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Leslieville Beer Fest 2018

Who doesn’t love a block party?! This weekend we’re looking forward to the Leslieville Beer Fest!

Leslieville beer fest view on Dundas Street East from Carlaw Avenue looking west toward Logan Avenue

Leslieville Beer Fest Details

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 1 – 8 P.M.

Dundas Street East between Logan Ave to Carlaw Ave

Over 18 Breweries & 14 Vendors

$25 gets you past the gate, a commemorative mug, and three sample tokens

Tickets can be purchased here: Leslieville Beer Fest



photo: blogto

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South Relief Line – environmental project report

The Environmental Project Report (EPR) for the South Relief Line has been completed. The Notice of Completion can be viewed here: South Relief Line Environmental Project Report

Leslieville Streetcar Yard Queen Street East South Relief Line

The EPR will be available for review until September 13, 2018 on the project website and at multiple public locations, listed below. The Notice of Completion provides further details regarding this review period and the process for submitting comments.

City Hall Library
100 Queen Street West, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M5H 2N3
Tel: 416-393-7650
Monday to Friday
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Toronto Transit Commission
5160 Yonge Street, 6th Floor
Toronto, ON M2N 6L9
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Central Region Office– Toronto District Offic
Place Nouveau, 8th Floor
5775 Yonge Street
North York, ON M2M 4J1Tel: 416-326-6700
Toll-free: 1-800-810-8048
Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch
135 St. Clair Ave West,
1st Floor
Toronto, ON M4V 1P4
Tel: 416-314-8001
Toll-free: 1-800-461-6290
Mon. to Fri. 8:30 am
to 5:00 pm
Toronto Public Library – Jones
118 Jones Avenue
Toronto, ON M4M 2Z9Tel: 416 393-7715
Mon. 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tues. 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Wed. 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Thurs. 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Fri. 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sun. Closed
Toronto Public Library – Queen/Saulter
765 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 1H3
Tel: 416 393-7723
Mon. Closed
Tues. 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Wed. 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thurs. 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Fri. 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat. 9:00 am to 5:00pm
Sun. Closed
Toronto Public Library – Pape/Danforth
701 Pape Avenue
Toronto, ON M4K 3S6
Tel: 416 393-7727
Mon. to Fri. 9:00 am
to 8:30pm
Sat. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sun. 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Metrolinx Head Office
97 Front Street, 2nd Floor Reception
Toronto, ON M5J 1E6
Tel: 416-874-5900
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm





















Interested persons are encouraged to review this document and provide comments by September 13, 2018 to:

Paul Martin, Senior Public Consultation Co-ordinator
City of Toronto
100 Queen St. West,
20th Floor, East Tower
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Tel: 416-338-1065 or

There are circumstances where the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has authority to require further consideration of the transit project or to impose conditions on it. These include if the Minister is of the opinion that:

  • The transit project may have a negative impact on a matter of provincial importance that relates to the natural environment or has cultural heritage value or interest; or

  • The transit project may have a negative impact on a constitutionally protected Aboriginal or treaty right.

Before exercising the authority referred to above, the Minister is required to consider any written objections to the transit project received within 30 days after the Notice of Completion of the EPR is first published.

If you have discussed your issues with the City of Toronto, TTC and Metrolinx and you object to this transit project you can provide a written submission to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks no later than September 13, 2018, to the address provided below.

All submissions must clearly indicate that an objection is being submitted and describe any negative impacts to matters of provincial importance (natural/cultural environment) or Aboriginal rights. Objections must be received within 30 days after the Notice of Completion of the EPR is first published.

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks – Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch – Attention:

Cindy Batista, Special Project Officer
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M4V 1P4
Tel: 416-314-7225
Toll-free: 1-800-461-6290

If not already provided, a copy of the objection will be forwarded to the proponent by the Ministry.

