By CAROL SPODE
Jazz Bistro makes our list of the best jazz clubs in Toronto (Photo: George Pimentel)
To lovers of jazz and blues, Toronto is particularly rich terrain. It’s even possible to visit one or more jazz clubs in Toronto every single day of the week. There are several rooms that feature live jazz every evening, along with top-notch bars known for showcasing local talent and at least two dinner-jazz hotspots—think the legendary Ronnie Scott’s in London—that focus on international acts. From a local lover of live music, Where.ca offers this list of Toronto’s best jazz and blues destinations.
By ANA TAVEIRA
Toronto winter pubs: the cozy digs at The Oxley
The weather in the city is starting to get chilly, which means the locals give themselves permission to move the party from the patio to the pub. But which one to go to? Toronto is full of pubs, so we’ve sought out the best ones for the cold season—places where you’ll receive hearty food, hoppy ales and a warm local welcome.
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By ANA TAVEIRA
Toronto bars have been leading a cocktail renaissance over the past few years. Eclectic new takes on classic tipples have become the cornerstone menus throughout the city, and the number of Toronto cocktail bars has exploded. Local mixologists no longer hide the booze in sugary mixers, but rather showcase the distinctive flavours of the world’s finest whiskies, bourbons, gins and vodkas. As the trend continues, many bars are getting even more experimental with their cocktails, employing elements of molecular gastronomy or making their own bitters. But be warned: with the cocktail fad in full swing, not every watering hole can produce a truly delectable concoction. To help visitors avoid the duds, we present our guide the 10 best Toronto cocktail bars.
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