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Parkdale

No longer the down and out neighbourhood it once was in the late 1900's, Parkdale is slowly, but inevitably extending Queen Street's rejuvenation past the Dufferin jog. This diverse community is home to Tibetan, North African and West Indian enclaves mixed in with some of Toronto's best vintage fashion, furniture and fabric stores. Popular new bars and live music venues like Wrongbar happily co-exist with pub stalwarts like the Cadillac Lounge and Mitzi's Sister.


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36 Chambers / Galleries

1266 Queen St West Website
36 Chambers

36 Chambers is a studio collective near Queen and Dufferin that is home to a number of artists working in different mediums. The space used to be home to Ushers...


Alexandria Falafel / Restaurants

1233 Queen St West 416.533.7500
Alexandria Falafel

Alexandria Falafel has a prime spot at the corner of Gwynne and Queen where it dishes out fresh falafel sandwiches to hungry patrons as they clear out from the Parkdale...


Ali Baba's (Parkdale) / Restaurants

1430 Queen Street West 416.536.2100 Website
Ali Baba's (Parkdale)

You're travelling home from work - a journey that reminds you that you're hungry but have no food in your house, and you don't feel like eating in a restaurant....


Ali's West Indian Roti Shop / Restaurants

1446 Queen Street West 416.532.7701
Ali's West Indian Roti Shop

When it comes to roti in this city there's plenty of options. Normally when I'm anywhere near Parkdale I'll opt for Bacchus but as they were unexpectedly closed earlier this...



Amato (King and Dufferin) / Restaurants

1210 King St. W. 416.588.1777 Website
Amato (King and Dufferin)

Amato is a small pizza chain spread across the city. The Parkdale location, like the others, has a good mix of options, with toppings like goat cheese and roasted red...


Amico's Pizza / Restaurants

1648 Queen St W 416.537.2222 Website
Amico's Pizza

Amico's Pizza is a Parkdale staple for pastas, pizza, and other Italian dishes served late into the night, as well as just grabbing a drink at the bar....


Bacchus / Restaurants

1376 Queen St West 416.532.8191
Bacchus

If there's one food that Toronto should be known for it's roti. It's a mainstay of summer festivals like Pride Week and is rumoured to be in consideration as a...


Baitshop / Galleries

358 Dufferin St. 416.536.6000 Website
Baitshop

The year is 1990. In between repeated viewings of Gleaming the Cube, my friends and I have managed to construct a quarter pipe ramp to help broaden our skateboarding...



BAND Gallery / Galleries

1 Lansdowne Ave. 647.701.4323 Website
BAND Gallery

BAND Gallery (Black Artists' Networks in Dialogue) is a unique story in the Toronto art world. It's relatively rare that a bank, even one as precociously involved in the art...


Bernard's Pilipino Specialties / Grocery Stores

1534 Queen St West 416.534.3640
Bernard's Pilipino Specialties

Bernard's Pilipino Specialties is a rather modest-looking Filipino grocery store located in the Parkdale area. It stocks various dry goods and snacks from Southeast Asian countries, particularly (duh) the Philippines....


Black Pug DMK / Design Stores

1712 Queen Street West 416.516.6496 Website
Black Pug DMK

My aversion to antique stores started early. I can remember being dragged into them by my parents who, while road-tripping across the country, wanted to see if there were any...


Black Widow Tattoo Arts / Services

1694 Queen St. West 416.588.2982 Website
Black Widow Tattoo Arts

Black Widow Tattoo Arts in Parkdale specializes in ornate, detailed, realistic black and grey portraits shot through with hints of colour, as well as Japanese-style work. The modern, loungelike shop...



Boreal Gelato Company / Restaurants

1312 Queen St. West 647.352.7717 Website
Boreal Gelato Company

The Boreal Gelato Company is a new Parkdale gelato shop and cafe that carries its eco-friendly mandate from construction to cone. The shop itself is a testament to owner Melanie Clancy's...


Butchukoy / Restaurants

1311 King St. West 416.516.9564
Butchukoy

Butchukoy is part grocery store, part take-out restaurant in south Parkdale. Go here for hard-to-find Filipino food to-go including large portions of cafeteria-style lunches for under ten bucks....


