Of mid-life, music and Amir
Plus, Post City loves a good rescue dog
Well, we have a new mayor. The snow hasn’t started to fly, but we have hockey and basketball underway, and the arts scene has exploded with all manner of incredible stage productions. Basically, it’s time to appreciate how great it is to live in Toronto.
To start things off, we chat with our favourite Toronto Raptor, Amir Johnson. From Zombie Walk to passing out Drake CDs on the street, this guy has embraced the city, and it’s totally a mutual thing. Now, we just need to win the big one.
In our news section, we check out an amazing new dog rescue facility in York Region, which had a gala opening complete with appearances by Jewel and Sam Roberts. And we get the latest news on the continuing struggle of Thornhill’s Ci Tokmakjian, who has been imprisoned in Cuba since 2011.
In our life section, Rebecca Eckler writes about the new and improved mid-life crisis, and sexologist Jessica O’Reilly tells us the six conversations that lead to a happy marriage. Also, we profile everyone’s favourite capitalist, Kevin O’Leary. And our resident fashionista, Jeanne Beker, tracks down the sweetest leather pants in the city.
Our food section includes reviews of two recent openings: Midtown’s Little Sister as well as Japanese restaurant Yunaghi. And we also profile talented Chantecler chef Jonathon Poon as he prepares to open Bar Fancy on Queen West. We also taste-test the city’s best fish and chips with resident chef, Grant van Gameren of Bar Isabel, and his guest chef Leo Spralja of seafood restaurant Joso’s.
In the arts, we profile two incredible Toronto musicians: Daniel Lanois and Doug Paisley. We also feature Paisley in a new Post City in the Park video, shot in his old stomping grounds of Sherwood Park (details on how to view it are on the right.) We also chat with Gina Gershon about the cool new show playing at Massey Hall this month, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, created by Stephen King, John Mellancamp and T Bone Burnett.
No more debates. No more sideshows. So get out and enjoy this city.