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The Critics: Yes to Heavenly Hvor, No to Messy Mezcla

And Thierry Daraize finds a Little Italy classic is still great The reviewers took this week to catch up on their to-do lists. Marie-Claude Lortie at La Presse is the only critic to visit a new-ish restaurant, taking on the Danish-named but not-actually-Danish Hvor in Griffintown. Show More Summary

AirBNB for Home Cooks Hopes to Deliver Food to Your Face

Yuma is based out of a Montreal apartment but has big plans It’s possibly the most nondescript headquarters you could imagine: a condo tucked 20-odd stories above the Shaughnessy Village in a building populated with international students at nearby Concordia. Show More Summary

Café Myriade and Dalla Rose Unite for Sunday Pop Ups

Rotating fall specialties to come, including apple cider and eggnog Have you ever thought “I could really go for a Myriade coffee and some of that unique new Dalla Rose ice cream but they’re so far apart that I only have time for one”?...Show More Summary

Montreal Restaurants With Killer Delivery Options

Food to your door. It’s easier than ever to justify staying, and eating in, thanks to third-party delivery services like À la Carte Express, Just Eat and Foodora (formerly Hurrier), which have linked up with the city’s restaurants and...Show More Summary

Presto Overcharged Me and the TTC Mailed a Token to Make Up for It

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An easier—and better!—solution would be to adopt two-hour transfers. A version of this article originally appeared on Sean Marshall’s blog, Marshall’s Musings. Long ago, the Toronto Transit Commission should have adopted a two-hour unlimited...Show More Summary

Award-Winning Baker to Bring Bread and More Bread to Rosemont

Automne is going to have bread with a philosophy Gird your loins for fresh bread, Rosemont: award-winning baker Julien Roy (2013 winner of the apprentice baker category in France’s prestigious Mondial du pain) is teaming up with chef...Show More Summary

The Big Montreal Breakfast Map

Because breakfast is like, one of the most important meals of the day Weekend brunch is a thing, and a thing that many Montrealers will line up for in below-freezing temperatures. But Montreal is not the biggest of breakfast towns. The...Show More Summary

How Local Farms Connect Torontonians With Food Security

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

By Catherine McIntyre A 30-minute drive from his home near High Park, Carl Leslie’s peppers are turning a deep, vibrant red. “Sweet bell pepper success!” he proclaims in a photo caption to his social media followers. “First time ever. Show More Summary

Conspiracy Detectives Shouldn’t Get in the Way of Transparency and Disclosure

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

FOI laws and government actions shouldn't be made with the likes of Alex Jones in mind. In a political climate where a public figure’s every word and breath is evidence of one wild theory or another, it’s tempting to want to give the conspiracy detectives a little less to work with. Show More Summary

This Change in Legislation Should Help Domestic Violence Survivors Flee Faster

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Residential Tenancies Act has been changed to help achieve this goal. At its 12 locations across the city, the YWCA Toronto helps about 12,000 women each year. Much of the work it does centres on housing—it offers nine different types, from homeless shelters to transitional housing to emergency shelter from violence. Show More Summary

Arcade Fire Resto Agrikol to Expand, and More Intel

A new café advertising the “world’s worst coffee”, and other Montreal food news and gossip VILLAGE — The Haitian hotspot from Toronto restaurateur Jen Agg Agrikol (also known as “the Arcade Fire restaurant”) is rumoured to be expanding after just eight months in its Amherst Street location. Show More Summary

Why Public Transit Must Be Fast, Cheap, and Convenient

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

I want to talk about the morality of driving. I want to talk about the morality of driving. I own a car, but I don’t drive very much. I generally take transit or walk everywhere I need to go. I use the car to take my kids camping inShow More Summary

Would You Want to Live in a 10-Tower Mississauga Condo Complex Developed By Rogers?

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Mississauga is seeing lots of shiny, exciting proposals. Hold your breath, Rogers is getting into the condo game. The Rogers Real Estate Development company, which is privately held, announced plans to build a 10-condo-tower complex billed as “M City” in Mississauga, with the tallest tower measuring in at 51 storeys. Show More Summary

Is This Queen West Shop Copying Its Neighbour?

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So they say. Two neighbouring shops on Queen West are caught up in a very weird legal dispute, the Toronto Star reports. A spirited dispute. Kristen Voisey, owner of the cocktail emporium BYOB, at 972 Queen Street West, has sued Steve Tracey, who owns Organic Boutique, at 970 Queen Street West. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered The First Trump vs. Clinton Debate

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Make Joe Warmington's hats great again also. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton took place last night, with an estimated 100 million American viewers (and more than a few Canadians) tuning into this long-awaited matchup. Show More Summary

How (Not) To Restore Urban Waterways

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What Toronto can learn from Seoul. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. As Toronto city councillors debate the next steps...Show More Summary

There’s Way Too Much Garbage Along the Lakeshore

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Clean up after yourselves, people. Last Sunday, about 30 volunteers spent the day picking up garbage along the lakeshore, from Budapest Park to Humber Bridge. They cleaned up: 3,490 cigarette butts 413 bottle caps 70 empty packs of cigarette packs 65 metal cans 15 syringes 200 plastic bottles Ew. Show More Summary

Voltron of Mayors Asks Feds for Affordable Housing Cash, Crosses Fingers in Hope

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Who will be the legendary defender for Toronto's social housing needs? Canadian mayors are banding together to make the case for increased investment in housing, reports the Toronto Star. The move comes in the midst of declining federal...Show More Summary

What to Check Out in Toronto September 26–October 2: Blind Date, FORMS, and Nuit Blanche

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Can you believe it's already time for Nuit Blanche? Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Monday, September 26 Theatre creator and PhD candidate Martin Julien’s Player to Player series asks actors about iconic stage roles they’ve played, such as Hamlet. Show More Summary

After 50 Years, Le Mas des Oliviers Will Shutter in October [Updated]

Get in while there’s still time Opened since 1966, Le Mas des Oliviers has stood as a steadfast house of Gallophilia in downtown Montreal for decades. Owner Jacques Muller, who purchased the restaurant in 1976, decided recently to lock the doors one last time on Sunday, October 2. Show More Summary

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