• Unlocking Beauty Secrets with Dr. Bector, The Lip Doctor: A Conversation on Non-Surgical Aesthetics

    Dr. Bector, a Canadian-trained physician known as the Lip Doctor, shares his journey into Aesthetic medicine and discusses the role of his clinic in shaping the global beauty industry. His specialties include nose fillers, thread lifts, and Belafill treatments. Dr. Bector emphasizes the importance of customized treatment plans, strong communication, professionalism, and continuous learning. His…


  • Creating Inclusive Urban Spaces to Ensure Accessibility for All: New Bike Path Sparks Concerns for Blind Pedestrians

    Recognizing the value of creating bike lanes for a more sustainable city is crucial. However, it’s equally essential to ensure accessibility for everyone. The recent addition of a new bike lane built on the sidewalk of Eglinton Avenue West provides an example. In a video by David Lepofsky, a retired lawyer, disability activist, and the…


  • Romy

    Concerts in Toronto: December 4th – December 10th, 2023

    By Scott Ferguson PICK OF THE WEEK: ROMY – DEC. 5TH – DANFORTH MUSIC HALL Romy’s day job is being one-third of British band “the xx” who are amazingly cool melding indie rock and electronic music together.  Her bandmate Jamie xx has had incredible success as a solo artist as well (not that this is…


  • Opening Soon: Rumi Authentic Turkish Cuisine in Leaside

    Located in the space that housed Scholar’s Choice and Butter Studio, this Turkish restaurant previously had a sign in the window stating the property at 1597-1599 Bayview had been secured by a property management company on behalf of the mortgagee. It appears to have been removed so hopefully this eagerly anticipated upscale Turkish eatery will…


  • Al Waxman Statue in Bellevue Square Park

    In Bellevue Square Park in Kensington Market, a life-size bronze statue commemorates the late actor and director Al Waxman. Best known for his portrayal of Larry King in the television series “King of Kensington,” Waxman was involved in over 1000 productions across radio, television, film, and stage. The statue, created by artist Ruth Abernethy was…


  • The Tallest Escalator in Toronto

    A shopping trip to North York reminded me of the most bananas escalator in the city. Located inside the RioCan Empress (formerly Empress Walk) it takes you from the ground level of the shopping centre to the Cineplex Cinemas on the fourth floor. This mall has about 25 stores. There is a Loblaws on the…


  • Mel Lastman Square

    Mel Lastman Square is a public square located in North York. Mel Lastman served as the third mayor of North York from 1973 to 1997 and then as the 62nd mayor of Toronto from 1998 to 2003. North York became part of the City of Toronto in 1998, when the six municipalities within Metropolitan Toronto…


  • Crywolf Clothing: One of a Kind Winter Show 2023

    You know there’s someone on your Christmas list who would love a Toronto trash panda t-shirt. Crywolf has the best tees and hoodies for Toronto lovers. Crywolf was founded in 2005 by Rose Chang and Stephanie Drabik in Toronto. It started as an online store during their post-secondary education at the University of Toronto (Rose)…


  • Images from the City: Kensington Market Encampment Cleared, Defensive Architecture Installed

    On Friday, November 24th, the City of Toronto cleared the Bellevue Square encampment in Kensington Market due to what it called an “immediate and continuing public safety risk” from combustible materials on the site. The encampment was located on Bellevue Avenue next to the Church of St. Stephen-In-The-Fields, which did not allow the evicted residents…


  • Lucy Van Pelt Mural in Downtown Toronto

    On Portland Avenue, between Adelaide and King Streets, is one of my favourite murals in the city featuring my favourite Peanuts character. I loved Lucy Van Pelt so much that when I was seven, I named our new kitten after her. For twenty years, Lucy indeed embodied many of her namesake’s characteristics—assertive, confident, often crabby…


  • Lemon Squares at the One of a Kind Winter Show

    The Lemon Square: One Of A Kind Winter Show 2023

    First I found the best butter tarts in Canada just waiting for me at the Enercare Centre, next it was Canada’s favourite lemon squares. Not only do I always find the most delicious treats at the One of a Kind Show, I also meet the loveliest people. That was certainly the case when I came…


  • The Sweet Oven Butter Tarts: One Of A Kind Winter Show 2023

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year—the One of a Kind Winter Show. This year, it’s bigger than ever, bringing back that pre-pandemic vibe with artisans showcasing their incredible creations. While heading up and down the aisles I saw a sign declaring The Best Butter Tarts in Canada and had to make a stop…



  • Toronto Scoop: The Podcast Debuts

    Episode One has dropped! Here’s all the ways you can listen: Follow on Apple Podcasts Subscribe via Podcast Addict Follow on tunein


  • Suspended Stairway by Joshua Kalfa at 36 Toronto Street

    The Scoop usually highlights the free art in Toronto that we find outdoors. But recently, I discovered an installation that reminded us of the exceptional art tucked away inside Toronto’s buildings. You just need to know it’s there to pop inside and take a peek, and that’s what we’re here for. While working a film…


  • College Falafel: Best Falafel & Halifax-Style Donair in Toronto

    There are lots of places serving delicious Mediterranean cuisine in Toronto but College Falafel is one of the best, especially for late night falafel cravings. Their donairs are also legendary, made with Halal meat and served with an authentic Halifax-inspired garlicky-sweet sauce. They were one of the first restaurants in Toronto to offer east-coast style…


  • Toronto’s Bike Lanes: Navigating Conflict Between Two Wheels and Four

    As bike lane infrastructure expands throughout Toronto, an ongoing struggle is playing out- a clash of perspectives between cyclists and drivers. Not everyone is happy about the creation of bikes lanes and cycle tracks, which are physically separated from the road. Some drivers and residents who live or work along the streets where they are…


  • Now Open: Prince St. Pizza in The Well on Front Street West

    The first Canadian location of the beloved New York City pizza chain Prince St. Pizza is now open in downtown Toronto. Prince St. Pizza is famous for their spicy crispy pepperoni squares, covered in those pepperonis that are little tasty cups of deliciousness. Toronto’s Prince St. Pizza is located at The Well, the huge new…


  • Canada’s Rock of Fame 2023 Inductees On the Red Carpet

    Here at Toronto Scoop we love a good red carpet affair, especially one covered in beloved Canadian musicians. Last night, that’s exactly what unfolded at Massey Hall – the induction of 13 Canadian rock legends into Canada’s Walk of Fame. From the raw rock spirit of the ’70s embodied by bands like April Wine and…



The 519 on Church Street

The 519 is a City of Toronto agency committed to advancing the health, happiness, and full participation of 2SLGBTQ+ communities. They offer services from counselling and queer parenting resources to trans programming and senior support…

Anne Marie MacDonald & Margaret Atwood at The 519. Photo: George Pimental

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