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Montreal Gets A Combined Café-Vape Store — And Other Openings You May Have Missed

Including Rouge Gorge’s new bar Just because it’s cold out, it doesn’t mean new restaurants, cafes and bars stop opening — and here are a few who opened up this winter that might deserve your attention. MILE END — If you’re a caffeine-loving...Show More Summary

In Toronto, Driving is Often a Deliberately Unhealthy Choice

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The case against driving is as strong as the case for exercise. Most people know they need more exercise. But it often involves time and money that they may not have. Each year, gyms are full in January but quiet down considerably by March. Show More Summary

Won’t Anybody Come To The Defence of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon?

Not if last night’s episode of Tout Le Monde En Parle is anything to go by Quebec’s culinary sphere continues to be upset about the decision to pump public money into Joël Robuchon’s restaurant at the Montreal Casino. A week and a half...Show More Summary

Catch Local Jazz Fresh from La La Land

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto's Elise LeGrow (and her band) play the second of three weekly residency shows tonight. While it still had an impressive haul of wins, movie musical La La Land missed out on some key awards at the Oscars last night. Most notably,...Show More Summary

Inspire Toronto’s Next Vision for Bike Lanes

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Copenhagen can teach Toronto a thing or two about cycling infrastructure. Last week’s panel discussion on the Bloor bike lanes was packed. Interest spiked likely due to the release of the City’s metrics for the pilot project earlier in the day. Show More Summary

Montreal's Jewish Food Traditions, Mapped

Bagels, smoked meat, and much more When you talk about Jewish food in Montreal, you’re probably going to be talking about history and tradition. There are the delis, bakeries and breakfast spots, some open for 60-plus years, passed down from generation to generations. Show More Summary

Liberty Village Gets a New Watering Hole

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

'If there’s one thing Toronto always seems to enjoy, it’s the opening of a new brew pub.' It had been a long time coming, but Liberty Commons, the new Liberty Village spot inside Big Rock Brewery is open for business and, as it turns out, is doing quite well for itself. Show More Summary

Pick An Oscars Viewing Party With Pizzazz!

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Where are you cheering on Canada's Ryan Gosling tonight? Canadian comedy duo Peter n’ Chris have made two minute parodies of all of the 2017 Oscar best picture nominees, starting with La La Land. Over a billion people will watch the 89th annual Academy Awards broadcast. Show More Summary

Historicist: Strike Against Hitlerism

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Thousands of Torontonians join a protest against fascism in July 1933. On the afternoon of Tuesday, July 11, 1933, people began gathering in the park at Wellington and Bathurst Streets. Most of the men and women in attendance were labourers, and many were there to represent Toronto’s predominantly Jewish garment industry unions. Show More Summary

Photoist: Protest In The Park

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto was one of five cities taking part in the demonstration to protect press freedom. Demonstrators gathered in Trinity Bellwoods Park Saturday afternoon, as part of a Protect Press Freedom campaign, organized by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE). Show More Summary

Experience The Collective of Black Artists

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

COBA's emergency fundraiser gala tonight aims to raise five figures for the cash-strapped dance company. The Collective of Black Artists has been producing contemporary dance work, and training dancers in an Africanist movement aesthetic, for over two decades in Toronto. Show More Summary

Homelessness is Not a Fashion Statement

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's tough to get past the blatant opportunism here. (Musical accompaniment to this post.) Sigh. Another day, another step towards the complete decay of Toronto’s moral compass—this time courtesy of Homeless Toronto, a new clothing line...Show More Summary

Say An Early Farewell to The Silver Dollar Room

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Check out the premiere of the latest Highest Order video ahead of Saturday's live taping. The closure of the Silver Dollar is still a few months away—probably May 1st, according to longtime booker Dan Burke—but The Highest Order, no doubt mindful of the rash of music venue closures lately, are holding their Farewell To The Silver Dollar early. Show More Summary

How Did We Get Here? Montreal's Joël Robuchon Beef From Start to Finish

From mingling in Las Vegas to arguments in Quebec's National Assembly The man France's Gault Millau guide named 'Chef of the Century' in 1989 may expand his restaurant empire to Canada — and specifically Montreal. Yes, Joël Robuchon,...Show More Summary

Watch: L’Gros Luxe Went On Dragons’ Den To Ask For Investment Dollars

The Montreal chain is eyeing off big expansions The owner of Montreal’s very own affordable but a little upscale comfort food restaurant chain L’Gros Luxe popped up on CBC investment show Dragons’ Den to help expand his business. For the uninitiated, Dragons’ Den is a long-running reality-ish TV concept imported from Japan over a decade ago. Show More Summary

Yonge Loves Pedestrians

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Ideas for the future of Yonge Street presented at a packed meeting this week. It’s finally time for a “big, bold, and beautiful” plan for Yonge Street that would allocate large parts strictly for pedestrians. At the Yonge Love meet-up Wednesday night, some big ideas were presented to a packed atrium at the Ryerson City Building Institute. Show More Summary

Undercut Islamophobia with Comedy

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Being Muslim In Canada: A Comedy Show makes space for Muslim comics to showcase their chops. It’s said that the best way to understand a culture is to develop an appreciation for its humour. Of course, when it comes to Muslims and Islamophobia,...Show More Summary

Critic: Fried Chicken Game Strong At Le Bird Bar

Also — a delicious new neighbourhood favourite in Rosemont — Jean-Philippe Tastet at Le Devoir is the first big critic to get to Griffintown fried chicken ‘n’ champagne spot Le Bird Bar, where it appears that owner Kimberly Lallouz’s months of workshopping chicken-frying strategies has paid off. Show More Summary

The Racism And Classism of Transit Manners

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What's really going on in the video of the white woman confronting a young Black man over TTC etiquette? Earlier this week, a video went viral surfaced featuring an altercation between a woman and young man on the TTC over him putting his feet on the seats. Show More Summary

The Must-Eat Brunch Bets in Montreal

Mimosas and hollandaise for all In a city that was once diner or bust, brunch is less of a black sheep, and now a more integral part of the restaurant landscape. Bottom line: Montreal feels more like a brunch town of late. So with that,...Show More Summary

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