Opinion: My students are overjoyed to be back in the classroom, but I’m the happiest of all

Opinion: My students are overjoyed to be back in the classroom, but I’m the happiest of all

Mark Lautens is a J.B. Jones Distinguished Professor at the University of Toronto and AstraZeneca Professor of Organic Chemistry. After two years of grimly staring at a screen, gauging the human response to my lectures via emojis or cat memes, I am finally smiling ear-to-ear again. Why? Because I have returned to teaching live, in … Read more

108-year-old Toronto movie theatre proves that big box chains aren’t always better

108-year-old Toronto movie theatre proves that big box chains aren’t always better

The Fox Theatre in The Beaches has been supplying Toronto with a non-stop stream of movies since opening way back in 1914 and it’s still going strong. It currently holds the record as Canada’s longest continuously running movie theatre and it’s 100 plus years of history prove there’s still some old school movie magic in the city. … Read more

Why visiting Richard Serra’s East-West/West-East in Qatari desert requires real commitment

Why visiting Richard Serra’s East-West/West-East in Qatari desert requires real commitment

People overlook famous American artist Richard Serra’s ‘East-West/West-East’ art as it stands in a desolate section of the Brouq nature reserve in Qatar’s northwestern desert. The Four steel plates, each 14 metres high, span a one-kilometer stretch of the desert.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press To get to Richard Serra’s East-West/West-East, you drive west out of Doha, … Read more

Why some neighbors don’t like plans for a sculpture in a Burlington park

Why some neighbors don’t like plans for a sculpture in a Burlington park

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – A new public art sculpture is coming to a park in Burlington’s Old North End, but some in the neighborhood are concerned about it. “It was very overwhelming. I was upset for the fact that it did not have local input,” said Jean Wolfe, who lives and works in the Old … Read more

Idina Menzel – Love Power (End Credit Version) (From "Disenchanted"/Visualizer Video) – DisneyMusicVEVO

Idina Menzel – Love Power (End Credit Version) (From "Disenchanted"/Visualizer Video) – DisneyMusicVEVO

Idina Menzel – Love Power (End Credit Version) (From “Disenchanted”/Visualizer Video)  DisneyMusicVEVO ‘Disenchanted’ Trailer: Idina Menzel Is Belting Out Her New Song “Love Power”  Collider VIDEO: Idina Menzel Sings New DISENCHANTED Song ‘Love Power’ in Clip  Broadway World Idina Menzel stars in ‘Disenchanted’ on Disney+  ABC 7 Chicago WATCH: Idina Menzel talks about reuniting with ‘Enchanted’ cast in ‘Disenchanted’ … Read more

New cake shop started by high school student who couldn’t get a job at Toronto bakeries

New cake shop started by high school student who couldn’t get a job at Toronto bakeries

When a Toronto high school student was finding it difficult to get a job at a bakery due to juggling time constraints, she decided she’d start up her own baking business. At just 15, Peri DeHaas has started up West End Cakery, designing cakes and desserts for the Bloor West, Roncesvalles and Junction Triangle neighbourhoods. She … Read more

Rate hikes add a note of hesitation to real estate market

Rate hikes add a note of hesitation to real estate market

53 Lynndale Rd. in the Scarborough Bluffs neighbourhood. Listed with an asking price of $4.2-million, the house sold after 16 days on market for $3.9-million.Ciprian Dumitrascu/Ciprian Dumitrascu/Soare Productions The Toronto-area fall real estate market is entering the final stretch of 2022 with dispirited buyers, a lack of inventory and the table set for an interest … Read more

70 years of Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’: see it in London’s West End

70 years of Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’: see it in London’s West End

24 October 2022, 00:00 The West End cast of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. Picture: The Mousetrap Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept millions of people from every corner of the globe on the edge of their seats for decades… Now celebrating its 70th Anniversary Year, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is THE genre-defining murder mystery from … Read more

Man jailed for raping teenage girl in the West End, in ‘predatory and harrowing’…

Man jailed for raping teenage girl in the West End, in ‘predatory and harrowing’…

21 October 2022, 17:26 Timothy King. Picture: Met Police A man has been sent to prison for 21 years after raping a teenage girl in the West End of London. Timothy King, of Kilburn in north-west London, was also found guilty of other offences less than two weeks later, in an incident where a woman … Read more

The Books Briefing: Carol Field, Alison Roman

The Books Briefing: Carol Field, Alison Roman

To me, the true sign of fall isn’t apple picking, fuzzy sweaters, or leaves turning new colors. It’s the sudden urge—which typically emerges on sleepy weekend afternoons—to dig up a cookbook and start measuring and mixing ingredients for sweet treats. The practice can be a salve for anxiety and provides comfort in stressful moments. It’s … Read more