Parks of the Danforth
Green spaces are a hot commodity in Toronto from the Rail Deck Park project in downtown Toronto to the Meadoway project spanning from East York to Scarborough. As Toronto continues its urban development, it’s important to preserve and create green spaces because they give people a chance to get outside and connect with nature. If you glance across the Danforth’s skyline, you won’t see high rises or skyscrapers. Instead, walking through the neighbourhood will have you meeting independent businesses, fresh produce, and friendly faces. The Danforth is home to three urban green spaces: Todmorden Mills Park, Withrow Park, and Monarch Park. Each space has something unique to offer the community…
Eight House Plants That Are Easy to Care for and Safe for Your Pets!
Plants are the absolute best example of design-meets-function and a win-win for interior decorating. They can make a space feel homier, add a pop of colour, and purify the air! However, most plants that we find in trendy home magazines or on lists of ‘toughest house plants to kill’ tend to be toxic or poisonous to our beloved furry friends. If you have pets like me, then you might know how difficult it is to keep them from nibbling on your greenery. Here’s a list of eight house plants that are good for beginners and won’t result in a trip to the animal hospital if your furry friend happens to…
Everything You Need to Know About the Zodiac Signs
Ever been curious about astrology? Maybe you know what your zodiac sign is, but you’re not entirely sure what it means. Studying astrology and reading horoscopes have been in style for ages, but people often misconstrue what astrology really means. Astrology, in the most basic definition that I can think of, is really just the study of the influence that distant celestial objects (like the stars and planets) have on human lives. It is said that the position of the stars and planets at the time of your birth can shape your personality, your interests, and your affairs, as well as predict your fortunes. Personally, I’m not one to believe…
10 + 2 Hilarious Times WeRateDogs Rated Something that “Wasn’t” a Dog
WeRateDogs (@dog_rates) is a humour-based twitter account that rates adorable dogs on a scale of 1 to 10 (though most dogs end up exceeding the scale and coming it at 12 or 13). With likely hundreds of thousands of photo submissions coming over the years, WeRateDogs has enjoyed teasing followers by occasionally complaining about pictures of “not” dogs being sent in. Here are 10 of the more entertaining examples plus two actual “dogs”. 1. “Traffic Cone” Dog We only rate dogs. Please don’t send in traffic cones. They’re there for a reason. Just drive around it. Thank you… 13/10 pic.twitter.com/fTomgF6u9A — WeRateDogs® (@dog_rates) February 26, 2020 2. “Golden Carpet Worm”…
Android vs. Apple: Let’s Debate
For many of us, the battle between Apple and Android smartphones has been an ongoing argument. For some, there has never been a question between the two. In the golden age of social media and communication, which of these two big-hitters in the tech-world is truly the favourite? First off, Apple has been a leading contender in the smartphone community since 2007, when they announced their first smartphone, the iPhone 1. Since the iPhone 1, Apple has produced over 17 different iPhone models with new versions coming out at least once a year. At its peak, the Global Apple iPhone Sales reached 78 million units worldwide (statista.com). The reason for…
Downward Facing Dog: The Benefits of Puppy Yoga
In need of some way to relax and destress? Puppy Love Yoga is the best place to go.
Influencing Toronto: An Interview with Fashion Blogger Kristina Pittam
Toronto’s fashion scene is on the rise. We embody a sense of style that is so very Canadian: weather dependent and cultural. As a country made up of many different cultures, we have a dynamic mix of styles roaming our city. One thing most of us have in common is convenience—we dress for the Canadian cold and Toronto’s busy lifestyle.
Tai Chi: Finding Balance through Movement
Breathe in, breathe out. Concentrate on your moves. Detach yourself from the stress of everyday life. There is only you, your balance, and your next movement in the routine. The rest of the world fades away. Tai Chi (or, as some say, Taiji) and Qigong were born in Ancient China, but are by no means limited to that geographical boundary. Today, Tai Chi is one of the most popular martial arts, one with a deep philosophical approach towards energy, life force, and inner peace. The circulation of Chi (or life force) in the body can help mind and body’s health. It can also create balance in thoughts and movements. Some…
Valentine’s Day Ideas for Every Relationship In Your Life
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you may be wondering what you should do this year to show your loved ones how much you care. For some people, Valentine’s Day is all about their romantic partners, but for others, it might be centered around their children, pets or even themselves! No matter your situation, make sure to spend some time celebrating all the wonderful people (and animals) in your life. For Your Partner… Depending on how long you two have been together, you might be running out of date ideas for the most romantic day of the year. The best way to know how to spend Valentine’s Day…
QUIZ: What to do this Valentine’s Day
February 14th is sneaking up on you yet again, but this year, try something new! Take our quiz for some fun ideas to do by yourself, with your friends, or with your partner to make it a Valentine’s Day to remember!