WHERE TO FIX IT
BEST BIKE TUNE-UP
The beating heart of GEARS BIKE SHOP is — you got it — bikes. Come here for all your biking needs: tune-ups, helmets, repairs, rentals and all. 109 Vanderhoof Ave.
BEST SHOE REPAIR
A mainstay in the nabe, MILL WOOD SHOE REPAIR recently received a reno and transformed into a one-stop fix-it shop, but shoes are still tops. 706 Millwood Rd.
BEST BEAUTY BAR
In addition to offering the classic fingers and toes beautifying mani-pedi, LTS NAILS has an organic version with Arbonne products for the naturalista in the nabe. You can get your wax on at the same time. 540 Eglinton Ave. W.
After moving locations, the beloved Penny at STYCHIN
TIME is still the best in the biz. In her hands, a dress with a ratty hem can morph into a chic blouse, and tired pants can transform into Bermuda shorts. 927 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
BEST DRY CLEANER
That delectable dinner that crept its way onto a beloved dress will be long forgotten after a trip here. You can trust
ASHFORD CLEANERS with your finest frippery — they even do couture! 535 Eglinton Ave. W.
BEST LASH & BROW FIX
There’s so much more to brows and lashes these days than plucking and mascara. Fret not,
FLIRTY FLUTTERS covers it all from micro-blading brows to mega volume lash extensions, which are surprisingly light. 691 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
BEST ART RESTORATION
Have some fine art that really could use a facelift? The fine folks at ARTKITECT FINE ART CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION can carefully restore paintings, and they bring 40 years of knowledge with them. 594 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
The skilled mechanics at SAMMY’S SERVICE CENTRE aim to make your auto repairs as painless as possible, from brake repairs to oil changes. 2114 Yonge St.
BEST PLANT SHOP
Vegetation beckons from every corner of APRICOT FLOWERS. Nature’s quirks are embraced in cacti, succulents and bright blooms. Keeners hoping to expand their knowledge of all things flora can take workshops. 621A Mt. Pleasant Rd.
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.
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 MEN’S GROOMING
Although not yet level with the Italian man, the Toronto male is looking good. MANKIND
GROOMING assists, ready to whip those toes into shape, mankini the bod and touch up greys on the head and beard. 212 Eglinton Ave. E.
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 APPLIANCE REPAIR
Think that toaster is, um, toast? Chances are, the folks at FIX IT AGAIN SAM think otherwise. Trust them to revive your beloved household items. 911 Millwood Rd.