The Broadview and Gladstone Hotels close in Toronto despite being essential businesses

While it feels like the majority of businesses in Ontario are shuttered indefinitely in light of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, a few that offer what have been deemed "essential" products and services have been allowed to remain open to the public. One service that Premier Doug Ford considered essential under the province's strict state of emergency is accommodation,…

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15 bread and bakery delivery options in Toronto

Bread and bakery delivery in Toronto can be a saving grace in these trying times, whether it's a simple loaf for sandwiches and toast or something far more complex and specialized. Instead of going without while social distancing, safely order bread and bakery items from these businesses from afar. Here are some options for bread and…

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General Covid-19 Travel Advisory from Department of Foreign Affairs

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is advising against all non-essential travel overseas until further notice. This includes Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland. It also includes all travel by cruise ship. If you are currently travelling outside of Ireland: Flight restrictions and route cancellations are happening on a daily basis worldwide…

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Foster and Allen Have a Singing Thyme in Malta

Country music legends Tony Allen and Mick Foster discovered exactly what Malta has to offer on their recent visit to the Mediterranean island for RTÉ One’s new travel show, High Road, Low Road. The programme, which was broadcast on RTE, saw the duo visit some of the island’s most loved attractions while also experiencing Maltese…

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Hastings Hotels Announces Temporary Suspension of Services

Following the recent UK Government announcement regarding Covid-19, Hastings Hotels announced: “It is with regret that we must temporarily suspend our hotel services. This measure has been taken in the interest of both our staff and guest safety, which are of the utmost importance to us. If you are due to visit us between now…

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How to Spend Your Leisure Time in Barcelona

Barcelona offers an enormous number of leisure activities for you to enjoy the city. Restaurants, cinemas and theatres, many bars and discos with different types of music, bingo halls, casinos… You name it! Options are endless, and these make Barcelona, besides having beautiful beaches and relaxed parks, one of the most interesting cities to discover…

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Your Hair is in Good Hands at Hairdresser La Poupée

Many women would love to have perfect hair, but it can sometimes be difficult to find an excellent hairdresser, someone you can truly trust and who handles your hair with care. You deserve good quality service, the best techniques and suitable hair products. Some people are very loyal to a certain beauty salon or hairdresser,…

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People are calling for the TTC to be totally free during COVID-19

As more and more cities make their public transit systems completely free to use during the strange new reality that COVID-19 has created, the TTC is sticking to its guns and continuing to charge its usual fare amount on all of routes. Commission representative Stuart Green said earlier this week that the fact that the TTC "moves significantly more people in different ways…

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Toronto restaurant chain attempts to save jobs by cutting staff wages by 25%

All full-time employees working under one of Canada's largest Japanese restaurant brand, Kinka Family, are getting a massive cut to their monthly paycheque.  Employees working at all Canadian locations of Kinka Izakaya, Kintori Yakitori, Kinton Ramen, JaBistro and Neo Coffee Bar will see 25 per cent docked off their salaries for the next three months, according to…

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