President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine in Toronto today

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine is set to visit Canada from Sept. 21 to 22, including stops in Ottawa and Toronto. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Zelenskyy are poised to intensify their collaborative efforts aimed at bolstering the relationship between their nations and providing support to the Ukrainian people in their defense against Russia’s ongoing

Ukraine’s national ballet is coming to Toronto as part of cross-country tour

The highly esteemed National Ballet of Ukraine is set to embark on a Canadian tour beginning in January. The tour will include stops in Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. Tickets for the performances will go on sale in mid-September. The National Ballet of Ukraine, which is bringing 150

Toronto is donating four emergency vehicles to aid Ukraine amidst Russian invasion

It’s been more than five months since Russia invaded Ukraine, and the city of Toronto recently announced that it will supply Ukraine with four end-of-life vehicles that could be used to respond to emergencies. Two end-of-life vehicles are from the city’s fleet services and two end-of-life emergency response vehicles—equipped with operational lights, sirens, and basic

Vikings star Katheryn Winnick fights for Ukraine

Popular T.O. actor Katheryn Winnick, star of Vikings and Big Sky, is focusing on the war in her Ukrainian homeland by starting the Winnick Foundation to raise funds to assist refugees, who are predominantly women and children, as war rages on. Why did you start the foundation? For me, it’s really just wanting to do

Here’s how Torontonians can get involved with #CookforUkraine

United by friendship and the need to bring awareness to the war in Ukraine, Ukrainian chef Olia Hercules and Russian chef Alissa Timoshkina began the (now trending) #cookforukraine movement. The global initiative raises funds for organizations involved in providing aid to the people of Ukraine. The premise behind the movement is to make traditional Ukrainian

Toronto names area in front of Russian Consulate ‘Free Ukraine Square’

Following a city council meeting on March 8, the city of Toronto is moving forward with a plan to name the area in front of the Russian Consulate as Free Ukraine Square. The Consulate General of the Russian Federation is located in North Toronto at 60 St. Clair Avenue east of Yonge Street on the

The Soul of Ukraine immersive exhibition coming to Toronto

With the backdrop of an awful and cruel war, Lighthouse Immersive (Immersive Van Gogh), has arranged for Immersive Schevchenko: Soul of Ukraine to be available for viewing beginning March 15 in Toronto, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Boston, with all proceeds from ticket sales going directly to Canadian Red Cross and other humanitarian organizations working

Here’s how Torontonians can help support Ukraine right now

A Toronto-based entrepreneur is selling handmade stickers, with proceeds being donated to help support  Ukraine. Proceeds from the Saint Javelin Stickers, designed by Christian Borys, saw a 250% spike in sales in 24 hours, as Russian troops yesterday launched a large-scale military operation in Ukraine, in what’s being considered the largest attack on a European

Hundreds of Torontonians stand with Ukraine in a series of rallies

Several rallies in support of Ukraine are being held in Toronto this week, as the crisis with Russia continues to escalate. On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a military operation in Ukraine, by land, sea, and air, in what’s being considered the largest attack on a European state since the Second World War. Ukrainian

Q&A: Serena Williams serves up a mean return at Rogers Cup, winning match against Ukraine's Bondarenko

While sister Venus may be out with an injury, Serena Williams is quickly rising back to the top. Forced to take an 11-month leave after hurting her foot, the 13-time Grand Slam winner played a strong match against Alona Bondarenko Tuesday in Toronto. We caught up with the legendary tennis star to get an insider’s look into her recovery, her match against Martina Hingis, and her journey back to number one.


This west end Toronto laundromat doubles as a free art gallery

There’s a laundromat in Roncesvalles that isn’t just a laundromat. Though it’s been operational for over a decade, it had been pretty quiet until Jyll Simmons and her partner Dan Ihnatowycz took it over just before the pandemic. Now it doubles as She Said Gallery, a free gallery for artists who are interested in showing

85 of Toronto’s most inspiring women through the years

Since 2015, Post City and Streets of Toronto has honoured the most inspiring women of Toronto with our December cover issue. For International Women’s Day, we’re sharing all of the amazing women who have made the list over the years, from record-breaking athletes to artists making a difference. 1. Fatima Syed and Emma McIntosh Exposed

Massive open air music festival hitting The Bentway next month and it’s free

While November typically sees Torontonians turning to indoor activities to escape the chilly weather, this year promises an extraordinary outdoor East European music festival. BLOK, curated by Toronto’s own Mark Marczyk, the ringleader of Lemon Bucket Orkestra, will come alive on Nov. 18 at The Bentway under the Gardiner Expressway near Fort York. BLOK is

16th Annual Real Estate Roundtable: Buy, sell, hold or be bold?

Our 16th annual Real Estate Roundtable, featuring 10 of the city’s top experts on the housing market, was an event to remember. The live event had over 300 people in attendance, watching our panel of developers, designers, realtors and economists discuss Toronto’s supply problem, affordable housing, the future of the downtown core and more. Read

Get a taste of Azerbaijani cuisine at new Toronto restaurant

At Old Avenue Restaurant & Bakery, a trio of incredibly accomplished individuals are allowing Torontonians to experience a taste of home by way of traditional and upscale takes on Azerbaijani food. Located in North York, the restaurant is spearheaded from the business end by Esther Mordecai, a single mother and social activist, who is quick

Our top five real estate stories of 2022

2022 has been a truly — must we say it? — unprecedented year for real estate. The year started off with a bang in Toronto with record home sales and climbing property values with no end in sight. But with multiple rate hikes from the Bank of Canada to battle inflation, the housing market quickly

Our top 10 city and news stories of 2022

This past year, the pandemic again dominated the headlines worldwide for a time, but things started to change. Russia invaded Ukraine, and other stories grew as the pandemic faded. But, locally, there was a renewed interest in city life and neighbourhood issues with both a municipal and a provincial election as well as a housing

Toronto’s own Weird Al is a retired healthcare worker inspired by the lockdown

Move over, “Weird Al” Yankovic, there’s a new parody songwriter on the scene — and he’s a 67-year-old retired healthcare professional from Leaside. “I guess this is my sixth career now — I’m an amateur songwriter,” says Gary Kapelus, who held several positions with hospitals and in academia before retiring back in 2016. Since the

Four years of legal cannabis: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Monday marks four years of Canada becoming the first G7 country to legalize cannabis. With weed, Canada changed the world. But was it for the better? On the eve of the end of marijuana prohibition’s fourth birthday, we look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The Good  There are a few obvious good

17 of the best things to do and see in Toronto in 2022

Toronto is home to some of the best food, shopping and city life around, and when you’re trying to figure out what to do and where to go in the city, it can be overwhelming! We’ve rounded up all the best events, activities, arts venues and more to give you plenty of options for things