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Fitness model's new gym dishes out serious workouts

Posted by Erica Berman / April 19, 2014

hourglass fitness torontoCanadian fitness pro Lyzabeth Lopez has brought her fitness chain to Queen West. The gym, which caters primarily to women, offers circuit-based workouts that will have even seasoned fitness buffs working up a major sweat.

Read my profile of Hourglass Workout in the fitness section.

CrossFit gym opens steps from the Financial District

Posted by Erica Berman / April 18, 2014

cross fit downtown torontoThis brand-new CrossFit gym offers a frills-free workout space for downtown die-hards. There aren't a ton of amenities, but owner/instructor Michael Cheung's enthusiasm and warmth has already been drawing in downtown professionals and Ryerson students alike.

Read my profile of Argon CrossFit in the fitness section.

Toronto company turns Instagram photos into watches

Posted by Staff / April 18, 2014

instagram watchesThese cheap and cheerful plastic watches have been spotted in magazines, on blogs, and the wrists of fashionable folks around the world. Believe it or not, they're designed (and, often, assembled) right here in Toronto. Their studio, located just off Trinity Bellwoods Park, is open to visitors and shoppers - and if you email them your favourite photo, they'll oblige you with a custom-made watch of your very own.

Read my profile of May28th in our fashion section.

Sam James opens fourth location on Ossington

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / April 17, 2014

sam james ossingtonSam James Coffee Bar's combination of high-quality brew, basic snacks and unusual environments is, clearly, a winning formula. The fourth addition to the Sam James family just opened at Queen and Ossington in a tall, slim, starkly monochromatic space; it's basic and beautiful, and so is the coffee.

Read my review of Sam James (Ossington) in the cafes section.

Refined resto-bar opens in Scotiabank Plaza

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 17, 2014

SpeakEasy 21The streetscape at Bay and Adelaide will soon be buzzing with life now that this retro resto-bar plans to add 3,500 square feet of patio space. Located in the heart of the Financial District, the new spot swears that its focus is on the drink menu, though it features a menu of munchies that's way more sophisticated than any snack bar ought to be.

Read my profile of SpeakEasy 21 in the restaurants section.

Race over to this new King West spot for running gear

Posted by Libby Roach / April 16, 2014

running store torontoThis new running gear store takes its name from one of the gorier injuries that can plague long-distance runners - so it's no surprise that they take running very seriously. But don't let that intimidate you - their wide array of cutting-edge gear comes with helpful and knowledgeable service, and they offer training and free running groups for all skill levels.

Read my profile of Black Toe Running in the fashion section.
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