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Fairmont Royal York’s Bee Hotels

Interview by Meghan Sheffield Photography by Jeannette Breward After a recent visit to the rooftop garden at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York, we were intrigued by the “bee hotels” we saw providing habitat for native species, alongside the hotel’s own honeybee…

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Looking back at July

A recap of stories from the month of July As we round the bend on July, summer’s final stretch comes into view, and we find ourselves at the peak of summer road trip season. Some combination of heat, humidity, mainstream…

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Pantry and Palate

Interview by Meghan Sheffield Simon Thibault is a Halifax-based full-time food writer and radio producer who is also a programmer for the Devour Food and Film Festival in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Simon’s new cookbook, Pantry and Palate, explores his Acadian…

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Rubbermaid Rooftop Lunch in Photos

Hosted at the rooftop garden of the iconic Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, the hotel’s Executive Chef Robert Mills demonstrated the ins and outs of DIY garden-fresh produce and how to extend the life of fruits and vegetables using…

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Looking back at June

A recap of stories from the month of June This time of year is one of celebration. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the sun’s rays are at their most powerful, and the earth seems to receive all that energy with…

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Questions + Answers

Interview by Meghan Sheffield Photography by Jeannette Breward The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies curates fun, beer-centric events for women only, in Toronto. We attended the most recent Ladies-Only Beer Fest, where a diverse crowd of over 1000 ladies sipped…

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Victory Gardens Giveaway

Victory Gardens is a team of urban growers for hire who help you grow food in your space, for your consumption! Founded in Vancouver by Sam Philips, Lisa Giroday and Maxim Winther, the group offers a diverse selection of backgrounds and skill-sets including…

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Looking back at May

A recap of stories from the month of May Here at the good local, we’re celebrating — we reached the one year milestone a few weeks ago! Having set out the seeds of our early days, we’ve now come through all…

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South Pond Farms

Story by Meghan Sheffield Photography by Jeannette Breward Just about everything at South Pond Farms — the barn; the sweet, red goathouse; the bunkie where bridal parties spend the wedding day — hits that perfect note between sophistication and rough-hewn; elegant and…

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Leslieville Food and Drink Festival in Photos

Photography by Jeannette Breward On Saturday, May 6th the Leslieville Food and Drink Festival celebrated all the vibrant community has to offer. Located in Toronto’s east end, the festival – an initiative of Vandenberg House –  supports and promotes local businesses…

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