A winning recipe for living well

Restaurant owners pour savings into shared business By David Hayes, The Toronto Star, October 28, 2006 One of my favourite urban rituals is brunch and there’s nowhere in Toronto I’d rather have it than at Le Petit Dejeuner. It’s a small restaurant on King St., just east of Jarvis, around the corner from St. Lawrence […]

Everyone has a moving day story

By David Hayes, The Toronto Star, October 14, 2006 It’s moving day, Pack your bed quilts and get away, If you spend every cent you can live out in a tent, It’s moving day. Caught up in the agony of moving day, few of us would be humming this jaunty Vaudeville tune. We’d be too […]

Dog’s life not ruff for Dixie

Landlord doesn’t mind pets in building. Very few complaints from neighbours. by David Hayes, The Toronto Star, June 17, 2006 Yip yip yip yip yip yip. Who’s that at the door? A visitor at 10 o’clock on a Tuesday night? Oh, I see, it’s that tall writer with the shaved head who lives in number […]

Star Crossed

When John Honderich announced he was leaving his beloved Toronto Star after 15 years at the helm, his staff were stunned. They assumed he had been forced out by Rob Prichard and the new corporate culture, and they were probably right. But the old-fashioned newspaperman with ink in his veins and a hearty lust for […]