Now we know comic books are all about the visuals. What if I told you there is an eclectic lounge and restaurant in Toronto that invites you to indulge in a charming culinary experience, whilst reminiscing on retro, decoupage-style comics?
This gem of a bar/lounge/resto is called Figures, and it is tucked away in Toronto's glamorous Yorkville. They serve exquisite and unique food and exclusively crafted cocktails, and strikes the perfect balance between class and playfulness. The chefs are incredibly unique in their food and drink presentation, hoping to draw on your fondest memories of comic books and superheroes, bringing them back to life. It is sincerely nostalgic!
Guests will feel a rush of enchantment and charm upon entering Figures, as comic strips and poetry decorate the walls, complimenting their deep hardwood and velvet seating. They offer eclectic appetizers like Caprese Salad, Tataki Banh Mi, Oysters and Charcuterie. For mains, Figures offers meals like slow cooked oxtail, wagyu burger, poke and grilled branzino. To add to the fun and frivolous 'comic book feel' even more, they serve snacks like hot and cold popcorn, house-made pogoes and dim sum! It's like a bar for adults who crave to relive their childhood, or who are kids at heart.
Located at 137 Avenue Road, Figures is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 530pm-11pm, and Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 530pm-2am. They offer Sunday Brunch on the first Sunday of every month, from 12pm-6pm, and they also cater to corporate events and other celebrations.
While these establishments are no longer there, one building has remained for over 200 years and with it a mystery that goes back just as long.
In 1815, only several years after its construction, the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse saw the disappearance and rumoured murder of its first keeper, J.P. Radan Muller, a disappearance that remains a mystery to this day.
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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