GLAS Wine Bar
A new wine bar has entered the Queen East strip, bringing with it a small but extremely well-priced wine list (no bottle is more than $40), and a cozy 20-seat space. The menu is farm-to-table, with dishes like braised Ontario lamb sausage and Kalopore Springs trout tartare, and red wine cake with salted caramel. Find it at 1118 Queen Street East.
Maizal Quesadilla Cafe
A new spot at 133 Jefferson Avenue, Maizal Quesadilla Cafe is serving up delicious Mexican food with interesting twists. Take the bean topped sopes, or the grilled quesadillas with caramelized onions, or the nopal with halloumi cheese and cactus. Their menu is locally-sourced, but still showcases the best from South of the Border.
Canada Day Guide
Looking for what’s hot in the city this Canada Day long weekend? From events to festivals, to the best restaurants and bars, to the most patriotic parties and even the best spots to catch the fireworks, we’ve done the leg work so you don’t have to. Check out the Notable guide to Canada Day 2012 here.
2012 Honda Indy
From July 6th through 8th, the Honda Indy Toronto takes place on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place near Lake Ontario and downtown Toronto. This is among the most respected motorsports events in North America and features a week-long festival-like atmosphere that includes the fastest racing series on the planet, celebrity athletes, live entertainment and interactive activities.
Origin Liberty Village
Now open for business and designed to seat 150 people, Origin Liberty Village is already getting a lot of buzz. Owner Claudio Aprile just opened up the second outpost of his King Street East restaurant, this time for the King West Crowd. His latest is a new destination for foodies, scenesters and Tapas-fans alike. Find it at 171 East Liberty Street.
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
From July 6th through 8th, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition takes over the grounds at Nathan Philips Square, bringing with it a bevy of local, national, and international artists showcasing their talents. Now in its 51st year, the TOAE showcases contemporary art at its finest, with a juried selection that offers a fresh-air alternative to conventional arts shows.