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Toronto's new road rules

You could be better compensated for airline delays and lost baggage with the new air passenger bill of rights, and starting tomorrow, there will be harsher punishments if you’re caught driving under the influence. There's something strange going on with Miniso Canada, Torontonians love Michelle Obama, and Fring’s fancy replacement.


Ontario cuts back on pot shops

Almost immediately after Toronto opted in to allow cannabis retail stores to open in the city in April, the Ontario government announced that only 25 brick and mortar shops will be allowed to open in the province, and where they will go will be decided lottery-style. Rent prices in the city are rising, so is the debt-to-income ratio, but GO Transit will soon do daily weekday train trips from Toronto to Niagara Falls. Also, where to get cheap Vietnamese eats in Scarborough.


Presto in Toronto just got better

The Presto app has finally arrived (in beta mode) to all Apple and Android devices, City Council voted in favour of extending the King Street Pilot Project till July 2019, and Steam Whistle is classing up their beer with foil tops. Plus, there’s a new bar in the Junction that serves Balkan-inspired dishes and lovely, floral libations.


Axeman on the TTC

There’s never a dull moment on the TTC, an axe-wielding man was arrested at Spadina station during this morning's commute. Mississauga voted to ban pot shops within city limits, Bathurst Bowlerama officially closes this weekend, and new Toronto Raptor Danny Green is mystified by bagged milk. Plus, there’s a new Korean takeout place that puts their own spin on the bento box.


Michelle Obama is coming to Toronto

Yorkdale Mall introduces a new gender inclusive washroom, IKEA is offering their festive all-you-can-eat holiday dinner, and at least one Toronto radio station has added Baby, It's Cold Outside back into its rotation. The country is in some hot water with China over the arrest of a powerful Huawei executive, which is affecting Canada Goose. Plus, if you want to go back to simpler times, and enjoy a big greasy breakfast, there's a new diner in Leslieville with cheap eats and a retro vibe.


BiWay is coming back to Toronto

BiWay is making a comeback, with five new stores expected to open in the GTA by 2020. Jack Astors missed the mark with their new burger billboard, more Presto woes, and a cookie dough cafe is coming to Toronto. Plus, there's a cozy new bar on Dundas West serving up creative cocktails and charcoal chicken.


Toronto vegan restaurant in hot milk after serving dairy

A woman was sent to hospital over traces of milk in her meatless burrito at a Vegandale restaurant. Not everybody thinks that the TTC is ready to move forward with an all Presto system in 2019, and that includes quite a few TTC employees. Dufferin Mall could see some big changes, and Drake could be snatching quite a few trophies at the Grammys in February. Plus, an East African take-out spot that serves up superb samosas.


Glasses of the future have landed in Toronto

The Golden Globe nominations are out and two Toronto-area actors were nominated. Maybe you've heard of them? MUJI wants to expand their empire here in Canada, with hotels, restaurants and grocery stores. Guillermo Del Toro proves his love to Toronto with a new TIFF film series. Plus, there’s now a store in the city where you can get Canadian-made custom smart glasses.


Toronto restaurant bites back at negative customer reviews

Toronto restaurant Sugo went to battle again on instagram with a guy who gave a bad review. The LCBO is stocking the wine of Canadian vintner, Norman Hardie, six months after he admitted to allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment. Pride Toronto seems to be collapsing under the pressure from members and activists over the decision to include police officers in the parade next year. Plus, if you enjoy dunking food into hot cheese, there’s a new Korean fried chicken joint in the city,...


Sweet Jesus sold to owner of Yogen Fruz

The TTC is removing options to pay your fare with debit or credit on those new streetcars because they mess with the system, but the TTC also announced that there will be no more Line 1 closures for the rest of 2018. The CNE is offering major deals on their 2019 passes already, Sweet Jesus has a new family, and Crabtree & Evelyn are filing for bankruptcy. Plus, where to go for vegan Middle Eastern eats.


Harry Potter party in Toronto faces legal trouble

Animal rights activists were at the Eaton Centre this weekend, but they weren’t doing any shopping. LCBO and Beer Stores across the province have officially extended their hours, Doug Ford’s face is now on toilet paper, and one of the several Harry Potter themed parties happening this month in the city, has been cancelled over legal issues. Plus, where to get Vietnamese coffee in Toronto.


Drake is better late than never

Drake had a busy night in The 6ix. He sat courtside at the Raptors game against Golden State, then he made his way up to Vaughan for a swanky dinner show. Hundreds of fans lined up for the new BTS pop-up at Scarborough Town Centre, another Susur Lee restaurant is closing, and Uber Eats could soon be delivering your groceries. Plus, Toronto’s new Japanese bar will teach you a thing or two about sake.


Toronto's new Christmas themed bar

K-Pop meets pop-up with the new BTS shop coming to the Scarborough Town Centre, for one week only. What to expect at the new Christmas themed bar on Queen Street West. Plus, a meteor sighting, an apology, and a tunnel full of glitter.


Toronto is now alert ready

The Clintons failed to draw a crowd for the Toronto stop of their North American speaking tour. Almost every Canadian with a cellphone was given a mini heart attack today as the Alert Ready System ran their emergency tests. Margaret Atwood announced a sequel to her 1985 novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, and there’s an alleged panty raider at-large in the city. Plus, the new Dessert Lady in Yorkville is all about the savoury, with the sweet.


Toronto just got a Japanese version of Ikea

Toronto was named by National Geographic as one of the best cities to travel to in 2019, and the new designs for four parkettes planned for the Annex literally rock. Plus, the return of the Toronto Lights Festival in the Distillery District, and the newly redesigned MUJI flagship is a shopper’s delight.


Winter lights festival arrives at Ontario Place

Toronto Police are trying out this new thing where they don’t charge people for shoplifting right away. Another three King Street restaurants are closing at the end of the week, and a photo that blows chunks is worth a million views. Plus, what to expect at the Winter Light Exhibition on now at Ontario Place.


Infinity Mirrors will return to Toronto

Despite the fact that the AGO is $1M short of their $1.3M goal, they've decided to move ahead with the plan to bring a permanent Infinity Mirrors exhibit to Toronto. The old Hearn Generating Station in the Port Lands secretly sold this week, and the Toronto Zoo could get a new magnetic train route. Plus, where to go if you want to treat your dog to a hot bevvy.


Parkdale's Parts & Labour is closing

Parts & Labour will be closing after a decade in Parkdale. The PCs say no to a Ryerson law institute, but yes to extending the TTC to the ‘burbs. Plus, a new pizza vending machine in Corktown is serving hot wheels fresh out of an automated oven, and speaking of pizza, there’s a new take-out place in the city putting Nova Scotian donair on everything.


The brawl at the Danforth Music Hall

Things got heated at the Pusha T show last night in Toronto. The Federal Government doesn’t want to step in and introduce back-to-work legislation for Canada Post workers, but it will because it’s the holidays. According to a new study, The 6ix is one of the most expensive places in the world to go on a date. Plus, a new restaurant is serving up Shanghainese soup dumplings in Scarborough.


Someone is getting a dream date with Drake

What would it be like to hang out with Drake? The TTC unveiled some of their new hybrid buses, and the Beijing-based company that wiped out Uber in China is opening its second North American location here in Toronto. Plus, where to go for plant-based pizza and green ice cream.