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Stair Lust

March 6, 2012 Laura 1

As a downtown Toronto Realtor®, I see the inside of a lot of houses in the course of a week.   Many downtown homes have gone through extensive renovations, often opening up the entire ground floor into one open concept space.  A common challenge in this scenario:what do y …

A Trip to the Brick Works Farmers’ Market

March 1, 2012 Laura 0

One of my favourite things to do in Toronto is to explore the various farmers markets that take place in neighbourhoods throughout the city. Many downtown ‘hoods have some sort of market and each one gives you a glimpse into its particular community. By chatting with the ve …

Recipe ~ Sausage and Kale Soup

February 18, 2012 Laura 4

“Do you have a kinder, more adaptable friend in the food world than soup? Who soothes you when you are ill? Who refuses to leave you when you are impoverished… you don’t catch steak hanging around when you’re poor and sick, do you?” Judith Martin (Mi …

Mushrooms That Kill (termites!)

February 17, 2012 Peter 1

The mighty mushroom wears many hats.  From bringing us lifesaving antibiotics,  to enhancing a delicious risotto,  to making Alice shrink small and grow tall, the roles mushrooms play are as endless as the number of different species.  Well here’s yet another, slightly …

Mason

February 17, 2012 Laura 0

Meet Ashley Rumsey and Stanley Sun.  Not only are they two of my besties from design school (we all attended Ryerson’s School of Interior Design together) but they are also the dynamic design duo behind Toronto’s hottest new design firm, MASON.  The buzz surrounding MAS …

la.tee.doe

February 16, 2012 Laura 0

For my first UrbanTots post, i’d like to introduce an incredibly talented graphic designer and my long-time friend, Angie McNeil.  She is the owner and designer of Montreal based la.tee.doe, a company that produces delightful and quirky graphic prints for the very young an …