March 2013 Contents

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Editor’s Letter

Mixing and matching

This City

The Moment The long- awaited return of the Leafs

Q&A Doc filmmaker Rob Stewart, of Sharkwater fame, on his plan to save the world

Urban Diplomat Advice on how to be a civilized Torontonian

Camera The month’s best parties

The Audit Toronto’s fiscal sins and successes

Society Watch Conrad Black, party animal

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


Philip Preville A sober assessment of Rob Ford’s shining achievements—yes, you read that right


Mixie Me
I used to be the only biracial kid in the room. Now, my exponentially expanding cohort promises a future where everyone is mixed. Will Toronto be the world’s first post-racial city? By Nicholas Hune-Brown

The Impresario
Life is one endless party inside Charles Khabouth’s growing roster of restaurants and nightclubs. The scraps, stunts and multi-million-dollar investments that make an empire of cool By Robert Hough

My Doomed Marriage
The kids of divorce are far more likely to get divorced themselves. How I tried and failed to beat the odds By Leah McLaren


The Thing Cognac-scented candles—for manly men with money to burn

The List Ten things play- wright Hannah Moscovitch can’t live without

The Look Might as well face it, you’re addicted to gloves

Great Spaces A super-mod Yorkville bachelor pad custom-made for bacchanalia

Real Estate Ninety grand over asking on a Kensington row house

Food & Drink

Must-try Hawker Bar’s Singaporean stingray

The Critic JaBistro—Guu for grown-ups—brings prestige sushi to Toronto

Flavour of the Month The classic caesar, resuscitated

Wine Ports, sherries and other cold weather warmers


Spotlight Opera ingénue Wallis Giunta’s sinful perfor- mance at Glenn Gould Studio

The Argument Tod Machover’s crazy crowd- sourced symphony at the TSO

See, Hear, Read Our picks for the best movie, music and book releases of the month

Current Obsession Peter Harris’s eerie urban land- scapes

Going Out

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


Confessions of a reluctant hockey dad By Michael Redhill