A Day On The Danforth: Mobility-Accessible Spots in One of Toronto’s Best Neighbourhoods
As a newcomer to the Danforth area who happens to walk with a crutch, I thought long and hard about what I would like to see as a reader of On The Danforth. The Danforth is a lively, vibrant neighourhood with so much culture and experiences, but, accessibility-wise, it’s lacking. The buildings are old and rarely have accessible basements. Nonetheless, it’s an amazing part of the city, and we should all have the chance to explore it. This is how to spend a day on the Danforth without the worry of accessibility barriers. (Note: I wasn’t able to visit all the spots, but rest assured each business was thoroughly researched…
Exclusive Interview with author Mathis Bailey
Mathis Bailey is the published author of Confused Spice (2016) and Brown Sugar and Spice (2019). Born in Detroit, he moved to Toronto to further his education and opportunities and became a strong voice for the Toronto LGBTQ+ community. He is a writer, blogger, foodie, travel junkie, bookseller, and overall fun guy! You can follow him on the following social media platforms: Instagram: @MathisBailey Twitter: @MathisBaileyZ OTD: Can you tell me about your first book Confused Spice? MB: Confused Spice takes place in Toronto and it follows two guys who are confused in life. One is confused about his career path and the other is confused about his religion. They…
The Goods on the Ketogenic Nutritional Plan
Beginning in the 1970s many doctors and nutritionists advised against eating fatty foods. Such advice led to a significant rise in carbohydrate-based meals—that is, meals with a high content of glucose (sugars) like bread and pasta. The human body can either run on carbohydrates (glucose) or ketones (metabolized fat). The process whereby the body runs on fats as opposed to sugars is called ketosis. This happens when carbohydrates are severely restricted, causing the body to rely on fat intake or existing fat stores already present.
Is Veganism For Me?
While researching popular health trends in 2020, one that continued to reoccur was meatless proteins and the vegan lifestyle. In Toronto the meatless market is taking the food industry by storm. Since the release of the Beyond Meat burger at A&W, many other fast food joints and even grocery stores have followed suit. You can now find a meatless meatball sandwich at Subway, a plant-based section at Loblaws, and entirely vegan restaurants with a vest menu selection.
OTD Recommends: Danforth Take-Out by TTC Station
Take the TTC and stay underground through the rain, sleet, snow, or heat; on your way home; or when you want to explore to East End and Greektown, you can reach these take-out spots, located by their respective TTC subway stations.
Winterlicious on the Danforth
Who doesn’t like trying out new restaurants? With almost 220 participating restaurants, Winterlicious is the perfect opportunity to find your new favourite Toronto staple. But hurry! Winterlicious ends February 9th. Feeling Italian for a break of the regular slough of Greek food? 7 Numbers on the Danforth has a long established reputation for authentic Italian food. Mamma Rosa and the gang are also on Instagram, posting pictures of their delicious creations (and a secret menu!). For this Winterlicious season they are offering a prix fixe dinner of $28. Good wine and good food? Check out Globe Bistro. It’s located near Broadview station and makes it subway accessible. Reviewers rave about…
A Beginner’s Crash Course to Asian Cuisine in Toronto
Ever find yourself intimidated by the daunting array of Asian cuisine, wanting to move on from the generic chow mein and sweet and sour pork from your local Manchu Wok? You wonder, “Where should I start? How do I even use chopsticks? Should I try Japanese food or Korean food?” And then you find yourself lost in a sea of new terms. Even the restaurants have unfamiliar names. “What is Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu and what can I eat there?” As a resident Torontonian, keen on Asian cuisine, I frequently show my friends new places to eat, gauging their comfort with local cuisine. For the newbies, I like to…
10 Best Places to Stay Warm this Winter
Winter can be a drag. It’s cold, wet, and gloomy. But the good news is if you live, work, or just find yourself strolling on the Danforth there are places where you can stay warm. This list includes 10 places to escape the cold while you’re on the Danforth; whether you are looking for something to eat, something to drink, a place to exercise, a place to read, or somewhere to be creative. For the Foodies Mocha Mocha 489 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1P6 Mocha Mocha is a Latin American infused restaurant that is sure to have your taste buds bursting after one bite. It is located on the…
6 Hot Spots to Check Out this Winter
Looking for some winter inspiration outside of Toronto? Here are some suggestions to make the most of this snowy season. 1. Ice skating in Arrowhead Provincial Park. This park has been getting lots of attention lately, and for good reason. This 1.3 km trail provides the unique experience of gliding through the forest on a man-made ice track; no lake necessary. Bring the family, friends, or your significant other for a fairy tale skate in the woods. Entrance to the park is $16. Distance from Toronto: 2h30 mins 2. Wine tasting at the Niagara Icewine Festival. During the weekends of January 13-29th, the Niagara Icewine Festival is the perfect place…
Our Favourite Christmas Recipes: Part Two
Part two of our holiday baking series will be sure to get your creative juices flowing. “White Cherry Chip Cookies” I love this recipe because my family loves eating them. I adapted it from another recipe one year around Christmas when I had finally finished writing exams. That the cookies came out in Christmas colours was a happy coincidence. -Vicky 2 cups of all-purpose flour 2 tsps of baking powder ½ tsp of salt ½ cup of shortening ¼ cup of milk 1 egg 1 cup of white sugar 2-3 tbsp of vanilla extract A handful of maraschino cherries, cut into quarters In large bowl, cream shortening, sugar, egg, milk,…