Like it or lump it, the discounted sister branch of Metro – Food Basics – is now open at the base of the new Fuse2 condo building in the Junction.
Initially met with great protest from many of the new condo residents, the announcement that Food Basics would be coming to the Junction Triangle neighbourhood instead of the more expensive option, Metro, is a divisive move that has been causing tension throughout the community.
A petition has begun circulating that has garnered over 300 signatures, in which the people are asking that the Food Basics be changed to a Metro, as they believe they were promised upon purchasing their condos.
You can see some residents praising the decision to keep with the original neighbourhood’s inhabitants, who would prefer a cheaper option for their grocery shopping, while others are not so keen for the less expensive option:
On a much happier and less controversial point, the new Food Basics is selling beer and wine!
Finally! The city of Toronto has announced that Toronto Island Park, including Centre Island, Centreville Theme Park, Ward’s Island and Hanlan’s Point, will reopen to the public on Monday, July 31 2017.
The regular summer ferry schedule will resume on Monday, with the first ferry departing from the mainland for Ward’s Island at 6:30 a.m. and the first ferry departing from the mainland for Centre Island at 8 a.m.City of Toronto recreation programs will also resume on Monday. start today; island visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to avoid ticket kiosk lines.
All beaches on the island will be open with lifeguards on duty, however, portions of some beaches will be in a reduced state. Signs will clearly indicate areas that are closed to the public. Olympic Island remains closed to the public due to high water levels.
Members of the public are reminded that other areas of the city continue to experience flooding impacts and are asked to remain cautious in areas with flooding. People should pay careful attention to all safety information and to updates on flooding conditions along the city’s waterfront areas.
announced today that they will be closing down all its stores. The company said it will close all 379 Teavana locations over the coming year, with the majority closing by Spring 2018, including its 54 locations in Canada.
“The company concluded that despite efforts to reverse the trend through creative merchandising and new store designs, the underperformance was likely to continue,” Starbucks said in a press release. “The approximately 3,300 partners impacted by these closures will receive opportunities to apply for positions at Starbucks stores, as Starbucks remains on track to create 240,000 new jobs globally and 68,000 in the U.S. over the next five years.”
The announcement came as Starbucks said global sales rose four per cent at established locations for the quarter ended July 2.
For the month of August, expect a lot of great things to be happening over at , as they have just released what their new lineup will be for the next month and there is a lot of good and not a whole lot of bad. There are over 60 movies and TV shows being added to the streaming service, including some Netflix originals like Surviving Escobar: Alias JJ and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.
We’ve broken the shows and movies down by release date, but you can also check to see if the movie/tv show has an asterisk beside it. This will indicate that the movie/tv show has received an 80 percent or higher ranking on Rotten Tomatoes, which is the internet’s go-to resource for determining the quality measurement of TV shows and movies.
Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes***
Land Girls, Series 1-3
Maz Jobrani: Immigrant (Netflix Original)
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Ripper Street, Season 5
Rules Don’t Apply
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, Season 2, Part B (Netflix Original, New Episodes Weekly)
Surviving Escobar: Alias JJ, Season 1 (Netflix Original)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Royal House of Windsor, Season 1
Walking with the Enemy
Woman in Gold
Words and Pictures
The Truman Show***
Alan Saldaña: Mi vida de pobre (Netflix Original)
Chelsea, Season 2 (Netflix Original, New Episodes Weekly)
Icarus (Netflix Original)***
Insidious: Chapter 3
Voltron: Legendary Defender, Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Season 1 (Netflix Original)
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Season 7
Ricki and the Flash
Atypical, Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Naked (Netflix Original)
White Gold, Season 1 (Netflix Original)
All These Sleepless Nights
Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo (Netflix Original)
The Sweet Life
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Dinotrux, Season 5 (Netflix Original)
Glitter Force Doki Doki, Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Marvel’s The Defenders, Season 1 (Netflix Original)
The Bye Bye Man
How to Get Away with Murder, Season 3***
Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast (Netflix Original)
The Blacklist, Season 4***
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
School of Rock***
Death Note (Netflix Original)
Disjointed, Part 1 (Netflix Original)
DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge, Season 5 (Netflix Original)
Coming on July 25th, is bringing out some crispy and fresh new items to the menu. If you’re palette is one that appreciates spicier items, then you’ll be excited to learn that McDonald’s is bringing out a guacamole and jalapeño chicken sandwich. This sandwich features guacamole, tomatoes, jalapeños slices, fresh grilled chicken, cheese and fresh lettuce.
