So many good options to start the week It's the day of rest for much of the hospitality world, so landing on a Montreal restaurant that’s open on Mondays can be a frustrating Google guessing game—you might get a hit for one out of every five restaurants searched. Show More Summary
William McDougall, Canadian witness to the Gettysburg Address. This post originally appeared on January 26, 2013. It was only about 270 words long, but the Gettysburg Address has resounded for generations. Abraham Lincoln’s appearance...Show More Summary
The birds have reportedly returned to Toronto's west end. Toronto Urban Forestry is reporting that bald eagles are back in Toronto—they’ve reportedly been spotted in the west end. While the City said this appearance comes after a 50-year absence, there were also reported sightings of a couple bald eagles in High Park in 2014. Show More Summary
Alternatively, some wine to distract you from inauguration day. The film industry refers to January as a dump month and it would seem that the same is true for the LCBO. The new releases are less exciting, and people are still recovering from their December spending. Show More Summary
Ramen, rum, and relaxation Let’s be honest, surviving winter in Montreal can be tough. Freezing temperatures and short days can make it difficult to find the motivation to want to do much other than curl up under the covers and stay cozy. Show More Summary
A stressful week for Tiradito’s staff Ex-Mezcla chef Marcel Larrea’s Peruvian-Japanese (or Nikkei) fusion spot Tiradito opened back in October, and the city’s critics appear to be in hivemind mode this week, with three out of four writing...Show More Summary
Hockey Ryerson Rink by Ryan. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. The post Photoist: Ryerson Rink appeared first on Torontoist.
Kevin O'Leary Tower, anyone? Relief Line is your not-so-serious look at the city we love. After five years of financial difficulties, it was recently announced that Toronto’s very own Trump Tower is up for sale. The future of the building is unclear, but rumours are that new ownership will likely make some changes, including ditching the name. Show More Summary
With bonus Peter Zezel content. Youngblood is no classic, but for whatever series of reasons, this 1986 hockey movie has kind of stood the test of time as something of a cult film. Yes, even though it’s (spoiler alert!) a hockey movie that ends both with a time-expired penalty shot in a tie game and a character-building post-game, mano-a-mano brawl. Show More Summary
Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. It was lonely being a boating enthusiast in early 19th century Toronto. Lake Ontario is on our doorstep, but a yacht fan would have nowhere to turn for companionship. Show More Summary
Rosy menus Rosemont is a veritable mixed bag for eating — it doesn't have a clear personality, like the international range of Côte-des-Neiges, or a dominant trait like Hochelaga's plethora of French bistros. Instead, it feels like a meeting place for a host of different culinary vibes of the neighbourhoods surrounding it. Show More Summary
Climate change is already well underway, but with some smart choices Toronto can mitigate the impact. By The post Why Toronto Should Become More Climate Change Resilient appeared first on Torontoist.
Purple and Green The post Photoist: Painting Parkdale Purple and Green appeared first on Torontoist.
Rex Murphy uses lots of multi-syllabic words. But it doesn't mean the arguments make sense. Rex Murphy is one of the modern Great Old Men of Canadian journalism, which is all the evidence one really needs to realize most Canadian journalism is bad. Show More Summary
Including: a former Bethlehem XXX chef tries out painting. PLATEAU, VERDUN, VILLAGE — Burger and fish ‘n’ chip fryers Comptoir 21 have devised a cute wintery promotion: discounts based on the wind chill factor. Example: if it feels like -30 degrees outside, all orders are discounted by 30 per cent. Show More Summary
The mayor sees a role for police participation in Pride and calls for conciliation. “I am hopeful that people of goodwill can find a way to resolve [police participation in Pride] and to ensure that we can continue to build those vitally...Show More Summary
At 61 per cent, Toronto shows the third-highest support for safe injection sites in the country. “Do you approve or disapprove of a safe injection site being opened and operated in Toronto?” Approve: 61% Disapprove: 28% Other/Don’t Know:...Show More Summary
It's not perfect, but here's to looking at the glass half full. I was angry and frustrated with the TTC this past week. Several times. Sometimes, I find the weaknesses in the system, which are overwhelmingly due to insufficient funding, get me down. Show More Summary
The venerable publication gets its facts wrong, and makes for a dangerous drinking game. Consider the following possible exam question: you and your classmates are each provided with a copy of an article published last week by the internationally respected news magazine the Economist. Show More Summary
Now with less Schwartz’s Online goods-and-service review site Yelp has distilled its wealth of restaurant reviews and petty complaints from customers into a ranked list covering all of Canada. They’re billing it as their Top 100 Places...Show More Summary