• An Artistic Expression of Protest: Hanging Putin Installation in Toronto’s Kensington Market

    In a bold act of protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s devastating invasion of Ukraine, a resident of Kensington Market made a statement by commissioning from a local artist a lifelike hanging mannequin of Putin. When asked about the motivation behind it, the resident (who requested anonymity) explained they wanted to bring attention to the…


  • Opening Soon: Simply Social on Roncesvalles

    A new gluten-free cafe is on the verge of opening its doors in the space on Roncesvalles previously occupied by Lambretta Pizzeria. Lambretta Pizzeria closed permanently in January after a failed lease renegotiation with the landlord. It is still in business; there is a location in Davenport Village. This location has a rich history; it…


  • Royal York Meat Market in Mimico

    Located on the bustling strip of Royal York Road just south of Evans, alongside San Remo Bakery, Jimmy’s Coffee, Revolver Pizza and Choux Lab Cream Puffs, Royal York Meat Market is a prime destination for meat enthusiasts. This lovely local butcher shop offers an impressive selection of beef, lamb, veal, poultry, and more, all free…


  • Opening Soon: Qeelin in Yorkdale

    Qeelin, the luxury jewelry brand known for its fusion of Chinese cultural elements and contemporary design aesthetics, is opening its first North American stand-alone store in Toronto at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Founded in 2004, Qeelin is named after the Qilin, an auspicious Chinese mythical animal and icon of love. Their jewellery pieces reinterpret traditional symbols with…


  • Opening Soon: IKEA at Scarborough Town Centre

    Scarborough residents are eagerly anticipating the opening of IKEA’s second small-store format in Toronto at Scarborough Town Centre. The store is currently under construction and is expected to open this year, occupying the former Sears location. This follows the debut one year ago of IKEA’s small-store format in downtown Toronto. Spanning 66,000 square feet at…


  • Scoop on Hockey: Guess Carolina Has To Fire its GM?

    by S. Michael Trades of the Kyle Dubas Era The Boston Bruins were the best team in the NHL regular season. They lost to Florida in the playoffs in 7 games. The Leafs lost to Florida in 5 games and fired General Manager Kyle Dubas. The Carolina Hurricanes lost to Florida in 4 games so…


  • Reopening Soon: Lee Restaurant Relocates To Richmond Street West

    Anticipation is building as the highly awaited reopening of Susur Lee’s restaurant in its new location on Richmond Street West approaches. When it was announced last year that Susur Lee’s beloved King West restaurant, after 23 years, would be replaced by an Earls, long-time fans were relieved to learn that Lee would be relocating nearby…


  • Tita’s Traditional Mexican Food on Lake Shore

    Tita’s is one of the most popular takeout restaurants in Etobicoke. It’s also a cozy nook for indoor dining, with counter service, outdoor picnic tables and the most genuine warm authentic vibe. Tita’s Mexican Food started as a catering company promoting homemade Mexican cuisine. Their goal expanded to providing an authentic Mexican experience with unforgettable…



  • Just Opened: Republic 23 on Islington Avenue

    A new restaurant and lounge called Republic 23 has opened in the space previously occupied by Rocco’s Plum Tomato on Islington. This location of Rocco’s closed down during the pandemic and a leased sign appeared a few months ago. Recently the building underwent a dramatic transformation, painted entirely black with shimmering gold letters spelling out…


  • Opening Soon: Corazon Agave on The Queensway

    A new Mexican restaurant is opening on The Queensway in Etobicoke. Corazon Agave is located in the space that was previously occupied by The Big Fish Market for 40 years. Corazon Agave will be serving authentic Mexican cuisine with a “pinch of passion and lots of tequila.” 765 The Queensway, Etobicoke.


  • Opening Soon: Costco at Islington and the 401

    A brand new Costco Wholesale will be opening later this year at 2200 Islington Avenue. This Costco is situated where the old Sears warehouse used to be across from the Walmart shopping centre. It will have a gas station as well as a very roomy two-storey parking lot unlike other Costco locations. Costco will be…


  • Ramen Buta-Nibo|ラーメン 豚と煮干 on the Danforth

    I was chatting with my friend Jeff the other day and he mentioned he was on his way to have lunch with his nephew Dylan at Ramen Buta-Nibo, the first restaurant in Toronto to serve Jiro-style ramen. They were going to order the MEGA Mori, which is a colossal dish of over four pounds of…


  • Just Opened in Bloor West Village: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

    A Krispy Kreme Doughnut Cafe has just opened in the west end of Toronto at 2424 Bloor St. West, just east of Jane Street beside Lemon Mart. This is great news for Krispy Kreme lovers in the Etobicoke area of the city, as the only other locations are in downtown Toronto and in Mississauga on…


  • Opening Soon: Eataly at Sherway Gardens in Etobicoke

    A second location of Eataly in Toronto is opening at Sherway Gardens, in the space where the Pickle Barrel used to be. Eataly opened it’s first location in Canada in 2019, in downtown Toronto on Bloor Street at Bay in the Manulife Centre. (It moved into the space where William Ashley was; William Ashley relocated…



Halal Food Tour by Night Market Toronto

The highly anticipated second annual Halal Food Tour kicked off this weekend at Square One in Mississauga. Presented by Night Market Toronto, the original pioneers of Canada’s first-ever Halal Food Tour, this event brings together a diverse group of local food and beverage vendors who specialize in offering 100% halal options (meat and poultry is strictly hand-slaughtered)…

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