The other new offering is more of a classic chicken sandwich, which will include crispy chicken, red onion, sliced tomato, lettuce, mozzarella cheese and a delicious new sauce.
These sandwiches are going to be released on July 25th, and will be around for a limited time after they’re released.
has announced that they will be launching a new app that will allow customers to pre-order food and drinks with the tap of their thumb, only to be picked up later at the physical store.
This new app is going to launch sometime next week, with Wade McCallum, who owns six Tim Hortons in B.C. and Alberta, saying that the beta version will be available by July 27th.
The app is a similar set up to most fast food ones that are currently available, where it features pictures of the menu items so that the customers can easily select and modify what they’d like to order. Another useful addition to the app’s technology is that it will know when the customers are close to their preferred Tim Hortons.
One of Canada’s staples for print and shipping needs will be closing up shop, the company announced earlier this week. FedEx Canada will no longer be operating their Office Print and Ship Centres and will be closing 24 shop across the country, including the head office in Toronto.
In total, there will be 214 employees laid off from this closure.
The company released a statement saying that:
“The decision to discontinue our operations in Canada was difficult as we’ve enjoyed a 32-year relationship with our team members and customers in Canada.”
There are 18 office centre locations in Ontario, five in B.C. and one in Halifax that will be closing their stores.
*Reminder to Redeem* This is a friendly reminder that the one day only redemption date is today, Friday July 21, 2017! Don’t forget to redeem your coupon: Get your FREE Mott’s Fruitsations rolls fruit flavoured snack with the purchase of one Fruit by the Foot fruit flavoured snack (any size).
A series of tightened security measures on air travel to the U.S. could translate to longer wait times at Canadian airports and difficulties with electronics — especially if they aren’t fully charged. Airline passengers travelling from Canada to the United States will face a new battery of enhanced security measures now required by the U.S Department of Homeland Security.
The changes prompted Air Canada and WestJet to issue an advisory to passengers. The travel advisory recommends:
If your flight is scheduled before 10 a.m., you’re asked to arrive at the airport at least three hours early;
If your flight is after 10 a.m., you’re asked to arrive at the airport at least two hours early;
Electronics should be fully charged for possible inspection;
Any device larger than a smartphone should be removed from its protective case or covering for possible inspection;
WestJet advises passengers to arrive at their departure gate at least 45 minutes early.
Similar enhanced screening measures are being implemented for all U.S. bound flights in 105 countries around the world, affecting an estimated 325,000 passengers each day.
This is rather exciting news for those self-professed caffeine addicts who get their coffee fix online, in-store and at local grocery stores as now you can collect at all three locations. That’s right. You heard correctly. Whenever you purchase a Starbucks Ready-to-Drink bottled beverage or select boxes of Starbucks K-Cup packs, you can collect between 2 to 25 stars for your Rewards!
The for this offer will be on Starbucks K-cups (10, 24, and 54 count boxes) and on Ready-To-Drink bottled beverages (single servings only, 4-packs have yet to be inducted into this offer) for Doubleshot Energy Coffee and Frappuccino chilled coffee drink.
To receive the extra stars from these grocery store purchases, the process is rather simple:
first, buy the qualifying products and save the receipts
second, sign-in to your Starbucks Rewards account
and lastly, upload the receipt of your purchase of qualifying product
It will take about three days for the stars to be added to your account once approved, and you will have 60 days from your purchase to upload them into your account.
A Canada-wide recall on several General Mills Canada Corporation products, namely Yoplait Minigo and Liberte yogurt, has been issued due to the potential presence of pieces of plastic. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued the recall on the following products: