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Don Appetit! Nota Bene's Successful Relaunch

May 24, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

A few months back, Toronto’s highly regarded Nota Bene restaurant unveiled a new look and a tweaked menu. The reimagined split-level space has jettisoned the modern-art paintings in favour of a simpler look, highlighted by a tree sculpture and backlit

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Enercare Centre Hosts Perfect China

May 18, 2016 by Lori Smith

Exhibition Place and Enercare Centre played host to delegates from Perfect (China) on Sunday, as part of the organization’s annual worldwide incentive event. The 4,500 attendees spent the day in conference sessions at Enercare Centre before enjoying a lavish dinner

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Wyndham Expanding in Canada

May 16, 2016 by Lori Smith

Wyndham Hotel Group has signed multi-unit agreements with PHI Hotel Group to expand the presence of its top-performing midscale brands in Canada. Twenty-five Wingate by Wyndham hotels will be developed over the next 25 years, and over the next 15

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Living Water Resort Owner Receives Hospitality Award

May 13, 2016 by Lori Smith

Larry Law, president and CEO of Living Water Resort & Spa in Collingwood,ON, has received a 2016 Industry Recognition Award for longstanding contributions to the hospitality industry from the Simcoe County division of the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA).

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Toronto Hosting Largest Incentive Travel Group to Visit Canada

May 12, 2016 by Lori Smith

This week 4,500 delegates from Perfect China begin their incentive travel program in Toronto. It is the largest incentive travel group to ever visit Canada, reports Tourism Toronto. “Perfect China is one of the largest direct-sales companies in the world

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PHOTOS: Let's Get Social Party @ InterContinental® Toronto Centre

May 12, 2016 by Lori Smith
Let's Get Social Party @ InterCon TC

WHO:  InterContinental® Toronto Centre WHAT: An evening of munching, sipping, dancing and social sharing for planners, media and other event pros in the hotel’s new lower level ballroom and event space WHERE: InterContinental® Toronto Centre, 225 Front St. W., Toronto, ON

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Meet, Eat, Drink: Rhapsody Barrel Bar

May 11, 2016 by TARA WYLIE, CMP
Tara Wylie, CMP

In the heart of downtown Kitchener-Waterloo you will find a new and hip eatery called Rhapsody Barrel Bar.  Attached to Gypsy Lee Clothing store, owner Tammy Lawrence proudly explains that it houses everything she loves under one roof: clothing, whisky,

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Four Points Mississauga Wraps Up Major Reno

May 10, 2016 by Lori Smith

Four Points Mississauga Meadowvale has completed an all-encompassing renovation of its 205 guestrooms and suites, meeting space, lobby, indoor pool and the Taza Grill and Bar. The property’s 7,400 square feet of meeting space includes 13 different rooms, all of

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PHOTOS: Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament (MIET) 2016

May 4, 2016 by Lori Smith
MIET 2016 Participants

WHAT: Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament (MIET) 2016 WHERE: Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 2016 WHY: Now in its 5th year, the event includes beginner euchre lessons; a casual buffet dinner; raffles; draws; and more. All proceeds from the evening

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Alt Ottawa Now Open

May 3, 2016 by Lori Smith

Group Germain Hotels officially opened its first property in the nation’s capital today. Alt Hotel Ottawa is the company’s seventh hotel under the Alt banner. “Group Germain Hotels is a proud Canadian company and as such, it’s an extra-special honour

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Don Appetit! Peter Pan Soars

May 3, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In early 2015, Peter Pan Bistro, on Toronto’s Queen Street West, reopened with chef Noah Goldberg at the helm. The restaurant has a storied pedigree, having opened in the 1930s as Peter Pan Lunch, and in 2014, Goldberg bought the

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Don Appetit! Kanpai — Taipei Meets Toronto

April 25, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

About a year ago, hospitality industry veteran Trevor Lui along with some partners launched Kanpai, in Toronto’s leafy Cabbagetown neighbourhood, dishing up Taiwanese-style snacks. Early on a Thursday night, the joint is jumping, with a boisterous birthday celebration taking up