A new float spa comes to Thornhill
Plus Richmond Hill gets a veggie hot pot place and 3D tech shop
A new spa in Thornhill lets customers float their way into inner peace. Floatistics Spa offers large sensory depravation tanks with a peaceful starlightilluminated ceiling, as well as a high salt content –– exceeding even that of the Dead Sea –– in the water to allow for maximum buoyancy. For those unfamiliar with the concept, float tanks are designed to be completely silent, scent-free and pitch black (8165 Yonge St.).
Salon Diva has a spiffy new location in Woodbridge. The one-stop beauty shop offers spa services, including cuts and colour, as well as spa treatments for the face and body, waxing and threading. The facial menu includes services that help target acne, rosacea and fatigued skin (120 Woodstream Blvd., Unit 2, 905-850-1777).
Makerwiz 3D Tech Shop officially celebrated its grand opening in July, marking Richmond Hill’s latest tech workshop. On top of selling 3D printers and materials to schools and libraries, Makerwiz also hosts workshops and STEM-related education programs for both kids and adults. They also offer a special 3D printing service, so people can design their own items and products, whether it’s a piece of unique jewellery, a Pikachu figurine, a plastic pizza or some entirely new object, and get it printed at the shop (10909 Yonge St., Unit 211, 289-637-1333). A new era of hot pot has dawned. is one of
Surely Up the first totally vegetarian hot pot restaurants in the GTA. Now meat-free eaters can have more variety with unambiguously vegetarian broths and dishes like veggie dumplings; imitation shrimp, squid and meatballs; and a remarkable variety of wild mushrooms. Surely Up’s soup bases include a soy milk base, tomato soup and a Szechuan chili pepper base for the adventurous among us (420 Hwy. 7 E., Unit 26, 905-763-1388).
F45 Training is coming to Markham. The Australian training program offers a team-based approach that covers different types of practices, from HIIT to weights to circuit training. This studio also has nutritionists to help customers balance a meal plan, and the eight-week challenges include daily meal plans and instructional blogs and videos (3150 Hwy. 7 E., 416-985-5767). There’s a new ortho in town. JumpSmile Orthodontics is a clinic that specializes in exclusively treating orthodontic patients, doling out clear aligners, traditional braces, clear ceramic braces, expanders and more. The clinic was opened in midJuly by Dr. Connie Ling and offers a free 45-minute consultation with no referrals needed (9750 Markham Rd., Unit 6, 905-554-0630).
Floatistics Spa owner Eric Ni