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Surreal Estate: $23.5 million for a Ritz-Carlton double suite with 180-degree views and a giant snail statue

Surreal Estate: $23.5 million for a Ritz-Carlton double suite with 180-degree views and a giant snail statue

Surreal Estate: $23.5 million for a Ritz-Carlton double suite with 180-degree views and a giant snail statue

What condo on Wellington would be complete without 6,000 square feet, a labyrinthine wine cellar and a giant halo hovering above it all?

A three bedroom, five-bathroom condo on the 46th storey of the Ritz-Carlton on Wellington. The recently renovated home combines two former uni

Surreal Estate: $16.5 million for a mansion off Bayview with a theatre that looks like a spaceship

Surreal Estate: $16.5 million for a mansion off Bayview with a theatre that looks like a spaceship

Surreal Estate: $16.5 million for a mansion off Bayview with a theatre that looks like a spaceship

What North York house would be complete without nine bathrooms, a quarry’s worth of limestone and a wine cellar that looks like a cave?

A five-plus-one bedroom, nine-bathroom house in North York. The recently finished home is equipped with European-style finishes, a sci-fi-inspired theatre room wit

Niagara Falls braces for record crowds hoping to take in solar eclipse’s path of totality

It’s called a totality: the period when the sun’s light is completely blocked by the moon in a solar eclipse. And Niagara Falls, Ont., will be smack-dab in the middle of the phenomenon’s shadowy path as it streaks across a strip of North America on April 8.

The city is bracing itself for the equivalent of Woodstock, the Super Bowl and New Year’s Eve rolled into one – an unprecedented weekend-long stargazing party that the city’s mayor says could attract up to a million onlookers, smashing all p

The rise of ‘Sephora kids’ and the tween obsession with pricey skincare products

Kristina Nguyen started to dip into skin care when she was 12, to deal with bad bouts of acne.

Home remedies led to experiments with products, and eventually to TikTok and YouTube, where Kristina shares skin-care routines, advice and reviews. Four years later, she has more than 615,000 and 26,000 followers on each platform respectively.

One of her most popular TikTok videos, with more than 13.9 million views, shows a dizzying array of beauty products laid out before her. It’s captioned: “This

Three ways Canadian companies are advancing sustainable fashion

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When Stephanie Lipp and Leo Gillis decided to uproot their lives in Mississauga and move to Bonavista, N.L., the couple was looking for a fresh start. The plan was to begin a mushroom farm in the rural town of about 3,000.

Five years later,

This PhD student makes $40,160 a year. How does she spend it?

This PhD student makes $40,160 a year. How does she spend it?

This PhD student makes $40,160 a year. How does she spend it?

“I don’t keep alcohol at home—it’s too expensive”

Who: Jessica Gosio, 29

What she does: She’s a PhD student at U of T, completing research at a major hospital

What she makes: $40,160 a year

Where she lives: A one-bedroom rental on Hospital Row

Rent: $1,150 a month. “I’m lucky because my parents subsidize my rent and phone as long as I’m a student.”

Transit: $180

We asked people over 80: What keeps you fit, healthy and happy?

The parade of longevity fads promising to add more years to average existence – from cold plunges and intermittent fasting to red-light therapy – can itself feel never-ending. But the glut of health buzzwords, along with the strength of the US$1.8-trillion global wellness market, demonstrates the obvious: people want to live a long time – but they also want to age well.

Five tips from neuroscientists for improving your memory

According to the United Nations Population Division, the global life

Mushroom coffee, decor and skincare: Why Canadian brands like Blume are using fungi

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It seems like mushrooms have been everywhere lately. They had a moment with Netflix’s documentary Fantastic Fungi in 2019, which explored the magical world of mushrooms, from their healing powers to the underground fungal networks that help

This Bloordale Village film prop buyer makes $99,900 a year. How does she spend it?

This Bloordale Village film prop buyer makes $99,900 a year. How does she spend it?

This Bloordale Village film prop buyer makes $99,900 a year. How does she spend it?

Who: Nicole Stephenson, 41

What she does: She’s a prop buyer for a film production company and the owner of Goodeye Vintage

What she makes: $99,900 a year

Where she lives: A studio in Bloordale Village with her tabby cat, Magic

Rent: $1,500 a month, utilities included. “My former roommate and I were living in a unit downs

How to be fearless: Grammy nominee Allison Russell and eight other notable Canadians share their secrets to success

Success comes in many forms, but often has a single ingredient: boldness. We asked headlining Canadians to reflect on how they stayed fearless in 2023, and how they plan to challenge themselves in the year ahead.

For Allison Russell, 2023 began in December of 2022.

The Montreal-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter recorded The Returner – now a four-time Grammy-nominated album – during that year’s winter solstice. Helping her over six days at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles was the a

This Willowdale couple makes $163,000 a year. How do they spend it?

This Willowdale couple makes $163,000 a year. How do they spend it?

This Willowdale couple makes $163,000 a year. How do they spend it?

“We’ll have grey hair by the time we pay off our mortgage”

Who: Andrew Cosentino, 30, and Felicia Nacini, 29

What they do: He’s a distribution supervisor for a beverage company; she’s a senior paralegal for a non-profit

What they make: $163,000 combined

Where they live: A two-bedroom condo in Willowdale

Mortgage: $1,800 a month. “We’re hoping to someda

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