YOGAthletix moving into new Corktown studio on King East

  Photo:  Yogathletix

Photo: Yogathletix


New address, new schedule, new classes and new equipment — it's a fresh start for YOGAthletix

An east end staple since 2012, the boutique yoga and fitness studio is moving into a new location on King East in Corktown. 

Opening March 1, the studio space will offer different styles of yoga and and high-energy interval fitness programs including BarreFit.


YOGAthletix will have two new program additions which include a fast-paced, high intensity (HIIT) conditioning circuit program called GETnRIP’D and a therapeutic recovery class using foam rolling and deep stretching techniques called Roll & Relax.

The studio is on the ground floor of 573 King St. E, just west of River St. where King and Queen intersect. Bonus is that the space is in the same building as Impact Kitchen so grabbing a healthy post-workout bite will be convenient. 

All classes are free from March 1-4 so drop in and get ready to sweat and smile with them.

YOGAthletix is also hosting an open house on April 7 from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. for an afternoon of snacks, beverages, demo classes, contests and prizes including a 1-year membership (valued at over $2,000). 

To book a class or learn more, visit

Lil' Baci closes in Leslieville to make way for new pasta bar

  Photo:  Lil Baci

Photo: Lil Baci

One of Leslieville's most beloved Italian eateries has shut down after more than a decade in business. 

Lil' Baci closed Feb. 18 as its ownership transforms the space and ushers in a new concept. 

"We've been in business 10 years and have had such a great run," said owner Mark Bacci in a Facebook post. "We're still just as busy to be honest, but ... the cost of doing business is crushing margins, hence we've decided to change concepts."

Bacci says Ontario's minimum wage hike has resulted in suppliers raising their prices, in turn forcing restaurants to raise costs on their menus. 

"This bothered us a lot, as we didn't want to push the cost onto the customer and we recognized we were moving away from our core business of value.

"Our new concept will reflect more our business philosphy, which centres around value."

The space will reopen as Frankies by Lil Baci.

"I promise all of you, you won't be disappointed, and we believe we'll be seeing a lot more of you," Bacci wrote. "It's trying times for small businesses in the city for sure, but it also forces business owners to get creative, to rethink the status quo, which is a big part of what we've done.

"Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years and we look forward to the next 10."