Thursday, February 3, 2011 14:22
It’s hard to believe that this small space that barely passes for an office is the headquarters for an organization that has been serving the Iranian community for 25 years.
Thursday, January 27, 2011 10:39
On Yonge Street, just south of Finch, Pegah Books has held a distinguished place amongst the strip of Iranian-owned stores for over a decade. You don’t have to be a bibliophile to have visited Pegah.
Thursday, January 20, 2011 20:00
The lure of finding a fellow Iranian in this new place motivated me to trek across the city on a very cold and snowy Friday night in search of a piece of Tehranto in Buffalo. To be frank, not just any exhibit featuring an Iranian artist would have motivated me in this way, but I was fascinated by the glimpse I had received into Soheila Esfahani’s work.
Thursday, January 13, 2011 11:37
For many Iranian-Canadians the foreign exchange companies that sprang up in Tehranto in the late eighties were the only places they felt they could turn to for their daily financial needs.
Thursday, January 13, 2011 11:34
It’s a family business like so many others in Tehranto, the father passing on the torch to his oldest son, teaching him the family trade, and stepping back ever so slowly from the daily tasks to allow for junior to take the reigns.
Thursday, December 23, 2010 12:32
It seemed like a simple plan, gather a few friends, find a Yalda event, and let the celebrations begin. But nothing is ever as simple as it seems.
Friday, December 17, 2010 11:10
Iran, as most Iranians know, has a tragic history of book burning and censorship reaching back to the Arab invasion. Unfortunately, this is a history that has been frequently repeated at the hands of despotic rulers and oppressive governments in Iran, each targeting new books and casting them into the fire.
Thursday, December 16, 2010 15:51
Super Shayan on Yonge and Elgin Mills in Richmond Hill is not only a place to buy the staples for an Iranian pantry but it also houses Saraye Bamdad; an unexpected bookstore nestled in the back of the supermarket since June 2004.
Thursday, December 9, 2010 11:04
Unlike its neighbours, B.B.’s Café doesn’t capture customers with a shout, but with a whisper. The café is a stylishly decorated storefront, with walls adorned by a chocolate brown floral wallpaper that envelope the space, tastefully arranged . . .
Friday, December 3, 2010 0:08
Vida gently rolls a small ball of dough on the prep table in the cavernous kitchen behind Shirini Sara’s pastry shop. Although it’s a cold and rainy November morning, the patisserie, which is tucked away in a remote plaza on Leslie, is warm with the smell of baked goods . . .