The Purchase of Tkaronto: Our Duty to Remember
We must make a conscious effort to acknowledge our city’s murky foundations, and remember that there were collective groups of Indigenous Peoples who lived and flourished here millennia before colonization blitzed its way into North America.
We’re Not That Different, You and I: Films And TV Shows Shot On The Danforth
Every time I hear that a movie or TV show is being filmed in Toronto, it’s always a little bit of a surprise. Maybe because movies are often set in locations like New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles (and many more) but are actually being filmed in Toronto. When they film in Toronto and pass it off as a certain part of America, I can’t help but feel a little proud. Toronto may be a less expensive filming location than its American counterparts, but it’s definitely beautiful enough to feature in Hollywood productions. Many places in Toronto have been featured in blockbuster films, but in this article I’m only going…
Review: Time Capsule Board Game Café
A New Board Game Café has joined the market. On the Danforth visited the new East end location to see how it compared to other Toronto competitors.
3 Great East Side Independent Gyms
Toronto’s east side is brimming with high-level independent gyms that appeal to a broad range of fitness fanatics.
Pet Fashion On The Danforth
At Small Wonders Pet Emporium there are many pet accessories, such as collars and bandanas, to keep your pets as stylish as their owners, even if they’re just in the house.
5 Places to get Vegan Sweets on the Danforth
With its seemingly endless row of restaurants, cafés, and bakeries, the Danforth is an epicurean haven. Whatever it is you crave, you are sure to find it here. Amongst the sizzling deep-fried Greek cheese, garlicky souvlaki, and limitless supply of delicate, honey-soaked pastries, vegan food might not be on your radar. Surprisingly, however, there are a number of places in the neighbourhood to get vegan and vegetarian meals, and even the ever-elusive vegan dessert. Here are five places to get sweet vegan treats on the Danforth. Tsaa Tea Shop Although Tsaa Tea Shop is primarily known for their impressive selection of tea, anyone with a sweet tooth should take…
5 Indoor Plants for Low Light
The gardens on the Danforth are spectacular. As a newcomer to the area, and as someone who used to work at a nursery, the beautiful gardens and stunning landscapes that made up the neighbourhood were one of the first things I noticed. Even the planters lining Danforth Avenue in the summer are gorgeous. Unfortunately, not everyone can have an outdoor garden, and as fall turns into winter, seasoned gardeners are forced to retreat indoors. Still, the frozen landscape doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy our own little gardens indoors. Check out some of the fabulous nurseries surrounding the Danforth (like Kleinburg Nursery) and pick up one (or all) of these hard-to-kill, low-light loving plants. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis…
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…
Where to Get Your Alternative Toronto Blue Jays Gear
With spring training in full swing and regular season games just weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to wear to your next Toronto Blue Jays game. I, myself like to prepare well in advance, because going to a game isn’t just about watching Kevin Pillar dive 11 ft to catch a fly ball, or watching Bautista hit yet another dinger. It’s about the atmosphere and how to completely immerse yourself into the team spirit. Here are my suggestions on how to get geared up without spending a fortune on an authentic jersey. AnnaMayHenry $32 This online Etsy shop offers one single Blue Jays item: a…
How to Behave At Your Next Performance In Toronto
Here at On the Danforth, we take our events seriously. Our resident theatre expert describes her last experience at a Toronto performance, and explains why you should sit down and behave.