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The Big Montreal Samosa Map

Your guide on this city's best Indian pastry pockets Oh, samosas. So cheap, so delicious. So, portable, so reliable. So ubiquitous in Montreal, for some reason. Walking down Sainte Catherine Street, you’re there in heated cubes by depanneur doors, glowing like golden beacons in the long winter night. Show More Summary

Soak Up Documentaries About Water

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The "all things hydrological" film festival runs to Sunday.   Six feature films and over a dozen shorts examine the impact that responsible water conservation (or lack thereof) has on climate change, the economy, human health, and more,...Show More Summary

Le Gras Dur is Coming Downtown With Punny Vladimir Poutine

This time, there will be healthier options too It’s a surprise that it took this long, but Montreal is finally getting a restaurant jokingly named after the French version of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s name — Vladimir Poutine...Show More Summary

“I Had To Leave Jamaica Abruptly Because I Received Death Threats”: Why I Fled To Safety in Toronto

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Being gay in Jamaica means criminalization and violence. I was born in Jamaica in 1971. I taught law there, and now I’m a senior policy analyst. I came to Canada in 2012. I moved because I married my husband. I was planning on moving...Show More Summary

Your Dining Guide to Griffintown

The best places to eat in the working-class hood turned condo-town While Little Burgundy often gets all of the attention with the likes of the Joe Beef, Liverpool House, and Vin Papillon trio, neighbouring Griffintown is well-deserving...Show More Summary

Toronto’s New Apartment Bylaw Aims to Protect Tenants and Crack Down On Bad Landlords

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Also, councillors vote to support MPP Peter Tabuns' move to increase rent protections in Ontario. The new apartment bylaw passed by Council yesterday isn’t exactly what tenant advocates imagined, but for apartment renters, it’s a promising step forward. Show More Summary

Politics Should Be Removed from Transit Planning

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The governance of public transit in Toronto is a bit of a shambles. We need a new institutional vision for mobility in Toronto. Everyone wants a city that works well. Everyone wants to move through the city as easily as possible. We have different opinions on what that means, but one thing that is clear, we need better mobility infrastructure. Show More Summary

Pressure Builds on Ontario Liberals for Urgently-Needed Rent Controls

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Although there's few details, Ontario's housing minister vows that legislation is on the way. As the city’s housing crisis reaches a unwieldy desperate climax, NDP MPP Peter Tabuns has stepped up with legislation to close the 1991 loophole, which exempts rental units built after that year from any rent control. Show More Summary

Turn Flaws Into Funny

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Second City's new show classes up the stage without losing previous shows' bite; Stupidhead dreams up laugh out loud singing stand-up. The Second City Toronto main stage has received a considerable overhaul since their last revue, which was a gritty and functional set covered with topical graffiti. Show More Summary

This is What Loto-Québec Has To Say On The Joël Robuchon Controversy

The government agency has five main arguments in favour of the restaurant A few weeks back, Eater reached out to Quebec’s gambling agency Loto-Québec. We asked why the public corporation declined an invitation for a representative to...Show More Summary

Toronto City Council Votes Down Facts on Scarborough Transit

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Mayor John Tory puts his fingers in his ears when challenged by fellow councillors. Here’s a rhetorical question: when your house is burning, how much water do you throw on it before you simply walk away? Here’s a less rhetorical one:...Show More Summary

The St-Henri Epicerie That Anarchists Hate is Closed — And Other Shutters

Including a major dim sum venue With winter officially over, here’s a run-down of the restaurants (and more) who didn’t make it through what’s typically the worst season in the food service industry. ST-HENRI — Anti-gentrification sentiment...Show More Summary

Video: Scarborough Residents Weigh In At Heated Transit Meeting

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Video coverage from Monday night's one-stop subway debate in Scarborough. On the eve of the one-stop Scarborough subway vote (it passed) at Toronto City Council, residents got their final say at the Scarborough Village Recreation Centre on Kingston Road. Show More Summary

Evaluate the Health of Canadian Democracy

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Government watch organization Samara Canada hosts a panel discussion tonight on the health and stability of our democratic institutions. Tonight, democracy watch NGO Samara Canada unveils its Democracy 360 report, a 2017 update to their...Show More Summary

Laugh at Intergenerational Comedy for A Cause

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Several of Comedy Bar's top acts are collaborating on a fundraiser for The Haven, a Toronto drop-in. There’s been a lot of focus on young people’s—and young families’—difficulty in finding housing in Toronto of late. But those segments of the population often have support systems—friends and family—that socially isolated seniors often lack. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered A Gold Heist and Legalized Pot Plans

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

You may need to smoke a joint to make it through yet another transit debate. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Canadians get really excited when anything involving anything from...Show More Summary

Priced Out of Toronto’s Housing Market

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For millennials, living in the GTA’s suburban stretches is often unappealing. Rachel Lissner would never live in the suburbs as they are today. “Not in a million years,” she tells me. As the founder of the Facebook group Young Urbanists League, her sentiment comes as no surprise. Show More Summary

Toronto City Council Agenda Preview: March 2017

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Here's your cheat sheet for City Council this week. City Council convenes this week for yet another Scarborough transit debate. But there’s much more on the agenda, including energy drinks, the Great Lakes, landlord licensing, the inexorable spread of Shoppers Drug Mart, and more. Show More Summary

Scarborough One-Stop Subway Reveals Mayor Tory’s Political Hubris

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

City Council gears up for yet another debate this week over the fate of the Scarborough subway extension. There’s an old story about a town where the local mill ended every day’s morning shift with a whistle blast exactly at noon. It was so reliable that everyone set their clocks and watches by the noon-hour whistle. Show More Summary

Seize a Second Chance to See Successful Shows

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We round-up shows on stage returning due to popularity and critical acclaim. Plays, especially smaller indie shows, don’t often get a second life in Toronto. For various reasons, including grant funding and audience interest, many companies focus on creating new work, without considering if it might be a good idea to remount a past show. Show More Summary

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