It seems like Giacomo Gianniotti spends most of his break from filming Grey's Anatomy in Toronto. He was in Toronto a few weeks ago when the Raptors became the NBA champions and now according to his Instagram story, he's stayed in the city. What's good about him being in Toronto, is it gives us a chance to learn what his favorite hotspots in the city are. In one of his latest Instagram stories, Giacomo Gianniotti showed us what his favorite restaurant is in Toronto.
He posted a photo of his dinner plate last night of some vegetables and meat sandwiches and captioned it, "@parallel_brothers is the besssst."
Parallel is located at 217 Geary Ave just west of downtown Toronto and is owned by Alon, Guy, and Aharon Ozery. On their website they wrote this about their space:
"Parallel is a place where we make and create, and our goal is to make use of Parallel’s creations in all the food at our restaurant. It all starts with the sesame butter we grind on-site. You’ll notice that it’s in almost every dish on the menu, used in ways you might not expect at first."
What also makes this restaurant unique, and probably why Giacomo loves it so much, is the art that's displayed around the space. One of the brothers is an installation artist and he hand-built installations for their restaurant.
Giacomo picked a unique restaurant to call his favorite! This is probably a space you would be able to meet him if you ever wanted to. Or if you think the restaurant sounds delicious, you can test out his taste in food for yourself!
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During the video, he dances outside an old Zellers that had also been a Target, reminisces about the store's diner and tiny Ferris Wheel and sings, "I mean, sure Giant Tiger's an option but it's not the same."
Zellers was even trending on Twitter in Canada after the love song was posted, so Brittlestar might've played a role in reigniting the conversation around the Canadian icon.
This isn't the first time that Canadians have gotten nostalgic for the store. Zellers trended on Twitter multiple times in 2020 despite the fact that all of the locations in the country have been shut down for good since January 2020.
With vaccination rollouts happening all across the globe, there were always bound to be some odd and unique vaccination sites out there. But some sites are a little bit more interesting than others, and, as it turns out, some of them are just downright bizarre.
Here is a selection of some of the most interesting places across the whole world where you could potentially take a vaccine selfie!
An Italian Modern Art Museum
"Art heals," according to the Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea in Turin, Italy. The modern art museum started its vaccination centre back on April 29, and visitors could receive their dose inside the Claudia Comte exhibit.
Canada's Wonderland isn't open for its normal activities, but you can still (sort of) scratch your theme park itch if you're eligible to be vaccinated in York Region. The drive-through site on the park's grounds has been administering vaccine doses since March 29, providing a truly scenic backdrop for anybody passing through for their shot.
They used to want your blood, but now they just want your arm. Romania's Bran Castle — famously known and advertised as the castle that inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula — is running a vaccination clinic throughout the month of May to encourage Romanians to get their doses.
The U.S. Navy might have everyone beat for the biggest vaccination clinic with the USS Carl Vinson, a Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier. The Navy set up a clinic on February 19 inside of the ship's hangar bay while docked in California, administering nearly 3,000 doses on the day. Good thing there's likely lots of room to line up on a 1,000-foot-long aircraft carrier.
An MLB Stadium
The Toronto Blue Jays — exiled from Canada due to border restrictions — are playing some home games in Buffalo, New York, at Sahlen Field. And to ramp up the FOMO for Canadian Blue Jays fans, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that fans could receive a vaccine dose at Blue Jays games starting on June 1. A hot dog, a beer and a vaccine — baseball is truly America's pastime.
The Scarborough Health Network is setting up a one-day vaccination clinic at the Toronto Zoo, but only for humans who live in hot-spot communities in Scarborough. Health officials will have 3,000 Pfizer doses to give out to eligible Torontonians — unfortunately, the new tiger cubs don't qualify.
An 800-Year-Old English Cathedral
In a truly remarkable meeting of religion and science, England's magnificent Salisbury Cathedral was turned into a vaccination site in January 2021. According to the BBC, attendees were even treated to organ music while they waited to receive a dose of a vaccine. If that doesn't sound miraculous, what does?
Officers with the Toronto Police Service basically stumbled upon a mini-IKEA after finding a shipping container filled with more than $120,000 worth of allegedly stolen office and home furniture.
Two Mississauga men have been charged in the incident, which started when a shipping container was stolen from the Jane and Finch area on Thursday, May 13.
According to a statement from TPS, officers found the container at a warehouse just a seven-minute drive away from where the theft took place, recovering a staggering amount of furniture.
Police say they found 193 boxes of office furniture, 97 pieces of home furnishings, 51 boxes of home reno equipment and cabinetry and 10 boxes of bathroom reno merchandise.
Bilal Mohammed, 32, and Hamza Irfan, 30, have both been charged with multiple counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (over $5,000) and Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime (over $5,000).
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