On the corner of Bellevue Square Park sits an old Weber Piano. Somebody left it there two summers ago.
The pandemic has brought about societal disruption and mass unemployment, and from that — a chance for people to reconsider careers, make big changes and go back to school. According to Universities Canada, a national…
Dire predictions on the odds of restaurants surviving the winter continue to dominate the news as the pandemic drags on. Restaurants Canada estimates that since the start of the pandemic, 33,000 jobs in Toronto have been lost and full-service restaurants are experiencing as much as 80 per cent of sales losses due to the shutdown of indoor dining. And yet, despite the economic uncertainty and bad news, there are still restaurants popping up around Toronto.
People from all over the city are flocking to Wanda’s Pie in the Sky today, not only for a piece of home-made pie but also to join in a mathematical celebration. It’s Pi Day, a 24-hour period dedicated to celebrating the mathematical constant, Pi.
In the last three years, St. Luke’s United Church on Sherbourne and Carlton streets has spent around $1,000 annually to remove graffiti. The church even needed to buy an $800 power-washer. St. Luke’s would remove graffiti once every…
At her street food outlet near Kensington Market, Cookie Martinez prepares empanadas each work day. There is chicken and beef for the empanadas.
But sometimes, in the bread part of the empanadas, she adds mealworm powder in the dough, cricket salt, and whole crickets in the filling.
Her customers can plainly see the torsos and heads of the crickets.
At Martinez’s outlet, Gustavo Holloway, 26, from Chile, held a whole cricket between his fingers. Holloway ordered “cricket snax,” a little box filled with insects.
“This is like the movie Lion King. Hakuna matata,” Holloway said.
With food prices having risen, it’s getting more expensive to feed yourself at home — so when you go out to dine, you may want to save on your food budget. Some local restaurateurs are responding by keeping their menus affordable.
Kensington Market’s newest neighbour is a Loblaws Superstore. The grocery store giant has announced it will open a new store in the Toronto neighbourhood as part of a mixed-use condo project located on College Street…
A Rob Ford endorsement and the support of members of the Chinese community didn’t prove enough for Mike Yen against incumbent Adam Vaughan in Ward 20. First-time candidate Mike Yen faced an uphill battle attempting…
The operator of a below street-level business says plans for a water-main upgrade in Kensington Market are long overdue.