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Toronto's newest nightclub is as simple as it is fun

Posted by Martha Stortz / July 2, 2015

same nightclubThis new King West club boasts bottle service, simple decor and a unique patio. In fact, it's greatest quality is how inoffensive the place is. Will that be enough to differentiate the place from the competition? Quite possibly, yes.

Read my review of Same Nightclub in the bars section.

Where to drink coffee and beer east of the DVP

Posted by Christina Cheung / July 2, 2015

boxcar socialBoxcar Social has brought its specialty cafe-bar hybrid to Riverside, and what a beauty of a place it is. Highlighting third-wave coffee roasters from outside of Toronto and offering tasting flights for both coffee and booze, this is the ideal place to spend your days and nights.

Read my profile of Boxcar Social in the cafes section.

Roncesvalles' newest cafe might be its best yet

Posted by Christina Cheung / June 30, 2015

roncesvalles cafeReunion Island has been around for 20 years, but its new cafe on Roncesvalles is its first ever flagship shop. Featuring a state-of-the-art espresso system that turns out high quality drinks as well as an addictive cold brew & tonic that's the perfect caffeinated summer beverage, this place definitely wants to be a coffee shop contender in the nabe.

Read my profile of Reunion Island in the cafes section.

Where to get gelato made from coconuts in Toronto

Posted by Vivian Tabar / June 29, 2015

grinning face gelatoThis tiny gelato shop on Parliament street is only open weekends but worth stopping by for those craving non-dairy gelato goodness. Made from coconuts and a secret family recipe, the gelato here is unlike anywhere else in the city.

Read my review of Grinning Face in the restaurants section.

Shipping container serves up great summertime BBQ

Posted by Christina Cheung / June 28, 2015

oh my lardEverything comes with a slice of watermelon at this cheekily named BBQ joint in an upcycled shipping container that's part of Market 707 in Skadding Court. Expect an ever-changing menu of ethically raised pork, beef and chicken offerings along with corn on the cob and other summertime BBQ sides all made from scratch.

Read my profile of Oh My Lard in the restaurants section.

Local designers find a home in Parkdale

Posted by Jenna King / June 27, 2015

toronto designers marketIt's not easy for local designers to set up retail space in Toronto. For most, opening their own store is cost prohibitive but thanks to a new marketplace that just sprouted up in Parkdale, dozens of local designers and artisans now have a space to call their own.

Read my profile of the Toronto Designers Market in the design section.
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