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‘There’s no reason they should be asking for my 2015 taxes’

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Renting while Black, and while too tall to fit in many small apartments. Craig Dominic is a DJ and event co-ordinator living in downtown Toronto. After living in the same apartment for several years, he spent about a month searching for a new place this year. Show More Summary

Toronto’s Little India is Undergoing an Urban Transition with the Vision To Preserve Its Identity

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Gerrard Street is changing, but the area hopes to maintain its Indian culture. At the corner of Coxwell and Gerrard is Lazy Daisy’s Café, run by Dawn Chapman. Chapman moved into the neighbourhood in 2006, and opened her cafe in 2011....Show More Summary

“Mini Jatoba” Kozu Lands on the Plateau

In the former Rachel Rachel Former supper club and bottle service spot Rachel Rachel is back — but now it’s a brasserie, named Kozu. As Eater highlighted a couple of months back, the Rachel Street space has been remade as something akin to a mini version of downtown fusion restaurant Jatoba. Show More Summary

12 Great Bakeries for Bread in Montreal

Bon buns If there’s one thing Montreal’s French heritage contributes, it’s the lack of any sort of aversion to carbs. While other cities in Canada may have more of a “gluten = bad” attitude, Montreal embraces bread with fervour. From heavy hitters like Guillaume and Hof Kelsten, to neighbourhood gems like Joe La Croutê and Boulangerie Mr. Show More Summary

Torontonians Push Back Against Traditional Employment to Bring Art to the People

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A couple Toronto startups are trying to make art accessible—if they can stay afloat in an expensive city. In an economic environment where young people are caught between part-time work options and earning cash on the side through “gigs,” some Canadians are pushing back and following their passion: art. Show More Summary

Historicist: How the ROM Became a World-Class Museum

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After Sir Edmund Walker decided to make a museum, he needed to build a team of people dedicated to making the dream happen. Disclosure: An academic version of this article appeared in the Journal of Canadian Studies, Winter 2006 TheShow More Summary

Critic Finds Reputable Cajun and Creole Dishes in the West Island

And the South Shore’s Madame Bovary gets its first write-up — At the Gazette, Lesley Chesterman is in the anglo heartland this week at Louisiana-inspired Bistro Nolah in Dollard. She laments the general absence of reliable West Island restaurants, and the strip-mall locations for those that do exist (Nolah included). Show More Summary

Toronto is Finally Moving Ahead to Combat the Overdose Crisis

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The City of Toronto is still waiting for provincial money, but has the support of Health Canada for new supervised injection sites. Despite having developed and approved the Overdose Action Plan to tackle the deepening opioid crisisShow More Summary

Make the Suburbs Walkable by Allowing GTA Homes to Convert into Businesses

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It’s time we did away with the neighbourhood-stultifying bylaws that make Toronto’s suburbs unwalkable.   Toronto and other GTA municipalities should update their zoning bylaws and allow suburbanites to convert their homes into cafes, stores, and cultural centres. Show More Summary

The Parkdale Rent Strike is Gaining Steam

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The CEO of MetCap, which runs the buildings whose tenants are on strike, drove into a tenant advocate Tuesday. Bed bugs. Mice. Badly needed repairs ignored for months, and then, when finally attended to, done shoddily. These are just...Show More Summary

Where xXx: The Return of Xander Cage was filmed in Toronto

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto gets all extreme and puts some Diesel in its tank when the heroic Xander Cage and friends come to visit. Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. Show More Summary

Walking the Lower Don Trail Will Be Possible This Summer

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Construction on the Lower Don should be finished in a few months, but more work is needed to make Toronto's ravines accessible for residents. We watched from the Don River overpass. An older cyclist slowed as he approached a blue metal gate blocking the Lower Don path. Show More Summary

In Photos: The Pride Flag Raising at City Hall

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Pride Month began with the raising of the Pride flag and Transgender Pride Flag at City Hall. The annual Pride flag raising at City Hall on May 31 marks the start of Pride Month in Toronto, with plenty of celebrations to come. Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale) emceed the event. Show More Summary

Venice Opens A Next-Door Cocktail Bar in Old Montreal

One for the locals It’s a big year of expansions for Old Montreal’s Venice — first, owner Charles Manceau opened a big second location for the Californian restaurant on Beaver Hall. Now, he’s added a bar, Boho, next to the original restaurant. Boho...Show More Summary

Le Comptoir Quietly Packs Up Its Charcuterie And Wine — And Other Closures [Updated]

Including a Mile End BYOB shutter, and a St-Henri café that isn’t coming back MILE END — Le Comptoir Charcuteries et Vins on St-Laurent has closed its doors with little notice. Eater tipsters have given mixed reports on whether it’sShow More Summary

Veteran NDPers Discuss the Way Forward Without Fossil Fuels

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Filmmaker Avi Lewis and MPP Cheri DiNovo discussed the Leap Manifesto, climate justice, and the future for the NDP. “No political party in Canada is taking a strong principled stand on the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels,” said journalist, filmmaker, and activist Avi Lewis during a panel at Ryerson University last week. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, May 31–June 6

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Returning clowns, swashbucklers, and sketch performers; pizza in the park and music at the fort; wrestling, dinosaurs, and true crime; a memorial for WWII soldiers, and one for a young cyclist. Wednesday, May 31 With Honest Ed’s coming...Show More Summary

Ontario is Getting a $15/hour Minimum Wage

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Ontario, the fight for a $15 minimum wage will soon become a reality. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced that Ontario’s minimum wage will rise to the $15 per hour mark by January 2019, phased in with a $14-per-hour increase at the start of 2018. Show More Summary

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