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Holt Renfrew opens massive menswear shop on Bloor

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / October 1, 2014

holt renfrew menFor the past year, the city's best-dressed have been watching the corner of Bloor and Bellair, awaiting the arrival of Holt Renfrew's standalone shrine to menswear. After an overhaul (and some elegant design touches), the former Roots flagship store is now brimming with luxurious suiting and shoes, tons of services (including bespoke tailoring) and some showstopping touches (say, for example, the red sportscar parked in the window).

Read my profile of Holt Renfrew Men in the fashion section.

How's the new pizzeria in Kensington Market?

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 1, 2014

Mare Pizzeria TorontoKensington Market has a new pizza parlour, a walk-up operation that's slinging massive slices for take-away or a quick stand-up meal on site. Aside from classic pies, there are also veal sandwiches and panzos. How does it all taste?

Read my review of Mare Pizzeria in the restaurants section.

New Toronto bakery serves up homemade Pop Tarts

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 30, 2014

pop tarts torontoThis newly-rebranded bakery intitally earned its reputation doing custom wedding cakes but has now amped up its offerings to appeal to local diners. Indulge nostalgic cravings with their Pop Tarts and potato-chip Rice Krispie treats, or pick up ready-made birthday cakes that are way prettier than anything else in the neighbourhood.

Read my profile of the Bake Shoppe in the bakery section.

The top-floor restaurant at the Trump gets a makeover

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 30, 2014

America Restaurant TorontoThe 31st floor of the Trump has been waving a new flag since a pre-TIFF do-over that's transformed the restaurant into an all-new venue for drinking, dining and late-night socializing. On the menu, expect to find elevated riffs on classic American cuisine like a composed cobb salad done with frogs' legs, or a lobster Rockefeller with Philly cheese dip.

Read my profile of America in the restaurant section.

New Toronto shop offers art, crafts and experiences

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 29, 2014

elephant in the atticA designer and artist has opened a new Toronto shop offering art, handmade items, secondhand goods, a custom art framing service, and all manner of odds and ends. But pay a visit, and you just might stumble into an interactive exhibit or activity set up somewhere in the store, or end up taking in a workshop, reading, or seminar. Either way, whether it's a new art print, a reclaimed knick-knack, or a new idea to mull over, you're bound to leave the store with something new.

Read my profile of Elephant In The Attic in the design section.

Where the chefs eat after hours in Chinatown

Posted by Christina Cheung / September 28, 2014

taste of chinaChinatown is packed with late night food options but few could argue you'd get a better meal or service than at this seafood-focused spot near Spadina and Dundas. Many of Toronto's chefs are regular customers here and if you remember to order off the secret menu at the recommendation of a charismatic lady named Ling you'll be in for a treat.

Read my profile of Taste of China in the restaurants section.
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