June 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.


Reasons to Love Toronto Now Feeling giddy about your city? Us too! We love that the Jays are back in the swing of things, we love that our new premier isn’t full of it, we love that Toron­tonians love to walk to work, that night markets are multiplying, that a swimming pool can chang


Editor's Letter The dream in Regent Park


The Moment The plot to derail a train

Q&A Robert Deluce on his quest to dominate the skies

Ego Meter What’s shaking the city’s self-image

Camera The month’s best parties

The Map Oakville’s Gold Coast, home of the astronomically rich

The Audit A penny-by-penny reckoning of Toronto’s spending habits

Urban Diplomat Advice on how to be a civilized Torontonian


Technology The next big smartphone thing By Jesse Brown

Politics Does Toronto need a $1-billion police force? By Philip Preville


The Thing High-heeled sneaks, oxymoronic but good

The List Ten things Stratford’s Antoni Cimolino can’t live without

Great Spaces What happens when an architect and textile designer take on a DIY gut job

Real Estate An eight-month search for the perfect three-bedroom


Must-Try Auberge du Pommier’s foie gras terrine will make an unethical eater out of you

The Critic Toronto’s love-hate relationship with brunch

Flavour of the Month GTA-made beers, buzzy new brewpubs, and not-to-be-missed festivals: the ultimate guide for discerning beer drinkers

Prep School Café Belong chef Brad Long on what to make of garlic scapes


Spotlight Serena Ryder stomps her way to breakout success

The Argument Marina Abramovi´c’s self-mutilating genius

See, Hear, Read The month in red-hot releases

Current Obsession Arts and Crafts’ 10th-birthday bash


Restaurants, Theatre & Dance, Music, Art, Family, Etc. Our recommendations for making the most of the month


Memoir After years in denial, I finally switched genders. The double mastectomy was the easy part By Lucas Silveira