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The 40 Essential Montreal Sandwiches

So many contenders Two questions that are liable to get you in trouble: 1. What constitutes a sandwich, exactly? 2. What are the best sandwiches in Montreal? Well, bring on the trouble because this is the inaugural sandwich board for Eater Montreal. Show More Summary

Council Spends The Day Debating Whether or Not To Continue Funding Pride Toronto. Again

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After a long, and at times hostile debate, City Council votes in favour of giving Pride Toronto its $260,000 grant. Pride Toronto has survived the latest attempt, spearheaded by Councillor John Campbell (Ward 4, Etobicoke Centre), to suspend its City grant of $260,000 until uniformed police officers were allowed to march in the annual parade. Show More Summary

Historicist: Sir Edmund Walker

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How a boy from Hamilton became a banker, an art collector, and a museum founder. Disclosure: An academic version of this article appeared in the Journal of Canadian Studies, Winter 2006 It’s true: The Royal Ontario Museum wasn’t built in a day. Show More Summary

Bar George in Hotel Mount Stephen Gets A Warm First Review

While a critic’s visit to Monkland Tavern is uneven — Just a few weeks after Bar George opened in the Mount Stephen Hotel with Britain-meets-Quebec fare from executive chef Anthony Walsh, its first review is in from Le Journal de Montréal. Show More Summary

The Downtown Relief Line Still Being Debated After More Than a Century

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Mayor John Tory continues his stand-off with the Province to demand it fund transit projects, rather than even considering raising property taxes. After nearly 100 years of being debated in one form or another, the famed Relief LineShow More Summary

The Story of Toronto’s First Jewish Congregation

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For Jewish Heritage Month, we look back on the small group of Jewish Torontonians who came together and created a community. Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. In the mid-1800s, the Jewish population in Toronto was very small. Show More Summary

NDG’s Prohibition is Unexpectedly and Permanently Closed

With little warning Seven-year-old Monkland Village restaurant Prohibition announced suddenly on Facebook Thursday afternoon that they would be permanently closed, immediately. The restaurant was a neighbourhood staple, drawing crowds...Show More Summary

The Arrogance of Scarborough Transit Planning Leaves Thousands Behind

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The LRT network would reach 125,000. The one-stop subway reaches a small fraction of that. It takes vision to build rail transit. That kind of hard infrastructure takes billions of dollars and years of disruption for construction. It...Show More Summary

Gokudo, a Hidden Japanese-Style Cocktail Bar, is Coming in June

Simple and stirred Gokudo, a two-in-one Japanese restaurant and bar is slated to open downtown on Cathcart Street next month. It comes from Yann Levy, the principal behind other nearby venues like Biiru and most recently, poke spot Koa...Show More Summary

The Winners From The 2017 Toronto Theatre Critics Awards

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An expanded slate of critics recognized exceptional shows such as Robert Lepage's 887, Annie Baker's John, and Sankoff & Hein's hit musical Come From Away. It should come as little surprise that Come From Away, the musical created here...Show More Summary

Leaving The Comfort Zone; Looking Back on Toronto’s After-Hours Institution That Closes This Weekend

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The notorious Sunday morning party will continue at a new home on King West. The recent closing of the Silver Dollar Room was seen as a major blow to Toronto’s efforts to be a “music city,” even if the City managed to get the developer to agree to include some kind of music venue at site. Show More Summary

NDG is Getting a Double Whammy of New Restos With Porco and Hopkins

One’s casual and meaty, the other is fancier The winds of change are blowing through NDG: chef Liam Hopkins (ex-Restaurant Park) has teamed up with restaurant creative director Nicolina Servello (Nicolina Servello Food) to open two new spots on Monkland, both set to open in June. Servello and Hopkins met on the high-end catering circuit. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: Here’s What’s On In Toronto This Week, May 24-30

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week, solo performances at the Soulo Festival (and otherwise); more festival programming from Empire Comedy, CBC Music, and Cycle Toronto; Pedestrian Sundays and Doors Open Toronto return. Wednesday, May 24 Two panels tonight tackle...Show More Summary

La Queue de Cheval Gets in a Beef With TV Host Over Lunch Disaster

Get the popcorn High-end downtown steakhouse La Queue de Cheval and owner Peter Morentzos are no strangers to drama, between too much swearing in the kitchen, and creating an advertisement comparing women to cuts of beef. And now — more...Show More Summary

It’s Past Time For Indigenous Writers To Get a Seat at the Table

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What it was like being one of the first Indigenous reporters to work at the Toronto Star. As a young, Indigenous journalist, just starting out in this chaotic world of news, it made me angry, disappointed, and frustrated to see how the appropriation prize mess unfolded the way it did. Show More Summary

Goodbye To Toronto’s Fabulously Tacky Honest Ed’s Sign

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Bloor and Bathurst will never be the same. The corner of Bloor and Bathurst just got a lot less bright. Today, the landmark Ed Mirvish sign came down after lighting up the intersection for decades. The sign, which contains 23,000 bulbs spread out over 12 exterior signs, was installed in 1984, more than 30 years after Mirvish first opened. Show More Summary

Ludger Gets Love From St-Henri After Window Smashing Incident

But nobody claims responsibility Saint-Henri restaurant and bar Ludger had its front windows smashed by fire extinguisher-wielding vandals during service last Friday night — but is getting plenty of community love after the incident. As...Show More Summary

Postmedia Columnists Hate Political Correctness Even More Than Terrorism Now

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Also overly sensitive analysis of Lou Reed lyrics. They hate that, too. It pains us to report that the dumb shockwaves of outrage against “political correctness” triggered by the glib suggestion of an “Appropriation Award” for whiteShow More Summary

After Just Six Months, Vegetable-Loving LOV is Expanding

They’re adding a downtown location It’s been (almost) half a year since LOV opened in Old Montreal, with upscale casual vegan and vegetarian food as the focus — apparently, it’s been a success since there’s already a second locationShow More Summary

Where To Eat At Montréal-Trudeau International Airport This Spring/Summer

Many lowlights, and a few highlights. With summer season looming, plenty of Montrealers will be heading to the airport, with plenty more outsiders coming in to take their place — at least if the city’s 375th anniversary tourism push works out. Show More Summary

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