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Don Appetit! Black Angus on Target for April Relaunch

February 16, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Black Angus, the upscale restaurant that was a fixture in west-end Toronto for more than 50 years, is on its projected target to relaunch in April in a brand new, sleekly contemporary space two blocks west of its original location.

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Chelsea Hotel Staffer Receives HAC Inspiring Hotelier Award

February 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

Shalin Parikh, health and wellness manager at the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, is the 2017 winner of the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) Inspiring Hotelier Award. Parikh received the award at the HAC Conference on February, 7, 2018. He was honoured

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Don Appetit! Modus Dishes Up Creative Italian

February 14, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Since Modus Ristorante opened in Toronto’s financial district in 2011, it’s been a lunchtime and after-work go-to spot for the power crowd. After sampling chef Brett Turnbull’s modern Italian cuisine, it’s easy to see why. One night, for example, the

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Don Appetit! Trios Bistro’s Inspired Kitchen

February 7, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

It had been many years since I’d visited Trios Bistro, the restaurant located off the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre’s bustling lobby, so I thought I’d drop by, to see what the kitchen was up to. Under the direction of

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CanSPEP Takes Over Meeting Industry Euchre Tournament

February 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

CanSPEP, the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners, has taken over ownership and operation of the Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament (MIET), a Toronto-based annual event that was created to raise funds for cancer research through the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

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Don Appetit! Ricarda’s — French-Inflected Sophistication

January 30, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Open almost two years, Ricarda’s 134, in downtown Toronto’s entertainment district, is a hidden gem dishing up sophisticated cuisine at reasonable prices. Heading up the kitchen is French-born Julien Laffargue, who joined Ricarda’s a little more than seven months ago.

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Don Appetit! Azure Fires on all Cylinders

January 25, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

After delivering two terrific review meals within the past 13 months, Azure, the soaring restaurant located off the InterContinental Toronto Centre’s spacious lobby, is firmly lodged on my culinary radar. Under chef de cuisine Grace DiFede, the kitchen is firing on

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Tourists Love Toronto, 2017 Record-Breaking Year

January 25, 2018 by Lori Smith

Tourism in Toronto had a record-breaking year in 2017, with 43.7 million visitors welcomed to the region. For the first time, overnight visits in Toronto, Canada’s Downtown, surpassed the 15 million mark (15.5 million), joined by 28.2 million same-day travellers. Visitors to Toronto spent $8.8 billion – the

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bb Blanc Receives EventSource.ca Toronto's Choice Award

January 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

bb Blanc, a provider of audiovisual and entertainment experiences, has received the 2018 EventSource.ca Toronto’s Choice Award. The award recognizes the top five percent of special event industry professionals that have the highest ratings within each respective category across the

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Don Appetit! Tachi’s Standout Stand-up Sushi Experience

January 22, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Tachi, Canada’s first stand-up sushi experience, launches Jan. 26 in Assembly Chef’s Hall, a unique, 11,000-sq.-ft. food court that opened in December in Toronto’s downtown core. Located in a sprawling, lively space on the ground floor of the Richmond-Adelaide Centre

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Peter Mansbridge Speaking at 2018 GBTA Conference

January 19, 2018 by Lori Smith

Canadian news anchor and journalist Peter Mansbridge will be a featured speaker at The Global Business Travel Assocation (GBTA) Canada 14th annual conference, which is being held April 16-18, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Mansbridge’s appearance is sponsored

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Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building Open House

January 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

WHO: Metro Toronto Convention Centre WHAT: Open house to introduce planners to the MTCC’s $23 million modification of its South Building (enhanced digital signage, eight new meeting rooms on the 600 level, new registration area, etc.) and AV upgrades to