Summer Food Festival Round-Up



There are a LOT of food festivals in Ontario every summer – an exhaustive list would be exhausting. So we’re just going to pick our favourites. There is one especially that we’re extremely excited about… Continue »

Community Calender- July 2014

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Since the summer in Ontario can become so jam-packed with events and festivals, vacations and trips to the beach – we thought we should do a quick round-up of a few things going on in the city that you shouldn’t miss out on. We’ve illustrated it with photos of our favourite summer dishes – maybe they’ll inspire your menu this sunny July weekend! Continue »

Preserving Toronto’s Bounty

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It is no secret that Toronto, “A City Within a Park” is justifiably proud of its urban forest. Just last week, the Globe and Mail reported that the one hundred and sixteen species of trees that make up the city’s ten million trees are worth an estimated seven billion dollars, that is, 10 million trees at a replacement cost of 700 dollars per tree. According to the Globe, the urban forest provides the city with 80 million dollars in environmental and cost savings per year, broken down as follows:

  • $53.95-million from the reduced strain on water transportation and infrastructure thanks to rain and wet-weather flow interception
  • $19.09-million from air pollutants absorbed, removed and avoided by street trees
  • $6.42-million from energy saved through shading and climate moderation
  • $1.24-million from carbon sequestration and emissions avoided through energy savings

The amount of particulate matter removed annually by Toronto’s urban forest is equivalent to the amount released by over one million cars or 100,000 single family homes, the report calculates.- Globe and Mail Continue »

Toronto’s Raw Vegan Festival Is This Weekend



This Saturday and Sunday, June 78, Healthy Festivals Corp brings us the 4th Annual Toronto Raw/Vegan Festival, a two-day event that celebrates and champions the raw/vegan movement as a lifestyle choice. Located at the Culture, Arts, Media and Education Centre at 918 Bathurst Street, the festival features a variety of speakers, food demos and samples from Toronto’s leading raw/vegan chefs, a demonstration of acro –yoga, ( the combination of circus movements and partnered yoga positions) a sustainable fashion show and a myriad of activities and tastes that bring together a community that offers a healthy, enviro-friendly and cruelty-free lifestyle. In all, over sixty exhibitors and at least two world-class international endurance athletes will be strutting their stuff in a fun, informative two-day event.

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What To Get Her For Mother’s Day



Dads get steaks and beer, maybe a new tie or a fishing rod. But for moms we always do brunch – scones and hollandaise sauce, mimosas and cupcakes, maybe a bouquet of flowers thrown in for good measure. This year in our city a very special Mother’s Day menu is going to be prepared. It isn’t a brunch and the chef behind it isn’t from Toronto. Continue »