Terra Borody is an essayist, copywriter, documentarian and novice photographer native to Toronto, Ontario. She is currently studying International Development at the graduate level. Most recently, she has written for Shauna Ireland PR, Career Cruising and Yellow Pages. When she’s not researching and cycling around the city, Terra loves watching controversial debates, crafting DIY projects and travelling.
It’s not just a line from your favourite TV show; winter really is coming. So get comfy, because it’s going to be a while. Fanciful vintage fashion abounds in Toronto, but let’s be real. As Canadians, a practical wardrobe suits us best. To help you plump up your closet for the cold, we’ve put together some of the best vintage shops for warm winter gear.
Planning an event can be a lot of work, especially when your guests are expecting a delicious dessert spread. Not to panic. As customized catering services collide with creative pastry shops, the result is more and more options for gourmet dessert catering. Whether you’re throwing a small social, a corporate meeting or even your wedding, these Toronto dessert caterers are here to help. [Image credit: iStock.com/andresr]
With maker culture booming in the 6, there has never been more workrooms around the city for crafts and creative hobbies. Thanks to resources like Youtube and the growing sharing economy, you can learn everything from making your own clothes to re-decorating your home using recycled materials. These craft supply stores in Toronto will guide you on your creative pursuits! [Image credit: iStock.com/azgek]
Are you a crafty soon-to-be-wed looking getting thrifty for your wedding? Thanks to the creative ideas of social media, DIY wedding decor is more do-able than ever before. From large items like furniture, to the finest of details, these shops will have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Now all you need is a team of helpers to get set up for your big day! [Image credit: iStock.com/ beorm]
So you’re out with the kids looking for a spot where they can let loose, cool off in a splash pad, and you…well, you can take a breather. There are countless parks around Toronto, but it can be difficult to map them while on the go, and some are kept secret by savvy parents. No need to wander around aimlessly! Here’s are some favourites recommended by toddler chasers around the city. [Image credit: iStock.com/Geber86]
20 culinary aficionados have gathered for Front Street Foods at Adelaide Place (150 York Street) to offer up their most beloved dishes. The tasting market is buzzing with foodies from across the city taking advantage of the open-air dining experience and buzzworthy pop-ups. Open weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm until August 5, 2016, this is one foodie market you’ll want to stay hungry for. [Photo courtesy of Front Street Foods]
In the winter months, it’s easy to let your wardrobe start sagging. Practicality seems to take the place of style and sass. There’s no better place to spice up a drab outfit than Kensington Market, the headquarters of self-decor. Follow this guide and reclaim your own unique style with some one-of-a-kind outfit adornments. [Feature image: Courage My Love]
Move over caffeine and say hello to sweet, colourful, energy-boosting juice. Whether you’ve decided it’s time for a cleanse or you’re simply hooked on the limitless fruity elixirs nature has to offer, cold-pressed juice is the organic solution to your afternoon crash. Best of all, these healthy spots  in Toronto will deliver your daily or weekly supply of juice right to your door. [Feature image: Anti Vice Juicery]
The vegan food scene has become a competitive arena in Toronto, and not just for vegans! Many prefer vegan food for sustainability and diversity in their diet – and vegan restaurants happen to have some of the healthiest options around. As for those busy days and lazy nights, TO hosts a number of delivery services that will bring healthy, hearty vegan meals right to your doorstep.  [Image credit: iStock.com/Tommaso Cazzaniga]
As with many ancient healing techniques, acupuncture has seen a huge revival in Western culture. It’s one of the most popular ways to reduce muscle, joint pain, headaches and anxiety. As some will tell you, acupuncture gets your qi moving and clears traffic jams in the body’s energy. Best of all? Toronto is stocked with acupuncture clinics and wellness centres offering the treatment. [Image credit: iStock.com/Dean Mitchell]
Toronto’s nightlife seems to centre on the bar scene and the trendiest bourbon of the year. It’s not so easy to find lively spots to hang out after work or catch up with friends if you don’t drink. Why not kick off your second wind with a little caffeine instead? Here are some hotspots for a sober-friendly night out on the town.
2015 was a busy year for Toronto’s east end, from Riverdale to Cabbagetown to the Distillery. Fresh new businesses are popping up everywhere, and among them are some of the finest eateries in the city. Whether for brunch with pals, a dinner date, or dessert, there are many places to indulge without the hustle and bustle of downtown.
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