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Don Appetit! Paralia’s Sophisticated Greek Plates

January 26, 2016 by Lori Smith
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In my last review of Paralia, my new fave Toronto Greek restaurant, located on the city’s east-end waterfront, I focused on the splendid Mezzelicious menu (available Thursday to Saturday and bargain-priced $8 to $10). This time, I’m focusing on non-mezzelicious

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WestJet Adds to Toronto Service

January 26, 2016 by Lori Smith

WestJet is launching new non-stop service from Toronto to Nashville and Los Angeles as part of its 2016 summer schedule. “We are excited about our schedule and connectivity out of Toronto”, said Bob Cummings, WestJet executive vice-president, Commercial. “By this summer we

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Don Appetit! Nirvana's Consistent Excellence

January 20, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

I returned once again to Nirvana restaurant, in Mississauga, Ont., for its consistently excellent northern Indian fare. Just when I thought I couldn’t find a cauliflower dish I like as much as Nirvana’s aloo gobhi (sauced in an subtly spiced

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Four Points Opens 10th Hotel

January 19, 2016 by Lori Smith

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has opened its 10th Four Points-branded property in Canada—the Four Points Barrie. The property is managed by Easton’s Group of Hotels. It features 78 guest rooms; 1,402-square-feet of meeting space; and full-service dining at

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Aeromexico and WestJet Sign Code-share Agreement

January 15, 2016 by Lori Smith

A new code-share agreement between Aeromexico and WestJet makes getting to and from Mexico City from Canada easier. The new agreement will give Aeromexico’s customers enhanced connecting service via Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver to more than 10 Canadian destinations including

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IHG Unveils Revamped Ottawa East Property

January 13, 2016 by Lori Smith

The Holiday Inn Ottawa East hotel has reopened after a $9 million renovation funded by hotel ownership, reports InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Formerly the Chimo Hotel, the 261-room property joins six other IHG hotels located nearby including the Hotel Indigo

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InterContinental Toronto Yorkville Names New GM

January 11, 2016 by Lori Smith

Gerasimos Ferentinos has been appointed general manager at the InterContinental Toronto Yorkville. Gerasimos has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 15 years, starting in operations then moving to finance where he stayed for almost 12 years. In 2008,

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Don Appetit! Mildred's Refined Comfort Food

December 30, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen confidently goes about its business in Toronto’s Liberty Village, where it has become a fixture for its weekend brunches (the blueberry pancakes are justifiably legendary). The airy, high-ceilinged room, which fills early on a late autumn evening,

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Don Appetit! Paradiso’s Pleasing Mediterranean Plates

December 29, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

For more than two decades, Paradiso has been dishing up Mediterranean-inspired fare to the denizens of Oakville, Ont., the prosperous bedroom community about 45 minutes west of Toronto. (A second, newer location operates in nearby Burlington.) Augmenting the back dining

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Don Appetit! Cactus Club Cafe Takes Toronto by Storm

December 29, 2015 by Lori Smith
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In late October, Vancouver-based Cactus Club Cafe opened in Toronto’s First Canadian Place, and instantly became the go-to power lunch spot among the downtown business crowd. The chain’s 28th restaurant and its first in Eastern Canada, the multilevel Toronto location sprawls

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Five Canadian Venues Win Awards

December 16, 2015 by Lori Smith
Waterview, Vancouver, BC

Five Canadian venues took home top prizes in Unique Venues’ Best of Awards. Now in its second year,  the program recognizes special event spaces in Canada and the United States.  It includes 20 categories ranging from best venue high-tech venue to best

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Dynamic Hospitality Breaks Ground on Guild Inn Restoration

December 9, 2015 by Lori Smith

Dynamic Hospitality and Entertainment Group Inc. announced its plans for the restoration and renovation of the historic Guild Inn at a ground-breaking ceremony attended by Toronto Mayor John Tory, Ward 33 Councillor Paul Ainslee and other special guests and VIPs.