An offshoot of 15-year-old Studio M, Unified Content will offer a range of production and post services to agency partners in Toronto.Read More
The Ceili Cottage has shucked its last oyster after 10 years in Leslieville.
A beloved local and staple of Queen East, owner Patrick McMurray announced the news on social media that the Irish pub will close on Oct. 27.Read More
The Unplugged Woodshop is moving to a new east end location.
The hand tool-focused woodworking school, which has been operating near Dundas and Carlaw for nearly three years, is making its home in the heart of the rapidly changing Gerrard and Jones neighbourhood.
The new space will offer 1,100 sq. ft on the main floor with an additional 350 sq. feet downstairs.
Classes start in mid-October. Check out theunpluggedwoodshop.com for more.
Farm Boy is set to open a second location at Leslie and Lakeshore in Toronto’s east end.
The supermarket will enter the fray at an already busy intersection for groceries with its farm-fresh produce and organic, natural and locally sourced foods.
The 20,038 sq. ft. location will employ 130 and offer a wide variety of products including butcher-quality meats, artisan cheese, fresh dairy and chef-inspired meals.
The store will also offer a fast-casual restaurant experience including made-to-order pizzas and fresh sushi. The store will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner with daily features such as grilled paninis, seared Farm Boy sausages and gourmet grilled cheese. Shoppers can take the meals home or dine in the store’s eating area, which will be WiFi enabled.
“Offering healthy, fresh, wholesome foods and friendly service has been the heart and soul of our business since 1981,” Jeff York, Farm Boy co-CEO, said in a statement.
“After opening locations in Etobicoke and Hamilton we’ve received many requests from residents in the Toronto area asking us to open a Farm Boy in their neighbourhood. We’re excited to share the news today with the Leslie and Lake Shore community and we promise to work hard to earn their business.”
Farm Boy opened its first Toronto store in Etobicoke last March. The supermarket chain currently operates 27 locations in Ontario.
Farm Boy will be located at 1015 Lake Shore Blvd. E. Visit farmboy.ca for more information.
Coffee and Clothing is a new shop on Toronto’s east side for, well, just that — coffee and clothes.
With a straight-to-the-point name that leaves no room for interpretation, the space recently popped up on the short stretch of Pape north of Gerrard.
The coffee bar serves up the spectrum from drip to espresso drinks, pour overs to cold brew. A loyalty program gets you a bag of beans after 10 coffees. There are also a selection of salads and bowls, plus baked goods.
The selection of men’s and women’s clothing is small but very well curated with lines such as Vince, Gap and some old school Jays gear.
There’s also a housewares selection, made up mostly of vintage ceramics including mugs and dishes, plus textiles and throws.
The store has an expansive back patio — you’d never expect from the street — that’s larger than the shop space itself.
Coffee and Clothing is now open at 348 Pape Ave. or check them out online.
Located in Leslieville, Funspree has everything you need to get outside. The best part is that you don’t have to buy stuff to plan your next outdoorsy getaway, only to stash it in a closet and hardly ever use it again. You can borrow it.Read More
Earlier this year, David Kennedy garnered local attention appealing to the community for proposals to convert the Queen East landmark into something special. He found his match in the idea of building a community gathering place through Tertulia, a coffee shop with the ambition to become a local destination.Read More
The city has been swirling with celeb sightings over the past week with the Toronto International Film Festival underway.
But none other than Ryan Gosling paid a special visit to the east end today.Read More
Ahead of the Sept. 16 market at Ashbridge Estate, we've checked in with Renee Dykeman, who sells vintage clothing under of the banner, Luxe and Loot Vintage. She curates and carries 1960s-1990s vintage housewares and knick knacks, all of which have an eclectic flare and bright, punchy colours.Read More
One of Leslieville’s original hair salons has up and moved into new digs.
Owner Kristin Rankin, and the rest of the team at Fuss Hair Studio, have closed up shop on Queen East and hiked north two blocks for a change of pace.
“Although Queen East has been our home for a successful 10 years, we are looking forward to spending the next 10 in the up-and-coming Leslieville neighbourhood located on Gerrard East,” states a note on the salon’s website.
The salon is now reopen at 1022 Gerrard St. E. Visit fusshairstudio.com for more info.
It's that time of the year once again. Going strong for 12 years, Leslieville Wanderlust is the neighbourhood's marquee showcase, and it's back on Sept. 29 with an event that will open up the doors of local businesses.Read More