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Toronto’s Long-Term Financial Plan: The Bill is Due

12 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As his parting gift to Toronto Council, City Manager Peter Wallace spells out the effect of years of promised new services and infrastructure unmatched by revenue to build and operate our dream city. Toronto Council is good at making...Show More Summary

Civic Tech: Hackers! To Your Stations!

12 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For those who care about data, the City’s new Open Data Master Plan is about to change everything. One Saturday afternoon earlier this month, more than 100 people gathered at the Toronto Public Library for an annual gathering called CodeAcross, the city’s annual open data and civic tech event. Show More Summary

Quebec’s New Culinary Prize Unveils Its First Ever Batch of Finalists

And other food world news, including the death of a Cajun food hero MONTREAL — Les Lauriers, the newly-conceived prize that aims to recognize the very best of Quebec’s culinary scene, is gearing up for its first awards ceremony in April, and the organizers have just unveiled the finalists across 15 categories. Show More Summary

Which ‘High End’ Downtown Restaurant Served Sushi Off a Half-Naked Woman Last Week?

Yes, Montreal still has body sushi Well, let’s not waste time here — the answer to the above question is that seafood restaurant Angry Lobster was spotted hosting a woman lying down, mostly unclothed and strategically covered in sushi...Show More Summary

Le Fantôme Owners Plot a Grand New Restaurant For Old Montreal

Meet Pastel, coming this spring The owners of Griffintown culinary hot spot Le Fantôme are planning to open a new restaurant in Old Montreal this spring, and it’s going to be a much larger affair than their petite William Street haunt. Principals...Show More Summary

Plateau Bar Criticized For Throwing Fundraiser For Bouncer Convicted of Sexual Assault

“Skate bar” TRH gets in hot water Plateau skateboarder bar TRH-Bar is at the centre of a controversy after organizing a fundraising party for one of its former bouncers, who was convicted of sexual assault. According to Le Journal de...Show More Summary

Plateau Salle de Spectacles Divan Orange Has Its Final Dance This Weekend

And other closures to know PLATEAU — Some three months after the news broke, Le Divan Orange, the concert spot known for hosting a myriad of local indie musicians and bands, will switch its amplifiers off for the final time this Sunday (March 18). Show More Summary

Where to Eat The Best Poutine in Montreal Right Now

Answers to all your poutine questions Do the cheese curds squeak? Did the gravy come from a box? Were the potatoes hand-cut? And just what kind of oil is in that fryer? All vital questions when it comes to Quebec's most emblematic food export. Show More Summary

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2018 in Montreal

For those into crowds, Guinness, and loud volumes While Montreal has a notable Irish heritage, with a parade running since 1824, the city has relatively few Irish (or “Irish”) pubs to accommodate large numbers of revelers. That means...Show More Summary

An Ex-Prohibition Owner Has a New NDG Salad Counter — and Other Openings to Know

Including a sleek new bar for St-Léonard NDG — One of the owners of hit Monkland neighbourhood spot Prohibition is back in business less than a year after the seven-year-old mainstay shuttered. Stephanie Russell recently opened up salad...Show More Summary

Plateau Sushi Pros Tri Express Open Petite-Patrie Outpost

This one’s more of a take-out spot The people behind Plateau sushi restaurant Tri Express have opened a second location, Le P’tit Tri, in Petite-Patrie. Food blog Tastet reports that the Japanese spot is open as of Tuesday from the father-son duo of Tri Du (the Tri Express chef and founder) and Thierry-Tri Du-Boisclair. Show More Summary

Look Inside Mon Lapin, the Latest From the Joe Beef Group

Also, peep some of the wine bar’s dishes Major players from famed Montreal restaurant Joe Beef opened up Little Italy wine bar Mon Lapin just a week ago. And while chef-owner Marc-Olivier Frappier, sommelier Vanya Filipovic, with the...Show More Summary

Five-Alarm Fire Leaves a Plateau Brunch Spot in Ashes

Damaging its next door shawarma neighbour The popular crossroads of brunch spots in the Plateau by Saint-Louis Square lost a location over the weekend: The St-Denis location of Universel Déjeuners et Grillades was the victim of a five-alarm...Show More Summary

The Matriarch of Wilensky’s Light Lunch Has Died

Ruth Wilensky, the matriarch of the inimitable eatery Wilensky’s Light Lunch, has died at age 98. CBC reports that the announcement of her death was posted on the Paperman & Sons website Friday last night. A funeral service will be held...Show More Summary

W Hotel’s Nom Nom Cantine Is Open for Business

A restaurant combining French and Asian cuisines via hot topic chefs Last week marked the grand opening of the W Hotel’s new restaurant, Nom Nom Cantine. This endeavour replaces the hotel’s previous restaurant Ê.A.T. (Être Avec Toi) with a new look, new menu, and new avenues for the space’s executive chef Gregory Faye (Maison Boulud). Show More Summary

Critic: La Cabane d’à Côté is Rustic Bliss

Including a nod to Heirloom and a round-up for pho Less than a month has passed since Martin Picard opened La Cabane d’à Côté co-owners Marc Beaudin and chef Vincent Dion Lavallée. While exciting for many, the latest in Au Pied de Cochon’s woodsy adventures, it may seem somewhat premature for it to receive a visit from critics. Show More Summary

Pizza-And-More Snack Bar Fiorellino Is Coming to Mile End This Spring

The owners are hoping to make the Laurier BBQ space shine again Fiery downtown Italian restaurant Fiorellino is set to open in Mile End later this spring. Fiorellino opened in 2015 on de la Gauchetiere downtown, from the team behindShow More Summary

Montreal’s Most Anticipated Restaurants and More, Spring 2018

The bars, restaurants, and cafés that are springing to life soon For what should be the restaurant world’s quiet season, winter brought a host of high-profile new arrivals to Montreal, with new venues from the owners of Joe Beef, a new shack for the Au Pied de Cochon folks, and a new pizza spot from some of the Nora Gray crew. Show More Summary

This Forthcoming Mile End Falafel Counter Is Taking Chickpeas Seriously

Falafel Yoni promises strictly crispy falafel balls Brace for some serious falafel, Mile End: a counter by the name of Falafel Yoni is setting up on St-Viateur this spring, aiming to do no-nonsense, high-quality Israeli-style sandwiches...Show More Summary

Get In Line: Joe Beef’s Little Italy Wine Bar is Up And Running

Brace for natural wine and more Right on time, the Little Italy wine bar from the Joe Beef team, Mon Lapin, has cracked open its doors for the masses. And it’s an expanded Joe Beef team who are behind the operation — the original three...Show More Summary

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