Weekend Warrior: How to Train Your Dragon, Taste of the Danforth, Heavy T.O., Rogers Cup, Harbord Street Jazz Festival

You have your typically average spectator shows, in which you’re just sitting back and taking in the action in front of you, and then you have the rare event that is more than that, like How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular. This kid-friendly, interactive adventure based on the DreamWorks movie brings you up close and personal with giant, lifelike fire breathers. Don’t get too close, or you may wind up feeling the heat.

Grab of the Week: a ruched bucket bag by Toronto designer Jenny Bird

Every fashion-loving lady lusts for one of Alexander Wang’s Diego bags (unless she owns one already). Why do we love them so much? Well, first off, the bucket shape makes them neither dainty nor annoyingly oversized, and the studs and heavy metal make them all-around badass. While the Diego may be an icon in the handbag world, sometimes we like to look for lesser-known alternatives, especially when it means we can support our homegrown talent.

Toronto Summer Guide: The city’s best events

For the first installment of our three-part summer guide, we take a look at the best summer events and activities happening in Toronto this season. Three great ways to get outside Rollerskating on the Bentway The Bentway, the unique and playful park space under the Gardiner Expressway, is the place to be for roller skating.

Band of the Week: Clara Venice

“There’s a rumour going around that I only perform love songs,” Clara Venice says on stage. “Well, it’s true.” During her live shows, the multi-instrumentalist plucks the electric violin, glockenspiel, ukelele and theremin. Considered the most challenging to play, the theremin is the first electronic instrument – and its ethereal, haunting sound (often heard in old school sci-fi movies) is hardly what we’d expect from Venice’s electro love pop gigs

Here is the list of essential businesses open across Ontario

The Ontario government’s official list of essential businesses to remain open during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been released. On Monday, Premier Doug Ford announced that all non-essential services across the province will be forced to close as of 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 24. With 573 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Ontario, Ford

Resurrecting the cinema from Secret Sessions to Cinesphere

Film might be dead, but there are plenty of people around this great city trying to resurrect it. We’ve got live-action filmic role-play of your favourite classic films, an homage to the silver screen by Toronto burlesque dancers and drag queens, screenings of 16 mm classic gems in an old coach house and more –– there’s a real diversity of unique cinematic experiences to discover and, behind them, the personalities that deliver them.

Raising Toronto

With epic commutes, sky-high real estate and taxes up the wazoo, we asked eight Toronto families why they love raising their kids in the city.  Food industry heavyweights The parents: Grant van Gameren, chef/owner of Bar Isabel & Sunny Stone, metal worker and chef on mat leave   Home: Detached house in Trinity Bellwoods Kid: Wylie