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Waffles on Sticks Are Now a Thing in Old Montreal

But how do the toppings stay on? Old Montreal has welcomed a new counter dedicated to serving waffles on sticks, complete with toppings. The name is Lapop, and it takes over the space in front of bar Boho, right next door to Californian...Show More Summary

Why Toronto real-estate agents are sounding the alarm over the city’s budget

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The latest statistics from TREB should worry councillors voting on the budget next week. Today, the Executive Committee met to approve the final version of the preliminary budget, which will make its way to council next week. Conveniently, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) also released its monthly roundup of GTA real estate stats. Show More Summary

15 Restaurants For Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Reservations

The places with spaces Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, meaning it’s not as tough to find a table as when V-Day is on a weekend, but reservations for two are obviously in hot demand. At the time of publication on February...Show More Summary

Rent Hikes Are Pushing Out Iconic Mile End Café Le Cagibi

But you can help save it Gentrification alert: iconic vegetarian café and salle de spectacles Le Cagibi is vacating its location on the corner of St-Laurent and St-Viateur, citing a substantial rent increase from its building’s new owner. In...Show More Summary

Quebec Server Gets Job Back After Being Fired For ‘Not Smiling Enough’

A judge didn’t accept the restaurant’s reasons for firing Quebec’s labour tribunal is forcing a Victoriaville restaurant to get a server her job back after the owner told the tribunal she was fired for not smiling enough. The Canadian...Show More Summary

Downtown Has a Fiery New Spanish Restaurant — and Other Openings to Know

Including a homey new Korean-Japanese lunch counter DOWNTOWN — Check out this shiny new Spanish arrival downtown: Ibérica opened recently on Peel with a focus on Catalonian cuisine — including preserved fish, meaty croquettes, and aShow More Summary

First, we take King Street, then we take midtown

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The city could use more transit pilots—this time, let's try north of Bloor. The King Street Pilot has been a success for transit riders. There are debates about its impact on local businesses and differing opinions as to whether this experiment should be expanded to other surface routes. Show More Summary

Mile End’s Newest Korean Resto Gets A Warm Welcome From Critic

And Lesley Chesterman investigates the Habs’ mega restaurant Tying in the imminent Olympics in South Korea, Le Devoir critic Jean-Philippe Tastet visits Mile End newcomer Le Petit Seoul, giving the affordable restaurant a warm reception. Show More Summary

Danny St-Pierre Has Shut Down Mile End’s Petite Maison

It’s shifting to events only MILE END — After two years, Sherbrooke chef Danny St-Pierre has closed his Parc Avenue restaurant Petite Maison. The restaurant opened in early 2016, doing homey food with flair, including the chef’s signature...Show More Summary

Nora Gray’s Pizza-And-More Sister is Officially Open in St-Henri

Say hi to Elena It’s only February, but here’s one of the year’s big openings: Elena, the casual pizza-and-more restaurant from two Nora Gray co-owners is open as of Thursday night (February 1). As reported in December, it comes from...Show More Summary

What’s on the agenda for January-February City Council meeting?

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Your need-to-know guide to this week’s council meeting. City Council is convening today for its first meeting of the new year. On the docket: a waterfront transit update, the future of Old City Hall and — of course — a motion about bitcoin. Show More Summary

Civic Tech: For clues about Sidewalk Labs’ plans on Toronto’s healthcare, look to NYC

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A $20-million spinoff from Sidewalk will open an experimental clinic this year. Sure, you’ve heard of Sidewalk Labs—but what about their spin-off, Cityblock? Under Sidewalk Labs’ plan for Toronto’s eastern waterfront, the Quayside will become a test bed for all manner of experimentation and innovation, including healthcare. Show More Summary

Behold Poutine Week’s Most Over-The-Top Creations

Ceviche poutine, anybody? Montreal is fairly loaded up with themed weeks dedicated to pizza, burgers, hot chocolate, and beyond. Yet Poutine Week is where some of the city’s kitchens throw all restraint (and sometimes common sense) out...Show More Summary

12 Under-the-Radar Montreal Bars To Know

The city’s “secret” watering holes It probably won’t surprise you that a city like Montreal known for its subdued coolness is teeming with quote-unquote “hidden” bars that while not always secret, seem intended to be overlooked — unless you have the inside scoop. Show More Summary

Hit St-Henri Gluten-Free Baker is Doing a Downtown Breakfast Pop-Up

In the Place Ville-Marie tunnel Popular St-Henri neighbourhood café Kleine Shoppe is making a move on downtown Montreal, with a breakfast pop-up starting today (January 29), in the Place Ville-Marie tunnels. Owner Katie Morton tells Eater that she’s bringing her business to the Poké Bar space in the tunnels on weekday mornings. Show More Summary

New NDG Favourite Panned in Rough Review

While an Outremont bistro draws praise It’s been a while since Le Devoir critic Jean-Philippe Tastet came out with a bad review. He’s at NDG restaurant Hopkins, which until now had received ample praise, but not this time — althoughShow More Summary

Another Peter Sergakis Bar Had Its Liquor License Suspended

This time in Pointe-Claire Pointe-Claire sports bar Le Manoir has been slapped with a ten-day suspension of its liquor license after the bar was caught making sangria with spirits, when the bar only had a license to serve beer and wine. Global News first reported the suspension from Quebec’s Régie des alcools des courses et des jeux. Show More Summary

Where to Watch Super Bowl 52 in Montreal

Eagles, Patriots, chicken wings Want to pull off the ultimate Habs and Super Bowl Sunday doubleheader? Look no further than these 20 local bars and restaurants. There’s no shortage of pubs and bars carrying the match, alongside a couple...Show More Summary

Verdun’s New Neighbourhood Bar is Here With Cocktails and Roasted Chicken

Covering all bases Verdun’s Wellington promenade has a new drinking establishment in the form of Bar Social, which has officially opened its doors. As Eater previously reported, Bar Social comes from the owners of popular Sud-Ouest haunts...Show More Summary

Bar Nacarat’s New Menu Will Shake Up Montreal’s Cocktail Scene

Nader Chabaane is pushing boundaries with mixing Dozy hotel bars with just-passable drink options may be fading — at least in Montreal, thankfully. And Bar Nacarat, part of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth’s major recent renovations (alongside...Show More Summary

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