Sweet-ery hits Leaside
Plus the reopening of Pusateri’s flagship store on Avenue Rd.
Family-run bakery has officially opened in Leaside as owner Teresa Ho brings her light, airy chiffon cakes to the neighbourhood. Partnering with her daughter Charmaine Kuruc and Charmaine’s husband, Dustin Kuruc, the three have taken the business from their Leslie and York Mills basement to the corner of Brentcliff and Vanderhoof in the former Children’s Music Room location (115 Vanderhoof Ave., 416-234-5105).
With a firm belief that healthy, glowing skin is the result of high-quality skin care products, will bring its nourishing, plant-based skin care formulations to Rosedale this spring. Beginning with a small range of products in 1987, Aesop explored the science of botanical-based skin care and created creams and cleansers that tone, hydrate and maintain skin balance using ingredients like primrose, parsley seed and tea tree oil for a minimum of $31 per bottle (1116 Yonge St.).
Established in 1972 in a small Beaches neighbourhood garage, has since made quite the expansion and now a new move. Relocating from their Davisville location, the new 4,600-square-foot storefront at Eglinton and Laird specializes in all forms of board sports including standup paddle boards, snowboards and wakeboards (105 Vanderhoof Ave., 416-485-9463).
Bhoj Indian Cuisine.
New to Yorkville is Bringing its signature butter chicken recipe to residents in the neighbourhood, this new eatery will feature a takeout counter as well as a 30-seat dining area. According to owner Kailash Chender, they offer special combination platters, with a variety of daily specials, and a full catering menu will be available soon (21 Davenport Rd., 416-961-8351). After nearly 20 years in business, in Yorkville has closed. The Bay Street restaurant boasted gourmet meals like their signature lamb shank, sweet potato gnocchi and their famed custard tarts for dessert. Owners Peter Geary and Martin Kouprie are taking some time to regroup and figure out their next venture (1221 Bay St.).
Charmaine Sweets’ co-owners Charmaine and Dustin Kuruc