Summer is finally here and that means sunshine, warmth and patio days months now! Now that summer is here that means patio season is officially in full swing and we couldn't be happier.
Probably one of the best things about summer is getting to enjoy refreshing drinks, a good meal and great company on a sunny patio in the city. Toronto has tons of gorgeous patios to choose from but there's a brand new one that's hidden on the streets of downtown that you need to discover this summer!
The Drake Hotel just opened up their newest endeavour, the Drake Mini Bar, and it looks amazing! This is definitely the patio you want to hang out on on a sunny day this summer.
You can find The Drake Mini Bar at150 York St located right in the heart of Downtown Toronto. Their gorgeous mini bar inspired by the 'classic hotel bar experience' is now officially open for the summer! They have a gorgeous interior but we know their patio is going to packed all summer long.
The Drake Mini Bar is part eatery and part bar, serving up small plates, handcrafted cocktails and a huge selection of wine and beer. There's tons of outdoor seating on their unique, geometrically designed patio!
They have quick coffee-to-go section where you can grab a delicious latte and a pastry on your way into work. They also have a menu full of amazing small plates to enjoy with your drinks on the patio including a fish plate, beef ribs, mashed potato dumplings, hand made pasta and more!
The coolest part about this new spot is that the interior is just as exciting as the exterior. Inside they have gorgeous art installed by a local artist and a sort of indoor lobby patio made with a geometric wood structure!
History was made at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in East York as it set Canada's record for most doses administered at one location in a single day.
The Thorncliffe Park Community Hub clinic administered 10,470 vaccine doses on Sunday, May 16, Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) announced on Twitter. Michael Garron Hospital shared photos of the clinic on Monday, which even has a live DJ to keep the energy high.
CBC Toronto shared a video capturing the cheers and celebrations that ensued when the clinic reached its 10,000-dose milestone — according to TEHN, the Thorncliffe Park clinic is made up of 108 volunteers, 74 pharmacy staff, 65 vaccinators, 55 registration clerks, and dozens of other team members.
Prime Minister Trudeau tweeted his congratulations to the clinic, saying, "This is exactly the kind of determination and teamwork it's going to take to beat this virus. A big thank you to everyone who helped make it happen."
As COVID-19 cases continue to drop, one of the province's top doctors has revealed that Ontario's reopening plan is on the way.
According to CP24, Christine Elliott, minister of health, told reporters on Tuesday that the plan will be coming "very soon."
"We have been working with the chief medical officer of health and the medical experts on a safe and careful reopening of Ontario because the last thing we want is to go into it too quickly and to get into a fourth wave. We have to do everything we can to avoid that so we are working on that and we expect it will be available very soon," Elliott said. "It is sector specific looking at what different types of sectors could perhaps be reopened and what their specific needs and timelines are."
All of Ontario is in a stay-at-home order, which is currently set to end on June 2. Yet, Dr. David Williams, Ontario's chief medical officer of health, had revealed earlier this month that the order may not be lifted until the province sees below 1,000 new cases a day.