Pleasant Outdoor Dining at Vaticano

You can spot Vaticano Restaurant in Toronto’s Yorkville area from far away – it’s the restaurant with a huge picture of the chef and owner!  The restaurant, which is a participant in the city’s annual Summerlicious and Winterlicious festivals also boasts an excellent “regular” menu.  At a recent visit, I tried their parpadelle Vaticano, a vegetarian pasta […]

Chimichanga Yorkville Now Open

Cynthia Cheng   Chimichanga Mexican Grill and Tequila Bar has opened its second Toronto location in Yorkville recently.  Though the location can be hard to find (it’s located at the lower level and can be easily missed without a sandwich board on the sidewalk).  My fiance and I went to the restaurant to test it […]

W Burger Bar @ Yonge and College

Cynthia Cheng        (From top left to bottom right: beef burger; 50/50 fries and sweet potato fries; turkey burger; veggies & dip) One of the newest gourmet burger places in the city is W Burger Bar, which replaced Greek Island restaurant on College, just west of Yonge.  Unlike other gourmet joints in the city, […]

Cell Phone Companies and Customer Service

My fiancé’s cell phone isn’t working properly. In fact, I believe he thinks it’s cursed.  It automatically hangs up mid-conversation, sometimes immediately after he picks up.  This has been an on going issue since last year, just weeks after he purchased the phone.  He has had to send the phone back to  the manufacturer twice because […]

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Cynthia's Thoughts on Flying

Blair Fraser’s article on flying has got me thinking about trips.  I’ve flown quite a bit, and on all sorts of airlines.  Flying these days is nothing like that of the past.  I wasn’t around when flying was considered a luxury, when people actually dressed up before they hopped on a plane, but there have […]

Getting Friendly with Telus

Telus Corporation (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU), a Canadian cell phone service provider, launched in Alberta as Telus Communications in  1990, is one of Canada’s major cell phone and communications services provider.  The company was first set up as a holding company when the Alberta Government Telephones Commission was being privatized.  In 1999, Telus Communications and BCTel merged […]

Cozy and Calm is the thing at Chakra

Sonia Minasian Upon stepping into the urban oasis that is Chakra, one of Yonge and Eglinton’s premier Indian restaurants, one immediately feels a sense of calm. The elegant gold and ruby toned décor is striking and the aroma of fresh, spicy fare being prepared in the open concept kitchen – interestingly nestled in the dining […]

Philanthropy – Give What You've Got!

Kyle Bernstein In New York City, there is an entire social scene, nay, an entire social class, dedicated to supporting the greater good. Pages of magazines are filled with photos of beautiful people in vintage Dior attending auctions, benefits, and fundraisers created to raise funds to bolster a designated cause. That is the image conjured […]