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Vibrancy of Afrofest 2017 In Photos and Video

More than 100,000 attended the 29th annual festival, celebrating African and Caribbean culture. Thousands flocked to Woodbine Park last weekend to dance and eat and enjoy local and international performers on stage at Afrofest 2017.Show More Summary

Critic: Westmount Greek BYOB Petros Does “Ideal” Mediterranean

And a hot tip for a Peruvian BYOB, too — At the Gazette, Lesley Chesterman discovers a Greek BYOB that’s a clear cut above some of the usual brochette-heavy Plateau spots. This one, Petros, is in Westmount and opened last fall. With a well-done set of classics, is an “ideal Mediterranean supper”. Show More Summary

Kamehameha is Open in the Village For All Your Hawaiian Snack Needs

Including spam musubi and poke bowls The summeriest opening of the season is upon Montreal, as Hawaiian snack bar Kamehameha is now open on the pedestrian part of Sainte-Catherine, in the Village. The news first surfaced back in January, with Dan Pham and Phong Thach (the pair behind Vietnamese pub Red Tiger) getting the keys to a former dépanneur. Show More Summary

Outrage Continues Following the Toronto Public Library’s Decision to Allow Gathering of Neo-Nazis

Mayor John Tory, several City Councillors, and other librarians called for the event to be cancelled. The old-guard of Toronto’s neo-Nazi movement went forward with their memorial service at a Toronto Public Library Etobicoke branchShow More Summary

Plateau Vietnamese Spot Hà Now Has An Old Montreal Location

A new casual option on McGill and William Mont-Royal Avenue Vietnamese restaurant Hà now has an officially-open second location, in the Old Montreal space formerly occupied by L’Appartement. As principal Nicolas Urli told Eater a few months back, Hà 2.0 is similar to its Plateau mother ship, but not a carbon copy. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, July 12-18

This week, beat-boxing, country music, and Caribbean Carnival experiences; a surfeit of great local comedy; art outdoors, thrilling WWII dogfights indoors, and music from The Dears, The New Swears, and more. Wednesday, July 12 Veteran...Show More Summary

Toronto Public Library Refusing to Cancel Planned Neo-Nazi Gathering

"Free speech doesn’t mean that publicly funded institutions such as libraries are obliged to provide a pulpit for white nationalists to promote their hateful agenda." Prominent members of Canada’s neo-Nazi movement are holding a memorial...Show More Summary

Five Fantastic Picks at Fringe Festival

The festival is in full swing with 160 shows in more than 30 venues around Toronto, on until July 16. The Toronto Fringe Festival has marked its relocation from Mirvish Village with a 160-show offering, its largest ever. And while aShow More Summary

10 Hot Tips For Cheap Breakfasts in Montreal

Much more beyond regular diner food There’s nothing quite as liberating as deciding that you’re just too exhausted (or hungover) to cook breakfast. Let go of the guilt associated with deciding to pass on the food that’s already in your fridge: every place on this list offers a solid amount of food for under $10. Show More Summary

15 Bartenders Devised A Cocktail For Montreal’s Anniversary

Featuring both whisky and gin How many bartenders does it take to come up with a cocktail that’s representative of a city? In Montreal’s case, the answer appears to be 15, now that a group of local bartenders and owners have put their...Show More Summary

Agrikol Owner Encourages Energy Drink Boycott Over Sexual Assault Claims

Jen Agg will not serve Prime Mate anymore Co-owner of Village Haitian restaurant Agrikol Jen Agg denounced a co-owner of Montreal-based energy drink Prime Mate over the weekend, saying her restaurant would no longer sell the drink after...Show More Summary

Tributes Pour In Honouring Councillor Pam McConnell

"Toronto lost one of it's biggest social justice champions with the passing of Pam McConnell. She was a guiding light for us all." “Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell: a principled, tenacious city builder. Champion of neighbourhoods, the vulnerable. Show More Summary

What Politicians Can Learn from the “Intersectionality Awareness Week” Debacle

City Council could do far more to improve the lives of marginalized citizens who are impacted daily by racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, and ableism. Politicians have one overarching responsibility: addressing the concerns of their constituents. Show More Summary

Les Femmes Chefs de Montréal’s Events to Highlight Women in the Industry

A monthly series of collaborative cooking starting late July After working across Canada for the past 10 years, including restaurants in Toronto and Vancouver with organic agriculture in the Yukon, Dominique Dufour developed a lot of strong relationships and communities with female chefs. Show More Summary

Porco Trots Into NDG Next Weekend, and More

July promises a bevy of openings to ring in the summer NDG — On July 15th, the highly anticipated pork-centric casual restaurant from chef Angelo Ruscitti (FreshMint, Adamo) will be opening with a celebratory, family-style terrasse event. Show More Summary

Ways Toronto Can Dramatically Improve The City Bus Network

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A relatively small investment can equal a huge improvement in the experience of Toronto transit riders. Consider the bus. The lowly bus. It plays such an important role in Toronto’s transit network, where buses carry 60 per cent of TTC riders, but it gets so little respect. Show More Summary

Critic: Tapeo Stands Out for Spectacular Spanish Fare

Plus Oregon receives top marks, a road trip to Île d'Orléans, and Ichifuku could be a bit warmer to visitors Sticking solely to the Gazette this week, Lesley Chesterman seeks out the midday menus of not one but two restaurants, the Spanish...Show More Summary

The Former Home of a Feminist Senator Was a Meeting Place for Women’s Groups

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Women gathered at this address organizing to make sure gender equality was in the constitution. Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. Former senator Nancy Ruth owned the house at 184 Roxborough Drive for only 16 years, from 1980 to 1996. Show More Summary

How Urban Parks Keep Seniors Healthy and Living Longer

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto must adapt to an aging population. For the first time ever, there are more people over 65 than under 15. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Show More Summary

The New Dumpling Speakeasy Suzanne is Officially Open for Business

A soft opening last week, with its grand opening last night PLATEAU — Fans of the punk bar Perfecto may have been sad to see it go, with its wall-to-wall black paint and dive bar vibes. However, with its prime location on the corner of Duluth, it wasn’t long before it was snatched up by new restauranteurs. Show More Summary

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