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Gentrification: Why the owners of Pape Avenue’s Milk Mart are retiring

Three owners of a convenience store

Posted: March 25th, 2017
Every day for the last 19 years, Salim “Sam” Hadad, his daughter Mary and his son-in-law Emel were up at 7 a.m. to open Milk Mart Convenience at Pape and Cosburn avenues in Toronto’s Pape Village. Milk Mart serves hundreds of customers daily, all with different needs and wants. Hadad said they’ve been around so long they’re like […]

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Danforth area cafe crawl

Posted: November 4th, 2015
East York residents are starting to appreciate the complexity of high-end quality coffee blends. Typically, Canadians are known for their reputation of consuming cup after cup of Tim Hortons brew. However, the quick convenience of the daily double double is being pushed to the side with the emergence of many artisan cafes throughout the East York community. These cafes provide a quality cup of joe, meticulously brewed specific to the customer’s preferences.