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Explore Ontario’s Greenbelt This Summer

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Looking for local places to travel this summer? There are wonderful places to explore in the Greenbelt. This article is brought to you by Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation The United States has typically been the most popular country for Canadians to visit, with nearly 21 million visits made by Canadians to the U.S. Show More Summary

Grab A Crucifix: Occult Bar Idole is Here

A cult-themed bar in the former Félix Plaza St-Hubert has a new watering hole as Idole stages its official opening today (July 31). It’s first and foremost a cocktail bar, but in an excellent example of using what a space offers, itShow More Summary

The Vanishing Men of Toronto’s Gay Village

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto Police have established a new task force to investigate a link into the cases. Meanwhile, a town hall meeting is planned for Tuesday at The 519 on Church Street. You’ve probably seen it in your Facebook feed. A meme with theShow More Summary

A Fire-Breathing Metal Dragon and an Homage to Burning Man 

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Art cars and futuristic Vikings all arrived in an empty parking lot in the Junction last weekend. Somewhere in the Lower Junction amid industrial buildings is a wide open space covered with gravel. It’s used rarely, only for a few farmers markets, and will likely turn into more condos or offices in the future. Show More Summary

What Hanlan’s Nude Beach Means to Toronto’s Queer Community

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The beach will re-open on July 31 after being closed to the public since May due to extensive flooding. Toronto Island Park, including Hanlan’s Point, will reopen Monday. In his announcement, Mayor John Tory said, “For many Torontonians...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, July 28-August 1

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week, Aisha Brown and Georgea Brooks headline stand-up shows; in town concerts from Doldrums, Sloan, and Dorothea Paas; crawl Parkdale for Tibetan momos, the waterfront for Iranian culture, and Campbell House for Toronto's Prohibition...Show More Summary

‘Is Party-Restaurant Buonanotte Still Good?’ Ponders Critic

Also, the new Hà gets a warm reception The founder of its particular genre of supper club and butt of jokes for cooler-than-thou Mile End types Buonanotte is in the critical limelight this week as the Gazette’s Lesley Chesterman pens a fun review. Show More Summary

The Warning Signs of Fascism on Campus

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto has a long history of white nationalists using "free speech" as a cover for extremism. Over the past several years, Toronto has seen a rise in far right organizing—most notably the Soldiers of Odin, PEGIDA, and the Proud Boys. Show More Summary

The Best Eats at Atwater Market

Beyond the produce stands Summer in Montreal means a flood of local produce becomes available — but markets selling it are more than just grocery stops to grab ingredients to cook with at home. Atwater may not be the biggest (that honour...Show More Summary

MTL Blog Writer Pretends Years-Old Restaurant is Actually New

It’s not the first time “Alternative facts” have found a home in Montreal: earlier this week, local content mill MTL Blog discovered Outremont Syrian restaurant Damas, prompting writer content fabricator Emily Draicchio to offer up glowing...Show More Summary

Café-Bar Córdova Is Coming to St-Henri to Serve St-Henri

Doing coffee, cocktails, and conservas A new all-purpose café-bar is on its way to Saint-Henri with the aim of serving day ‘n’ night caffeine and alcohol. Córdova is the name, and it comes from the trio of Café Myriade owner AnthonyShow More Summary

Hotels with History

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto, like so many big cities that came of age in the mid 20th century, spent a lot of time and effort bulldozing its architectural heritage to make way for more modern but often less interesting structures. Fortunately, however, some buildings do remain to provide a bit of historical perspective to locals and visitors alike. Show More Summary

Ryú Returns to Inner Montreal With A Downtown Sushi Bar

In a more casual format Former Laurier Avenue sushi spot Ryú is open again in Montreal-proper, this time with a shiny Peel Street location. The sushi restaurant started branching out into a more casual approach in recent years, adding a location at the Carrefour Laval mall, and two at Montreal-Trudeau airport. Show More Summary

Crawling Through Parkdale for a Taste of Little Tibet

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Fill your belly with steamy and savoury Tibetan and Nepali dumplings at the third annual momo crawl on July 30, hosted by Students for a Free Tibet Canada. A few years ago the Village Voice, that arbiter of New York cool, ran a piece...Show More Summary

14 of Montreal’s Most Versatile Bars

Head to these spots for first dates, boozy nights out, and everything in between All-rounder bars are severely underrated — the sorts of places that can cater to customers who want a decent beer, a fine wine, and a solid cocktail, all at one table. Show More Summary

Take Care of Lunch and Laundry Together at Blanc de Blanc

Leaving a meal with a bundle of clean clothes is an added bonus There’s something quintessentially Montreal about the buanderie-café that sits on the corner of Villeneuve and Jeanne-Mance in the Mile End. Behind it all is owner and chef...Show More Summary

The TTC Is Not Doing Enough to Combat Harassment

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The transit service should treat harassment complaints with the same urgency and resources as they do fare evasion. Harassment on the TTC is a depressingly common experience—almost every regular commuter has a story about something uncomfortable they saw or experienced. Show More Summary

9 Places To Eat and Drink Well At Jean-Talon Market

Beyond the free produce samples Once summer hits Montreal, the local markets surge with an abundance of local fruits and vegetables, Jean-Talon being the biggest of them all. And it’s more than just a grocery stop for grab ingredients to cook with later on at home. Show More Summary

Grilled Cheese Store MLT DWN Could Be Melting Down — And Other Closures

And tragedy closes a St-Henri breakfast spot MONTREAL AND BEYOND — “Grilled cheese, but fancy” mini-chain MLT DWN may not be long for this world, as the company appears to have filed for bankruptcy. Sort of. One of two MLT DWN-affiliated...Show More Summary

The Plateau Now Has A Hybrid Café-Bike Store

Le Club Espresso Bar opened over the weekend Montrealers who need an espresso-based beverage, but also want a new helmet, bike lock, or need a flat tire repaired are in luck — the Plateau now has an all-in-one café and bike shop on St-Denis...Show More Summary

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