The Informer



Gallery: David Miller, Jully Black and others share the one thing you should know before you die at the Top Ten Event

(Image: Jenna Marie Wakani)

Here’s the concept: nine notable Torontonians (chef David Rocco couldn’t make it)—or honorary Torontonians for the night—each get 10 minutes to share the one thing they think everybody should know before they die. Last Thursday, former Toronto mayor David Miller, singer Jully Black, TIFF CEO Piers Handling and others showed up at the Winter Garden Theatre to offer their collected wisdom at Stuart Knight’s second annual Top Ten Event in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. We showed up to receive said wisdom (and, of course, to fraternize with the bold-faced names at the exclusive after-party—Sandra Shamas now wants to be our Facebook friend. Just sayin’.). 

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The Goods



Stressing about Mother’s Day? Check out our 20 amazing gift ideas for Mom

Help a mother out on Mother’s Day (Image: Saturday Night Live)

Buying something for Mom can be fairly difficult, since our instincts usually tell us she really needs one more silk scarf. For the kids who can’t shake this habit, we’ve found some good neckwear, but scouring some of Toronto’s shopping ’hoods, we also took stock of other great picks for cool and conservative moms alike (unsurprisingly, the tourist-heavy Queen Street West produced several perfect options). We think our guide to the top 20 Mother’s Day gifts will inspire an end to mom jeans, dead-after-a-day flowers and that pen we thought she’d use, but she just threw out (we remember). See our choices in a gallery below.