Alright, look, since we’ve been in this lockdown after what was a very brief, glorious moment of having patios open (when was that? March? April? What even is time these days? We recall heat lamps and people wrapped up in blankets and the patios closing before the main course even arrived), it’s time to be…

Mother’s Day is upon us this weekend and it’s a day where we honour the one we call Uma, Madar, Majka, Mama, Ina, Makuahine, or just plain Mom. In fact, Mother’s Day is the day where we show our devotion to the matriarch of our lives by treating her like the Queen that she is!…

Looking to support local businesses this May? Getting ready for Mother’s Day on Sunday May 9th? If you answered yes to either of these questions then this list is for you! As the pandemic continues, our local businesses value each and every dollar you spend with them. Government subsidies and grants, while appreciated, just don’t…

  Spring is here! A-spuh-ring is here! Life is skittles and life is beer!  I think the loveliest time of the year is the spring!  I do!  Don’t you?  ‘Course you do! So uh, as mentioned in the above song, Spring is finally here! And nothing gets us pumped for the warmer weather and the…

OK all you Old Town Toronto enthusiasts, we have rounded up a few highlights of what your beloved local businesses are offering this April and now it is up to you to keep doing what you do best, support local by enjoying a good book, a great burger or pasta, and a thirst quenching malt….

According to Wikipedia, “March is the third month of the year and named after Mars in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the second of seven months to have a length of 31 days. In the Northern Hemisphere, the meteorological beginning of spring occurs on the first day of March. The March equinox on…

Love! L’amour! Mīlestība!  Valentine’s Day, the day of love, is upon us once more and we’re feeling romance in the air. As the French say, “Excusez-moi, où sont les toilettes?” Ah, what a beautiful language it is. Whether you’re a fan of Valentine’s Day or not, it’s a great excuse to show your love and…

Ok, February is NOT our favourite month, not by a long shot. It is cold, snowy and our boots are salt stained from trudging along the city sidewalks.  At least we are only looking at 28 days total for the month. Can you imagine if we were facing a leap year and had to endure…

In the history of the world, nothing has done more to evoke strong emotions or challenge our perceptions of life than art. A world without art is one that we frankly don’t want to live in. So with that, we were excited to learn that the good people at DesignTO were going ahead with the…

Phew, we did it! We got through 2020 mostly sort of intact and we’re looking ahead to hopefully some more positive changes in the new year and overcoming whatever obstacles lay before us! Now, we’re of the mindset that a brand spanking new year is a chance to start fresh and get into some new…

Welp, it’s getting a lot colder outside and a little harder to deny that winter is here. With a combination of the cold, the dark days of the winter, and the ongoing *gestures at world* all that, we find ourselves frequently wrapped up in our best blanket, craving the food and drinks that comfort us….

Lead image: Michael Dam We know you are doing all you can to support local this holiday season, while staying home and making the festivities a little more intimate this year. Thank you! With our list of December features, right here in OTT, you’ll discover new ways to support our hard working local businesses, while…

If you’ve been reading the news you’ll know by now that we have entered the second lockdown, which has put us all indoors and given us the chance to do the bravest thing we can for the people of Toronto: lay down on your couch, watch The Queen’s Gambit, and order food. To all of…

For years Old Town Toronto has been the source of many fashionable places to be and places to be fashionable, with a number of clothing stores, jewellery stores, spas, and restaurants to have you feeling and looking your finest self. And that’s not limited to humans. In fact, Old Town Toronto is a hot spot…

Looking for the perfect book to curl up with while you sip on a glass of wine and nibble on some antipasto for a quiet night in? Craving an outing to enjoy hot chocolate on a local winter patio? Has it been a tough week and you could really use a massage? Maybe it is…

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