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With Growing Fears in Toronto’s Gay Community, Police Ramp Up Investigation into the Missing Men

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

At a recent town hall, a concerned crowd told that there's no new information into the search for the vanishing men from the Village. It was standing-room-only at an August 1 town hall meeting discussing the inexplicable disappearances of five men who frequented gay bars in the Church and Wellesley Village and online cruising sites. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, August 4-9

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Massive festivals—Caribana, Summerworks, Veld, and more—galore this week, but also local indie events like Dusk Dances, Comedy Brawl, and the Stranded Festival. Friday, August 4 This year’s SummerWorks Performance Festival, as we wrote...Show More Summary

The Hottest Brunch Restaurants in Montreal, August 2017

The newest weekend eating options In a city that was once diner or bust, brunch is no longer a black sheep and now a very much integral part of the restaurant landscape. Eater Montreal's brunch heatmap contains the newest destinations for consuming eggs, bloody caesars, and the likes on weekends. Show More Summary

Melania Trump’s Presence at Invictus Games in Toronto is an Insult to Vets with Disabilities

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

When Donald Trump mocked a disabled reporter during the election campaign, where was Melania? The Invictus Games, started by Prince Harry, are a noble endeavour. Allowing thousands of soldiers with life altering disabilities to compete in adaptive sport events is a win for everyone involved. Show More Summary

The Hottest Restaurants in Montreal, August 2017

Discover 22 hot new restaurants this month More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? While the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering classics and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the "it" places of the moment. Show More Summary

Protected: Why Toronto Needs Rail Deck Park

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Why Toronto Needs Rail Deck Park appeared first on Torontoist.

The Unbearable Whiteness of CBC’s Reporting of the Blue Jays Beer Can Tosser

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The CBC devotes 5,000 words to the redemption of one white man, but fails to report on the racist slurs hurled at Black players during the same baseball game. In the six “chapter” CBC feature “Throwing it all away”, readers are reminded...Show More Summary

A Resto-Bar Focused on Sake, Sushi and Tempura Is Coming This Fall

From the owner of Le Red Tiger and Kamehameha The Gay Village is becoming something of a hotspot for new restaurants of late, and here’s one more to come: Le Blossom, a sake-sushi-and-tempura bar, on its way for October. It comes from...Show More Summary

Look Inside St-Henri’s Sprawling New Post-Industrial Canal-side Neighbourhood Bar

Drink indoors or out Just over a week ago, new bar Riverside opened its gates alongside the Lachine Canal in Saint-Henri, from Mme Lee owner Nicolas Hamel. The space — quite literally wedged up against the Canada Malting silos on St-Ambroise...Show More Summary

Summerworks Increases Accessibility and Visibility of People with Disabilities

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Here's our picks for 10 sensational must-see shows at the upcoming 2017 festival The Summerworks Performance Festival is no stranger to the idea of inclusive, accessible shows. This year brings with it an even greater resolve among festival...Show More Summary

Montreal’s #1 Ranked Tripadvisor Restaurant Is Closing — And Other News

Including some pearl-clutching backlash to a new bar MILE END — St-Viateur Street French restaurant Les Deux Singes de Montarvie is soon to be no more — sort of. The restaurant is closing its doors mid-August (exact date TBA), “to make way for a new project we have been imagining for years”. Show More Summary

Celebrating Queerness and Blackness at Caribana

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Blockobana will be taking up space at Caribana with queer Black pride on August 5 in Regent Park. It was evident last year after Black Lives Matter Toronto, and other queer Black activists, stopped the Pride parade, that many members of Toronto’s LGBTQ community saw queerness and blackness together for the first time. Show More Summary

Pizzeria Heirloom Is Coming to Improve Hochelaga’s Pizza Options

From the folks behind État-Major Promenade Ontario in Montreal’s east is getting a fine new pizza option later this summer, from bring-your-own-wine royalty Dominic Laflamme, Vincent Chatelais, and Nicolas Ficuciello (État-Major, LeShow More Summary

Explore Ontario’s Greenbelt This Summer

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Looking for local places to travel this summer? There are wonderful places to explore in the Greenbelt. This article is brought to you by Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation The United States has typically been the most popular country for Canadians to visit, with nearly 21 million visits made by Canadians to the U.S. Show More Summary

Grab A Crucifix: Occult Bar Idole is Here

A cult-themed bar in the former Félix Plaza St-Hubert has a new watering hole as Idole stages its official opening today (July 31). It’s first and foremost a cocktail bar, but in an excellent example of using what a space offers, itShow More Summary

The Vanishing Men of Toronto’s Gay Village

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto Police have established a new task force to investigate a link into the cases. Meanwhile, a town hall meeting is planned for Tuesday at The 519 on Church Street. You’ve probably seen it in your Facebook feed. A meme with theShow More Summary

A Fire-Breathing Metal Dragon and an Homage to Burning Man 

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Art cars and futuristic Vikings all arrived in an empty parking lot in the Junction last weekend. Somewhere in the Lower Junction amid industrial buildings is a wide open space covered with gravel. It’s used rarely, only for a few farmers markets, and will likely turn into more condos or offices in the future. Show More Summary

What Hanlan’s Nude Beach Means to Toronto’s Queer Community

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The beach will re-open on July 31 after being closed to the public since May due to extensive flooding. Toronto Island Park, including Hanlan’s Point, will reopen Monday. In his announcement, Mayor John Tory said, “For many Torontonians...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, July 28-August 1

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week, Aisha Brown and Georgea Brooks headline stand-up shows; in town concerts from Doldrums, Sloan, and Dorothea Paas; crawl Parkdale for Tibetan momos, the waterfront for Iranian culture, and Campbell House for Toronto's Prohibition...Show More Summary

‘Is Party-Restaurant Buonanotte Still Good?’ Ponders Critic

Also, the new Hà gets a warm reception The founder of its particular genre of supper club and butt of jokes for cooler-than-thou Mile End types Buonanotte is in the critical limelight this week as the Gazette’s Lesley Chesterman pens a fun review. Show More Summary

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