Ici Paris Spa: Skincare on the Danforth
Walking out from Chester station in the heart of the Danforth lies Ici Paris Spa. You walk in and instantly feel the warmth and relaxation radiating in the space. Just sitting in the spacious, mirrored environment you feel welcomed and you can understand why this spa won Best Beauty Spa for 2017 in Toronto. As other clients enter, they are greeted by name and attended to immediately. Gordana, the spa director, comes out to greet us with her chic bob, black turtleneck, and bright fuchsia lip, and tells us how proud she is of this business. The Danforth Ici Paris Spa has been on the Danforth for 41 years; it…
Does The Danforth Have An Identity Crisis?
Nestled between a Starbucks and Holy Name Catholic Church is St. Irene Chrisovalantou Greek Orthodox Church. A former body shop, the space was converted into a church in 1974 in response to members of the Greek community who wanted a place to preserve their culture. However, you would literally miss it in a blink of an eye. “It’s always been off to the side,” said Katy Haralampidis, 42, whose Danforth experience started in the church. The church remains accessible to Greeks who live in the area; however, there is a string of disappointment in its lack of structural development over the years. “I remember going to play with my friends…
Get Back Into Biking
Although winter this year has been mild enough to keep even the less than avid cyclist on the road for the majority of the season, most of us are eagerly awaiting those longer, warmer days of spring. Torontonians, on the whole, have embraced this efficient, clean, and fun way to get around; but while choosing the bike as a primary mode of transportation can be difficult for many, there is something to be said about its use recreationally. Opt for Trails and Pathways While the city debates over how to expand its on-street bike network, and those brave enough deal with the often stressful, although rewarding commute through these traffic-laden…
An Interview with Liz West
The well-known television personality and long-time Danforth-area resident took a break from her demanding duties as a media maven, professor, wife, and mom to talk with us about why she loves the Danforth right now, what she anticipates it will become in the future, and what she hopes will never change.