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Toronto restaurants that opened and closed this week

Posted on 19 February 2021

Major Toronto restaurants groups are still feeling the pinch of the pandemic. With business models reliant on filling large dining rooms, the past 10 months have been tough. The company Service Inspired Restaurants just closed three side-by-side eateries on Gerrard after eight years. The trend of fast food and comfort spots opening up continues this week with new spots to grab pizza, b ...

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Ontario Expands Eligibility for Main Street Relief Grant

Posted on 19 February 2021

TORONTO - The Ontario government is expanding the number of small businesses that can apply for the Main Street Relief Grant to help offset the costs of purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) to cautiously and gradually reopen in parts of the province. Small businesses with 2 to 19 employees in all eligible sectors - expanded from 2-9 employees - including those in the arts ...

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North American stock markets set new records as crude oil surpasses US$60 per barrel

Posted on 19 February 2021

TORONTO — North American stock markets set new records following the holiday Monday as the energy sector got a boost from crude oil, which surpassed US$60 a barrel to reach the highest level in more than a year. The futures market started the day strong on anticipation that a big move in Europe on Monday would follow through in North America. "We got a big open and it seems to have f ...

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Toronto is about to get 4 locations of this popular U.S. French fry burrito chain

Posted on 19 February 2021

French fries and burritos are beloved separately by many, and a restaurant that combines the two delicacies together is opening locations in Toronto as it brings the chain to Canada. Man vs Fries is opening up four Toronto locations next week, as well as three in Edmonton and two in Calgary. There are already locations in Houston, Atlanta, Austin, Miami, Portland and Se ...

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Toronto neighbourhood upset that local restaurant employees aren't wearing masks

Posted on 19 February 2021

The Roncesvalles neigbourhood isn't happy with a local restaurant where employees have been seen without masks. The Goods, a vegan restaurant located in Roncesvalles Village, has been forced to restate its protocol on masks after customers expressed their discontent with the business in a since-deleted post on a local neighbourhood Facebook group and through Goog ...

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Best Buy store in Toronto permanently closes

Posted on 19 February 2021

The Best Buy location on Yonge & Eglinton in Toronto permanently closed its doors for business on Friday. Best Buy confirmed the closure on their website as well as on the store's voicemail message, warning shoppers that Feb. 12 was the last day they would be open for business. Best Buy told blogTO that they decided to not renew their lease for the Yonge & Eglinton location. ...

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Couple out $20,000 as Toronto wedding venue appears to have shut its doors

Posted on 19 February 2021

TORONTO -- Many weddings were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic last year and many couples decided to postpone their celebration hoping things would be better this year. But now some couples are shocked to find out their wedding may not go ahead as planned after a popular Toronto venue appears to have closed its doors for good. “We got engaged in 2018 and we set the wedding da ...

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‘It’s just a flu’: COVID prevention rules are often ignored on Toronto construction sites, workers tell the Star

Posted on 19 February 2021

Construction workers say that many work sites in Toronto deemed essential during the stay-at-home order are rife with COVID-19 rule violations, including people working in confined spaces while not wearing face masks. However, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour and other industry groups see things differently, saying they have been impressed with most employers’ oversight during the pande ...

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Barrick Gold strikes deal to sell idled Lagunas Norte gold mine in Peru

Posted on 19 February 2021

TORONTO - Barrick Gold Corp. says it has struck a deal to sell its idled Lagunas Norte mine in Peru as part of an ongoing drive to off-load non-core assets. The gold mine, which was placed on care and maintenance in 2019 as it neared its end of life, is being sold to Boroo Pte Ltd. of Singapore for up to US$81 million, plus the assumption of Barrick’s closure liability of US$226 ...

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Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Posted on 19 February 2021

TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (18,492.50, up 32.29 points.) Zenabis Global Inc. (TSX:ZENA). Health care. Up 2.5 cents, or 16.13 per cent, to 18 cents on 44.5 million shares. The Supreme Cannabis Co. Inc. (TSX:FIRE). Health care. Down three cents, or 7.89 per cent, to 35 cents on 27.2 million shares. Enbridg ...