Author Archives: Ted

From Bartender to Pub owner

Lisa Doyle’s role at her restaurant may have changed, but her passion to serve her community remains intact. Lisa became one of the owners of The Burren after starting as a server at the former Ceili Cottage.  A great feat in itself, but made more impressive considering Lisa did it in less than 10 years of coming to the city. … <entire article…>

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. This multi-part series, will be featuring some of Toronto’s … <entire article…>

Beaches Living Guide Online

Did You Know? Why does the Beaches neighbourhood have sandy soil? What are Native Plants? How do you tell the difference between a male and a female Monarch butterfly? Where do Monarchs from Toronto fly for the winter? Name two Toronto streetcar “loops”. Where is Toronto’s oldest wastewater treatment plant? Where does the water go when we flush the toilet? … <entire article…>

Coming, Going & On The Move

Welcome to the neighbourhood: A&W – 875 Queen St. E. Blackbird Baking Co. – 635 Queen St. E. Circle K – 875 Queen St. E. Freshii – 875 Queen St. E. Gemaro Bakery – 149 Main St. Law Office – 160 Main St. Long & McQuade – 3313 Danforth Ave. TCHC Mixed-Income Redevelopment – 1555-1575 Queen St. E. Timeless Barbershop … <entire article…>

Holiday Greetings…

As the holiday season is upon us, and we are approaching the great year of 2020, it is time to reflect on the past year.  We truly appreciate the opportunity of working closely with our wonderful and dedicated local business owners and community organizations, together serving you, our readers, community members, families and friends.  We are marching across a new … <entire article…>

Toronto’s Renaissance Man

Arts and entertainment reviews describe Andrew Craig as a true Toronto-born Renaissance Man—it’s no wonder! Andrew does it all. He is a multi-instrumentalist, a vocalist, producer, director, composer, playwright, film/video producer, broadcaster and impresario. He works in multiple musical genres, and collaborates with artists in other disciplines.  His career includes many accolades. He was the musical director for high-profile tributes … <entire article…>

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

Whether they are traditional evergreens or sparkly, metallic creations, Christmas trees probably represent one of the most symbolic representation of our holiday traditions. Although they are indeed “Christmas trees”, these traditional symbols of the season go back to ancient civilizations. Long before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that stayed green all year had a special meaning for people … <entire article…>

Everyone Has One, What’s Your Story?

The holiday season is all about celebrating with family and friends. Whether you’re sitting around a table enjoying a formal dinner, or having snacks in front of the fireplace or in a restaurant, this is the time of year when many think back to the past, and also plan for the New Year.  It’s no surprise that the traditional New … <entire article…>

Winter Protecting Your Home

The one thing we know about winter in Canada — it can be unpredictable. We may have some warmer weather, and relax a bit about getting through the winter months. But almost without warning, we can go into a deep freeze or experience a blizzard where the snow and ice piles up around our homes and places of business.  It … <entire article…>