An apothecary for the stylish set.

The ballet gala—both loved and hated for its ostentatious displays of virtuosic technique—is about to get a makeover.

Go behind the scenes to watch Benjamin Millepied plan his inaugural gala and, inadvertently, his own exit from the fabled institution.

Normand Latourelle strides into one of the white tents anchored near the shores of Lake Ontario, where the members of his multinational equestrian spectacular, Odysseo, are having lunch. He is all smiles, even as he acknowledges that he can’t remember anyone’s name.

Pusateri’s Fine Foods, Toronto’s beloved gourmet food emporium, began as a fruit stand in 1963. Their distinguishing attribute, then and now? Stocking the best stuff.

When Françoise Turner-Larcade was growing up in Paris, she wanted to be an archeologist. She was an only child—and despite her parents’ Bohemian leanings, they said no. “They didn’t think it was a good career move,” recalls the French-born, Toronto-based designer.

The curtain rises on Greta Hodgkinson, principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada. It’s the ballerina’s 20th season with the Toronto-based company, and there she is, lying on her stomach onstage at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, long brown hair braided as tightly as the ribbons on her pink satin pointe shoes, nose in a book.