Hotel of the Day: Hotel Ocho

Hotel Ocho owner Louise Choi officially opened the boutique hotel in June 2011. Built 110 years ago in 1902, the hotel’s large four storey heritage building has been a cigar factory and garment warehouse and it took five years of renovation from the city’s top design firms. A first-level lounge, second restaurant, and twelve hotel suites with no big hotel facilities like an indoor pool or gym on its premises. WiFi are available within their suites with flat screen TVs which is an added bonus. The hotel is located in between Chinatown and Queen Street West, Continue reading

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Canadian Boutique Hotel Group ALT Hotels to expand in Toronto,Winnipeg, Montréal and Halifax

With the impending June hotel opening this year of ALT Hotel Toronto Pearson at the Toronto Pearson International Airport, Groupe Germain Hospitality – a luxury boutique hotel family run company based in Quebec continues its expansion into the Canadian cities east and west with its sister brand, ALT Hotels. Currently,ALT Hotels can be found in Quebec City, Montreal’s Quartier Dix30, and at the Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Continue reading

Hotel of the Day: The Nomad Hotel New York

The recently-opened NoMad Hotel recently completed its facelift under the direction of architect and garden designer, Jacques Garcia. Situated within the North of Madison Square Park district in New York, the NoMad Hotel is more sophisticated sibling to Ace hotel, one block away which opened four years ago.  The transformation of the 1903-built Beaux Arts Building has been fully restored pumping vitality into its 133,000 historic square footage. Boasting 168 rooms in five categories – mainly Continue reading

HotelTonight App Expands in Canada

HotelTonight is the only last-minute hotel booking app made for mobile,announced today the availability of its apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android in Canada with notable hotels in Toronto (Cosmopolitan Hotel Toronto and Thompson Toronto) and Vancouver (Moda Hotel Vancouver and Pan Pacific Vancouver)recently expanded its reach to include hotels in Toronto and Vancouver.Both Canadian and visitor can use HotelTonight to book last-minute spontaneous vacations or to save the day when they need a room in Toronto or Vancouver. International currency including Canadian dollars (CAD), euros (EUR) and the British pound (GPB) is now supported for non-US bookers. Canadian travelers can get $25 CAD off their first booking by using the promo code CANADA25. Continue reading

Delta Toronto set to open in 2014

The Delta Toronto is scheduled to open in 2014 part of the South Financial Centre mixed used sustainable development located at the emerging South Financial District. The hotel will feature 566 well appointed guest rooms including 24 extended stay suites that will be equipped with the latest sustainable design including heat recovery ventilation, smart cards to control room lighting and air based on suite occupancy which is very green and sustainable living and a green roofs. Continue reading

Culinary Event of the Year, Hello Toronto Taste!


This year marks the 22nd Annual Toronto Taste for Second Harvest feautures over 60 of Toronto’s Top Chef and 30 outstanding purveyors for the love of food and the most coveted culinary event of the year and support Second Harvest.  Toronto Taste will be held at the Royal Ontario Museum on Sunday May 27th and will hosted by Food Network Canada Bob Blumer and celebrity chef Roger Mooking. For more than two decades, Toronto Taste has raised over $4 million to support Second Harvest’s food rescue program, which takes excess food that would go to waste and delivers it to more than 200 local community organizations. One ticket to Toronto Taste provides 250 meals to Torontonians in need and this year the event aimed to raise funds to provide 700,000 meals for Toronto’s hungry. For 17 years, The Daniel Corporation has been a proud sponsor and presenting sponsor of Toronto Taste. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.torontotaste.ca or call 416.408.2594. For 2012, here are an outstanding culinary line-up featuring flavours for every palate, including: Continue reading

Inspirational Quotes: Steve Job

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary

The full video of Jobs’ commencement remarks is embedded below courtesy of Stanford. After the break follows an excerpt from the speech.