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Don Appetit! Madrina Elevates the Tapas Experience

July 18, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Madrina’s inventive and refined modern tapas raise the bar on Spanish cuisine in Toronto. The restaurant launched in late June in Toronto’s Distillery District, in the high-ceilinged space formerly occupied by Tappo. Assorted shades of red and orange — for

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Don Appetit! Black Angus 2.0 Launches

July 13, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Black Angus, the Etobicoke restaurant that has fed guests splendidly for more than half a century, has relocated, reopened and reinvented itself in a snazzy, 6,000-square-foot street-level space in Bloor Islington Place office tower, in Toronto’s west end. The move

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Don Appetit! Figures — Comic-Book Décor, Serious Kitchen

July 9, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Outfitted with a comic book-themed décor, Figures resto-lounge opened in early spring, 2017, in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood. From the moment you enter the small, comic-covered lobby and press a big red button that opens the doors leading to the snazzy

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Don Appetit! Fieramosca’s Traditional Italian Charms

July 3, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Fieramosca, nestled on quiet, leafy Prince Arthur Avenue, near downtown Toronto’s upscale Yorkville neighbourhood, is a gem. For 37 years, the restaurant has cultivated a large and loyal following eager to chow down on first-rate homestyle Italian fare in an

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MTCC Hosting Multiple Citywide Medical Conventions in 2018

July 3, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is hosting seven citywide medical conventions in 2018, three of which took place in June. Collectively, they will generate some $55 million in economic impact for the city. “Toronto has the largest life sciences sector

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Don Appetit! Yolanda’s La Dolce Vita

June 28, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Nestled in a heritage home built in 1843 and occupying a charming location on Bronte Harbour’s waterfront, about an hour west of Toronto, Yolanda’s Spuntino Casa takes inspiration from the cuisine of Central and Southern Italy. It also draws inspiration

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The International Centre Names Co-COOs to Replace Retiring CEO

June 28, 2018 by Lori Smith

The International Centre‘s vice-president, Trevor Graham and its chief financial officer, Dany Lester, will take on the roles of co-chief operating officers when the facility’s long-time chief executive officer Michael Prescott retires at the end of this month. Prescott has headed

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CN Tower Unveils Observation Level Renovation

June 27, 2018 by Lori Smith

Toronto’s iconic CN Tower in downtown Toronto has unveiled the $16 million renovation of its 14,000-square-foot observation level. Designed to modernize and enhance the guest experience while providing truly universal access, the revamped observation level’s features include scalable space that

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Don Appetit! Hexagon’s Superb Modern French Plates

June 26, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Attention all gastronomes: There is some seriously good cooking going on at Hexagon, a superb restaurant that opened last September in Oakville, Ont. Executive chef Rafa Covarrubias and the team of young (no one is older than 25) and talented

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CHMSE 8th Annual May Meeting Planner Matinee

June 25, 2018 by Lori Smith

WHO: Canadian Hotel Marketing & Sales Executives (CHMSE) WHAT: Annual May Meeting Planner Matinee – This year’s edition treated planners to a mini tradeshow with more than 30 exhibitors; a special keynote on how relevancy can move a meeting from

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byPeterandPauls.com Reopens Toronto's Iconic David Duncan House

June 21, 2018 by Lori Smith

More than 300 friends, family members, colleagues, business associates, media members and City of Toronto officials gathered at David Duncan House last week to celebrate byPeterandPauls.com‘s re-launch of the iconic Toronto restaurant. Guests at the indoor/outdoor celebration enjoyed a live

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Don Appetit! Stack’s First-Rate Urban Barbecue

June 20, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Opened six years ago, Stack restaurant, in North Toronto, is a gem, a real find, both for its top-notch Southern U.S.-style barbecue meats and for the fact that it incorporates those meats into salads, poutine, burgers, tacos and sandwiches. Call