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It’s our LAST INDOOR LESLIEVILLE FLEA of the season and vendors are making room for Leslieville Flea summer markets starting the third weekend in June. Visit us at the Fermenting cellar (28 Distillery lane) on Easter Sunday, April 20th and save up to 20% on select items from participating vendors at our END OF SEASON SALE. Get ready for spring with Savings on salvaged and upcycled goods, mid century furniture, antiques, vintage housewares, vintage clothing, collectibles, jewellery and select artisan items. Phone: 647-405-7923 Read More »

Japanese Cuisine Cabbagetown: Two Izakaya Restaurants You Must Try

Zakkushi Izakaya As the latest izakaya restaurant to venture  from Vancouver to Toronto, Zakkushi finds a warm welcome in Cabbagetown.  Although there has been an increase in Japanese pub-style restaurants in the neighbourhood since 2008, Zakkushi’s extensive and semi-exotic menu earns them a notable place on Carlton.  With meals prepared over authentic Japanese white charcoal, all dishes served are full-flavoured and aromatic. Thankfully, after quite some time without one, Zukkushi has recently attained their liquor license and offers guests a variety of unique alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Due to the dining capacity of the restaurant (only twenty-or-so tables), there is ... Read More »

Cabbagetown Highlights: Introducing Café Olya

Café Olya It looks as though Cabbagetown has a trendy new addition.  Earlier this month, Café Olya moved shop from Newmarket on to Parliament Street, just south of Wellesley.  Residents of the neighbourhood are ecstatic to welcome this cozy café to the community. Café Olya’s “Strong Coffee and Delicate Pastries” are unparalleled.  As a micro-bakery, owners Mike Tasso and Olyana Zhuke truly prove their might in the kitchen as they unveil new-baked goods weekly.  Using ingredients from Riverdale Farm and Evergreen Brick Works, the café likes to keep things local and home-made.  Something to appreciate: fresh batches are made daily ... Read More »

New Business: Cafune

Yay for Cafune! When I first heard about this place opening, I didn’t know much about Brazilian coffee (yes, I’m not a foodie) but when I spoke with the owner and tried out the coffee at Cafune, I understand now! They have only been open for two weeks and already they are packed.  It’s a quiet little place on Carlton between Ontario and Bleeker where you can find free wifi and brazilian music, though they are festive right now, and meet with friends and enjoy cups of Java. 194A Carlton Street Toronto, ON M5A 2K9 (647) 748-7884 They have ... Read More »

New Business: Cabbagetown Brew

Seems like Cabbagetown is exploding with new business ventures these days.  There have been couple of great openings in the past month and Cabbagetown Brew is the latest in the saga. Cabbagetown Brew 552 Parliament Street Toronto, ON M4X 1P6 (416) 353-5551 Hours: Mon-Fri 7 am – 7 pm Sat-Sun 9 am – 5 pm The place is hip and cool, the staff is friendly and the menu looks good.  They have the regular fixings of a cafe including patisseries and java along with ice cream.  I thought it’s a clever combination to have ice cream in a coffee shop and think ... Read More »

Review: Stout Irish Pub

I’ve been meaning to write this blog for a long time!  Actually, if I think about it, it’s been two years since Stout has opened and I’ve been a regular there since.  I have couple of reasons to be in love with Stout and I will list them below: They have done an amazing job with the decor of the place.  It doesn’t look like a pub; well it does if you’re at the bar, but it’s a refined pub! The food is amazing!  My favorite on the menu is the spicy chicken sandwich with house fries and a side of aioli. ... Read More »

New Regent Park Restaurant

Paintbox Bistro is one of the newest additions to the community hub, located at the corner of Dundas East and Sackville. The restaurant aims on serving high-end cuisine, in addition to providing event catering services, and training facilities. The food is described as, “innovative, reasonably priced, and bearing the culinary stamp of its chef, formerly of the Rosebud.” Ultimately, the restaurant was designed with the community in mind, making a notable debut to the newly revitalized neighbourhood. [Source] Read More »

New Trendy & Hip Eyewear Shop In Cabbagetown

Face Furniture Optical has only been open for a month, but this new Cabbagetown eyewear shop is already getting a lot of buzz. It is the only eyewear shop in the area that carries high-end contemporary and vintage frames. With many one-of-a-kind pieces to choose from and with prices ranging from $185 to $1,000, there’s definitely a little something for everybody! [Source] Read More »

Cabbagetown Farmers Market

Here’s an email from the Don Vale Cabbagetown Residents Association that I’d like to share with you all. Let’s all do our part in keeping the ol’ farmers market alive! The farm is open until 7:00pm on Tuesdays. ______________________________________________________________ Dear DVCRA Members, We are happy to announce that the farmers are back at the market with all sorts of wonderful produce, including beets, beans, late strawberries, kale, sugar snap peas and much much more. As you know farmers markets are increasing in popularity, with new markets popping up all over Toronto and this means there is a much greater demand ... Read More »

What’s happening this week

This is through the eyes of the Cabbagetown BIA.  I’ve taken their post and published it for your information Soup’s Sale Every Christmas, Soup (603 ½ Parliament, just south of Wellesley) stages a special sale with intriguing items by artists and artisans. The 2012 edition is happening this weekend. It’s a great time to buy handmade greeting cards, knitware, jewelry, ornaments, pet portraits, handmade chocolate, children’s books and toys and lots more. Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm. Holiday Sale This weekend, Gerri Orwin (ceramics), Irina Rapaport (jewelry) and Lousje & Bean (designer clothing) are joining together for ... Read More »