Category: Cultural & Local Events

Toronto Tea Festival 2017

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Toronto is a city of events, taking over opportunity to celebrate the common interests and experiences. And while it has certainly developed a love affair with beer, a much older beverage remains a favourite with many. Whether you’re a tea novice or have been drinking it for decades, there is something for you at the Toronto Tea Festival.

Hot Docs Podcast Festival


In case you have yet to discover the joy of podcasts, I feel it’s like you’re living in a world made in shades of greys. If you’re new to podcasts though it can be a bit overwhelming, trying to find exactly what will speak to you. But leave it to the Hot Docs team to bring together a perfect selection of some of the best and most relevant of today’s podcasts. For three days, audiences of the Hot Docs Podcast Festival were entertained, informed, and challenged.

Eat To The Beat 2016


This month opened with one of The Roaming Life’s favourite annual events – Eat To The Beat. For 21 years now, Toronto’s finest female culinary and pastry chefs have gathered together at Roy Thompson Hall in support of breast cancer support and research. They bring with them a wealth of edible delights, paired with local wine, beer and spirits. This year was no exception! If you missed this year, or have never been, we’ve got the pictures to make you drool. 

IFOA 2015: In Conversation with Lawrence Hill


Although he had written two books before, author Lawrence Hill broke out onto the literary scene in a big way in 2007 with his historical fiction novel The Book of Negroes. That story has taken on a life of its own, still retaining a spot on the bestsellers list eight years later. Hill is back with his latest The Illegal, the story of an elite marathon runner who becomes a political refugee, and recently took part in a reading and interview as part of this year’s International Festival of Authors at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.

Eat to the Beat 2015

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Another year of celebrating Toronto Female Chefs while supporting a fantastic cause. Eat To The Beat 2015 was by all accounts, a rousing success. Roy Thompson Hall was once again filled with foodies and chefs alike, all celebrating the best of Toronto cuisine while raising funds for Willow.