Jan 04

The 2017 Chevrolet Volt – An electric vehicle, really?

A couple of weeks ago I headed over to Hogan Chevrolet Buick GMC in Scarborough to test drive the new 2017 Chevrolet Volt. Hogan has a staff of around 110 and has been in business for over 85 years. They sell other makes of GM vehicles such as Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC. After the Ford C-Max blew …

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Dec 04

The 2016 Ford C-Max: A Very Peppy Hybrid

I spent a week driving around Mississauga a little while back in the 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid Energi. When I first got the car I really didn’t know what to expect. I’ve always thought of hybrid cars as the ones that when you get on the highway you move to the right lane and stay …

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Nov 16

Summer of 2016, not one I’d forget anytime soon.

So 2017 is fast approaching and I’m sitting here at my desk going through some photos that I took this year. First of all I can’t believe that I usually take about fifteen photos of the exact same bowl of soup, but then there are others that remind me of just how amazing the summer …

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Oct 27

The 2016 Gentlemen’s Expo Preview And Ticket Giveaway

Did you ever think that you can find a Chef’s battle, cocktails, sport simulators, music and the latest in men’s grooming products all in one place? Well the good news is you can and it’s at the 2016 edition of the Gentlemen’s Expo taking place on November 10th to 12th at the Metro Toronto Convention …

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Oct 24

Meet Anthony Spinley of North Shore Pie Co & enter for a chance to win a family sized pie

Anthony Spinley, owner of North Shore Pie Co., didn’t begin where one might expect of a chef. After spending time snowboarding in his native New Zealand, he moved to Australia where he started working on boats. He then came to Canada, and after taking Environmental Studies became a certified arborist. While in Canada, he met …

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Oct 18

Eat To The Beat 2016 Ticket Giveaway

Hey Toronto foodies, it’s time for one of my favorite culinary events of the year, the 21st annual edition of Eat To The Beat!  Presented by KitchenAid, this fundraiser helps support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. This is the only event in Canada that exclusively features the talent of 60 top female chefs – women supporting …

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Oct 16

Time For Restaurants For Change. Dine Out. Do Good.

Canada and it’s cities are often ranked in the various lists of “Best Places In The World To Live”, but there are many issues in this great country that, those of us who can, need to help improve. A food system that is resilient and sustainable is desperately needed but this isn’t an easy task. It is …

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Oct 03

Family Time In Stratford, Ontario

Recently we were on a sponsored trip to Stratford, Ontario. I asked my teenage daughter to write this review so that you, the reader, can get a teenager’s point of view on some of the things that this quaint city has to offer. So without further ado, here’s her review of our visit to Stratford. A …

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Sep 05

Pearl Diver Presents The Coopers Room And The Spirit Scholarship

There are thousands of restaurants in the city of  Toronto and I can confidently say that most of those kitchens have had a student or graduate of George Brown College’s School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts work in them at one time or another. As a matter of fact, some of the city’s more renowned chefs …

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Aug 29

The 2016 Ford Edge

While it might not be the flashiest of SUVs on the road, the 2016 Ford Edge is one sweet ride. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to play with a Ruby Red 2016 Edge Titanium. I’ve never driven an Edge before so I was quite excited to see the difference between the Edge …

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