A TEDxToronto speaker talks about building community and awareness around food

Are you ready to “renew”? Not your mortgage or your passport, both of which are hot topics these days. It is about renewing our perspectives. That’s the theme of this year’s TEDxToronto, which builds on the idea that after a few years of retirement, people are looking to come back and be inspired. Ten speakers … Read more

Armchair Bank of Canada critics like Pierre Poilievre should stick to football

The Bank of Canada (BoC) has rarely been so criticized as it is today. The Bank of Canada sets the interest rates which determine the cost of borrowing. And it pumps money into a stalled economy to get it going again, or pulls money back to keep the economy from overheating. The bank is now … Read more

This is how Canada’s inflation rate could be reduced

Year-on-year, CPI inflation was 6.7% in March. In other words, average prices for consumer goods and services in March were 6.7% higher than in March 2021 – a rate well above the 2% target and the highest since the start of 1991. Under pressure from economists and financiers, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem seems … Read more

This is how Canada’s inflation rate could be reduced

Year-on-year, CPI inflation was 6.7% in March. In other words, average prices for consumer goods and services in March were 6.7% higher than in March 2021 – a rate well above the 2% target and the highest since the start of 1991. Under pressure from economists and financiers, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem seems … Read more

This Toronto sommelier wants us to rethink wine pairings

Toronto sommelier Beverly Crandon is on a mission. Over the past decade, she’s sought to find a wine to go with every cuisine in the city – from Trinbagonian to Thai – arguing that existing rules on food and wine pairing don’t reflect who eats, drinks and cook. in a city like Toronto. To prove … Read more

From rural Ireland to downtown Toronto, the stories told by Colin Barrett are beginning to reflect his life

Given the close association with Ireland in his writings, many readers might be surprised to learn that Colin Barrett is originally from Canada. The author, who has spent most of his life in Ireland, is actually a dual Irish-Canadian citizen, born in Fort McMurray, Alberta. “My earliest memories are of being here,” says Barrett, who … Read more

From rural Ireland to downtown Toronto, the stories Colin Barrett tells are beginning to reflect his life

Given the close association with Ireland in his writings, many readers might be surprised to learn that Colin Barrett is originally from Canada. The author, who has spent most of his life in Ireland, is actually a dual Irish-Canadian citizen, born in Fort McMurray, Alberta. “My earliest memories are of being here,” says Barrett, who … Read more

These ladies know where to find good beer in Toronto

There are two things our city never lacks: fascinating people and interesting experiences. In this series, the Star interviews locals you know (and locals you should know) about their Toronto. Close friends and business partners Erica Campbell and Jaime Dobbs founded the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies in 2014 to support women working in the … Read more

City ends cheap, fast internet plan for low-income Torontonians

Toronto is set to indefinitely end plans to create a municipal broadband network to ensure fast, inexpensive internet access for low-income Torontonians. After hearing skepticism last month from members of Mayor John Tory’s executive committee and amid pressure on politicians and civil servants from Canada’s telecommunications giants, city staff on Tuesday deleted key recommendations from … Read more

At 38 and earning $60,000, how can he start saving?

Millennial Money is a weekly submission-based series that provides financial advice to millennials. Read the full series here. Will millennials ever be able to afford a home in Toronto? That’s a question Michael, 38, wants an answer to. Working as a finance clerk and earning $60,000 a year, he is a longtime tenant in the … Read more