Great shop­ping and green spa­ces for na­ture lovers and cul­ture keen­ers

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Great shop­ping and green spa­ces come to­gether in this west-end neigh­bour­hood where its main street is abuzz with ac­tiv­ity

Home-style Diner

Break­fast, brunch or lunch — the cof­fee is al­ways on at the Baker

Street Café. This half diner, half Bri­tish rock shrine is a lo­cal favourite for many rea­sons. Come back of­ten to be sure to try their home­fries, French toast, Monte Cristo sand­wiches, and amaz­ing (i.e. mas­sive) cin­na­mon buns. 385 Rich­mond Rd.

Fine menswear

This third-gen­er­a­tion busi­ness is a trust­wor­thy choice for all your for­mal wear needs. With an on-site mas­ter tai­lor, E.R. Fisher ex­cels in clothes that are made to mea­sure, but they also of­fer classy and mod­ern ready-to-wear pieces that will last for years. 199 Rich­mond Rd., er­fisher.com

out­Door store

A life­time mem­ber­ship is just $5 at Moun­tain Equip­ment Co-op

(MEC). That gives you ac­cess to a bounty of prod­ucts, from ca­noes to snow­shoes, by MEC’s own brand and by big out­door out­fit­ter names like Patag­o­nia, Prana, and Black Di­a­mond. While many Cana­dian shop­pers or­der from them on­line, it’s a treat to test out prod­ucts in-store. Cus­tomer ser­vice is ex­cel­lent, as is their “rock solid” guar­an­tee. 366 Rich­mond Rd., mec.ca

lo­cal Favourite

The Piggy Mar­ket sells its very own in-house duck con­fit and cre­ton — a pork paté made with onions and spices — right along­side prod­ucts from small On­tario pro­duc­ers of fine meats. This butcher, char­cu­terie, and cheese shop goes to great lengths to sniff out the best in ar­ti­sanal con­fec­tions for their pa­trons. They also make some of the best Ja­maican pat­ties in town. 400 Win­ston Ave., thep­ig­gy­mar­ket.com

Green re­tail

Proof that busi­nesses can be both hip and so­cially con­scious,

Canopy of­fers beau­ti­ful ap­parel made of nat­u­ral and en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly ma­te­ri­als. Of­fer­ing a range of cloth­ing for women and men, this shop also in­cludes or­ganic cos­met­ics and makes sure all its wares come from pro­duc­ers who prac­tice fair trade. 358 Rich­mond Rd.

Moun­tain Equip­ment Co-op

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