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Lydia Hrycko

Lydia Hrycko

Contributor, Canada

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The 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world

The 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world

It’s been a rough few years for the world at large – but in many ways, a fantastic one for neighbourhoods. Although we haven’t been able to travel the world as freely as we once did, billions of us have been spending more time than ever closer to home. And in many of the world’s greatest cities, the result has been a full-blown neighbourhood renaissance. It’s true that much-loved local shops, restaurants, bars and creative spaces have, sadly, shuttered for good. But there’s also been a whole wave of new businesses opening, driven not just by increased footfall outside city centres, but also by the ‘great resignation’. City-dwellers have quit their corporate jobs to finally follow their joy, whether it’s opening that corner café or much-needed local LGBTQ+ bar, or just spending more time living slowly and spending more time (and money) in their local area. At the same time, local officials the world over have been re-establishing their neighbourhoods as places for people. In some cases that’s meant overhauling street space: less driving, more walking, cycling and hanging out. In others, it’s meant tackling problems like overtourism, inequality and air pollution. All of this has led to districts looking very different than they did just a few years ago – and becoming better places for locals and travellers alike. RECOMMENDED: The 33 coolest streets in the world Every year, we canvas thousands of city-dwellers around the world in our Time Out Index survey. As always, this year

The best restaurants in Canada

The best restaurants in Canada

While undeniably one of life’s hardest questions, choosing the best restaurants in Canada, to us, was highlighting the spots that are a pleasing balance of unforgettable culinary moments, comfortable atmosphere, and impeccable service. More than just fine dining, this year’s list is a mix of the most well-loved spots from coast to coast—from longstanding landmarks that consistently serve up iconic regional dishes to snug neighbourhood gems treasured by locals and new on-the-scene innovators elevating the profile of Canadian cuisine. Peruse our list of the 20 best restaurants in Canada in 2022 and see why these mouth-watering picks are Canadian foodie staples. RECOMMENDED: The best things to do in Canada

The best Italian restaurants in Toronto

The best Italian restaurants in Toronto

Canada’s largest city has no shortage of great restaurants, but few types of cuisine can compete with the love affair the city has with Italian food and the impressive assortment of eateries that celebrate the diversity of flavours and dishes originating from the boot of Europe. Take a stroll through any neighbourhood from The Beaches to High Park and you’ll find a trendy spot serving up classic dishes like whole branzino or eggplant parmigiana to steaming slices of ‘za done in any style, from Sicilian to Neapolitan. From the world’s top-rated Italian restaurant to humble American-Italian hole in the walls slinging out steaming plates of high-piled pasta to an in-the-know supper club that will transport you to Puglia, these are the best Italian restaurants in Toronto to have on your radar in 2022. Buon appetito! RECOMMENDED: The best brunch restaurants in Toronto

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