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Lolita’s Full-Bodied Mediterranean Flavours

July 24, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

For two decades, Lolita’s Lust has been dishing up spirited Mediterranean fare on Toronto’s bustling, Greek-flavoured Danforth Avenue. The long and narrow front dining room — white-tablecloth booths, porcelain chandeliers and hardwood floors — is an intimate place to dine,

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Don Appetit! Toula — Stunning Views, Delicious Food

July 24, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Perched on the 38th floor of the Westin Harbour Castle hotel, on Toronto’s waterfront, white-tablecloth restaurant Toula boasts breathtaking views of the city’s skyline and islands. But Toula is no one-trick pony, since it delivers plates that are as delicious

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Don Appetit! Archeo’s Upscale Comfort Food

July 24, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Archeo, in Toronto’s Distillery District, exudes the feel of an urban loft — high yellow-pine ceilings, concrete floors, exposed brick walls, Edison lightbulbs. Further enhancing its contemporary-style-meets-historic-tradition look are dining tables and bar fashioned from reclaimed timber, and artist Steven

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Don Appetit! Nirvana’s Sumptuous Indian Dishes

July 24, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Headed back to Nirvana Indian restaurant, in Mississauga, Ont., west of Toronto, to explore the menu further and see what other gastronomic treasures we could unearth. Each time I go, I have to order the menu’s two standout cauliflower dishes:

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Vrancor Group Buys 2 Toronto-area Hotels

July 24, 2016 by douloff

HAMILTON, Ont. —
 Vrancor Group has bought the 144-room Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakville @ Bronte and the 105-room Staybridge Suites Oakville-Burlington, both about an hour west of Toronto, it was announced July 14. Located at Bronte Road and

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RIC Partners with Freeman AV

July 21, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Research Innovation Commercialization Centre (RIC) has partnered with Freeman Audio Visual Canada, it was announced in early July. The partnership between Mississauga, Ont.-based RIC Centre and Freeman will strengthen relationships between startups and other business enterprise members in

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7 Great Patios for Groups

July 20, 2016 by Lori Smith
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CANADA UPDATE – EPISODE 3: JULY 2016 7 GREAT PATIOS FOR GROUPS To learn more about the venues featured in this video, visit the websites listed here. Sticky Wicket Rooftop Patio, Strathcona Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia Reflections – The Garden Terrace,

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Omni King Edward Restoring Ballroom

July 19, 2016 by Lori Smith
Crystal Ballroom, Omni King Edward Hotel (artist's rendition)

Toronto’s historic Omni King Edward Hotel will begin a $6.5 million revamp of its Crystal Ballroom this August. The reno is scheduled to be complete in early 2017, almost 100 years after its initial debut. The hotel completed a $40 million renovation

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Amex GBT, Airbnb Announce Partnership

July 19, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has reached a commercial agreement with Airbnb, it was announced mid-July. The new referral partnership will make Airbnb for Business more accessible to GBT customers and allow data transfer and traveler tracking.

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AccorHotels Buys Fairmont, Raffles, Swissotel

July 18, 2016 by douloff
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park -- Associated Luxury Hotels

PARIS — Following the approval of shareholders at the general shareholders meeting on July 12, AccorHotels Group has officially announced the acquisition of FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) and its Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel hotel brands. “The acquisition of these

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Don Appetit! The Keg Sherway's Luscious Lobster Summer

July 17, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

The Keg restaurants, which, twice a week, is flying in the clawed, upscale shellfish from Nova Scotia. Featuring all manner of tempting dishes — tacos; lobster sirloin; bacon-wrapped lobster; and lobster tail dinner among them — Lobster Summer runs until

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Meeting Encore Launches Planning Company

July 16, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — With over 40 years combined experience in the event management industry, Shannon Byck, CMP and David Drover, of Meeting Encore Ltd., have launched Intuitive Conferences + Events (IntuitiveCE), a full-service meeting, conference and incentive travel planning company, it