Of concerts, fitness couture and capoeira
Now is the time to celebrate the new year, and try something new
January might be a little on the chilly side, but there is a lot of positive thinking taking place.
We resolve to exercise more, perhaps drink less. We think about what exciting events the year might bring. We dream of vacations and life-altering experiences. And we look for affordable dining options.
In January, we like new things, new experiences and, as is often the case in Toronto, that means new food and new restaurants. To that end, our restaurant critic Joanne Kates has offered up the best new restaurants in the city. Here, she gives us a slew of new dining establishments of all varieties to try on for size in the coming months.
Our news coverage includes a look at the coming of toll roads south of the border in Toronto, some chic ski chalets that have come on the market north of the 905 and local development issues.
Also in food this month, we enlist the expert palate of Shoushin’s Jackie Lin, one of the city’s finest sushi chefs. He taste-tests the best poke in Toronto to find out where to seek out this Hawaiian favourite that is sweeping the city. In addition, we have a look at a new bar, Noorden, the place to go for gin in Toronto. And we swoon over a South African brunch at Jack and Lil’s.
Fashion columnist Jeanne Beker kicks off our life section with a look at the freshest styles to sport while partaking in a new activity this winter, from old standbys, such as running and tennis, to groovy new pursuits such as Muay Thai.
Also this month, fitness columnist Monika Schnarre has a great time at her first capoeira class, as the popularity of this Brazilian dance continues to grow in the city.
Our marijuana columnist takes a look at the growing trend that sees cannabis used as an informal type of pain relief and sports recovery by amateur athletes.
Dr. Jess interprets a new University of Toronto report analyzing how sexual expectations impact relationship quality. And our How They Met column features the two happily married creators of the hilarious new CBC series Workin’ Moms.
Our arts and entertainment coverage includes a winter music preview with five hot new albums and concerts.
We also feature Jessica Matten, the young Toronto actress in Discovery’s muchballyhooed new historical epic Frontier.
Steve Fisher takes a look at the upcoming Next Stage Theatre Festival, and comedy columnist Mark Breslin interviews Jared Keeso, the creator of the bold comedy hit Letterkenny.
All the Honest Ed’s glitz will be gone, only to be replaced by a residential development