Mena Massoud’s ‘Evolving Vegan’ is a cookbook, travel guide and family homage

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian PressWed Sep 16 2020 13:00 TORONTO — As immigrants from Egypt, “Aladdin” star Mena Massoud’s parents worked hard to establish themselves in any job they could get when they first moved the family to Markham, Ont. His father, a satellite engineer in Cairo, first delivered pizzas in their new home […]

Disney Plus launches beta test for streaming watch parties in Canada

Production Code: A0190 By David Friend, The Canadian PressTue Sep 15 2020 11:44 Disney Plus is testing a new feature exclusively with Canadian subscribers that recreates the experience of watching TV with a group of family and friends. The streaming service says it recently launched the virtual social feature GroupWatch, which allows up to six […]

NY Fashion Week 2020: pared down, and virtually all virtual

By Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated PressFri Sep 11 2020 13:58 NEW YORK — No celebs packing the front rows. No paparazzi chasing models down the streets. No stiletto−heeled crowds. No crowds at all, actually. Is there even a point to doing New York Fashion Week in 2020? Well, yes, say organizers: It’s about economic survival. […]

No home or kids together but couple still spouses, Appeal Court rules

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian PressThu Sep 10 2020 15:58 TORONTO — A wealthy businessman will have to pay more than $50,000 a month in spousal support for 10 years to a woman with whom he had a long−term romantic relationship even though they kept separate homes and had no children together, Ontario’s top court […]

21-year-old young adult author gets 7-figure book deal

By The Associated PressThu Sep 03 2020 08:38 NEW YORK — A 21-year-old author has agreed to a seven-figure deal for a pair of young adult novels. Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, announced on Sept. 3 that it would publish Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé’s highly anticipated debut, the thriller Ace of Spades, […]

TDSB seeks more space for fall classes as parents weigh whether kids will attend

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian PressSat Aug 22 2020 07:00 TORONTO — Canada’s largest school board is searching for additional spaces to hold classes this fall, but says it won’t know how many are needed — or where they’ll be located — until parents of elementary students confirm whether they’ll be sending their kids to […]