If you’re an Instagram user in Toronto, you’re probably sick of the same old same old: skyline shots from the Toronto Island ferry, hipster tacos at today’s restaurant-of-the-minute, jellyfish at Ripley’s Aquarium…you get the picture. If you do a little digging, though, you’ll see Toronto’s urban jungle is home to thousands of Instagrammers paying daily homage to the places and spaces that make us so happy to call Toronto home. From intrepid rooftoppers to construction workers, entrepreneurs to ad industry creatives, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite accounts putting new spins on Toronto’s aesthetic.

Summer’s here, and there’s no better sunny afternoon activity than putting your nose into a good book and relaxing in the sun. The good thing about summer is that a ton of new books come out – and our communities are near tons of public green space to enjoy them in. Do you know what else we have a lot of around our buildings? Libraries, where books are born. Wait, that’s not right. Anyway, here are some of our picks for summer.

Ontario Craft Brewers Week is coming to a close, but it’s always a good time to check out Toronto craft breweries. The industry has exploded in the last couple of years, and now some of the country’s most interesting and innovative breweries are right here in the GTA. We’ve chosen a handful of the best, and we hope if you haven’t tried them you will after reading this! Haven’t been converted to craft beer fandom yet? Watch this short clip from Indie Ale House Brewing and you’ll be a convert in no time.

Spring has kinda arrived in the city, which means warmer weather and none of that sad grey ice/slush mix on the sides of the road. It also means more bikes in the city. Not only is biking great for your health and overall fitness, it can be a lot easier on your wallet – and sanity – than owning a car or having to be at the mercy of the TTC every morning. Have we mentioned that bikes are very condo friendly? We’re here to give some tips for those who are thinking about trading in their morning traffic for that 2-wheel life.

Unless you’ve been living in a cave on Mars with your eyes closed, you know the Pan-Am Games are arriving in Toronto July 10-26. We’re pretty excited about it, and here are some reasons why you should be excited too!

We’ve been reading many, many books lately. After all, it is the thing to do when it’s too cold outside to be social and mingle with friends. House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black have yet to return to Netflix, and we so gladly seek comfort in our first true love: books! The thing with books is that they’re not like movies, where the best ones come out during the summer and sometimes trickle into the rest of the year. Good books are always being published and so you always have something to read.

Here’s some books that YOU should read soon:

So it’s December. Yep, this means all of you lazy folks that have left Christmas shopping until the very last few weeks are scrambling to figure out what to give this year. You know, it really surprises us how many people procrastinate so hard on shopping for gifts when Christmas is always December 25th, rain, snow or shine. It’s not rocket surgery, folks.

Anyway, we thought we’d do you a solid and give you some great gift ideas from one of the best shopping centres in the country, Yorkdale!

And because it’s Christmas, we’re going to call it the 12 Days of Christmas at Yorkdale. Original? Perhaps not. Funny? You bet.

Hit it! *Clears throat”


Every year Scotiabank hands out the Giller prize, which is the top literary prize in Canada. It’s like the Grammys of book writing. Or is that a Juno? Then what the heck is a Gemini award? Anyway. It’s a huge deal to those of us who love fiction novels. Especially Canadian fiction novels.

Fall is here and it’s only here for a short while before the snow comes, so make the most of it! We went to Yorkdale (since it’s literally right next to The Yorkdale) and did a bit of browsing/shopping. We ended up finding tons of things that are just perfect for this short-lived favourite season of ours.