Seafood bowl containing shrimp tempura, tobiko, scallops, seasoned vegetables, quail egg, rice, in hot stone bowl.

Yuzu no hana is a Japanese restaurant in the Club District created by the owner of the ever-popular Japango. The fish here is fresher and high quality than the average Toronto sushi joint and the menu includes hard to find-selections like ocean trout and real red snapper. Located in theContinue Reading

Lounge at the Spa My Blend by Clarins, The Ritz-Carlton Toronto

Contrary to popular belief that spas are flowery, effeminate hubs, more guys are getting pampered to look and feel their best. I absolutely love getting pampered which is why last year I’ve visited three of Toronto’s finest urban retreats. My most recent visit was to Spa My Blend by Clarins atContinue Reading

Swimming pool of the Fours Seasons Toront, Spa.

Out of the many spectacular things Toronto has to offer its residents and visitors is its luxurious spas located in the heart of the city.  Most of Toronto’s top relaxation destinations are situated in high-end hotels around the downtown core – appropriate, given the deluxe surroundings and often-elaborate treatments on theContinue Reading

A mexican dish called enchiladas pachucas. Enchiladas Pachuca — slow roasted lamb, tomato & chipotle salsa, sour cream, panela (unrefined whole cane sugar), cilantro, served with a friend egg on the side.

I’m very grateful for the variety of restaurants in the Yonge Lawrence Village BIA. There are times when my gastronomic palate demands the distinct flavours of Latin American cuisine — that’s when it pays to live within walking distance of Milagro Cantina, located at 3187 Yonge Street. When Mexico City-born brothers ArturoContinue Reading

Front lobby of the Miraj Hamma Spa by Claudalie Paris

Synonymous with sophistication, the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto is notorious for creating extraordinary luxury experiences in the heart of downtown Toronto. This stylish hotel is home to a relaxing oasis boasting all the amenities needed for a rejuvenating treatment. Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris is situated on the fifth floorContinue Reading

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra playing at Roy Thomson Hall

Yet again Toronto has been ranked the best city to live in the world by the Economist. A unique creative spirit thrives in cosmopolitan Toronto. World-renowned festivals, events and spaces celebrate the arts, theatre and the city’s heritage. All set against a backdrop of stunning architecture and inspired by Toronto’s eclecticContinue Reading

A dish containing Baby back ribs with grilled shrimp on a bamboo skewer.

Located at 3438 Yonge Street (between York Mills Rd. and Lawrence Avenue) Wildfire Stakehouse and Wine Bar has a passion for great food, an expansive wine list, and good service. Their dishes are prepared using fresh ingredients. The ambiance is casual to fine dining with great decor all around including cherry-redContinue Reading

Venison & Beef Haché — fried egg, sweet & sour beets, sautéed spinach, horseradish & cauliflower purée.

Toronto in the winter can be universally terrible, except during Winterlicious when restaurants decide open their doors and keep us warm with affordable prix-fixe meals. Winterlicious, the 13th annual mid-winter culinary feast, which kicked off January 30 and comes to an end today. From $18 lunches to $45 dinners (and otherContinue Reading

A plate of jerk chicken with rice and peas.

Ritz Caribbean Food at 211 Yonge Street could be easily classified as a quick-service eatery. You basically order your food at the counter and pay the cashier. But what Ritz Caribbean lacks in aesthetics and charm it makes up in taste. This restaurant makes the best jerk chicken and other Jamaican food IContinue Reading

A plate of crepes.

Finding a decent restaurant for lunch on Queen St. West today was a challenge. With a winter storm in full effect most restaurant owners have closed their doors to the public. After walking for almost an hour I was about to give up when I suddenly smelled the aroma ofContinue Reading