Toronto starting to play “itself” in Hollywood movies

Someone yelled “Harry! Harry!” to the young couple strolling down a Toronto street. No, it wasn’t Prince Harry and a certain lovely actress from the TV show, Suits. According to Elan Mastai, the screenwriter and executive producer for The F Word (2014), the shout-out was for the magical Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, who was […]

Photo exhibit shows the beauty of the machines in historic Leslieville bread factory

Before the old Weston bread factory at 462 Eastern Avenue is redeveloped, Toronto-based photographer Laird Kay has preserved its raw industrial image with a photography project. “I like photographing industrial machines and showing the beauty of machines,” Kay explained. He also likes “taking them (the machines) out of context and just showcasing the details, all […]

Helios Taranteau at The Paint Cabin

Danforth photographer Chris McCallan has teamed up with three fellow photographers, Harold Staats, Peter Young and Elizabeth Stanton, for Helios Taranteau, Vol. 1, a photographic exhibit with an intriguing, searching view. McCallan, a commercial photographer by profession, says this show features images from his 40-year personal collection. “The difference between what I shoot commercially and […]

The true story of Leslieville

There has been some controversy about Leslieville, the stretch of Queen Street East from Pape to Greenwood. The real history, however, has been muddled – Leslieville was never an incorporated village or town. It was called Leslieville because of one of the original pioneers of the area, who had a large nursery in the vicinity. […]

Good things really do grow in Ontario

With climate change upon us, we have yet another reason to support our amazing Ontario farmers. Thanks to the winter that wasn’t this year, maple syrup production has hit an all time low. Without snow cover, there is added stress for overwintering crops like garlic. Ground water levels cannot be replenished to the regular healthy […]

Markets spring into action

A sure sign of spring is the sprouting of area Farmers’ Markets, and here in the East End we are lucky to have several to visit, covering just about every day of the week. Each of these markets offers fresh farm-grown fruits and vegetables. The East York Farmers’ Market, on the grounds of the East […]