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Kwizinn Brings Griot and Other Creole Fare to Plaza St-Hubert — and Other Openings

Including gluten-free eats in St-Henri, and a rooftop terrasse PETITE-PATRIE — There’s a shiny new Caribbean dining option on the St-Hubert Plaza. Its name is Kwizinn (the Creole word for cuisine), and Haitian offerings are predominant...Show More Summary

Highlights and Lowlights from the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Here's what our reviewers thought worked (and didn't) at this year's Fringe, and what could be improved upon. This year’s Toronto Fringe Festival was the largest to date, with 160 shows to see and daily programming (and partying) at the festival’s new club and headquarters at Scadding Court at Dundas and Bathurst streets. Show More Summary

Upgrade Your Lunch at These Montreal Restaurants

Noon-hour winners Lunch can be a dreary enterprise in this city, especially for those who want to cobble together a memorable midday meal at the last minute. It pays to plan, and, as always, to do some research. Want a change from the...Show More Summary

Feminist Street Artists Transform Parkdale Alleyway into Public Gallery

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Twenty artists attempt to capture the diversity of being a woman in freshly painted murals—but the project is not without criticism A roster of all woman-identifying artists have turned a derelict Parkdale alleyway into an outdoor art gallery of murals representing intersectional feminism. Show More Summary

Mile End Gets a 24 Hour Dining Option That Isn’t Bagels

The name is Léo and it’s a snack bar The Mile End’s all-night dining scene is getting quite the defibrillation this month, as a 24-hour casse-croûte named Chez Léo Snack-Bar (Leo’s Snack Bar, if anglicized names are preferred) opensShow More Summary

Why Are So Many of Us Rejoicing in a Rooming House Becoming a Condo?

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Palace Arms, a 19th century rooming house at King and Strachan, has served as an affordable home to poor men. I used to walk by the Palace Arms every morning on my way to the office. It’s an old rooming house in Toronto’s west end. Show More Summary

Energy Drink Company Prime Mate Shutters After Accusations Levelled at Co-Owner

The other owner calls it quits Montreal-based producer of yerba mate energy drink Prime Mate is set to be liquidated, following an accusation of sexual assault directed at one of the company’s owners in recent weeks. A couple of weeks...Show More Summary

Porco is Now Open and Putting Pork on Forks on Monkland

One of the year’s meatiest openings It started as a porchetta sandwich stand at the Monkland Street Fest in 2015, and now Porco has opened up its brick and mortar location in NDG. The very porcine-oriented casual restaurant opened up on Sunday with a menu that features the sandwiches that first caught the public’s eye. Show More Summary

Where To Eat and Drink Around Place des Arts

Get yourself a pre- (or post-) festival meal Come summertime, Place des Arts is one of the busiest spots in all of Montreal. Festival season runs solidly throughout the summer, jamming thousands into the Place des Arts and Quartier des Spectacles area daily. Show More Summary

Anti-Fascists Disrupt Proud Boys Rally at Queen’s Park

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Canada's most prominent white supremacist was among those who spoke at the rally and urged support for the "Halifax Five," who disrupted an Indigenous ceremony on Canada Day. A rally in support of the five Proud Boys who disrupted an...Show More Summary

Vibrancy of Afrofest 2017 In Photos and Video

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

"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

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

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