February 2013 Contents

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Toronto Life helps Torontonians enjoy their city—through a unique blend of authoritative service writing and award-winning journalism. It's your monthly guide to the best of Toronto.

Editor’s Letter

Toronto, fast and loose

This City

The Moment Not-so-super Tuesday

Q&A Why Sandra Pupatello—brash, big-haired and Bay Street savvy—wants to be premier

Urban Diplomat Advice on how to be a civilized Torontonian

Camera The month in parties

The Audit A number cruncher’s take on Toronto

Primer How Pearson spoils the private-jet set

Ego Meter What’s making and shaking the city’s self-image this month


Music streaming apps are like having your own personal radio station—only better By Jesse Brown


Sex Without Borders
The complicated couplings of pleasure-seeking polyamorists By Courtney Shea

The Toronto Sex Poll
An uncensored glimpse into the city’s bedrooms

The Erotic Education of Anna Silk
How the star of the hit series Lost Girl became an expert at supernatural orgasms By Emily Landau

The Parlour Game
A behind-the-scenes tour of the city’s thriving rub ’n’ tug industry By Alexandra Kimball

Hot Stuff
A shopping guide to the lustiest lingerie, sex toys, girly gadgets and more

My Cheating Heart
I was 46 and bored with marriage and motherhood. Lessons from my year on the prowl By Anonymous


The Thing The ultimate ride for stylish tree huggers

The List Ten things the queen of genre fiction, Joy Fielding, can’t live without

The Look Eyewear to bring out your inner Atticus Finch

Great Spaces A Parkdale semi with a Brooklyn vibe

Real Estate Veteran downsizers call in the pros

Food & Drink

Must-try Origin Liberty’s over-the-top banana pancakes

The Way We Eat Now Daniel Boulud’s hit-and-miss new Toronto outpost

Just Opened The city’s hottest new restaurants reviewed

Flavour of the Month Best juices for a post-holiday detox

Wine Nine bargain bottles that will up your oeno cred


Spotlight The Arkells trade in Hamilton dive bars for the ACC

The Argument Ben Heppner faces the Toronto Curse in Tristan und Isolde

Must-reads The season’s best books feature freaks, geeks and demigodsmonth

Current Obsession Punk goddess Patti Smith pays tribute to her dead heroes

Going Out

Restaurants, Theatre, Music, Art, Dance, Family, Etc.


Coming to Toronto meant leaving my child behind By An Seo-Hee