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Montreal's 12 Must-Eat Korean Restaurants

Get that bulgogi or bibimbap just like you're in Busan Montreal can feel like a black hole for some Asian cuisines — the woeful lack of decent Thai food is a key example — and it can feel that way with Korean, too. But poke around a little and there are some solid, nay, excellent options. Show More Summary

The Critics Debate: is Foiegwa’s Shepherd’s Pie Good?

And Lesley Chesterman delivers a burn over Parm’s wine prices Two papers took on summer newcomer Foiegwa in their reviews this week; both Marie-Claude Lortie (La Presse) and Thierry Daraize (Le Journal de Montréal) fixate maybe a little too much on the name. Show More Summary

What Ontario Wineries Can Learn From Oregon

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What a decade head-start on our province's wineries has done for the northwestern state. Earlier this summer, I headed out west to taste some wines. Oregon is an up-and-coming wine region in the United States. At the moment, it is aShow More Summary

Street Art Made Without Rules

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Graffiti gives artists the opportunity to create without guidelines or hesitations. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Michael Ishlove FIELD NOTES: One of the draws of being a graffiti artist is that they answer to no one while still having their work be visible to a large audience. Show More Summary

Three Food Trends Rolled into One at New CDN Spot

How much fusion is too much fusion? An Eater tipster says that new lunch spot Moushi has quietly popped open on Decarie Boulevard in Cote-des-Neiges, serving up a mixed bag of poke bowls, pseudo-burrito pseudo-sushi wraps, and a seemingly...Show More Summary

How Ryerson’s Queer Studies Course Could Transform Canadian Newsrooms

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Young journalists get the LGBTQ lowdown. Once upon a time, Andrea Houston was the resident queer in the newsroom. While she was working at the Peterborough Examiner, LGBTQ stories were often tossed her way. Although some would bristle at the categorical treatment, Houston appreciated the opportunities. Show More Summary

The 22 Hottest Burgers in Montreal

Montreal is burger city Montreal, your burger game has come a long, long way. We may live in the age of izakayas and taquerias but look around — has there ever been a better time to love burgers in this city? The climb to pinnacle burgerdom has been a slower creep than, say, the explosion of wine bars in Montreal but consider these 22 restaurants. Show More Summary

DineSafe Worked for Restaurants—and It Will Work for Landlords, Too

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Renters undergo a slew of background checks before they move into an apartment. Who's checking out the landlords? Toronto has a food scene like no other. In a city where 51 per cent of the population hails from somewhere else, a cultural synthesis of flavours works to offer the best of everything. Show More Summary

The TDSB’s Repair Backlog is the Result of Years of Underfunding

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Its 588 schools require $3.4 billion in repairs. Two years ago, when Krista Wylie’s two children were attending an aging school in Toronto’s west end, she banded together with other parents in the neighbourhood who were concerned about the condition of their kids’ schools. Show More Summary

This Intersection Takes More Than Eight Minutes to Legally Cross and Shows What’s Wrong with the Gardiner

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The waterfront is a destination, but it's hard to access it with intersections like Spadina and Fort York. Built in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Gardiner Expressway was built to get motorists in and out of downtown Toronto quickly, and to bypass the growing commercial and cultural centre of Ontario. Show More Summary

This Arts Festival is Revitalizing Ontario Place

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In/Future sets the stage for the park’s return from irrelevance. NAME: In/Future INSTALLATION: September 15–25 LOCATION: West Island, Ontario Place Ontario Place opened to much fanfare in 1971, hailed as an icon of the province’s progress. Show More Summary

Cool (Mostly Irrelevant) Apology, Pride Toronto

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Pride's remorseful statement wasn't sent to those who needed to hear it most. Apologizing isn’t hard. Even children know the right way of saying sorry involves sincere remorse and a willingness to pick up the pieces. At first glance,...Show More Summary

The Sharing Economy is Here to Stay—Get Used to It

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

First there was Uber and Airbnb. Now, there's cars2go. A pile of parking tickets is usually an unsettling sight because it suggests that someone is repeatedly breaking the law. And in this case someone is but, somehow, hardly anyone is complaining. Show More Summary

High Concept Cocktails at Underground Bar in Old Montreal

Award-winning bartender Kevin Demers gets creative with his own place If you’re wandering the back streets around Place Jacques-Cartier in Old Montreal, keep an eye out for a non-descript door with a doorbell and a small rubber duck symbol above the door. Show More Summary

How Toronto Became a Hub for Green Roofs

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Thanks to a City bylaw, they're popping up like weeds. Few environmental successes are as pronounced yet absent from Torontonians’ daily awareness as our city’s embrace of green roofs. Maybe it’s because we can’t see them from our bar...Show More Summary

Two More Options for What Toronto’s New Ward Boundaries Could Look Like

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Executive Committee considers the item in late October, and Council will likely decide ward boundaries in November. After much study and several rounds of public and stakeholder consultation, the Toronto Ward Boundary Review Team—made...Show More Summary

The Switch to Presto Could Make Life a Lot Harder for Seniors and Students

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Discounted fares will only be available at Davisville station until 2017. Renz Gamboa uses the TTC every day. He’s a student who attends school in Toronto, and he used to purchase a Metropass for his commute. He didn’t know about the...Show More Summary

Why Toronto’s Law Firms Need To Be More Diverse

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Race and racism are at the forefront of issues in the justice system. For the past four years, a working group created by the Law Society of Upper Canada has analyzed racism and discrimination in the legal profession. The ChallengesShow More Summary

Less Ramen in Plateau; Less Curry Downtown

A regularly-updated round-up of all restaurant closures in Montreal for late summer and fall. September 20 PLATEAU — Mont-Royal Avenue ramen spot Saka-Ba! has shut down operations, confirms a publicist who worked with the izakaya, who did not provide an explanation. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered A Terror Suspect’s Arrest

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Plus Trudeau at the UN and Kathleen Wynne. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Ahmad Khan Rahami, an American citizen born in Afghanistan, was arrested Monday in connection with a pair of bombings in New York City and Linden, New Jersey, over the weekend. Show More Summary

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