• Da Nico Restaurant Opening on College in Toronto

    Opening Soon: DaNico on College

    A new Italian restaurant from Liberty Entertainment Group is opening on the northeast corner of Bathurst and College, in the heritage building that was the former location of the Bank of Nova Scotia. This beautiful building is a notable architectural gem in Toronto. Built at the start of the 20th century, it’s one of the…


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    Scoop On Hockey: A Dozen Drafts

    by S. Michael Looking back at the selections made by the Toronto Maple Leafs There is no better way to rebuild your team or add depth to your roster than through the draft. The 2023 version is coming up at the end of the month and between now and then, every few days, we are…


  • Fencing Blocks Access to Ontario Place: Rally Today by Grassroots Movement

    New fencing has been installed blocking access to the West Island of Ontario Place from Trillium Park, indicating the start of the controversial construction of a private spa by the Therme Group from Austria. It also marks the beginning of a 95-year lease between Therme Group and the provincial government for the project. Ontario Place…


  • Opening Soon: Red Moon Bakery & Cafe on Lake Shore

    Red Moon Bakery & Cafe is opening a new location on Lake Shore and Fifth Street, taking over the space previously occupied by Delicia Bakery & Pastry. One of the lovely things about this location is that it’s on a corner featuring this beautiful mural of historic Islington. Named “The Way We Were, Islington ~1900,”…


  • Toronto’s July Soundscape: Beaches Jazz Festival 2023

    All the lineups have now been posted for the 35th annual Beaches International Jazz Festival, taking place from July 6th to 30th. Over the years, it has grown into one of Canada’s largest free jazz festivals, attracting nearly a million attendees throughout its month-long span. The Beaches International Jazz Festival takes place in the Beaches…


  • Opening Soon: Juno Veterinary on Bloor St. West

    A new membership-based veterinary clinic is opening this October at the corner of Bloor and Jane, in the former location of TD Bank. Juno Veterinary Clinic provides a range of comprehensive services, including primary and urgent care. The membership fee of $149 per pet per year include a complimentary annual exam, same and next-day urgent…


  • 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…



  • 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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