In late December, Toronto Life pulled a restaurant review critical of an advertiser from its website, even though the review had already been published in its print edition.
The review of BlueBlood, which awards the restaurant two stars (out of a possible five), is the lead feature in the Food & Drink section of the magazine’s January issue, which also includes a full-page ad for the steakhouse on its inside back cover. The review, which had hit newsstands mid-month, appeared online on December 19 before being pulled within a few days. The url and social media links now redirect to a more enthusiastic preview piece from September, that simply showcased what’s on offer rather than describing the space as “like a steroidal Keg Mansion.”
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