Rouge, a new French-Terre inspired restaurant in downtown Markham, led by a veteran of Canoe, One Restaurant and the Ritz Carlton’s Toca, offers a twist on classic French favourites, like duck confit and foie gras in a fresh and modern setting (162 Enterprise Blvd., 905-5975668).
is Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet the phoenix rising from the ashes of the Sears Canada bankruptcy. This new business, housed in a former Sears and featuring many former Sears suppliers, opens up dozens of new local jobs for ex-Sears employees, and portions of its profits will go to organizations assisting people with developmental disabilities (2900 Steeles Ave. E., 905-597-3639).
Okaïdi is a modern and responsible brand of childrenswear from France. They offer timeless basics in a range of colours and have just opened up in Hillcrest Mall (9350 Yonge St., 905-770-3794).