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City bars paving contractor from bidding on contracts for 3 years

A city of Toronto committee has voted to bar contractor Four Seasons Site Development from bidding on future contracts for three years after officials fired the company because it breached its College Street beautification contract last summer."I think it sends the message ... that if you do business with the city of Toronto and you bid on a contract that you are legally obligated to fulfil the contract to the best of your ability," said Coun. Paul Ainslie, chair of the Government Management...

10 cheap eyewear and sunglasses stores in Toronto

Cheap eyewear and sunglasses in Toronto don't necessarily mean skimping on quality - though, as with anything involving your eyes, you want to exercise some caution. Still, there's often a good deal of markup at play in the optical world (especially where mass-produced Luxottica frames are involved) - and if you know where to go, you might be able to get good service and a cute, well-made pair of specs at a discount.Here's a round-up of where to buy cheap eyewear and sunglasses in Toronto.See...

‘A promising market’: International boutique eyewear companies see growth potential in Canada

TORONTO — Boutique eyewear retailers from around the world have set their sights on Canada as a hotbed for growth, hoping to capitalize on the country’s aging population and what they say is its taste for haute couture.Several companies including Hong Kong’s Mujosh, U.S.-based Warby Parker and Bailey Nelson of Australia have plans to open dozens of new stores over the next few years.“Canadian people focus more and more on fashion trends, which makes Canada a promising market for us,” said...