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Word of Mouth

“La Cubana (392 RON­CES­VALLES AVE) is light and airy. The pal­ette feels like sum­mer all year round.” - Mis­cha Cou­vrette, Hol­lis+mor­ris

“I of­ten dream of Per­sian brunch at Tavoos (1120 COL­LEGE ST) –a per­fect party plat­ter of a lit­tle bit of ev­ery­thing. The com­bi­na­tions they of­fer (try the eggs with dates and wal­nuts) are an un­ex­pected flavour fest.” - Danielle Suppa, Sou­venir

“Iman­ishi (1330 DUN­DAS ST W) has great food, ser­vice and sake; it’s the per­fect place for a small group be­cause of their de­li­cious shar­ing plates (which are ac­tu­ally kind of hard to share be­cause they are so tasty).” - Juli Dault Baker, Mjölk

“Sky­line Restau­rant (1426 QUEEN ST W) for its orig­i­nal retro in­te­rior.

This old-school diner has new own­ers and ev­ery­thing was left as is, ex­cept now it’s pol­ished and cleaned up. It makes you step back in time when you walk into this diner.” - Fer­di­nand Suzara, Stu­dio Bril­lan­tine

Must-stop Shop­ping Spots

“The Out­class flag­ship store (1122 COL­LEGE ST) along col­lege is min­i­mal­ist and made in Canada. Some­thing we re­late to!” - Mis­cha Cou­vrette, Hol­lis+mor­ris

“I am try­ing to shop more con­sciously and sup­port Cana­dian wher­ever I can and Coal Miner’s Daugh­ter (87 RON­CES­VALLES AVE) has a won­der­ful se­lec­tion of some of my favourite de­sign­ers.” - Leah Eyles, Scout

“The Blue But­ton Shop (1499 DUN­DAS ST W) is full of Ja­panese clothes and stationery that you just don’t know you need un­til you see them. The qual­ity of ev­ery­thing they carry makes us feel like ev­ery­thing’s al­right in the world.” - Peter Cooli­can, Cooli­can & Co.

“Queen West An­tique Cen­tre (1605 QUEEN ST W). It’s nice to come across vin­tage clas­sics that are lov­ingly re­stored, know­ing that they will be passed on to the fu­ture, and to see ac­tual vin­tage de­sign clas­sics that are usu­ally just in books or on­line.” - Fer­di­nand Suzara, Stu­dio Bril­lan­tine

Sights Worth See­ing

“The cu­ri­ous ar­chi­tec­ture of the Ukrainian Church (143 FRANKLIN AVE) – its hooded arch­ways are worth the de­tour – and biking down In­dian Road. Feel the slopes and curves of the street be­neath your wheels and steal glimpses of the beau­ti­ful homes!” - Peter Cooli­can, Cooli­can & Co.

“St. Helen’s Av­enue with its four great gal­leries right there – Daniel Faria, TPW, Scrap Metal and Clint Roenisch. It is very fa­mil­iar to the Toronto art crowd but, be­ing in a mixed res­i­den­tial/in­dus­trial area means it isn’t some­where that a vis­i­tor is go­ing to just stum­ble upon.” - Shaun Moore, Made De­sign

“You feel in the city and in na­ture along West Toronto Rail­path. Plus, you can cre­ate a great lit­tle brew­ery crawl, start­ing at Halo (247 WAL­LACE AVE) and then snaking down to Hen­der­son (128 STER­LING RD) and fi­nally Ban­dit (2125 DUN­DAS ST W) at the tail end.” - Danielle Suppa, Sou­venir

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