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Double the Poke Downtown as Koa Lua Opens

The raw fish trend descends on the city Downtown Montreal now has twice as much Hawaiian raw fish on its metaphorical plate as the long-awaited Koa Lua swings its doors open today. Coming to you from Yann Levy (see also: Biiru, Escondite), the Union Avenue spot is the first of two locations in what may become a mini Japanese-Hawaiian fusion empire. Show More Summary

Antonio Park Restaurants Forced Shut By Fire

Double tragedy strikes Montreal chef Antonio Park’s two Westmount restaurants Lavanderia and Park are closed temporarily after a fire ripped through the Victoria Avenue building housing them on Sunday evening. Eater tipster Daniel reported...Show More Summary

Critic Says Don’t Forget About Inferno

And Lortie declares Lao food success on Jean-Talon Round two of the reviews for this week, and Le Devoir critic Jean-Philippe Tastet is the second critic to drop by Little Italy’s Inferno in recent weeks — and while the mainstay mayShow More Summary

Historicist: Making Sunnybrook Military Hospital a Reality

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A Toronto park becomes a much-needed veterans’ hospital. In 1928, the City of Toronto received an enormous gift: Sunnybrook Farm. The farm was a reported 70 hectares of mostly undeveloped land located just north of the city limits, stretching from Bayview to Leslie across a picturesque section of the Don River. Show More Summary

The Dark Beers to Drink for this Dark Reality

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Here are some local beers with a colour that probably matches our collective moods because cripes, this week. I don’t need to tell you folks what kind of crappy week it’s been. On Tuesday night, to the surprise of everyone, our friends...Show More Summary

Can You Solve This Summerhill Avenue Mystery?

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Go crack the code! BY: Unknown LOCATION: David A. Balfour Park at Summerhill Avenue PHOTO BY: Ed Brown FIELD NOTES: We have a mystery on our hands, Toronto. This piece of graffiti, consisting of 72 alphabet playing cards, squiggly lines,...Show More Summary

Vote for Montreal’s Best Bar and Wine Program of the Year

Which restaurant will come out on top? On Wednesday, November 16 at 8 p.m., Eater will present the 2016 Eater Awards, our seventh annual celebration of all that's made the restaurant world run — and run wild — in the past 12 months in Montreal and beyond. Show More Summary

Satisfying Chasse-Galerie Still Needs Cheese

And Daraize goes south for seafood Montreal Gazette critic Lesley Chesterman finds French newcomer to the Plateau Chasse-Galerie overflowing with enthusiasm and versatility — it “manages to be both casual and fancy depending on how you...Show More Summary

Essential Montreal Restaurants for Vegetarians and Vegans

Where to go meatless in the city For all this city’s smoked meat and foie gras, there’s plenty of quality vegetable-centric cuisine to be found here, too. It’s not about the lack of meat however, but about the greatness of the greens...Show More Summary

Check Out How Toronto’s Heritage Plaques Get Made

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

By Heritage Toronto. By Erin Sylvester Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. Brought to you by Heritage Toronto’s Plaques and Markers Program. You probably see a few plaques every day in the city, commemorating events or people. Show More Summary

How to be like U of T Professor Jordan Peterson, in Six Easy Steps

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This map of meaning leads to hidden treasure! The post How to be like U of T Professor Jordan Peterson, in Six Easy Steps appeared first on Torontoist.

Vote for Montreal’s Best Cheap ‘n’ Casual Restaurant of the Year

Which affordable eatery will come out on top? On Thursday, November 17, Eater will present the 2016 Eater Awards, our seventh annual celebration of all that's made the restaurant world run — and run wild — in the past 12 months in Montreal and beyond. Show More Summary

Gigantic La P’tite Grosse Comes To Life In Old Rosalie

And a new bar in place of Inspecteur Épingle Two more openings of note are happening right now, on this very Thursday. In the de la Montagne building that formerly housed Rosalie as well as semi-separate bar Galt comes a huge project that is returning the three-storey complex to existing as just one venue. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered Donald Trump’s Terrifying, Shocking Election Win

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What just happened? In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. In a stunning development that few predicted, yesterday Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States....Show More Summary

Why Parents Who Complain About School Food Restrictions Need to Relax

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Schools are trying to protect kids with life-threatening allergies. Forget parents complaining about crafting lunches picky eaters will approve. This fall, some Toronto parents have been grumbling about pleasing school guidelines. Parents in one class at R.H. Show More Summary

Why Some Families Are Choosing Condos in the City Over Houses in the Suburbs

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's less about space and more about location. Vicky Vyas longed for a low-maintenance, less-isolated existence: no more shovelling snow and long drives from one distant location to the next. So, with her two preteen children in tow, she moved into the city from the suburbs of Brampton. Show More Summary

This LGBTQ Literary Festival Offers Panels, Workshops, and Readings

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Naked Heart is happening this weekend at several venues in the Village. Naked Heart: The LGBTQ Festival of Words is coming up on the weekend of November 11 to 13. Located in the Church-Wellesley Village, the festival includes workshops, panels, performances, and discussions for writers and lovers of words. Show More Summary

The November 2016 Toronto City Council Liveblog, Day Two (Ward Boundary Review)

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hillary, escape! You could run in a potential upcoming Scarborough council by-election or something. Photo by Himy Syed from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. It’s Day Two of Council, and Day One of the Trumpocalypse. In the context of a bigoted...Show More Summary

Prince Takes BYOB Up A Notch on Rachel, and Other Openings

Restaurants throwing open doors left, right and centre PLATEAU — Montreal’s supreme monarch of bring-your-own-wine restaurants Georges Blais has brought his own jewel to add to the crown with the Tuesday night opening of Prince on Rachel Street at St-Hubert. Show More Summary

A Short History of One Spadina Crescent

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From theological college to architectural school, the revitalized site has survived a lot of near-visits by the wrecking ball. But driving or walking uptown, one never loses sight of the landmark that crowns the avenue: a pious neo-Gothic...Show More Summary

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