Tuesday, September 30, 2014Cloudy 17°C

The top-floor restaurant at the Trump gets a makeover

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 30, 2014

America Restaurant TorontoThe 31st floor of the Trump has been waving a new flag since a pre-TIFF do-over that's transformed the restaurant into an all-new venue for drinking, dining and late-night socializing. On the menu, expect to find elevated riffs on classic American cuisine like a composed cobb salad done with frogs' legs, or a lobster Rockefeller with Philly cheese dip.

Read my profile of America in the restaurant section.

5 things Toronto could learn from Singapore

Posted by Chris Bateman / September 30, 2014

singapore skyline5.3 million people are crowded into the island nation of Singapore. At just a touch larger than the City of Toronto, the city-state is the most densely populated country in the world, a place where car ownership, public transit, water conservation, and income disparity are critical issues that affect the entire population.

Because it has absolute authority over its own affairs, Singapore is able to control its urbanity to a much greater degree than Toronto, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of good city-building ideas within our reach. Here are 5 things Toronto could learn from one of Asia's leading commercial hubs.

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Eat & Drink

This week on DineSafe: Maroli, Moe Pancer's, Gangster Burger, The Burgernator, 5th Element, Wayne Gretzky's

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 30, 2014

dinesafeDineSafe didn't dole out any red cards this week, though a number of well-known establishments were hit with yellow cards. The Great One's restaurant racked up a number of infractions for various maintenance issues, while Kensington Market's The Burgernator is dealing with pest control.

Here are some other lowlights from this week on DineSafe.

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Today in Toronto: David Cronenberg, Children 404, Lykke Li, Somewhere There, Design and Identity

Posted by Aubrey Jax / September 30, 2014

today in TorontoToday in Toronto body horror originator David Cronenberg will discuss his new novel (just in time for Halloween, which lasts a month, thank you) Consumed with Geoff Pevere. Tickets are $32 and include a copy of the book. At the Bloor, Amnesty International will present Children 404, a doc centered around LGBTQ teenagers living in Vladimir Putin's Russia.

It's also a heavy day for concerts: Lykke Li, EMA, and Erasure are all playing tonight, and transient venue/org Somewhere There will make an early appearance at the Tranzac with HA!Man Rob Clutton & Pete Johnston and HA!Man South Africa & Joke Debaere Belgium. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Fall on the East Don

Posted by Staff / September 30, 2014

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The Best Spa to get a Facial in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 29, 2014

facial torontoThe best spa to get a facial in Toronto are largely focused on luxury. After all, folks tend to see facials in a different, more rarefied way than other personal beauty treatments. Hairdos, manicures, waxing, spray tans - the effects of all of those are immediately visible to the naked eye, while the visceral, obvious benefits of a massage tend to win over those looking to spend their spa bucks on something relaxing.

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