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bassie said:my loss - I only eat seafood and fish.
KidProcrass said:bassie said:my loss - I only eat seafood and fish.
Not on the cheap side but Maestro SVP is a great spot for seafood. They specialize in oysters but have a great fisherman platter also.
As far as where to stay i think your best bet would be plateau/mile-end just for the great night life and restaurants and it is a lot more centrally located so easy access to downtown, old montreal, jean-talon area is just a little north of there and parc ex to the west. Little short on time right now but i will try to come back with some recommendations.
holla when you are in town for the good dj night recommendations
BeatChemist said:Damn this thread is making me want to plan a trip back again.
4. Eat bagels fresh from St. Viateur. Wait for a fresh batch of poppyseed and cop some cream cheese. Find a park and try not to eat three in a row...
Now off to check hotel prices...
cove said:Some would argue that Fairmount Bagel is better!
Toronto is cool and all. But...
...our cultural identify as a city is too class divided
and ultimately boring.
bassie said:With all due respect, this might be a you 'grass is greener' thing more than a Toronto one.
pcmr said:wherever you end up i will have some advice/spots
bassie said:pcmr said:wherever you end up i will have some advice/spots
I am not really trying to make this a competition - each city has its good and bad and people have all kinds of reasons for staying where they do. But to call Toronto's cultural identity boring is absolutely ridiculous...especially as it doesn't have one identity.
That the city (and greater region) is one of the, if not the most, multicultural areas in the world means more than just hot chicks and good food - it means those communities' concerts, danceclubs, movies, art, literary and dance events...open to all to attend. And we have community papers and radio shows - in native tongues and English - for most, if not all, of them.
We're basically one of the, if not the top, movie capitals in the world, which includes more than TIFF - which is not just the film festival in September but year-round programming with Sprockets for kids, Hot Docs (about to start), Cinematheque, art shows and lectures.
There are also repertory theatres, non-English movie theatres and year-round film festivals dedicated to any number of language/ethnic/cultural groups and more arty ones like Images (also just about to start).
We get concerts and art shows no one else in Canada does.
We have numerous year-round literary, theatre, dance and art festivals.
We have the country's major fashion week and Arts & Fashion Week (also about to start).
Jazz Fest, Manifesto, NXNE, CMW.
Caribana, AfroFest, six different Chinatowns, Pride weekend, Salsa on St Clair, the summer programming at Harbourfront (every weekend has a different country's theme which includes related food, music, movies, lectures/panels, art and theatre), Taste of Little Italy, Taste of the Danforth, Fesitval Of India, Parkdale Village Festival, ice skating to DJs at Harbourfront, Eglinton W street fest, Jane's Walk.
The Goethe Institute, Japanese Cultural Centre, National Film Board, Columbus Centre, Jamaican Canadian Association - to name a few - all with film, art, literary, etc. events open to the public
Regular conferences/workshops about Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism - just to name a few.
Community art associations and galleries from Steeles to Bloor, Rexdale to the Rouge.
Art, music, language and writing courses offered at every level from neighbourhood community centres to PhD programs.
What is there? Four colleges, two art schools and two universities? So, more music, more art, more fashion, more literature possibilities.
Sign up for Akmbo's email list which will flood your inbox and then tell me how boring Toronto's cultural scene is.
Actually, here, here's an example from today's listings - South Asian Experimental Film + Video
This is all shit off the top of my head, imagine if one were to dig a little deeper? Cmon, e-friend.
bassie said:I 3 Toronto
The Ville-Marie borough is initiating a pilot project to extend the 3 a.m. closing time for certain bars until 6 a.m., with alcohol being served until 5:30.
The project, initiated by the downtown merchants association and Montreal Police, will have bars stay open late on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays on four consecutive weekends from June 12 until July 5.
The weeks were chosen because they fall after the Grand Prix, which is already very busy for bars and restaurants.