Best of Toronto: Ramen shops

Toronto’s embrace of the wide range of Japan’s dining offers has led us to be schooled in the love for ramen: the slow-cooked broth, the handmade noodles and what goes into a memorable meal in a very big ceramic bowl. Here’s a list of where to find the best ramen in the city.

Weekend Warrior: Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour, Drunk Macbeth, Leslieville Flea, Best of the West

It’s a scary world out there. The city’s unemployment rate topped 10%, while Mayor Rob Ford hit up a night club and told a U.S. radio show that he has “like six” condos in Florida. Crazy right? Why not take your mind off it all by watching a big truck crush smaller vehicles, or gawking at a man performing Macbeth while drunk. You work hard. You deserve it.

What I Wore: an homage to the best of Toronto fashion

It’s a refreshing feeling to look down at an outfit — one that makes you feel at your most stylish — and realize that every item was bought at home, in Toronto. So often, when I’m asked about items I’m wearing, or when I ask other people, the answer is always: “Oh, I got this in New York!” Or Paris, or London, or Hong Kong… you get the idea.

Trending in Theatre This Week: Speed-the-Plow, Mr. Marmalade, the Best of Fringe and more

In Speed-the-Plow, David Mamet’s 1988 play, the bottom line beats out artistry and idealism in Hollywood. Surprise, surprise. But, in Mamet’s hands, a trite notion becomes razor-sharp comedy with his trademark rapid-fire dialogue and, of course, swearing. Lots of swearing.
Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, 416-866-8666. July 16 – Sept 22.

Best of the Waterfront: circus camp

Backstage, five kids are concentrating hard. They are on stilts, wobbling about, with only moments to correct their balance before lumbering on stage. While they hover, parents are “oo-ing” and “ahh-ing” in the main arena, going giddy over the mini-trampoline act, in which kids are dazzling the crowd with flips. There is some serious flippage going on. Meanwhile, junior wannabe-clowns spend their time practicing goofy walks and wacky voices. This is life inside Harbourfront Centre’s circus camp for kids.

Drew and Jonathan Scott’s best tips for the fall real estate selling season

Real-estate pros Drew and Jonathan Scott (Property Brothers: Forever Home) are multifaceted entrepreneurs and home transformation television and lifestyle personalities with over 18 million monthly TV viewers. They are the co-founders of Scott Brothers Global, a leading lifestyle and entertainment company producing content (Scott Brothers Entertainment) and consumer products (Scott Living, Drew & Jonathan Home)

Meet the culinary power couple behind Toronto’s best new Mexican restaurant

In the Toronto food scene, Kate Chomyshyn and Julio Guajardo are pretty much royalty. They’ve been behind some of the best Mexican restaurants the city has seen, including Quetzal, Rosalinda, pop-up Birria Balam and their new permanent location, Fonda Balam, in partnership with Matty Matheson. We spoke to the pair about how they met and

6 of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend

We’re roughly halfway through November, which means the city is about to get a lot more festive. Opportunities for merry-making, holiday shopping and other seasonal activities abound and this weekend is no exception. From markets and holiday pop-ups to winter-themed festivals, there’s plenty to choose from in Toronto. Here are six of the best weekend

Jeanne Beker on the best platform boots this season

One of Canada’s most trusted authorities on style and fashion, Jeanne Beker has covered the industry for more than 30 years. Now watch her in her current style editor role on TSC’s Style Matters with Jeanne Beker or tune into her new podcast Beyond Style Matters, available wherever you get your podcasts.   The season’s