Mas­sive new up­town sports bar

Plus a beloved dry cleaner turns 30, and a dog­gie day­care opens on St. Clair

North York Post - - News -

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)?

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