All personal information included in a submission – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, maintained and disclosed by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) for the purpose of transparency and consultation. The information is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act or is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public as described in section 37 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Personal information you submit will become part of a public record that is available to the general public unless you request that your personal information remain confidential. For more information, please contact the City of Toronto or the MECP Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator at 416-212-8912.



relief line south

photo: Ford Thurston

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Call For Local Toronto Artists – Downtown Automotive Group

Call for local Toronto artists interested in being featured in the Riverside Square development.

Call for local Toronto artists. DAG Auto Complex

Downtown Automotive Group (DAG) is looking for local artists to showcase art on the walls of their new 7-brand AutoCampus, located in the Riverside Square development. To find the perfect matches DAG is announcing an Art Contest. Read on for further information! The deadline for submissions is October 31st, 2018.


Find 7 local Toronto artists to showcase their art on the walls of the new Downtown Automotive Group facility (AutoCampus).


Comprised of 7 individual automotive brands under one roof located at Queen Street East and East Don Roadway. The Downtown Automotive Group, in partnership with Streetcar Developments, is creating a first-of-its-kind automotive retail environment. With the Infiniti, Nissan, Hyundai, Genesis, Ford, Lincoln, and Toyota brands all being represented in the new complex, consumers will have a seamless and elevated experience whether purchasing a new or pre-owned vehicle.


The AutoCampus is currently under construction and is scheduled to be completed in Spring of 2019. Upon completion, DAG will be hosting a grand opening party at which point the chosen 7 local Toronto artists will be recognized.


Contestants must submit one 24×36 painting that best illustrates their style of work. DAG is looking for a variety of styles that include but are not limited to Abstract, Graffiti, Realism and Modernism. An artist introduction, brief explanation as to what inspired the piece of art and social media link is strongly encouraged. The deadline for submissions is October 31st, 2018. Only those selected will be contacted, but thank you to all for entering.


Each chosen artist will have the opportunity to showcase 7 paintings for one year in addition to being recognized at our large scale grand opening party. Every painting will be accompanied by a contact card with YOUR name on it for interested buyers.


Submissions are to be in form of high resolution photograph and sent to Nikki McCoy at

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Leslieville Night Market

The Leslieville Night Market is Saturday, July 28, 2018. From 5 P.M. – 10 P.M. take in the sights, sounds, delights, and tastes of Leslieville in Jonathan Ashbridge Park!

Leslieville Night Market

Here’s more info from the Leslieville Night Market Facebook event page & Leslieville Market site:



Pay What You Can – Proceeds go to supporting The Leslieville Farmers’ Market.


Ascari Enoteca, Peranakan Plates, Island Oysters, Bespoke Butchers, 6ix Triangles, Holy Husk, House of Empanadas, Eastbound Brewery, and more!

+ Laksa and Gado Gado – Peranakan Plates
+ Chickpea Pasta with zucchini, chard, and shiitake mushrooms from Kendal Hills Game Farm (VEGAN) – Moondog Organics
+ Fish tacos – Hooked on the Danforth
+ Garlic and hot italian sausages, made from heritage breed, pasture raised pork – Bespoke Butchers
+ Chicken sausages with sautéed mushrooms and relishes from 578 Bethel Road , Haystrom Farm – Kendal Hills Game Farm
+ Marinated chicken heart skewers with shiitake mushrooms – Kendal Hills Game Farm
+ Roasted corn with chipotle mayo, applewood smoked cheddar and paprika; cob smothered in homemade pesto sauce & parmesan – Holy Husk
+ more!


The Oregano Percussion Band
Watch Alejandro Céspedes and Michelle Colton play a huge variety of instruments as this percussion duo serenades the Night Market with Caribbean, Latin and Pop.

Sugar Brown
Stylish blues man Sugar Brown will be bringing his guitar chops and his unique, crunchy style of Blues. He may be channeling Van Morrison.

T. Dot Bangerz Brass (yes, they’re back!!!)
Back by popular demand, the infamous Toronto hip-hop brass troop will be bringing in the night. This is a performance you don’t want to miss.

