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Joe Beef’s Fred Morin Says Restaurants Need More Empathy For People With Allergies

“When I was in cooking school, and to this day, there’s not one mention of allergies.” Are restaurants and chefs a little too flippant about catering to customers with allergies or dietary requirements? Perhaps, according to a new interview...Show More Summary

Bring Tissues to How Black Mothers Say I Love You

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Trey Anthony's follow-up to her hit Da Kink in My Hair. Trey Anthony’s How Black Mothers Say I Love You had its world premiere at the Factory Theatre last year, and that short run was popular enough that it’s back for a month this February. Show More Summary

John Tory Defends Blackface in 2012 Video

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto mayor now admits that he was wrong. An audio recording from 2012 resurfaced on Wednesday in which Mayor John Tory defended the practice of blackface, arguing that it “didn’t seem to fit into the definition of racism.” “IShow More Summary

Valentine’s No-Shows Plague Montreal — And Other Intel

Including the demolition of the Village’s “Gay Disneyland” DOWNTOWN — Customers making reservations and never showing up are an excrutiating annoyance for restaurants, and they seem to peak on Valentine’s Day (although they certainly happen throughout the year). Show More Summary

See City Stories Selected by Spacing

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto's urbanist magazine plays host at The Garrison tonight. Influential Toronto civic issues publication Spacing and local company Pressgang Theatre, which specializes in theatrical storytelling, are joining forces for the first live taping of the Spacing Radio podcast series. Show More Summary

Karaoke and Jukeboxes: Montreal's Best Dive Bars

For when cheap beer matters more than a charming atmosphere For some, going out to drink at a bar is a special occasion necessitating high quality libations, and a pleasantly curated ambiance. This map is not for those people. No, these...Show More Summary

Happy Valentine’s Day from Toronto City Council

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our raccoon reporter digs up valentines from City Hall recycling bins. Yesterday, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Alberta NDP tweeted a valentine that went over about as well as any oil-pipeline-themed valentine could possibly go, which is to say horribly. Show More Summary

Municipal Budget 2017: The Special Council Meeting Liveblog

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Photo by Himy Syed from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. How to Follow Along Follow the Agenda?? City Hall Council Chambers (100 Queen Street West)? January 31, 9:30 a.m. Resources: How Property Taxes Work In Toronto City Hall Budget Terms,...Show More Summary

Your Guide To Montreal's Finest Charcuterie Plates

The meats that will "cure" what ails you There’s something undeniably fun, and a tad indulgent, about ordering a charcuterie plate. It’s inherently Instagram-worthy, with a spread of cured ham or slices of terrine atop a wooden slab,...Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered Trump and Trudeau’s First Date

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

PM Selfie visits You-Know-Who In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travelled down to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump. It’s been a longstanding tradition that Canada is one of the first nations to get to meet with the new American President. Show More Summary

Protecting Toronto’s Music Venues

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto will never be "music city" if all our small venues turn into Starbucks Amidst a string of venue closures over the past few months, the Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council met on Monday for the first time this year, in part...Show More Summary

Gawk At Glitzy Henden, Griffintown’s Newest Bar

Photos by Alison Slattery Cocktails started flowing last Thursday at Henden, the new bar attached to November’s fried chicken and champagne arrival, Le Bird Bar. While the upstairs restaurant is brighter and more modern, Henden has more...Show More Summary

Sample The Rhubarb Festival’s Emerging Queer Performance Art

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Beloved past Rhubarb performances to be featured at launch party February 15. The Rhubarb Festival is back, as big and gay as ever. That’s in part thanks to the Department of Canadian Heritage, which, after withdrawing funding in 2013,...Show More Summary

Find Out How All-Star Reporters Like Daniel Dale Cover Donald Trump

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Top Trump fact-checker honed his skills covering Rob Ford in Toronto Does it feel like there’s mentally taxing and consuming news coming daily out of America’s sharply divided political sphere and their mendacious head of state? Now imagine if following it and separating truth from fiction was your job. Show More Summary

Neethan Shan is Now a City Councillor, But Will He Stay Put?

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Run, Neethan, run. Neethan Shan is Toronto’s newest councillor for Ward 42, Scarborough-Rouge River, who handily won last night’s by-election. With his win, Shan becomes the first Tamil Canadian on Toronto City Council, after the seat was vacated by Raymond Cho. Show More Summary

Here Are The 26 Food Trucks Approved by The City For This Summer

But lots of big names aren’t returning February may not feel like the ideal time to be talking street food, but food truck season isn’t far off at all this year, with the city allowing (most) trucks to hit the streets on April 1. City...Show More Summary

Les P’tits Enfants de Felice Arrives on Parc From Ex-Olimpico Barista

More caffeine for the Mile End Is peak coffee something that Mile Enders should worry about? Apparently not yet, as newcomer Les P’tits Enfants de Felice threw open its doors over the weekend. It takes the place of decades-old GreekShow More Summary

Montreal's Best Dive Bars For A Low-Key Valentine's Date

For when cheap beer matters more than a romantic atmosphere For some, Valentine's Day is a special occasion, to be taken as seriously as holidays like Christmas, with no expense spared on gifts, restaurants, and the like. This is not...Show More Summary

The Toronto Star Editorial Board is Not Your Ally

The Star editorial board members should take several seats. Once again, the Toronto Star has offered unsolicited, vaguely offensive, and extremely unhelpful advice to Pride Toronto. In an editorial published online Friday, “Toronto police...Show More Summary

Historicist: Opening the Eaton Centre

The downtown attraction debuted 40 years ago with pomp and free shoe horns. 9:10 a.m., February 10, 1977. Chaos reigned on the platforms of Dundas station, which was jammed beyond capacity with people eager to attend the opening of the Eaton Centre. Show More Summary

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