Navigate West: Duran Place for Kids

When stepping into Duran Place for Kids, expect to be greeted by the sound of children laughing and music playing in a beautiful bright space awash in natural sunlight. The three-storey building in downtown Oakville is a vision come to life for husband and wife team, Tina De Crisci and …

Boutique Medical Aesthetic

Skincare in Winter   When the temperatures dip below zero, the battle against drying skin seems all but inevitable. West reached out to Cynthia Webb, owner of Boutique Medical Aesthetic in downtown Oakville, to discuss how to best care for aging skin all seasons of the year. A Registered Nurse …

A bowl of comfort in challenging times

By Danielle Leonard Photography by Graham Paine A steaming bowl of soup elicits, above all, comfort. Perhaps it’s related to the way we consume it, one slow sip at a time. It’s impossible to rush when eating a soup, after all. Balancing the broth-filled spoon from bowl to mouth takes …

Navigate West: Rivercroft

It’s easy to be swept away to a different place when you walk into Rivercroft in Milton, Ontario. Set on an expansive property breathtakingly surrounded by nature, is a 200-year-old refurbished barn that has been transformed into a home décor store and studio. This is a far cry from your …

West of the City Fall 2020 is out!

West of the City’s Fall 2020 issue hits the streets on September 10! This issue is filled inspiration for autumn living: Creating a haven at home with your next renovation Two stunning homes with unique views Gorgeous fall sweater wraps Hearty and healthy breakfasts California Cabernet Brian Gluckstein’s COVID-era design …

Earth Day: Local Groups Making a Difference

By Jenna Mohammed Earth Day is April 22, and this year marks its 50th anniversary. Climate action – the 2020 theme – represents the biggest challenge ever to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. Such a daunting issue has many asking, what can …

Weekender: Ski Tremblant

Not everyone has time for a week-long getaway and, frankly, if your travel plans include catering to teen kids, shorter sometimes is better. As a skiing family with three teen boys, local ski resorts have been our go-to for years; quick getaways that promise quality family time, intense activity and, …

Milestone: Liz Howard

Liz Howard: The Griffin Poetry Prize winner IS Sheridan’s first writer-in-residence by Jenna Mohammed photography by Nikki Wesley Canadian author, Liz Howard has a passion for creativity wherever she goes. She is the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize recipient for her acclaimed debut book of self-referencing poems on mixed Indigenous identity, …

Pelvic health matters more than you think

By Robyn Synnott As a pelvic health physiotherapist, I deal with concerns about the pelvis every day.  It’s the bottom of our trunk and the stable base that allows for the movement of our legs and arms.  It’s the very foundation of our body and yet, until very recently, we …

Wear: In Style

Iconic style by Birks Birks is celebrating its 140th anniversary with the launch of Birks Iconic®️ neckwear. Created for the modern makers and shakers, and those who dare to stand out, these fresh pieces evoke boundless attitude and the power to be. Featuring the signature Birks motifs and designed for …