Turning over new leaves and all that jazz
Plus, our annual Best of the Neighbourhood salutes local faves
It used to be that spring was a time of rebirth when we emerged from our parkaencased cocoons to embrace the newness. But things change. And thanks to a couple of decades of serious schooling, September is now the time when we contemplate the new, when we sign up for those selfimprovement classes on wicker basketmaking and finally get started on that novel. Ahem.
Around here, this is also the time we take stock of our local neighbourhood and celebrate our favourite restaurants, shops and services in our annual Best of the Neighbourhood edition. Everything from the best new southern BBQ to some seriously gut-busting workouts and more.
Up front, our news coverage includes a look at overcrowding on the Yonge subway line, how residents’ associations are taking to the Internet to raise funds to battle developments at the Ontario Municipal Board and more.
Our food coverage this month kicks off with celebrity chef Roger Mooking sampling the wildest new burgers in the city topped with everything from pho to kimchi. Our food critic, Joanne Kates, gets all Motor City by sampling the decadent Detroit-style pizza at Descendant. And our Food Crawl column features the best dining options available in Little Italy. We also profile Les Sabilano, the culinary force behind Lamesa Filipino Kitchen on Queen West and the recently opened Lasa by Lamesa on St. Clair Avenue West.
Although it seems like summer may never end, just in case, Jeanne Beker checks out the latest bomber jacket styles for this month’s fashion column.
Also, in our life section, we profile four local residents who dress up in elaborate costumes to take part in the annual Toronto Fan Expo, which happens this month. Why do they do it? You’ll soon find out.
Ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games, our fitness columnist, Monika Schnarre, heads down to the Annex to sample indoor climbing at Basecamp.
Remember the good old days of professional wrestling? When Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant were household names? One of the legendary villains of the age was Jake the Snake Roberts. He’s had his share of serious issues, the subject of a recent dramatic documentary, but he’s come out the other side and is in town this month for a spoken word appearance at Second City. Post City caught up with Roberts to get the inside scoop.
We also chat with Soulpepper Theatre’s Albert Schultz and Toronto writer and actor Ins Choi about their new CBC-TV series,
Kim’s Convenience. And we have a fall music preview including an interview with Serena Ryder and a look at this month’s Toronto International Film Festival.