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Ritz Carlton, Toronto, 5 Diamond, travel, accommodations, hotel

Toronto Ritz-Carlton ‘over the moon’ after scoring 5-diamond rating

The Ritz-Carlton opened on February 16, 2011 and won over patrons immediately with its sense of place, charm, hospitality and tasteful luxury. It earns the highest honour from the CAA, making it Toronto's first five-diamond hot...


L’Abattoir in Vancouver a true sensation

Before En Route named it the Best New Restaurant in Canada,'s Adrian Brijbassi, a judge for the World's 50 Best Restaurants, spotlighted L'Abattoir as deserving of great accolades. Read why.

jelly doughnuts, le bremner, food, montreal

The Great Canadian Dessert Search, Edition No. 1: Jelly Doughnuts at Le Bremner

These are Timbits on steroids — and after a serious retool in a masterful kitchen. Whether it’s the chocolate, lemon or fruity jam flavour, the Le Bremner doughnuts satisfy your craving for sweets and do it in a way that’...

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Sausages go gourmet at WVRST in Toronto

Inventive WVRST has impressed more than one judge for the World's 50 Best Restaurants since opening on King Street in May, Correspondent Adrian Brijbassi writes.

Christopher Cho Ensemble

Ensemble in Vancouver wins high praise

On the night of the Vancouver riots, while everyone else in the city was consumed with what might catch fire, the staff at the city’s most talked about new restaurant were worried about what might float away, writes Adrian Br...

David Occhipinti at Jazz Room at Huether Hotel

Huether Hotel is a treasure in Waterloo

Historic venue in famed university town is one of Ontario's most fun and eclectic spots for a night out, writes Adrian Brijbassi.

Where Kitchener’s Oktoberfest joy never ends

Courtesy of Adrian Brijbassi. Thousands gather each fall in this city formerly called Berlin for the largest Oktoberfest celebration outside of Munich.

Jessica Eussen with her father Remy and QCL Fishing Guide holds the Chinock Salmon she just caught.  (Photo by "Shooter" Duane Forester/QCL)

Queen Charlotte Lodge Reels Them In

The Haida are a matriarchal society, so it seems fitting that women who journey to fish these waters would outperform the men.


Grandma Lambe’s Apple Pies are Calling You

Story by Adrian Brijbassi MEAFORD, ONTARIO — Grace Lambe made her first pie for sale 26 years ago because she had peaches that were going bad.


Sir John A. Macdonald Walks On in Kingston

Story by Adrian Brijbassi KINGSTON, ONT. — Arthur Milnes’ hero is a long-dead tavern owner with a drinking problem, penchant for business dealings that end in scandal and a wicked wit. He’s also the father of our nation. ...

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March Break revelry at Blue Mountain