Just Opened: Williams Landing
Williams Landing opened just last week in Liberty Village at 120 Lynn Williams Street. Brought to us by the same folk who opened South of Temperance and Joy Bistro Bar, the menu is internationally-influenced but made with local produce. Note it: The building has a silver LEED certification, which is a notable “green” touch. Click here to learn more.
Black Hoof Cocktail Bar
The owners of the Black Hoof have postponed the opening of BHCO until Spring 2012, but in its place have opened a cocktail bar. Vodka drinkers be warned: none of the clear liquid will find its way into any of the mixes at 923 Dundas Street West. The Black Hoof Cocktail Bar is another spot bringing true cocktail culture to Toronto’s scene, something we’re definitely lacking in the Big Smoke. Click here to learn more.
ALL CAPS! Island Festival
One of the best spots in the city for some summer respite is Toronto Island, and this weekend the urban oasis plays host to the ALL CAPS! Island Festival. Live bands, art installations, film screenings, night-time bonfires, and more await at this year’s fest, so be sure to grab your passes and catch the next ferry. August 13th and 14th. Click here to learn more.
Toronto is one of the few cities in Canada really on the forefront of local and ethical food choices – or, at least, we have some of the most conscious foodies around. This festival brings together sustainable food merchants offering up amazing bites that are local and natural. It’s “fun apetit!” August 13th and 14th. Click here to learn more.
Yes, ladies and gents, it’s already that time of year. The Ex rolls into town starting next Friday, and this two-week long fest is a staple on Toronto’s summer circuit. Grab a funnel cake, hop in a teacup, touch the sky on a ferris wheel, lose your hard-earned cash in the midway, and grab a bite of this year’s odd culinary treat (we use the term lightly) deep-fried Koolaid. August 19th to September 5th. Click here for what’s notable at this year’s Ex.
I know, I know, TIFF 2011 doesn’t kick off until September 8th, but ticket packages are already on sale for this year’s fest. As of Tuesday, all the films – galas and big pictures, indies, Canadian entries and the like – were announced, and it’s time to start doing your research and deciding what notable flicks you can’t miss. Ticket packages are already on sale (and some already sold out!), so be sure to get online and see what ones are left. Individual screening tickets go on sale September 3rd. Click here for our picks of what to check out at TIFF 2011.