Su­per pop­u­lar lifestyle brand lands in the 905

Thorn­hill and Rich­mond Hill get a Min­iso, eggette waf­fles, and a new lo­cal pub

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The Chi­nese lifestyle brand and ev­ery­thing store has landed in Canada, and its first GTA Min­iso lo­ca­tion has just opened a 2,600-square-foot out­post at Hill­crest Mall. The wildly pop­u­lar store takes its cue from Ja­pa­nese re­tailer Muji’s clean, modern de­signs but with a price point that’s friend­lier to dol­lar store shop­pers. The shop of­fers fun and af­ford­able elec­tron­ics, makeup, house­wares, sta­tionery and pretty much any­thing else you can think of (9350 Yonge St., 905-237-3405).

Chu Resto is bring­ing its Wuhan-style hot dry noo­dles to Rich­mond Hill. The sim­ple sesame-fried noo­dles are a night mar­ket sta­ple in China. With a rapid ex­pan­sion plan (Chu Resto has lo­ca­tions al­ready open or open­ing at Yonge and Finch, Yonge and Shep­pard, Scar­bor­ough and a resto-lounge at Yonge and Bloor), it may quickly take over Toronto just as eas­ily. For now, res­i­dents of the Hill can get a first taste on High­way 7 (370 High­way 7 E., 289597-5686).

The Leafs might be out of the play­offs, but there are still plenty of rea­sons to cosy up to the lo­cal brew pub for a spot of yelling at some screens. The brand new

could just be the ticket: it’s got a long Mills Tap­house list of lo­cally brewed craft beers and pub grub both clas­sic and new (fried ravi­oli! po­lenta fries!), in an ideal sportswatch­ing set­ting (9100 Jane St., 905-597-4797).

has opened up a new shop in Vaughan. Chez Jor­dan The bridal bou­tique is stocked with col­lec­tions from Casablanca Bridal Col­lec­tion, Kit­ty­chen Couture, Justin Alexan­der and more de­sign­ers. But white dresses aren’t all they do. They’ll also hap­pily out­fit the mother of the bride or groom, your brides­maids, flower girls or just take care of your gen­eral evening gown (or prom!) needs (3175 Ruther­ford Rd., Build­ing E, Unit 13, 905-669-1600). Markham’s first women-only kick-box­ing stu­dio,

Hers Kick­box­ing, has opened a new lo­ca­tion in Rich­mond Hill. The stu­dio fo­cuses on judg­ment­free, non-con­tact fit­ness kick-box­ing, with a va­ri­ety of classes that give you what you’re look­ing for, in­clud­ing HIIT Box, Car­dio Chisel, Power Box, Booty Blaster and Rhythm Box, for when you’d like to kick butt but with a lit­tle Bey­oncé-in­fused sass (9737 Yonge St., #212, 905-477-7007). Hong Kong-style eggette waf­fles are blow­ing up in a big way this year. is serv­ing up this

Golden Bub­bles beloved street snack, made with a bat­ter of eggs, flour, sugar and evap­o­rated milk, topped with su­per­am­bi­tious top­pings. The matcha red bean waf­fle is a moun­tain of green tea ice cream, red bean and whipped cream, served ice cream cone style in a matcha poppy seed waf­fle. They just opened a new lo­ca­tion in Rich­mond Hill (11000 Yonge St., Unit D2).

Be­tween the aisles at the new Min­iso in Hill­crest Mall

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