LIFESTYLE




Canadian Steakhouses And BBQ Spots For Father’s Day

While brunch is often the domain of the women in our lives, often the men in our happen to be avid carnivores with a passion for firing up the grill in the summer months. We’ve rounded up a few steakhouses in Canada for you to celebrate a very meaty Father’s day this year, whether you are based in Toronto or Vancouver. 

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The Most Beautiful Beaches In Canada

Although Canada boasts the longest coastline in the world, the beautiful True North spends most of the year covered in snow. However, once summer rolls around and the snowflakes and ice disappear for the season, Canada offers some of the best waves to ride and sandy beaches to lounge on. Even if you can’t afford that expensive getaway to a faraway land, you can always take a break from your hectic schedule and enjoy the beauty of a local beach. From Toronto to Prince Edward Island, these are the beaches you should visit this summer.

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Canadian Summer Music Festivals You Don’t Want To Miss

As Summer 2018 hits us, music festival season has once again returned to the True North. Whether you like electronic dance music or country beats, there are a number of Canadian music festivals this season that will surely leave you in a party mood. Other than great tunes, we all know that a weekend at a music festival is an opportunity to catch up with friends, practice your dance moves, soak up the sun and enjoy a few drinks. From the pumping rhythms and wild crowds of EDM at Ever After 2018 to many others, Canada has it all. We’ve compiled a list of the must-attend music festivals coming to Canada this season. 

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Ontario Summer Festivals For Dog Lovers

Does your best friend have four legs, a wagging tail, and greet you with a friendly bark upon your return home from a long day at work? Although Woofstock just passed on May 26, there are a few other upcoming events which are perfect for you and your canine pal.

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Emma Healey’s Novel Whistle In The Dark Isn’t For Everyone

Every parent’s worst nightmare is for their child to go missing, and when it does happen their greatest hope is for their child to return to them unharmed. Emma Healey’s latest novel explores the story of one family whose fifteen year old daughter is found after having gone missing for four days, and the madness that ensues as they try to piece together what happened. 

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Ice Cream Parlours Across Canada To Satisfy Your Sugar Cravings

After an endless winter, it seems that the first whisperings of summer have finally arrived in Canada. Whether you are craving a sweet treat while out running weekend errands or wanting to catch up with an old friend over a cone, there’s nothing quite like ice cream. From cones, to soft serve, to crazy toppings, we’ve got the scoop on where to enjoy everyone’s favourite frozen dessert at an ice cream parlour near you. 

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Power Ball XX Celebrates Art In Collaboration With Max Mara On May 31

Tomorrow evening, Toronto’s prestigious art gala Power Ball returns to the city, partnering with Italian fashion house Max Mara for the fourth year in a row. The event, which launched its first annual gala in 1999, is also celebrating its 20th anniversary with a circus themed extravaganza. Led by honourary chair Nancy McCain, the Power Ball takes place tomorrow evening at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at 231 Queens Quay West. The event is set to combine the creative, diverse worlds of visual art, fashion, music, media and more.

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Toronto Officially Gets A Derby With The Greenwood Stakes On May 26

Although the Kentucky Derby is world famous and Vancouver has already been home to the Deighton Cup for ten years, Toronto is now slated to officially welcome the first ever Greenwood Stakes Derby this Saturday, May 26. The derby, which is open to guests aged 19 and up, will feature a horse race, along with signature cocktails, arts and fashion. The event takes place at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack.

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CONTACT Photography Festival 2018 Hits Toronto This Month

Photo: contactphoto on Instagram  Described as the world’s biggest photography festival, the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival began on April 27th and will run throughout the month of May, with a few featured works on display in June. This free festival presents both local and international photography, and includes numerous public exhibitions across Toronto and the GTA. […]

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Where To See Victoria Day 2018 Fireworks Across Ontario

While we might not be able to pack a picnic for you, pick up that cooler or gather your closest friends and family for the night, we can certainly share our guide to embracing the May 18 weekend! From family outings to a cozy date night, we’ve compiled a few popular ideas for celebrating Victoria Day in Ontario. 

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“Home To Win” Host And ET Canada Reporter Sangita Patel Talks To Real Style

You may recognize Canadian TV personality Sangita Patel from ET Canada, which airs on weeknights at 7:30 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Global. The gorgeous and bubbly Patel can usually be spotted reporting from the red carpets, clad in some manner of elaborate frock created by a local designer. However, her latest venture is a bit different from the glitz and glamour of ET Canada, and brings her into the world of home renovation. Patel is the host of HGTV Canada’s Home To Win, which just started Season 3 on April 29. 

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New Inspirational Books To Pick Up This Spring 2018

Whether you are a young professional finding your way into the world or someone struggling with body image, there is plenty of writing that can inspire you. We’ve rounded up a few inspirational books that you can pick up this Spring 2018, and add to your bookshelf as we await warmer temperatures.

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Sutra Performer Ali Thabet Talks Kung-Fu, Stunts And Inspiration

The award-winning Sutra is finally heading to Toronto. The show features 19 Shaolin Temple Monks fighting, leaping, spinning and rolling as they showcase the skills they’ve spent their lifetime learning. The show is more than that though, and it’s artistic displays of talent will keep you mesmerized. We had a chance to talk to Ali Thabet, the assistant choreographer and a performer in the show.

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“Hot For Food” Author And YouTube Personality Lauren Toyota Talks To Real Style

Although she may be easily recognized as a former Canadian television personality and MuchMusic host, Lauren Toyota has now discovered an entirely new realm for herself. The 35-year-old Mississauga, Ontario-born star recently penned a new vegan cookbook, called Hot For Food. Not only did Real Style had a chance to attend the exclusive launch of her book at YouTube Space in Toronto, we also got to speak to the media darling herself.

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Canada’s Top Bike Trails

From turquoise lakes to wild forests, Canada offers a host of trails around the coast that will make you fall in love with your home and native land. Here are a couple of Canada’s most scenic bike routes to schedule for the balmy weeks ahead. 

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