Toronto is lined with bars, nightclubs, pubs, and places to just get straight up sloppy, but yet how do we still find sometimes question where to go out? As Torontonians we are spoiled with the amount of options we do have for a night out. There really is something for just about anyone, and that is what makes the city so great. So racking your brain of where you should go out tonight? Here's a compiled list of some of the hottest spots in the city.
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The candidate's campaign is currently paused.
Toronto Liberal candidate Kevin Vuong has been asked to pause his campaign by the Liberal Party after a dropped sexual assault charge from 2019 has come to light.
The Toronto Star reported that Vuong was charged with sexual assault in 2019. However, according to the Toronto Star, the charge was withdrawn later that year.
Trudeau said the Liberal party first learned about the allegations from the Toronto Star's report and "are looking into it very carefully," and have "asked the candidate to pause his campaign."
"First of all, as you said, we are a party that always takes seriously any allegations or reports of sexual harassment or intimidation or assault that has been clear from the very beginning. As you also pointed out, we only learned about these serious allegations yesterday through the work of the Toronto Star. We are looking into it very carefully, and we have asked the candidate to pause his campaign," said Trudeau.
When asked if Vuong would be able to sit as a Liberal if he wins his seat, Trudeau responded, "We're looking into it right now, we've asked him to pause the campaign and we're trying to find out more."
Vuong told the Toronto Star in an interview that he wishes to "unequivocally state that these allegations are false" and says that he "vigorously fought" the charges up until they were dropped in November 2019.
Vaccine certificates come into effect September 22.
In eight days you may want to start carrying your ID and proof of vaccination as a staple piece in your wallet.
Ontario is rolling out vaccine certificates on September 22 and Ontarians will need to show proof of full vaccination, two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine with the last dose being at least 14 days ago, in order to enter some public spaces.
The Ontario Government just released a comprehensive list of indoor spaces where patrons will need to show proof of vaccination along with a piece of ID to enter.
These spaces include:
- any indoor spaces for concerts, cinema, theatres
- indoor restaurants, bars and other food establishments
- indoor and outdoor spots with dancing like night clubs and restoclubs
- indoor areas of horse racing tracks, car racing tracks
- commercial film and tv studios with live audiences indoors
- indoor waterparks
- indoor sporting events with spectators
- casinos, bingo halls, gaming establishments
- indoor areas for sports and recreational fitness, including, personal fitness training
- convention centres, banquet halls, conferences, and other meeting spaces
- strip clubs, bathhouses and sex clubs.
Businesses and other establishments listed will be required to review and confirm proof of vaccination before allowing guests to enter. Some exemptions do apply, as there are two valid medical exemptions for vaccine certificates.
Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccines and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.
You can visit 30 vegan food and lifestyle vendors!
If you're a lover of that veggie lifestyle, Toronto is getting the perfect festival for you this weekend.
Veg Food Fest is happening this Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Steam Whistle Brewing in Locomotive Hall and hosting 30 vegan food and lifestyle vendors for you to try.
The 37th annual festival will have loads of plant-based food from hot dogs to burgers, ice cream and more for purchase from local vendors along with other lifestyle products.
The pop-up event will also host speakers, panels and even cooking demonstrations that can be accessed virtually in the week leading up to it from September 5 to 10.
Attendees will need to book a time slot to visit the venue and will receive a wristband that signals their time slot according to their website, as the venue only has a capacity for 500 people, including vendors.
Tickets are free, and you can still book available time slots online now.
Veg Food Fest
When: September 11, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Address: Locomotive Hall, Steam Whistle Brewery, Toronto
Why You Need To Go: Try vegan food and spend an afternoon snacking and supporting local vendors.
Drake is still repping his city.
Drake's new highly anticipated album Certified Lover Boy dropped on September 3, and here's every reference to Toronto we could spot.
Drake has been promoting his album all over Yonge and Dundas Square this past week with lyrics appearing on billboards, so it's no surprise that he paid major respect to the city with some subtle and not-so-subtle shoutouts for his hometown.
Bridle Path, Vito Rizzuto & Justin Trudeau
On the Track "7 AM On Bridle Path" Drake shouts out the North York neighbourhood, home to his $6.7 million home in Bridle Path in the track's title (which Kanye West recently leaked the address to amid their ongoing feud).
In the lyrics, Drake shouts out infamous Canadian mobster Vito Rizzuto, singing, "I made north of the border like Vito Rizzuto," who has been connected to Ontario and Montreal.
According to Maclean's, the notorious Rizzuto was known for fleeing to the Caribbean during Canada's harsh winters. So, it's possible Drake was referencing his migrating patterns when saying, "I made north of the border like Vito Rizzuto."
Later in the song, he also possibly shouts out Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with the playful line "You tell 'em I run the country, they'll say, 'True, though,"' which if you say "true though" out loud it sounds an awful lot like the leader of Canada, Justin Trudeau.
In the song "Papi's Home," Drake references Toronto coming out of COVID-19 lockdown — which the city was under for a good portion of the last year saying, "City coming off of lockdown."
While he doesn't mention Toronto by name, the allusion to COVID-19 lockdowns and the fact that Drake loves his hometown leads us to believe he may be talking about Ontario opening up in step three this past summer.
Toronto Comunity Housing
In "Way 2 Sexy," Drake's seventh track, he says, "I'ma f*ck her friends and send her back to Metro housing,'" potentially referencing Toronto Community Housing, which fused with Metropolitan Toronto Housing Corporation in 2002.
Degrassi & his mama
Certified Lover Boy's last track, "The Remorse," takes Drake fans all the way back to his Degrassi days when he was a young actor on the Canadian teen drama TV series.
The line "Look, me and Lil Sandra bagging CDs in the bubble wrap People recognize me from the TV but I'm done with that" references how Drake's career started from the bottom on TV and shouted out his mom Sandi Graham.
Finally, perhaps the most loaded and fanboy mention on Drakes's album is his shout to former Toronto Raptor Kawhi Leonard.
On "The Remorse," he says, "Can't picture bein' a hubby, finger too stubby to fit a ring on Unless Kawhi wanna run it back," Drake seems to rebuke the idea of getting married while leaving the door open for Kawhi to secure him another championship ring.
Drake is a major supporter of the Toronto Raptors and even made himself a custom championship ring in 2019 after the Raptors won the NBA championship.
Leonard was a vital player on the team in 2019 and well-beloved by the city but unfortunately left the Raptors for the Los Angeles Clippers.