Legendary feminist artist, Judy Chicago is bringing pyrotechnics to Lake Ontario as part of the Toronto Biennial of Arts (TBA). Entitled, A Tribute to Toronto, the display will celebrate the conclusion of the visual arts event now in its second year, and will see Chicago create her first smoke sculpture in Canada. Taking place at
Sitting on the northern tip of Lake Simcoe is the charming cottage at 68 Heyden Ave. This two-storey home extends the main living space outdoors with both an upper and lower balcony. Down by the water, residents can enjoy the use of the private dock and gazebo area that can be taken advantage of all
Ditching the city for full-time cottage living would be easy if you’re moving into the home at 1209 Delbrooke Rd. Located in the township of Lake of Bays, the luxurious custom-built abode has 142 feet of waterfront along Trading Bay. There are three bedrooms, six bathrooms and 4,800 square feet of living space. Another perk
Cottage living at its finest can be found at 1 Lake Dr. in Huntsville. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom cottage is perfectly perched along Fairy Lake. The future owners can admire the sunrise and sunset thanks to its south-facing views. Another major perk? All the shops and amenities in downtown Huntsville are a short walk away. This
Waterfront Toronto gave the city its first look at the upcoming Quayside development yesterday and jaws collectively dropped. When Sidewalk Labs pulled out of Toronto and decided not to initiate a high-tech, futuristic development, it was unclear if the city was holding back and would squander the opportunity for a world-class development. Well, Waterfront Toronto’s
The city could be home to a new entertainment and hotel complex at the Exhibition that includes a venue with up to 7,000 seats if a plan is approved by the city. The proposal, from the Princes Gate Hotel Limited Partnership team behind the current Hotel X at the Exhibition, would see an additional tower
Situated on the banks of upper Lake Muskoka, this cottage looks like it’s straight off the set of a perpetually summer Hallmark channel show. With unfettered beach access, five bedrooms, and five bathrooms this Ontario oasis comes decked to the nines with everything you need for the perfect getaway from the city. Let’s take a
If you happen to be walking along the Harbourfront this weekend, you might stumble across a massive pile of buffalo skulls. This isn’t leftover animal waste from a hunter with an affinity for endangered species, but rather a major feature of the Luminato Festival’s newest installation called Built on Genocide. The installation was revealed on
With a long driveway, sophisticated interior and grand façade, the home at 1324 Spyglass Point Rd. could easily pass as a mansion in Forest Hill. But what sets this property apart is its Ramara postal code and enviable water frontage along Lake Simcoe. This lakeside abode sits on a 2.25-acre lot about an hour and
Toronto is getting a new waste removal system that is straight out of WALL-E. Ports Toronto, the Waterfront BIA and the University of Toronto Trash Team have joined forces to deploy a fleet of Seabins along the Toronto waterfront to suck floating litter out of Lake Ontario. What is a Seabin, you might ask? “Think
Waterfront Toronto has announced an ambitious plan to develop Parliament Slip, a derelict portion of the city’s waterfront located where Parliament Street meets Lake Ontario, to create what it calls “a waterfront destination where people can enjoy new access to the water.” According to Waterfront Toronto CEO George Zegarac, the plan will include new kayak
Penthouse 1204 at 29 Queens Quay E. is the peak of luxury that sits on the edge of Lake Ontario. The building was crafted by architect Peter Clewes and this unit’s interior was envisioned by the Toronto-based design firm Studio Munge. It has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a terrace overlooking the water. Residents living
Located in the heart of the waterfront area, this 3,800-square-foot penthouse at 10 York St. soars 69 stories above ground, offering unparalleled views of the CN tower several blocks west, and Lake Ontario to the south. The suite has four bedrooms and five bathrooms, and offers private high-speed elevator access. It is on the market
The penthouse suite at 55 Harbour Sq. has more than a great view of the waterfront going for it. With the help of Toronto-based architect Richard Wengle, this condominium underwent a recent remodel transforming it into the lavish residence it is today. Unit 14 is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home that spans 3,100-square-feet. Currently priced at
This winter, in a bid to encourage Torontonians and tourists alike to visit the waterfront during the colder months, the Waterfront Business Improvement Area (WBIA) has teamed up with the popular Beaches art competition, Winter Stations, to showcase interactive art installations at five locations throughout the neighbourhood.
There’s no shortage of craft beer activities in Toronto any given summer weekend, but this time we have one of the big ones. There’s also festivities in Parkdale and down in the Port Lands but if you’re in the mood for more competitive displays of talent there’s an art battle and a parkour jam to take in as well.
No complaints about any weekend that starts with craft beer and gives you a chance to listen to the blues by the water. Fringe is still going on, but you could also amuse those burgeoning young palaeontologists with a chance to see some dino replicas or take in a festival of Indian delights.
Now that the stormy weather has cleared, Toronto can get out and enjoy its favourite pastimes: music, celebrations, yoga, the waterfront and boat races, in some of its most popular venues this weekend. Best of all, many of these events are free.
For this week’s post I ate smelly tofu, which I know is a bit of a cop out, because last week I ate balut, which is also an Asian food. Like, am I just going to write about Asian food every time? The answer is no, but let’s face it: Asians eat a lot of gross things. It’s partly what makes their cuisine so awesome.
It’s Thursday, and the weekend is fast approaching. Need stuff to see or do? We’ve got you covered. In this edition, an outdoor movie and music festival, a day-long yoga class, cool boats at the waterfront and more.
It’s Thursday, and the weekend is fast approaching. Need stuff to see or do? We’ve got you covered. In this edition, a blues festival, clowns take Toronto, an art walk in the east end and more.
Toronto-grown indie rock band Metric returns to its hometown this Saturday with a new appearance at the Air Canada Centre. The group released its fifth album back in June, so you can be sure to hear new hits, such as “Youth Without Youth” and “Breathing Underwater,” but hopefully some classics like “Help, I’m Alive.”
Care to dine on deliciously authentic Asian cuisine under the stars while looking out at the lake this weekend? Okay, so maybe a street food festival isn’t the ideal atmosphere for romance, but the third annual Waterfront Night Market isn’t exactly your typical food fest. An array of authentic Asian offerings will be available well into the night, with other festivities including three-on-three basketball and nightly screenings of contemporary Asian cinema.
Backstage, five kids are concentrating hard. They are on stilts, wobbling about, with only moments to correct their balance before lumbering on stage. While they hover, parents are “oo-ing” and “ahh-ing” in the main arena, going giddy over the mini-trampoline act, in which kids are dazzling the crowd with flips. There is some serious flippage going on. Meanwhile, junior wannabe-clowns spend their time practicing goofy walks and wacky voices. This is life inside Harbourfront Centre’s circus camp for kids.
Mayor Rob Ford nixed Transit City on his first day of office. Now, the city could end up paying $65-million for the cancellation.
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