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Politics

Joe Pantalone Responds

Last week i wrote a post about the blocking of the opening of Ici Bistro, based on a Toronto Star article which discussed how Joe Pantalone was actively blocking the opening of a restaurant by one of the top chefs in the city, J. P. Challet. […]
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Politics

It’s not just Ossington – Mr Pantalone is against entrepreneurs.

Joe Pantalone’s reach to shut down and curb entrepreneurship extends farther than Ossington. I learned this morning that he’s also put a stop to another entrepreneur, Jennifer Decourte, who is attempting to open ICI bistro at Harbord and Bathurst area. His excuse: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, my grandmother used to say,” is the reason for blocking a liquor license application. […]
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Restaurants

Wine & Cheese at Union Restaurant – A preview

Having heard it was open I needed to check out the new, long awaited, spot on Ossington – Union Restaurant. I sauntered down on this rainy Tuesday before Canada day to check it out. With the paper not even off the windows and a fresh sheen on still on the furniture, the staff were greeting people and offering wine and cheese, and some items off the menu presented as appetizers. […]
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Nightlife

Union Has Opened!

The long anticipated Union Restaurant has now opened along Ossington. After Toronto Life gave him a blog to document his process, he only gave them about 6-7 cryptic posts about the progress of the place. Today I learned from Melissa Davis of YDF in her post documenting her visit last night to the new restaurant. […]