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Where The Strain‘s fourth season was shot in Toronto (Part One)

32 minutes agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Guillermo del Toro's horror drama returns to Toronto for one last season. Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. Show More Summary

Quebec Fast Food Chains Face Staff Shortages

KFC and McDonald’s outlets have even shut down Unemployment rates are way down in Quebec, and that could be a problem for the restaurant industry, with some parts of the province facing a labour shortage for all sorts of burger-flipping,...Show More Summary

Building on Toronto’s park legacy

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

By Jake Tobin Garrett This is the second in a series of posts exploring Rail Deck Park. Future posts will dive into international examples of similar projects and the funding mechanisms that could be used to pay for the park. The beauty of a good park is that once it’s been built it feels like […] The post Building on Toronto’s park legacy appeared first on Torontoist.

13 Top Spots in Montreal for Chocolate Lovers

From classic chocolatiers to modern patissiers Chocolate: a stand-alone treat that almost warrants its own food group, given the diversity of sweets that can be made with it. From bars and babka, to truffles and tarts. These Montreal...Show More Summary

Video: Inside the pow wow at Regent Park

23 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Here's what went down at the dance. As summer came to a close and the back-to-school season loomed, the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre hosted its inaugural pow wow. “The Restoration of Identity” was held in Regent Park on August 26, in affiliation with the Daniels Spectrum Summer Series produced by Artscape. Show More Summary

Nuns Island is Getting A New Thai Resto With Serious Family Experience

Plus cocktails with Thai flavours The sparse dining options on Nuns’ Island will expand in the coming weeks, as a Thai restaurant with some serious family experience is set to open. It’ll be called Bananier, and it comes from Vy Nguyen,...Show More Summary

Sidewalks and the “last mile” problem

We forget that walking can be a part of our public transit system too. On one of those gorgeous weekends Toronto has been enjoying recently, a friend and I went on an urban exploration. We took transit. We met up at St. Clair West Station and headed for the Scarborough Bluffs. Show More Summary

Four-Time Restaurateur Thomas Vernis on Why He Does Business in Old Montreal

He sees the neighbourhood becoming less of a tourist trap, and more of a place for locals Owning four venues without a single partner to help out is a hefty challenge — and it’s one that restaurant and bar owner Thomas Vernis has taken...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, September 15-20

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week, the music of the movies; Toronto Fringe Festival hits return; outdoor eating and activities on the streets, beaches, and in parks; celebrations of Jon Kaplan, the Polaris Prize short list, and more. Friday, September 15 The Toronto International Film Festival wraps up this weekend, and the city’s live theatre companies are raring to go. Show More Summary

Public Works: What Toronto can learn about cohousing from Quebec

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Community members replace the role of private developer to construct a new lifestyle. When was the last time you asked your neighbour for a cup of sugar? For many city dwellers, the idea of counting on the person next door for a favour (no matter how small) harkens back to another era. Show More Summary

New Rosemont BYOB Totally Tanks During A Critic’s Visit

While a new curry house gets props The headline for Lesley Chesterman’s review at the Gazette this week is plain — “Restaurateurs add Gaston to Montreal's BYOW scene” — but behind that lies an absolutely brutal review of the new restaurant in the BYOB empire of Georges Blais and Marc-André Paradis. Show More Summary

The Best Diner Breakfasts in Montreal

No-nonsense classic casse-croûtes Breakfast may not be alive and well at some of the city's most notable restaurants, but at old school diners, casse-croûtes, neighbourhood cafés, and greasy spoons, the first service of the day is the bedrock. Show More Summary

Another Restaurant Shifts to a No-Tipping Business Model

They’re giving staff a minimum of $15 per hour Hot off the heels of new neighbourhood spot Bistro Rosie declaring that it would embrace a tip-free model for paying its staff, a second restaurant has decided to do the same — Zéro8, also in Petite-Patrie. Show More Summary

8 Essential Ceviches to Eat in Montreal

Something’s fishy here Ceviche is the perfect dish for this final flare of summer. It’s light and refreshing, consisting of fish or seafood in a lime-based marinade that you’ll find yourself sipping when the fish is all gone. NearlyShow More Summary

Cult MTL Stokes Debate Over Olimpico’s Coffee

A hot take on a Mile End favourite English alt-monthly Cult MTL came out with a bold statement about enduring Mile End Italian café Olimpico this week — in short, writer Benedict O’Neill decared that Olimpico’s coffee is pretty average...Show More Summary

Free Wi-Fi goes live at all TTC subway stations

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Now that Wi-Fi is available at all subway stations, the TTC will tackle connectivity in the tunnels next. TTC riders now have access to Wi-Fi at every subway stop, completing one of the TTC’s 2017 promises to riders. York Mills became the final station to offer TCONNECT, the ad-supported free Wi-Fi network. Show More Summary

Fabergé Gets An Evening Farm-to-Table Pop-Up This Week

From the people behind the St-Henri sugar shack this year Mile End brunch restaurant Fabergé will be open evenings through the end of October, but it won’t really be Fabergé — an agricultural co-op from the Laurentians is moving in to...Show More Summary

26 Go-To Cheap Eats Restaurants in Montreal

Bouffe on a budget "Cheap Eats" is a nebulous term: obviously, a croissant is cheap — but it's not necessarily substantial. So this map focuses more on places that can do full meals for a low price: somewhere in the ballpark of ten dollars for something substantial (although ten dollars isn't an absolute cut-off here). Show More Summary

Public Works: What Toronto can learn about co-housing from Quebec

Community members replace the role of private developer to construct a new lifestyle. When was the last time you asked your neighbour for a cup of sugar? For many city dwellers, the idea of counting on the person next door for a favour (no matter how small) harkens back to another era. Show More Summary

Maïs’ Summer Alleyway Pop-Up Closes This Week — And Other Shutters

Including a St-Henri Chinese mainstay MILE END — The clock is ticking on Parasol, the summery wine bar, cocktail, and grill pop-up from the team behind Mile End taco spot Maïs. The restaurant (located in the alleyway behind Maïs) wraps up its second season this Friday, September 15. Show More Summary

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