Market Insider
Market Insider 0

The majestic Scandinavian spa near Toronto is now open for the summer

Posted on 24 June 2021

The Scandinave Spa near Blue Mountain is welcoming visitors to its Nordic baths once again, good news for anyone hoping to soak in its restorative waters this summer. The turquoise pools with a Nordic waterfall and surrounding forest views located two hours from Toronto officially reopened this past weekend as part of Ontario's first step in its reopening plan. Ongoing reduced capacity and ...

Market Insider 0

Toronto woman fined $6,250 when she tried to get back into Canada at Niagara Falls

Posted on 24 June 2021

A Toronto woman plans to put up a fight after she was slapped with a $6,250 fine when crossing the U.S. border with a negative COVID-19 test in hand. The woman, who has asked not to be named for this article, tells blogTO she was crossing the U.S. border with a friend at the Rainbow Bridge crossing from Niagara Falls around midnight on June 9. She had been away in Mexico for about four mont ...

Market Insider 0

The first version of Canada's vaccine passport expected to launch next month

Posted on 24 June 2021

As more people get fully vaccinated the promise of normal travel seems to be on the horizon — but travellers may need proof of vaccination for easier access across borders. While travelling hasn't been recommended for over a year, people have taken the risk and paid fines at the border or bills at quarantine hotels. Starting in early July, a new feature on the ArriveCan app, a type of digital ...

Market Insider 0

Toronto bankers dodge Wall Street's return-to-office pressure

Posted on 17 June 2021

As Manhattan slowly springs to life again, with Wall Street’s biggest firms pushing traders and bankers back into the office, the scene some 350 miles to the northwest, where North America’s No. 2 financial center lies, is vastly different. Toronto’s Bay Street is quiet, laid low by successive waves of COVID-19. Union Station, normally one of the continent’s busiest commuter hubs, is larg ...

Market Insider 0

This Toronto-based website surged to a half-billion-dollar valuation almost overnight — thanks in part to interest from conservative American investors

Posted on 17 June 2021

Until recently, Rumble Inc. was just another video-sharing platform toiling in relative obscurity, its presence rendered irrelevant by social media titans like YouTube. Then, almost overnight, its user base surged to 50 million unique page views per month, according to its own metrics, and the money started gushing in. According to the Wall Street Journal, the website, which operates out of a sma ...

Market Insider 0

Toronto bars, restaurants, stores 'ready to go'

Posted on 17 June 2021

It’s the day hundreds of bars, restaurants and stores have been eagerly awaiting. Shane Ryan uses a power drill to make final adjustments to one of his patio picnic tables, as some of his 36 staff are in a mad scramble to get his tiny Beaches restaurant ready. “Time to get to work!” the small business owner, who has survived the lockdowns because of takeout business and government assistan ...

Market Insider 0

7 Best Toronto-Based Candle Shops

Posted on 17 June 2021

Vibes are assessed from the moment a person enters a room. With this in mind, it can be incredibly simple to set yourself, and your vibe, up for success with scent! Whether you’re looking to find your home’s signature scent or looking to keep your place smelling fresh, candles are the way to go. I sort of call myself a candle junkie because I usually have one burning in every room of my place. ...

Market Insider 0

Flair Airlines Begins Service Connecting Edmonton and Toronto

Posted on 17 June 2021

EDMONTON – BUSINESS – “Today marks a huge milestone as Flair grows to bring affordable travel options to more Canadians,” says Stephen Jones, President and CEO, Flair Airlines. “Canadians have been paying too much for too long, and Flair is changing that thanks to the addition of the new 737-8 aircraft which provide us the efficiencies and ability to scale our service. T ...

Market Insider 0

Microsoft and Toronto non-profit partners to help firms set up workplace rapid screening program in as little as a week

Posted on 17 June 2021

Last week, Microsoft, together with Toronto-based not-for-profit initiative Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) Rapid Screening Consortium (RSC), introduced a new offering that enables employers to provide rapid COVID-19 antigen screens for employees before they enter the workspace. The offering also includes the option to screen from home.  “Setting up a workplace rapid screening program can t ...

Market Insider 0

The behind-the-scenes, back-alley push to get Toronto's Chinatown vaccinated against COVID-19

Posted on 17 June 2021

Back alleys where restaurant cooks take their 15-minute breaks. Bike repair shops where delivery workers hang out between runs. Parks where people experiencing homelessness gather.  Matthew Pi's mission was to cover all these nooks and crannies of Toronto's Kensington-Chinatown neighbourhood one week in mid-May, encouraging everyone he encountered to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and ...