WHERE TO FIX IT

THE ART OF RE­PAIR IS NOT LOST! HERE’S WHERE TO FIND THE MAESTROS OF MEND­ING.

Annex Post - - CURRENTS -

BEST BIKE TUNE-UP

A stan­dard tune-up at BATE MAN’S BI­CY­CLE SHOP will run you about $75, and you’ll have your pre­cious bike back the same day or the next. 913 Bathurst St.

BEST ELEC­TRONIC RE­PAIR

BAY BLOOR RA­DIO is one of the few con­sumer elec­tron­ics store that has its own ser­vice depart­ment. They even have a turntable ex­pert. 55 Bloor St. W.

BEST DRY CLEANER

You don’t have to be afraid to bring any­thing to CREEDS

DRY CLEAN­ING. They han­dle the finest cou­ture gowns del­i­cately and en­sure your gar­ments are re­turned in per­fect con­di­tion. They also have a cof­fee bar. 390 Dupont St.

BEST CUS­TOM CAN­DLES

Our neigh­bour­hood is home to the first fully cus­tom­iz­a­ble can­dle lab in North Amer­ica. At

KANDL ARTISTIQUE you can de­velop your own scent and have a fully cured can­dle to take home in 90 min­utes. 88 Av­enue Rd.

BEST CATER­ING

UR­BAN FARE CATER­ING will cover those shindigs you don’t want to prep for. Their Rosh Hashanah menu in­cludes faves like matzo ball soup and potato latkes with ap­ple­sauce and sour cream. Stress? Gone. 1415 Bathurst St.

BEST TAT­TOO PAR­LOUR

Tat­toos are a pow­er­ful art form. At VIL­LAGE INK, re­cent tats have been ev­ery­thing from the sur­real (they’re keen on head­less babes) to a sur­pris­ingly quirky ode to the Spice Girls. They’ll do it all. 101 Yorkville Ave.

BEST BUTCHER

A lo­cal butcher who has it all from grain-fed chicken to veal, beef and lamb. VINCE GAS PARRO’S MEAT MAR­KET is a

lo­cal favourite, and you can even place your or­der on­line. Tech­nol­ogy, eh? 857 Bloor St. W.

BEST TAI­LOR

This fam­ily-owned al­ter­na­tion cen­tre has been around for 25 years. VIP TAILORS has a sis­ter shop on Bathurst Street, but this is the one to go to. 344 Har­bord St.

BEST CLAY STU­DIO

The best place to get your hands dirty (lit­er­ally) is at CLAY DE

SIGN GROUP. They have pot­tery classes, ce­ramic paint­ing and even a pot­tery class for two if you have a part­ner you want to sculpt with. 170 Brunswick Ave.

BEST BLOWOUT

Who styles their own hair these days? Es­pe­cially if you have an event to go to. The fine folks at

BLOWDRY LOUNGE are here to tame your un­ruly locks. What’s bet­ter? The lounge will come to you for house calls. 1343 Yonge St.

BEST DOG DAY­CARE

We all want to make sure our pooches are well looked after when we’re away, but staff at

WOOF! DOG DAY­CARE are also dog res­cuers. So what­ever funds they have left, they use to res­cue more pooches. 843 Bloor St. W.

BEST BEAUTY SA­LON

A great place for a mani-pedi, whether you’re into shel­lac or reg­u­lar pol­ish, but BE­YOND

BEAUTY def­i­nitely goes be­yond just nails. The owner, Linh Nguyen, is a lash guru, and the shop has wax­ing too. 605 Bloor St. W., lower level

BEST LAUNDROMAT

It’s a con­ve­nience store. It’s a news­stand. Oh wait, it’s also a laundromat. SPLISH SPLASH has got to be the most unique laundromat in the city, and we love it for that. They let you print stuff too. 590 Col­lege St.

BEST LEATHER RE­PAIR

On an unas­sum­ing cor­ner is the cutest lit­tle leather re­pair shop you ever did see with a sign on the door that says FIRST AID FOR LEATHER.

1181 Daven­port Rd.

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