Central/Eastern Canada: ON/QC/Maritimes

Retail renaissance in full swing for Windsor's Dorwin Plaza | CBC News

The derelict plaza was first built on Dougall Avenue in 1957. It was the first suburban shopping centre of its kind for the city and now is finally undergoing a huge overhaul with new tenants.

cbc.ca

Chic & Sophisticated Colette Grand Café Opens Its Doors Today at Holt Renfrew in Montreal

The restaurant comes from an ongoing project between the retailer and the Toronto-based Chase Hospitality Group, a restaurant, catering, and events company that has expanded itself significantly since it was founded in 2012. Colette in Montreal is certainly no exception, as a Colette Grand Café was opened earlier in Toronto’s own Holt Renfrew, with other outposts planned for Vancouver and Edmonton.

montreal.eater.com

Hamilton independent bookstore Bryan Prince Bookseller closing after 29 years | CBC News

Bryan Prince Bookseller, a community fixture since 1989, will be closing its doors on Thursday.

cbc.ca

Laurier unveils reno plans in Brantford ON

Plans for the redesign of Market Square, once a downtown shopping mall, into a building that could potentially serve 8,000 university students were unveiled on Monday by administrators at Laurier Brantford.

Development of Market Square, purchased by the university from the city in 2014, has the potential to double Laurier's footprint in Brantford.

brantfordexpositor.ca

Watch your bill: Ontario restaurants boosting menu prices over minimum wage hike

Data shows Ontario was the ‘only province that experienced a significant increase’ in restaurant price inflation

business.financialpost.com