Shoppers are waiting hours to get into stores at Vaughan Mills

Vaughan Mills is among the malls that go the go ahead to reopen to the public on June 19 as York region moved into Stage 2, while Toronto was still left waiting haircut-, patio- and mall-less back in Stage 1 along with Windsor-Essex and Peel. But even after malls like the Eaton Centre and Sherway Gardens were finally permitted to…

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Images of Belguim can win a trip for two

The blockbuster movie “In Bruges, which starred two of Ireland most famous actors, Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell, first came to our screens in 2008. For many, it offered an enchanting glimpse of one of Belgium’s most famous cities, for the first time. The stunning landscape of Bruges with UNESCO World Heritage credentials were key…

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Savings, sunshine and flexibility on La Manga Club’s summer menu

La Manga Club, one of Europe’s premier destination resorts for active families, is celebrating its reopening and the lifting of quarantine measures by the Spanish government – by launching new flexible rates, with savings of 35 per cent available this summer. La Manga Club started receiving its first international guests from July 1 with the…

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Preferred Hotels & Resorts are paying 3% Bonus Commission

Preferred Hotels & Resorts,have announced the launch of Loving Local: The Open Road Series. This global campaign champions local and regional hotel stays in celebration of the much-anticipated return to travel, and also offers 3% bonus commissions to support the travel advisor community. Pictured here is local member Dromoland Castle. The post Preferred Hotels &…

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Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto changes policy after complaints about reopening plans

Just days into reopening in Toronto, Ripley's Aquarium is already facing complaints about their COVID-19 safety measures. The aquarium reopened on June 26 as part of the Phase 2 reopening in Toronto. While they articulated a number of safety precautions they would be implementing to keep staff and visitors safe, that hasn't stopped some from suggesting the aquarium could be doing better. Among…

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Toronto restaurant owner being investigated for anti-Israel statements

A restaurant that came under fire last month for their anti-police sign is being criticized again — this time for its stance on Israel.  Bloordale's Foodbenders is back playing defense just a few weeks following its controversial "F*ck the Police" sign at the height of Toronto's anti-Black racism and police abolition rallies.  The food spot is…

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Toronto street named after slaveowner will soon be called something else

A street that runs through the University of Toronto will no longer be named after one of Toronto's nefarious slaveowners.  Russell Street — which takes its name from Peter Russell, an Upper Canada official known as a gambler, anti-abolitionist, and overall crummy guy — will instead be named after the distinguished scientist Dr. Ursula Franklin. The decision to change…

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Croatia is open for Irish visitors

As of 1st July, EU citizens (Irish included) are allowed to enter Croatia without proving the purpose of entry, while citizens of countries outside the European Union must prove the purpose of entry at border crossings. What this means for Irish travellers: Irish travellers can freely enter Croatia. They only need to fill in the…

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