Recession-Friendly Dining in Montreal

Although opening a new restaurant in the midst of a recession – not to mention a Montreal winter – may seem ill-advised, owners Voytek Korab and Mark Dufort couldn’t resist when they found the perfect space: a beautiful antique shop on the corner of Notre-Dame and Bonsecour in Old Montreal. When Resident opens tomorrow night, it will begin a campaign

January’s Books for Blokes

Winter is allegedly here, so it’s a good time to catch up on your reading. Pour yourself a single malt and settle in for a good read, thanks to this guide from our resident man of letters, Russell Smith. All My Friends Are Superheroes, by Andrew Kaufman (Coach House Press). An underground cult hit that’s been translated into Norwegian, among

Cabbagetown’s Cobourg: A Better Place to Drink

Before everyone does, get yourself to a chic new bar at the corner of Parliament and Winchester. Yes that’s right, in the heart of Cabbagetown, an area that’s – let’s face it – sorely in need of sophistication. We suspect that the Cobourg will finally provide all the film producers and architects who live a few feet off seedy Parliament

Meet Hipster Chicks: Bars on Ossington

Driven in part by art-heavy Queen West scenesters to the south and some progressive entrepreneurs north on Dundas, three short blocks of Ossington have become the most elitist of all Toronto – if you’re into culture. They are now populated by the A.W.O.L Gallery, design/architecture firms, Babel Books & Music, Yoga Space and the vegetarian eatery, Get Real. But colonizing

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