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Don Appetit! Sea Witch’s Fab Fry-Up

July 28, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In the short time it’s been open (it’ll be a year in August), Sea Witch has gained a large and loyal following for its fish and chips. Credit the husband and wife team of Kevin Kowalczyk and Jacki Strahl, who

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Cantrav Comes to Toronto

July 21, 2015 by Lori Smith
Debbie Cotton-Burinski, Cantrav Services

Destination management company Cantrav Services Inc. has opened an office in Toronto. The Vancouver-based company currently has a presence in Banff, Whistler and Alaska. “Toronto is a logical step for the organization,” says Cantrav’s new Ontario regional director, Debbie Cotton-Burinski. “This is

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Tourism London Opens Ottawa Office

July 21, 2015 by Lori Smith

Tourism London and the London Convention Centre have opened an office in Ottawa and appointed Marc Forgette to the position of business development manager based in the nation’s capital. Forgette will support Tourism London’s director of conventions, Lynne Gale, CMM, in

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Direct Energy Centre Hosting Pan Am Media and Sports

July 13, 2015 by Lori Smith

Direct Energy Centre, Canada’s largest convention and exhibition centre, has been converted into CIBC Pan Am Park (PAP) and is currently playing host to the majority of sports as well as the International Broadcast Centre and Main Media Centre, for the Toronto

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Holiday Inn Express Toronto-North York Unveils New Look

July 13, 2015 by Lori Smith
Holiday Inn Express Toronto-North York, July 2015

The multi-million dollar renovation of Vrancor Group’s Holiday Inn Express Toronto-North York Hotel is now complete. The 163-room property is the second largest Holiday Inn Express® hotel in Ontario and fifth largest in Canada  by number of rooms. “Holiday Inn Express hotels are

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Don Appetit! Wahlburgers’ Star Power

July 7, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Last November, Wahlburgers Toronto opened to great fanfare, understandable given the Hollywood star power behind the restaurant: actor Mark Wahlberg; his brother Donnie (actor and founder of boy band New Kids on the Block); and another brother, Paul, executive chef

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Don Appetit! Far Niente’s Downtown Elegance

July 5, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

I’ve been going to Far Niente, in downtown Toronto’s banking district, for many years, but hadn’t been in some time, so wanted to see what the kitchen brigade was up to these days. Located on the street level of the

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Don Appetit! Tich’s Modern Indian Flavours

July 3, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

An Indian restaurant, Tich, has opened in Toronto’s Mimico area, and being a west-ender myself, I had to check it out. The 70-seat room, airy and modern casual, features turquoise walls, Edison-bulb fixtures, barnboard accents (on one wall and the

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Don Appetit! Lion City’s Exotic Singaporean Flavours

July 1, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Nestled in a strip mall in Mississauga, Ont., Lion City is the Greater Toronto Area’s only restaurant specializing in authentic Singaporean nonya cuisine, and it’s a gem. Let me introduce you to Lilian Ow, Lion City’s charming and friendly co-owner,

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Don Appetit! Concession Road’s Global French Finesse

June 24, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Brand new to Toronto’s St. Clair Avenue West’s Humewood neighbourhood, Concession Road is owned by Derek Valleau and Harsh Chawla, the team behind terrific modern Indian restaurant Pukka, half a block west of their newest venture. Helming the kitchen is executive chef Masayuki

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Niagara Brewing Company Opens

June 24, 2015 by Lori Smith
Niagara Brewery Company, Niagara Falls

Falls Avenue Resort has welcomed Niagara Falls’ newest event space and attraction, Niagara Brewing Company, to its 20-acre hotel and conference resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Located just steps from the Falls at the base of Clifton Hill, this new craft beer

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Vrancor Bringing Hilton to Sarnia

June 3, 2015 by Lori Smith

Hamilton, Ontario-based Vrancor Group, owner and operator of 14 branded and independent hotels throughout Ontario, has started construction on a 92-room Hampton Inn by Hilton in Sarnia, Ontario. The property is expected to open in Winter 2015 and will feature