Massive new uptown sports bar
Plus a beloved dry cleaner turns 30, and a doggie daycare opens on St. Clair
The has opened up in a massive space in the Madison Centre, replacing the Moxie’s Grill & Bar that was formerly in the space. This new outpost is more upscale and food focused than the original Rally sports bar on O’Connor Drive, with sleek leather banquettes and smaller screens than your average sports bar. The menu features comfort classics with a flair and cocktails to boot (4950 Yonge St., 647-352-0080). Now in its 30th year, has proven itself as a neighbourhood mainstay. Over the years, the services have expanded to include not only fussy fabrics and special garments, but also draperies, leather and suede cleaning, carpets and rugs and even hat cleaning and resizing (535 Eglinton Ave. W., 416322-3127). Homeowners looking to cosy up their pads for the coming winter have a new shop to hit on Avenue Road. is the destination for unique, antique or handmade one-of-a-kind rugs, sourced from around the world. The owner’s family has been in the rug business for over 150 years, and on top of dealing in luxury rugs, they also offer cleaning and restoration services (2009 Avenue Rd., 416-440-0555). Midtown dog owners have a new place to spoil their pups. is a kennel, doggie daycare and spa that opened last month on St. Clair West with two play-care rooms and an extensive grooming menu that includes a bath and massage, blow out, nail cutting and custom clipping. They’ve also partnered with the folks at Kissable K9 for an ultra-luxe teeth cleaning service that begins with a good blanket swaddle and a lavender oil spray. When can humans sign up (949 St. Clair Ave. W., 416-657-2275)?