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The biggest transit need in southern Ontario is local, not regional

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Local commuters aren't getting their fair share of transit attention in the province. For reasons that are slightly mysterious, there is talk of big changes to transit governance in Ontario. One idea floating about is to upload all transit systems to the province because there are 11 separate transit systems in the GTHA. Show More Summary

Inside Tiradito, the Japanese-Peruvian Spot Shaking Up Downtown

From style to service, the restaurant adds something fresh to the scene Tiradito might just be the most refreshing restaurant to arrive on Montreal’s scene in recent years. That is, if you can call it a restaurant: speak to co-owners...Show More Summary

Marriott Eliminates Jobs in W Hotel Restaurant and Bar Takeover

A number of staff are out of jobs in time for the holiday season The Marriott hotel chain is eliminating a number of jobs at Montreal’s W Hotel, as it takes over food and beverage service at the Square Victoria establishment and eliminates...Show More Summary

Where to Eat on New Year's Eve in Montreal

Dine, drink, and dance 2017 away So we come full turn: whether it’s to celebrate a great year or plying oneself with enough alcohol to forget, Montreal’s restaurants and bars offer ample options for a memorable night. New Year’s EveShow More Summary

9 Great Late Night Dining Deals in Montreal

Go late, pay less Funny thing about travelling: the more countries one visits, the longer one’s travel wish list becomes. Dining out in Montreal has the same effect. Yet it’s possible to cross some of the $$$ restaurants off withoutShow More Summary

Joël Robuchon Hasn’t Visited His Montreal Restaurant Since It Opened

L’Atelier de qui? It has been a full year since L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon opened to modest fanfare in the Montreal Casino — and it turns out that the famed, multimillionnaire French chef hasn’t set foot on the premises since the restaurant’s...Show More Summary

Prominent Party Promoter to Open Old Montreal Dim Sum Bar

Tongue pivots from club to bar Tongue Bui (or just “Tongue”), owner of popular Plateau club École Privée, is planning something a little different for his next project: the party promoter is opening a dim sum bar in Old Montreal this...Show More Summary

Montreal Gets a Possibly Illegal Soylent Pop-Up This Week

The meal replacement is banned, but people want their Soylent, dammit Meal-replacement product Soylent might be temporarily banned in Canada, but that’s not stopping one enterprising group from attempting to bring it back to the people,...Show More Summary

Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Montreal

Hot tip: go to a hotel The majority of restaurants in Montreal close for Christmas Day — and it’s too bad, since nothing helps invoke the holiday spirit like fine wine, foie gras, and not doing the dishes. Yet from brunch to dinner,Show More Summary

What happened at December’s City Council meeting?

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What passed, what failed, and everything else you need to know in this run-down of the biggest—and most controversial—votes. December’s marathon City Council meeting is finally coming to a close. Which agenda items caused the most outrage? Airbnb regulations, shelter spaces, and, of course, transit debacles. Show More Summary

Two Bars and a Restaurant Are Quitting One Old Montreal Hotel This Week — and Other Closures

Including a roadwork-induced shutdown in CDN OLD MONTREAL — Big, big changes at the W Hotel across from Square Victoria: the Marriott-owned boutique hotel is ditching smaller hospitality agency BPC and handing over responsibility for the hotel’s restaurant and bars to its corporate parent. Show More Summary

Critic: Westmount Favourite Is as Good as Ever

And the city’s newest Moroccan fine dining spot hits (mostly) the right notes It must be almost “Best of 2017” season, because this week is Lesley Chesterman’s final regular review for the Gazette for this year — she’s at Westmount’s Tavern on the Square. Show More Summary

Parc Ex Has a Charming and Affordable New Viet-Café, Denise

A seriously cheap eat Parc Extension has a new nook for coffee, banh mi and Vietnamese dishes, with Café Denise now open on the neighbourhood’s edge. Denise moves into the mostly light-industrial zone on Beaumont just near Parc, closer...Show More Summary

Watch: St-Henri Café Whips Up Apple Pie-Rogies

Baba Yaga hand-makes 3,000 pierogies each week One of the hot new restaurant openings for 2017 was Café Baba Yaga, a new Polish café open on St-Jacques Street in St-Henri, as of September. It’s run by a team with roots at Old Montreal...Show More Summary

Anti-Muslim documentary, rejected elsewhere, makes world premiere in Toronto

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Despite its hateful tone, the documentary received a standing ovation from the audience. An Islamophobic documentary made its world premiere on Sunday in Toronto when it was screened at the Toronto Zionist Centre, at an event hosted by the Jewish Defense League and Act For Canada. Show More Summary

St-Henri Pie Pros Get Savoury With a New Store

All these flavours, and Rustique chooses salty Some four years after opening up on Notre-Dame West, pie shop Rustique expands today, with a new space opening right next door to the original — yet it’s not just an upsized space for Rustique’s...Show More Summary

Eater Awards 2017: Montreal’s Readers’ Choice Votes by the Numbers

How the voting panned out The winners of the 2017 Eater Awards were announced yesterday, and like last year, there were two winners in each category. Eater’s editorial team selected one winner for each category, and Eater readers had...Show More Summary

What’s on the agenda for December’s Toronto City Council meeting?

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Your need-to-know guide to this week’s council meeting. City Council will convene today for a meeting that could decide the fate of Airbnb in Toronto. Other agenda items to watch? A plan to add badly needed spaces to the city’s homeless shelter system, a SmartTrack update, and the feasibility of Rail Deck Park. Show More Summary

Meet Old Montreal’s Brand New Underground Mezcal Bar

It’s plush and cavernous Old Montreal restaurant Venice isn’t done expanding quite yet: principal Charles Manceau has now added a plush mezcal and tequila bar named Clandestino, beneath the original Venice and its adjoining bar on St...Show More Summary

Two Sud-Ouest Restaurants Were Burned Out Over the Weekend

One bistro, one pizzeria This weekend gave double-whammy of sad restaurant news to Montreal’s Sud-Ouest: Pointe-St-Charles bistro Les Sottises and longstanding Saint-Henri pizzeria Miracle were burned out in separate, apparently unconnected fires. According to Global News, the first fire broke out around 4:30 a.m. Show More Summary

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