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$129-$159 -- Downtown Toronto Hotel w/Wi-Fi & Parking

$129-$159 -- Downtown Toronto Hotel w/Wi-Fi & Parking By Jaclyn Collins Along Toronto's bustling downtown harbourfront, the CAA 4-Diamond Westin Harbour Castle has dropped rates on select weekend nights on a package that includes Wi-Fi and parking -- a savings of 40% on regular prices for this package.
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Right turn restriction on Victoria Park Avenue to remain: council

Ban sparks difference of opinion between Beach and Scarborough councillors Beach Mirror  By David Nickle Cars driving south on Victoria Park Avenue during the morning rush hour will still have to veer eastward rather than drive into the Beach’s Bracken Avenue, Toronto Council has decided. The May 7 vote overturns a recommendation from the city’s public works and infrastructure committee, to end the right-turn prohibition that has been in place for more than two decades. The right-turn prohibition means cars heading down the narrow, southern portion of Victoria Park are forced to veer sharply to the left rather than turn right onto the residential street. The prohibition was brought in by former Toronto Councillor Tom Jakobek, prior to amalgamation — a move that followed a number of other left turn prohibitions along Kingston Road to the north, in Scarborough. Because Victoria Park marks the border between the old Scarborough and the old Toronto, the issue has been impossible to deal with locally — and Scarborough Southwest Councillor Gary Crawford urged his colleagues to stick with the works committee recommendation. “From my perspective (the current situation) is absolutely not fair, and incredibly unsafe for the residents on the street,” said Crawford. “A lot of the residents have an incredible time even trying to get out of their driveways in the morning.”He asked council to go ahead and rescind the right-turn prohibition, then study the results of the move in 2015. However, Beaches-East York Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon said there was no good

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Winning name for new waterfront street announced

And the winner is.....Merchants' Wharf! Merchant's Wharf will be the new waterfront street name in East Bayfront. The winning name – which commemorates an old shipping wharf located at the foot of Lower Sherbourne Street – received the most votes during the ‘Help Name a Waterfront Street’ online contest. The name was submitted by Daniel Thomson. For full voting results visit:
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Leslieville entrepreneurs hope storm brewing over Ontario’s beer laws

By Joanna Lavoie  Beach Mirror Left Field Brewery can sell to LCBO, Beer Store and licensed establishments - but not to festivals Left Field Brewery, which is set to open its brewery in a 100-year-old former brick factory near Greenwood Avenue and Gerrard Street East early next year, won’t be serving beer at festivals in Toronto this summer. The baseball-themed craft brewery, owned by Leslieville residents Mark and Mandie Murphy, currently brews its beers at Grand River Brewing in Cambridge, Ontario and Barley Days Brewery in Picton, Ontario. Considered by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) as a “contract brewer”, Left Field Brewery learned May 2 that it won’t be permitted to sell its beer to Special Occasion Permit (SOP) holders including beer festival organizers. Technically, contract brewers, like Left Field Brewery, are only allowed to sell to the LCBO, The Beer Store, and licensed bars and restaurants. Despite this usually-not-enforced law, contract brewers have been selling their products in SOP festivals and events for years as this law is rarely enforced. “Despite the fact that our beer is brewed at licensed breweries, has been lab tested by the LCBO and is consumed safely at over 60 bars and restaurants every day, we’ve learned that the AGCO deems the activity of us selling directly to SOP permit holders, including beer festival organizers, as illegal,” Left Field Brewery said in a May 2 release. “That’s right, a brewery who is licensed to sell beer in Ontario cannot sell beer

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