Coming soon: Avling Brewery

Photo: Dean Seguin

Photo: Dean Seguin

A new brewery and restaurant will be opening next year in Leslieville. 

According to BlogTO, Avling Brewery is setting up in a former food distribution centre at 1042 Queen St. E. near Pape Ave.

Plans for Avling include not only a brewhouse and restaurant, but also a rooftop garden that will be used to grow ingredients for the kitchen.

Founder Max Meighen told BlogTO that the brewery is currently working on a range of beers, which will include a saison, IPA, lager and a Baltic porter.

Jules Bistro opens Leslieville outpost on Queen East in former address of Edward Levesque

Photo: Dean Seguin

Photo: Dean Seguin

Jules Bistro has taken over the space formerly occupied by longtime brunch stalwart Edward Levesque on Queen East in Leslieville. 

The incoming restaurant is the third outpost of the French bistro which already has popular locations in the Fashion District at Spadina and Richmond, and on Queen St. W near Trinity Bellwoods Park.

The formula at Jules Bistro is French cuisine without the haute. The restaurant is known for its affordability and value whether it's a date night or a small group get-together. 

The bistro also offers prix-fixe menus as well as a la carte classics like magret de canard, salmon tartare, nicoise salad, quiches and crepes. 

The cote de boeuf for two — 24 oz. rib-eye, frites, mixed greens, ratatouille and spiced mayo — and a selection of larger sharing items like rack of lamb make it an easy choice for couples.

Jules Bistro is now open everyday from 5:30 p.m. - late at 1290 Queen St. E. Visit bistro-jules.com for more info.

Succuterra, a shop for succulents and air plants in Toronto's east end

Succuterra, a shop for succulents and air plants in Toronto's east end

Succulents and air plants are the darlings of the botanical world at the moment, and now there's a shop specializing in the trendy greenery on Queen St. E.

Succuterra, which started out as an online venture, has become a full-fledged brick-and-mortar boutique stocking succulents, terrariums, cacti and more stylish, Instagram-ready plants. 

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Five things to check out at The Bump to Baby Show

Five things to check out at The Bump to Baby Show

The Bump to Baby Show, an event devoted entirely to clean family living, is coming to Toronto's east end for the first time on Oct. 21 at The Riverdale Hub

Moms and dads with little kiddos and soon-to-be parents are invited to a fun-filled day for the whole family that introduces small steps and simple solutions to inspire health-conscious living with baby. 

Here are five things you can expect to discover and experience at The Bump to Baby Show:

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