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Neighbourhood Bistro Marconi Touches Down from ex-PDC Chef

Photos by Randall Brodeur The new bistro from local-via-New York culinary power pair Mehdi Brunet-Benkritly (ex-Au Pied de Cochon) and partner Molly Superfine-Rivera (of Long Island City’s M. Wells Steakhouse) opens its doors in Mile...Show More Summary

A Beginner’s Guide to Electoral Reform

17 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

So many options: the Thunderdome, a staring contest, picking a name out of a hat. Relief Line is your not-so-serious glance at the city we love. Electoral reform has been dominating headlines lately. From the recent vote in favour of...Show More Summary

Where Suicide Squad Was Filmed in Toronto

18 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

On our streets, bad guys take on badder guys. 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

What the 2017 Budget Says About the Yawning Gaps in Toronto Transit Funding: Munro

18 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The unbalanced budget is in large part due to funding problems at the TTC. Toronto’s 2017 budget launch on December 6 brought a wealth of detail in proposals for City spending over the coming year, but little in good news for transit riders. Show More Summary

12 Spots to Indulge in Montreal’s Best Holiday Baked Goods

Bûche don't kill my vibe The holidays are fast approaching, which means a sudden influx of sugar and spice into the diets of many — especially in the form of beloved holiday baking. If eating sweets is more your forte rather than actually...Show More Summary

Joël Robuchon’s Montreal Restaurant Opens With Very Expensive, Publicly Funded Cutlery

Flush those public dollars down, down, down The media are abuzz and the bloggers are fawning, as the long-awaited Montreal edition of celebrity French chef and multi-millionnaire Joël Robuchon serves its first plates to the public tonight...Show More Summary

How Council’s Committees Could Change for the Second Half of John Tory’s Term

Josh Matlow gets shafted, again. Every two years, council picks its new dodgeball teams. Since council doesn’t actually have dodgeball—which is unfortunate—this takes the form of council committees. Some committees, of course, are more desired than others. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: Gavin Stark, on His Mom Being Struck and Killed By a Driver

What a pedestrian fatality means to a 10-year-old. “It’s not fair at all because all she was doing was standing on the sidewalk.” —Ten-year-old Gavin Stark writes about his mom, Erica. She was killed in 2014 when a driver’s vehicle jumped the curb and struck her while she was training a service dog in Scarborough. Show More Summary

The Toronto Island Ropes Course is Probably Going to Close

Farewell, sweet prince. To help balance Toronto’s budget, the Island ropes course will likely close in 2017. The ropes course, which includes both high ropes and low ropes, is a destination for youth groups, companies that wish to build employee trust or morale, and people who got lost trying to find Centreville. Show More Summary

Why Toronto Should Repeal the Tax Break for Vacant Stores

The policy that gives an incentive to empty storefronts has outlived its usefulness. Toronto needs money. That isn’t news, but it is news when ideas come up that can either raise or save the City some cash that it needs for its $33 billion of approved, but still unfunded, projects. Show More Summary

Court Allows L’Gros Luxe To Stay Open For Now

The St-André location faced a forced closure from noise complaints The all-vegetarian location of popular cheap eats mini-chain L’Gros Luxe has been granted a reprieve, after it looked set to be temporarily shut down by Quebec’s restaurant...Show More Summary

The Origin of Human Rights Law in Ontario

Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. On December 10, the United Nations celebrates Human Rights Day to commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948. Show More Summary

Another Koa Lua Mixes Up More Poke Downtown

This one’s more of a sit-down affair It feels like just days ago that Eater was announcing that Hawaiian and poke spot Koa Lua — probably because it was, in fact, just three weeks ago. Now the restaurant from Yann Levy (Escondite, Biiru)...Show More Summary

What You Need to Know about Toronto’s Budget

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The budget isn't balanced, and council will have to find some combination of service cuts and additional revenue to make up the difference. The staff-proposed City budget has been released, and we’ve had the chance to go over it in high-level detail. Show More Summary

Why Imposing Tolls on the Gardiner and DVP is a Terrible Idea

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This is not a serious plan for raising revenue or fighting congestion. Road tolls. At first glance, it looks like we’re finally getting serious about generating revenue for transit. Alas, this is not the adult conversation you are looking for. Show More Summary

Libertine Bakehouse Gets Crafty With Pastry in St-Henri This Week

Sweet treats with some experimentation Brace for innovations to Montreal’s pastry field as Libertine Bakehouse throws open its doors in Saint-Henri this Thursday. It comes from Nick Kemball, who has done the baking rounds with Patrice...Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered Christmas Trees and Chris Alexander

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From Toronto's Deadly Streets to electoral reform to the killing of a local doctor. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and as the festival...Show More Summary

Follow Live Coverage of Toronto’s 2017 Budget Launch

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

All the analysis, context, and fact-checks you need to understand Toronto's budget, and what it means for you. Photo by Himy Syed from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. It’s time for the annual city budget! This year, like last, we expectShow More Summary

How Christmas Markets Have Gone Global

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Is there such a thing as too much holiday cheer? Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. In a city known for snow, skiing, and hearty cuisine, wooden stalls fill a downtown park to create an annual Christmas market. Show More Summary

New Project From Restaurant Mile-Ex Arrives in Mile End, and Other News

The Mother Fcker Burger is now in two boroughs — In what might be the most stealthy restaurant opening of the year, a new venture from Greg Paul (of Restaurant Mile-Ex) called Elda has opened on the Main, with lighter takes on Mile-Ex’s...Show More Summary

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