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Eat & Drink

The 10 oldest breweries in Toronto

Posted by Ben Johnson / February 27, 2015

oldest breweries torontoThe history of Toronto is actually closely tied to beer, and while, sadly, the rise of large-scale brewing in Canada saw Toronto's original breweries bought up and consolidated, one might say we're currently experiencing a renaissance in beer-making in the Big Smoke.

And so, with new breweries seemingly popping up every week, it's important to remember the pioneers of this renaissance. Here are the 10 oldest breweries in Toronto sill making beer.

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City

Wrigley to leave Toronto with plenty of memories

Posted by Chris Bateman / February 27, 2015

toronto wrigley gumWrigley chewing gum might be most commonly associated with America (in particular Chicago--think Wrigley Field), but the company has deep roots in Toronto. This city was the first place its founder William Wrigley Jr. opened a factory outside the U.S., and for the last 108 years, this city has been producing several of the company's most recognizable brands.

That will all come to an end in a year from now when the company closes its Toronto plant. Given the longstanding relationship, here's a look at the local history of Wrigley's, one of the city's surprising manufacturing players for over a century.

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Eat & Drink

Toronto Food Events: Chip & Dip Battle, Toronto Sushi Fest, Brewers Feast, Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 27, 2015

toronto food eventsToronto Food Events rounds up the most delicious events, festivals, pop-ups, winemaker dinners, supper clubs and other food related happenings in Toronto this week and next. You can find us here every Friday morning.

THIS WEEK

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Radar

The top 10 events in Toronto for March 2015

Posted by Aubrey Jax / February 27, 2015

toronto events marchThe top events in Toronto this March feature the first annual Sushi Fest, but we're still curious about how the clicking of the chopsticks will go down March 5-6. If you want to dance and you can still walk after St Patrick's Day, don't forget Bassweek; if you want to laugh, there's the Sketch Comedy Fest. Film Fans can also look forward to the Reel Artists Film Fest and I for Iran.

From comic conventions to cocktail showdowns, here are my picks for March's top events.

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Announcements

Where to find homestyle Caribbean eats in Toronto

Posted by Libby Roach / February 27, 2015

simones torontoIf the bitter cold is getting to you, and there's no vacation in sight, this Caribbean restaurant on the Danforth may just have the cure to what ails you. The interior is quaint and homey, and dishes like roti and jerk chicken come in massive and beautifully-spiced portions.

Read my review of Simone's in the restaurants section.
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