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