A tale of two traditional main streets

by Robert Smythe Progress on revitalizing two of Centretown’s primary east-west “Traditional Mainstreets” has been painfully slow. Two currently empty sites on Somerset Street and Gladstone Avenue, with nearly identical zoning, have produced radically different proposals for redevelopment. Both are…

Planet of the Scapes: Sandwichpalooza

by Pearl Pirie Toad in a Hole: Some call this  “Betty Grable Eggs” because the dish was in the actress’s 1941 film Moon Over Miami. I call it a new standard. Toad-in-a-hole with a veggie twist so it gets more…

Raising our voices for grandmothers in Africa

by Carol MacLeod Grammas to Ambuyas, a neighbourhood Stephen Lewis Foundation group, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Joining us to help celebrate, in a concert called “Raising Our Voices for African Grannies,” are our old friends, Big Soul Project,…