Sweet-ery hits Lea­side

Plus the re­open­ing of Pusateri’s flag­ship store on Av­enue Rd.

North Toronto Post - - News -

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).

Char­maine Sweets

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.).

Ae­sop

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.

Pan­gaea

Board­sports

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

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