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How Stairs Can Improve Public Health

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Boston commits to climbing higher. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. In a city that is constantly evolving, Torontonians spend an awful lot of time standing still. Show More Summary

Little Italy to Get Its Very Own Tiki Bar, And Other Intel

And Bangkok’s Pad Thai is moving to the Village. NDG — The upscale Monkland Village seafood restaurant Lucille’s Oyster Dive from Paul Harris Benjamin, Dominique Muller, and chef Mark Gaffney (see also: Parm) is set for a move and an upgrade in December. Show More Summary

Please Council, Don’t Make the Same Revenue Tools Mistakes You Made Last Time

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto needs significant budget remedies. But first council needs to fix itself. A long-awaited report on City revenue tools is expected later this week, and it will be a doozy. The last time council had a debate like this, they voted...Show More Summary

What to Do in Toronto November 21–27: Ethnic Aisle, Tanya Tagaq, and Pat Thornton

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Discuss the limits of free speech and what to do with Old City Hall; see The Rainbow Chorus and Basia Bulat in concert; see theatre in a snowstorm (Beaver) and comedy in a cloud, with Terry Bockston. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

20 Montreal Bars With Primo Eats

Just who serves the best bar food in this city anyway? Praise be the bar snack, the savoury and, often, salty finger food that staves off hunger. Often used as a substitute for a real dinner, it extends and complements drinking sessions and should be respected in its own right. Show More Summary

John Tory Wants to Start the Bidding Process to Outsource Garbage Collection Before a Staff Report on the Subject Gets Released

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's about ideology, not good policymaking. John Tory says he doesn’t want to wait for a staff report on the merits of outsourcing garbage east of Yonge Street to pursue the idea. In a Scarborough press conference Monday morning, the...Show More Summary

Agrikol’s Jen Agg Reminds Restaurants That They Can Have Opinions About Trump, Etc.

“Food isn’t political” misses the point. The Torontonian behind “nose to tail” restaurant The Black Hoof, Rhum Corner and now, big-name Montreal Haitian restaurant and bar Agrikol, Jen Agg is a resident of Twitter who’s not afraid to...Show More Summary

Historicist: Kit’s Kingdom

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The story of Kathleen Blake Coleman, pioneering female journalist and war correspondent. This post originally appeared on November 23, 2013. Regular readers of the “Woman’s Kingdom” page in the Saturday edition of the Mail noticed something new in the October 26, 1889, paper. Show More Summary

Habanera Stumbles on Cuban Eats Downtown

But Kitchenette’s new(ish) owners are smooth operators. The Montreal Gazette’s Lesley Chesterman stopped by Cuban restaurant Habanera, from the group behind downtown taqueria Escondite, and was left cold in spite of the tropical vibes. Show More Summary

Toronto Police Haven’t Earned the City’s Trust on Carding

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The public trust in policing shouldn't be unconditional, and more progress needs to be made before a leap of faith. Here’s my statement re: @TPSBoard revised policy on Regulated Interaction with the Community & the Collection of Identifying Information. Show More Summary

What You Need to Know About Toronto’s 2017 Water, Waste, and Parking Budget

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto actually has multiple City budgets! Think of this as the secret one that no one talks about. When people talk about the City budget or the budget process, they usually mean the tax-supported budget. But there’s another budget—or, rather, there are three. Show More Summary

Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau with These Wines

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Ontario, a few wineries have gotten in on the French tradition. The third Thursday in November marks a special day in the wine world. In France, we see the release of the “Nouveau” wines. These are the first wines of the 2016 vintage that will hit the market. Show More Summary

Eater Awards 2016: Montreal’s Readers’ Choice Votes by the Numbers

How the voting panned out. The winners of the 2016 Eater Awards were announced yesterday, but in one key change this year, there were two winners in each category. Eater’s editorial teams selected one winner for each category, and Eater...Show More Summary

This Street Art Show One of the Many Wonderful Sides of Toronto

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The beauty and empowerment of a single image BY: Unknown LOCATION: Spadina and Baldwin PHOTO BY: Martin Reis FIELD NOTES: There is no doubt that this work exudes beauty, confidence and joy. We can’t speak for the artist, we don’t know if this paste-up is intentionally political or, like so much art, a pure celebration of beauty. Show More Summary

Where To Eat At Montréal-Trudeau International Airport This Fall/Winter

Many lowlights, and a few highlights. With holiday season looming, air travel gets a whole extra layer of frustration, with extra long line-ups, the heightened potential for wintery weather delays and incessant Christmas music piped throughout the entire experience. Show More Summary

The Financial Post and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad anti-Toronto Library Op-ed

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Matthew Lau argues Toronto should close half its libraries. Here's why that's a stupid idea. Periodically, one gets the opportunity to see the pundit equivalent of a caterpillar emerge from its chrysalis, typing unsupported or simply wrong and factless drivel in the same way that a veteran of Toronto newsrooms would. Show More Summary

This Installation in Corktown is Inspired by History

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Garden follies appeared in 18th-century French and English gardens. BY: Hadley+Maxwell INSTALLATION: 2016 LOCATION: Front Street Promenade, Corktown “Garden of Future Follies” turns the concept of follies on its head. It breaks from the traditional folly architecture that exists only to be seen and appreciated for its decadent design. Show More Summary

How Libraries Are Helping Newcomers Adjust to Life in Toronto

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This free program offers job assistance, workshops, and interpretation referrals. Three years ago, Gong Zan Cang entered through the doors of the Parliament Street library for the first time. He lived nearby—it took him just a few minutes to get there in his wheelchair. Show More Summary

Where Season Three of The Strain Was Filmed in Toronto (Part One)

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Take a vampiric bite out of the Big Apple—er, Toronto. Another 10 hours of exciting, vampiric, (and literally) post-apocalyptic, New York-set adventures just finished airing, and honourary Hogtowner Guillermo del Toro and his adept crew are already gearing up for a fourth season of The Strain. Show More Summary

Judge Says Description of Sexy NDG Saloon as “Sex Bar” Is Totally Fair

It’s accurate enough. Remember the fuss about Jersey’s Saloon, the sexy, Coyote Ugly themed bar that some thought would destroy fabric of society and lead to a dystopian, family-unfriendly NDG where everyone would be legally required to drink body shots from naked torsos on a daily basis? Well, that’s back in the news again. Show More Summary

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