashion Flash

Yellow continues to be the most popular colour of 2010. Every shade of pink is found in everything from cotton shirts to earrings, from bracelets to hand bags. It’s a great touch of colour for men as well. Ruffles – no longer considered overtly girly – appear on blouses, jackets and handbags. Jewellery – chandelier earnings bring an instantly feminine … <entire article…>

Find the Perfect Summer Job

Summer jobs are a great way to get experience and earn some income. It also helps students learn to be independent, gain valuable skills, be part of a team and learn about possible future careers. If you are 14 years or older, there are many opportunities and programs throughout the City and the Province to help you find employment. Programs … <entire article…>