What to expect at Toronto restaurants when the city enters Stage 3 of reopening this weekend

It’s another big week for Toronto restaurants as the city prepares to move into Stage 3 of its reopening plan on Friday, allowing indoor dining to resume for the first time since mid-March. Each step of reopening has posed a new learning curve for the city’s restaurants, as they implement new best practices for safely

Doug Ford expected to announce plans for stage 3 reopening but Toronto may have to wait

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce reopening plans for Stage 3 as part of the province’s framework to restart the economy post-COVID. Ford is expected to make the announcement Monday afternoon during a news conference at Queen’s Park. The news comes as the daily case numbers having steadily declined over the last month.

Q&A: Hollerado, headlining the side stage at tomorrow’s Edgefest '11

This Saturday, Hollerado will headline the side stage at Edgefest, but don’t count on seeing them play side stages for very long. Their infectious blend of upbeat pop-rock, quirky lyrics and solid songwriting have made them one of Canada’s most noticeable up-and-coming acts. How can you say no to a band with a hit single about a wise, unapologetic, older woman’s final day on Earth? Bassist Dean Baxter was kind enough to drizzle his brain’s weird juices over our questions.

An iconic Yorkville restaurant is closing after 43 years in business

Family-owned restaurant Jacques Bistro du Parc was a Yorkville staple for over four decades, offering guests the opportunity to step into a “corner of France in Toronto.” Located at 129A Cumberland St., the second-floor restaurant served up traditional French cuisine courtesy of Chef Jacques Sorin for 43 years. But, with big changes coming in Yorkville,

Ontario reports an additional 783 cases of COVID-19 while the premier issues a warning to food delivery companies

Ontario reported an additional 783 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, with an increase of 779 resolved cases for a total of 53,291 recoveries to date. The death toll increased by five to 3,022. New cases are concentrated in the usual four public health units: Toronto: 239 Peel Region: 136 York Region: 127 Ottawa: 89 While

Ontario reports 700 new COVID-19 cases as calls for return to Stage 2 increase

Ontario has reported an increase of 700 confirmed COVID-19 cases — a major jump from the 491 cases reported Sunday. The number represents a new record for daily cases in the province, surpassing the previous record of 640 cases reported on April 24 during the peak of the first wave. One new death and an

Ontario reports 315 new COVID cases, severe fines to come for those who disregard guidelines

As of Wednesday, there were 45,383 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date. Compared to the previous day, this represents an increase of 315 confirmed cases (77 in Toronto), an increase of two deaths, and an increase of 154 resolved cases. In an effort to further flatten the curve, Ontario Premier Doug Ford

Premier Doug Ford announces Toronto will move to Stage 2 of reopening this week

Toronto and Peel Region will enter Stage 2 of Ontario’s reopening plan this Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. as part of the province’s framework to restart the economy post-COVID. This will allow more closed businesses to reopen, including malls, restaurant patios, and hair and nail salons. Premier Doug Ford made the announcement Monday afternoon, along with

Ontario releases new rules for restaurants, salons and other businesses under Stage 2 reopening

As more businesses across Ontario begin to open their doors for the first time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, many are having to adjust to a new normal. On Tuesday, Premier Doug Ford released a tool kit for businesses to help ensure their safe reopening in a post-COVID world. Although Toronto has not

Premier Ford announces Ontario’s three-stage plan to re-open the province but there are no firm dates

Ontario is planning for the next phase of responding to the coronavirus (COVID‑19) outbreak by reopening the province, but it is doing so in a slow and methodical fashion over three stages. Details were provided by Premier Doug Ford, Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and