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Toronto’s newest Tim Hortons will offer pour-overs, crème brûlée doughnuts and oat milk

In addition to high-end “dream doughnuts,” such as crème brûlée, maple-bacon and a doughnut glazed with hibiscus, there will be seven different coffee-serving methods, including draft lattes, and the time-consuming pour-over method, prized by connoisseurs for producing a richer-tasting brew. There will also be seven milk options, including non-dairy alternatives like almond, soy and oat milk.

Those new offerings won’t come cheap — while standard Tim Hortons doughnuts go for 89 cents to $1.59, the new ones will set you back $1.99 each.


Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie says 'not now' on retail cannabis

Those hoping for retail cannabis shops to arrive in Mississauga will have to wait a while longer.

The Ford government announced a lottery for 50 new cannabis stores this month, and Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said until Ontario permits municipalities more control over where the stores are located, the city won't allow them.


President of LCBO says systems should be back to normal in 2 to 3 weeks

The president of the LCBO says that ongoing delivery delays across the province are “not an inventory problem” and that systems should be back to normal in two to three weeks.


High rents are driving businesses out of Montreal's neighbourhoods. What can be done?

It's the "wild west" for commercial tenants in places like Mile End, and some are calling for rent controls or other measures to protect those who risk being forced out of business by rent hikes.


Sobeys employee with autism shares his story

Michael Jacques, a Sobeys staff member in Fonthill, Ont., has published a book that focuses on the importance of inclusion and perseverance


Ontario urged to learn from other provinces for beer rules revamp

As the Ontario government prepares to move ahead with its plans to overhaul the province's 92-year-old beer distribution system, experts say it should heed lessons from retail sales systems in other provinces.


Custom Ottawa Monopoly board filled up with local businesses | Ottawa Business Journal

Ottawa businesses have come out in force to fill the familiar streets lining the capital’s first official Monopoly board