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New College St. cafe does great lunch eats

Posted by Amy Michelle Smith / May 31, 2013

Cafe Toronto College StThis recently opened cafe at College and Shaw has its own micro-roastery in Woodbridge and turns out damn good coffee. Even better, the food options go way beyond your all too common muffins, croissants and cookies. If only it was a bit prettier place to spend time in.

Read my review of La Casa del Cafe in the cafes section.

Mobile phone company opens cafe on Bloor St.

Posted by Amy Michelle Smith / May 22, 2013

BakaThere's a new(ish) cafe in town, sitting amongst the Starbucks and sports bars that line Bloor near Runnymede. With some seriously delicious fresh-baked pastries, an appetizing range of salads and sandwich options and, the mother of all clinchers, a liquor license, this spot is sure to be a go-to patio hang out for the hot and sticky summer.

Check out my review of Baka Gallery Cafe in the Cafes section.

New Queen St. shop makes old into new

Posted by Amy Michelle Smith / May 20, 2013

Thank You shop TorontoA collective of antique, design and found object purveyors have opened a shop near Queen and Dovercourt that stocks an eclectic mix of gadgets and gizmos, handmade jewelry and beautiful housewares.

Check out my profile of Thank You in the design section.

Rooster Coffee opens new location on King St.

Posted by Amy Michelle Smith / May 16, 2013

Rooster King StreetThis popular Riverdale coffee shop has opened a second location on the rapidly changing stretch of King Street between Sherbourne and Parliament. With the new Toronto Sun building bringing in mid-day traffic and lots of condos in the vicinity, the place is already bustling.

Read more in my review of Rooster Coffee House (King East) in the cafes section.

A guide to the food vendors at Market 707 this season

Posted by Amy Michelle Smith / May 10, 2013

Market TorontoWith the arrival of spring (dare I say summer?) weather in Toronto, the vendors at Scadding Court are back in business. There's plenty of new faces and cheap eats to try, so here's a rundown of what's on offer this season at everyone's favourite modular market.

Read our guide to the food vendors at Market 707 in the restaurants section.
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The Best Sneaker Shops in Toronto

Posted by Amy Michelle Smith / May 8, 2013

Sneakers TorontoThe best sneaker shops in Toronto isn't an easy list to compile in a city whose shopping epicentres seem to be growing and shifting at a rapid pace. Over the last few years, the city has witnessed a surge in menswear stores for the fashion-conscious gentleman, and as such, collector items (much more common in the men's fashion oeuvre) are becoming a hot commodity. In the lexicon of cult-like apparel and accessories, sneakers, above almost all other items of collectable clothing, reigns supreme.

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