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M’eat is Leslieville’s new restaurant and butcher shop

Meet, M’eat! M’eat is Leslieville’s (Riverside’s) new combination restaurant and butcher shop. Residing at 806 Queen Street East, it’s nestled in perfectly among a couple other food gems – Tabule and Bonjour Brioche!

M'eat Leslieville butcher shop and restaurant

Here’s what Toronto Life had to say:


The food

Cameron Nelson moved to Toronto from rural Alberta 20 years ago. While he’s mostly adjusted, the farm boy felt the city was missing a place for great steak in an unpretentious atmosphere. He’s bringing in one animal at a time from a farm in Gowanstown (where each cow has two acres of land and a diet of grass and fruit rinds from the Sun-Kissed factory) and breaking them down in-house.


Lunchtime at M’eat

Lunchtime sees a simple menu of sandwiches, burgers and steak frites that come in a variety of cuts. As Nelson is only working with one cow at a time, cuts will depend on availability. The dinner menu (which is surprisingly vegetarian friendly) also features an oyster-less raw bar that includes three versions of raw beef plates from around the world: a tataki, a carpaccio and a tartare. The exact preparation of each will change regularly, dictated by what’s in season.


The drinks

Since Nelson will be doing a lot of meal prep behind the bar, he wanted a concise menu of easy-to-pour drinks that he could make in between primping plates. This translates to beer, wine and whisky. The beers are all hyper-local (Godspeed, Muddy York) and the whiskeys partly local (Gooderham & Worts, Crown Royal and Bowmore), while the wines are international, most of them Old World options.


The space

Cameron’s built a few fences in his day, so he took on the bulk of this three-week whirlwind reno. They transformed a moody Japanese bistro into a room with a farmhouse feel by using a ton of barnboard, a few antique tables and a pastoral wallpaper scene. They’re working on a grab-and-go section that will include stocks, demi glace and oven-ready stews and lasagnas. A few Canadian products from small-scale producers (maple syrup, finishing salts, preserves) are also for sale.


M'eat Leslieville tempura battered beans
Tempura-battered green beans served with calamansi ponzu. $10.
M'eat Leslieville cauliflower dish
This cauliflower dish features the cruciferous veggie prepared four different ways: charred, pickled, braised in red wine and raw. It’s dressed with some smoked peach tahini. $14.
M'eat Leslieville corn and shallots
This corn is topped with an herb-olive oil and then rolled in deep-fried shallots and crispy vermicelli. $7.
M'eat Leslieville steak tartare
This hanger steak tartare is made with horseradish Dijon, fried capers and quail yolk. $20.
M'eat Leslieville tataki
This tataki is a rib-eye cut drowned in yuzu ponzu. $20.
M'eat Leslieville tomahwak steak
This tomahawk steak was lightly smoked before hitting the grill, then rested until medium rare. Nelson refuses to cook beef well at M’eat. If well-done your jam, he’ll ask you to order some brisket instead. $70.
M'eat Leslieville menu items
Nelson and the featured tomahawk.
M'eat Leslieville butcher cooler
Shortly after visiting the farm, Cameron committed to buying all 52 of the cattle. The cows are a mix of Black Angus and Black Simmental. Because they’re fed very little corn, the meat is leaner and more flavourful.
M'eat Leslieville butcher block black board menu
The butcher block menu displays the day’s cuts.
M'eat Leslieville menu
There are two menus of hearty sides. One is fully vegan (it’s cheekily titled “Cow’s Trough”). The other menu of sides includes milk and cheese products.



M'eat Leslieville butcher shop and dining area
M'eat Leslieville dining space
M'eat Leslieville hidden back patio
M’eat also has a hidden 24-seat patio out back with an herb garden.
M'eat Leslieville owners
Owners, Cameron Nelson and Danielle Brown

source: toronto life
lead photo: Thurston Olsen Team 

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