Toronto Life April 2013: Table of Contents

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(Image: Dave Gillespie; breakfast sandwich from Farmhouse)

The new tricked-out workplace

The Moment The inaug­uration of Premier Mom
Q&A Meet new chief city planner Jennifer Keesmaat, enemy of gridlock
Urban Diplomat Advice on how to be a civilized Torontonian
Camera The month’s best parties
The Audit A penny-by-penny reckoning of Toronto’s spending sprees
Ego Meter What’s making and shaking the city’s self-image this month

Jesse Brown How to get a university education without paying tuition—or changing out of your PJs

Where to Eat Now
The year’s best dishes, the hottest chefs, and our annual ranking of the top 10 new restaurants
Mayor in Waiting
Olivia Chow’s public mourning after her husband’s death showed her as dignified, likeable and, well, mayoral. Toronto wants her to run, but does she want Toronto? By Michelle Dean
The Amazing Adventures of Michael Snow
At 83, the artist has lived a life full of famous friends and bohemian bacchanals. He’s not remotely done. His latest piece, a dancing beam on the Trump tower, is his most flamboyant feat yet By Emily Landau
The Sweetened Life
Tens of thousands of young Toronto women are having sex with rich older men in exchange for gifts, travel and cash. They’re comfortable with their choices—just don’t call them prostitutes. The rules of the new sugar daddy economy By Lauren McKeon

The Thing A three-foot-tall wireless speaker that puts your iPhone dock to shame
The List Ten things singer-songwriter Sarah Slean can’t live without
The Look Real men wear Crayola-coloured chinos
Great Spaces A roundup of the city’s slickest workplaces
Real Estate A devoted west-ender takes a chance on Regent Park

Spotlight Jason Priestley sheds his cutie-pie persona for David Mamet’s theatrical scorcher Race
The Argument Bestselling novelist Claire Messud turns middle-aged angst into art
See, Hear, Read Our picks for the best movie, music and book releases of the month
Quote-Unquote Five things you should know about rapper-rocker K-os
Current Obsession Marimekko’s enduring pop art appeal

I came to Canada for the opportunities. But after five hard years as a labourer, I discovered that promises made aren’t promises kept By Mariusz Klapacz


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