High Park's Maple Leaf Garden

Top three places to see fall foliage in Toronto

You don’t have to travel miles away to a provincial park just to get a chance to view the colourful fall leaves this season. Right in the heart of Toronto you will be able to see these magnificent fall colours. All you need is to dedicate a lovely afternoon, a good pair of hiking shoes and that cup of pumpkin spice latte to keep you warm during your city adventure.

From Barney to Rossini

“The virtuosity and the Herculean nature of it is exciting, but opera singers also are storytellers and actors that must be able to have their techniques so lined up that they can communicate with an audience — while at the same time insisting on extreme particular demands from their instrument,” said Charles Sy. In this case, that “instrument” is the voice of Sy, a talented tenor who lives in East York and sings for the Canadian Opera Company.

The benefits of meditation to education

“Meditation is a practice. We are teaching ourselves a different stance in life, a different way of perceiving our issues and ourselves,” said counsellor Svetlana Lilova. “It is a practice in the sense of gaining a better perspective of understanding how we function and observing what happens for us, rather than getting caught up in a particular issue.”

Waiting to exhale at college meditation sessions

It’s nearly the end of another school semester, and that means it’s also a time of intense deadlines and preparation for final exams.

While most young people resign themselves to a month of caffeine consumption and all-nighters, things are a little different at Centennial College’s Story Arts Centre campus in East York. Here, stressed-out students – and their teachers — can attend meditation sessions every Tuesday from 3:30-4 p.m. at the campus’s fitness centre.

Toronto’s unaffordable housing

A housing boom in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has led to a steady increase in resale value over the past decade, but has also made the area’s housing less affordable, says a TD Economics special report released on Monday. The executive summary on the GTA’s housing market is a 20-page report prepared by TD’s Deputy […]