Choir! Choir! Choir!

I come from a singing family. Both of my parents sang in their formative years, and so they threw my brother and I into singing lessons once we were able to focus for a modicum of time in our early years. All through school we were singing, either in lessons, choirs, community theatre productions or…

Toronto’s Waterfront

Living right in the heart of Toronto has been an exciting way to reintegrate with the city. There are always events happening nearby, including the kick off to the Pan Am games with the torch relay, but possibly our favourite part of living in this neck of the city is being right by the waterfront.…

Local Eats: Bareburger

A meal we both love but hardly ever make is the burger. Pre-trip we had a little indoor grill and would from time to time try out burgers at home, but honestly, Toronto is not only a city filled with restaurants, but there are several specialty burger joints that get top marks, so why bother,…

Fun and Games at Snakes and Lagers

It’s the Spring season, a time for being outside and enjoying the weather. But there will still be those days when Mother Nature has different intentions, forcing you to stay inside. So what are you to do when you’re faced with possible cabin fever? Of course: board games! But… do you really want to pull…

High Park: Cherry Blossom Season

In an effort to act like a tourist and explore our own backyard, Ewan and I had marked the Spring as a time to pay attention to when the cherry blossoms would come out. Ever since we’d moved to Toronto, we’d hear about the mass pilgrimage to High Park (and a few other localized spots…

Go Flames! Round One in the Books

Hello world, Ewan here. I’ve decided to chime in for the first time in a while. And unlike my other posts this one is not pertaining to graffiti, rather to something even closer to my heart; The Calgary Flames. Those of you who know me are well aware of this obsession. For all of you…

Cosmos Records

Record Store Day

Record Store Day. It’s exactly what it sounds like; an annual event celebrating music and record stores. In the time that we’ve ‘participated’ it seems to have grown, with more and more artists releasing exclusive tracks, special editions or new albums. Some places around town ring the day in by having pop up concerts and…

Local Eats: Weslodge

When we returned to Toronto, we ended up moving into a place smack in the middle of a lot of action. Short walks away are the venues for Toronto’s big sports teams, the waterfront and ferries to Toronto Island, the Exhibition Grounds and St Lawrence Market. I know that once the summer arrives, there are…

Trivia at the Drake

One of the first restaurants that Ewan and I went to when we moved to TO was the Drake Hotel. The place is ultra hip, with delicious food on offer. We’ve melted on a muggy summer day on the rooftop patio (until monsoon-like rain had us head indoors), grooved at Mayer Hawthorne’s first Toronto concert…

Clapping, Lasers and Twistos

Yes. Clapping, lasers and Twistos is an apt description of how we spent last Thursday night. How? Well, we were part of a studio audience for the premiere of Big Brother Canada Season 3; our tickets being a perk from Ewan’s work. Not being big BB fans, but happy to enjoy free entertainment, we were…