Big thanks to all the Elections Canada team out there at the polling stations for making sure the voting process is an easy one.
It really has been a while since I've shared anything with you. That's not to say that I haven't been discovering new places to have brunch in Toronto (The Hogtown Cure) or learning about interesting things to do (I plan on checking out axe throwing at BATL), I've just been busy getting my career in high gear!
Global Cheese is a family owned and operated utopia for cheese lovers and has been in business since 1970. You’ll always get a warm greeting and the chance to “try before you buy” when you walk through the door from Rosemarie (whose father founded Global Cheese),her husband Manny and the whole crew. It has been one of the mainstays of Kensington Market and my favourite place to shop for cheese since I was introduced to this cheese heaven 10 years ago.
If you're short on green space, want to grow your own veggies and love giving back, then a vertical garden may be perfect for you. Vertical gardens are a cost effective, sustainable and an easy to maintain alternative to conventional gardens that can be installed with as little as just over 5 square feet of ground space. These simple but brilliant growing structures are for gardeners of all levels of experience and according to non-profit organization, CanYALove (CYL), they are beneficial in so many ways and available right here in Toronto.
I love living in the city so I've been willing to sacrifice a little green in my living space so I could have everything I love about Toronto on my doorstep. Luckily, most Toronto neighbourhoods have beautiful green spaces but I discovered that I really enjoy gardening and love the idea of being able to walk into my own garden to pick fresh herbs and vegetables.
What can a city girl do if she doesn't have a garden but wants to put her green thumbs to work?
This was my first visit to Starving Artist. We ate at their Lansdowne location and it was so good I plan on having brunch at all three. Every meal is either something in, on or beside waffles. For all you bacon lovers out there, the waffle bacon will probably be what keeps you coming back because it looks like the best combo of sweet and salty.
Sean Jones performance will feature songs from his new album, "Waiting for Midnight", which takes us back to a time musically that had the power to influence so many of today's artists. This is "grown people music" for everyone of every age. With a voice as smooth as honey and a presence that speaks to another time and place, Sean Jones has definitely brought classy back!
Caribbean Corner has been the place to go for all the good things we love to eat and cook since 1978 when Yvonne Grant decided to ditch her 9-5 job and start her own business. This small shop has been serving the community for over 3 decades and it's still going strong because the food is fresh and the service is fantastic.
Need something to do tomorrow? Toronto is really hopping this weekend with so many ways to be entertained. Here's what's happening on Sunday, June 28th...