Capital Espresso / Cafes

1349 Queen St. West 416.531.7730 Website
Capital Espresso

Capital Espresso is a pleasant sight on the gloomy Saturday morning when my friend and I decide to meet early to check out what Parkdale's newest cafe has to offer....


Chantecler / Restaurants

1320 Queen St. W 416.628.3586 Website
Chantecler

Chantecler has made quite the impression on the Parkdale restaurant scene. Located between Dufferin and Brock on Queen, it may not be as buzz-worthy as Grand Electric but prior to...



Chartreuse Style / Fashion Stores

1692 Queen St. West 416.901.2800 Website
Chartreuse Style

Chartreuse Style is an eco-friendly clothing store with an emphasis on style."I wanted to open a shop with environmentally-friendly clothes that don't necessarily look 'eco,'" owner Mary-Ann Kowala tells me...


Common Sort (Parkdale) / Fashion Stores

1414 Queen Street West 416.463.7678 Website
Common Sort (Parkdale)

Common Sort, a two-and-a-half year Leslieville staple, welcomed a West-end sister to the family this month. The second-hand clothing shop expanded to a second location in Parkdale just two weeks...


Community 54 / Fashion Stores

1275 Queen St. West 416.901.4342 Website
Community 54

Community 54 is not a video arcade, per se, but so it will serve for me from now on when I have time to kill in Parkdale. All of the...


Conspiracy Culture / Bookstores

1696 Queen Street West 416.916.1696 Website
Conspiracy Culture

Conspiracy Culture in Parkdale is a great source for books and videos on any and all conspiracy theories. The store also host regular reading events and seminars. ...



Coriander Girl / Design Stores

1604 Queen St. West 416.532.3333 Website
Coriander Girl

Coriander Girl, a new interior design store in Parkdale, selling furniture, home accessories, cards and locally grown flowers, opened about a month ago. I'd initially thought the store operated as...


Crown Flora / Design Stores

1537 Queen St. W. 647.861.5799 Website
Crown Flora

Crown Flora opened just over two months ago in Parkdale. It's instantly noticeable for its somewhat at-odds double window display--on one side, a carpet of moss is speckled with terrariums,...


Dat Salon / Fashion Stores

442 Dufferin St. 416.538.8882 Website
Dat Salon

Dat Salon launched last March, under the assumption that the Dufferin jog construction would soon after be complete. Unfortunately, 8 months later, re-routing is still underway. I wondered if such...


Delicacy / Restaurants

1422 Queen Street W 416.538.3035
Delicacy

Delicacy, located on Queen just east of Lansdowne, is one of those little holes in the wall that is as consistent as it is delicious. Though the menu isn't extensive,...



Designer Fabrics / Design Stores

1360 Queen Street West 416.531.2810
Designer Fabrics

Contributed by Jessica Bartram Designer Fabrics is a Parkdale landmark, a mecca for those who make their own clothes or are planning an interior design project. Its massive size and mind-blowing...


Di Roma Pizza / Restaurants

1407 Queen St. West 416.531.3400 Website
Di Roma Pizza

Di Roma Pizza has snagged a great location at Queen and Lansdowne, enticing late-night Parkdale bar hoppers with its stone-baked pizzas and fried chicken. Also on the menu here are...


Easy Breakfast / Restaurants

1645 Queen West 416.537.4893 Website
Easy Breakfast

My absolute favourite place to have brunch in the city is Easy Breakfast on Queen West near Roncesvalles. A nominee in our inaugural Best of Indie Toronto poll, Easy impresses...


Electric Mud BBQ / Restaurants

5 Brock Ave 416.516.8286
Electric Mud BBQ

Electric Mud BBQ somehow managed to open without much fanfare last weekend in the space formerly occupied by Stampede Bison Grill — this despite the fact that the new...



Elevator / Fashion Stores

1273 Queen St West 416.535.9671 Website
Elevator

Elevator, the latest shop to pop up near Queen and Dufferin, opened its doors to the neighborhood this past month, offering a dose of Savile Row-lite for the Parkdale set....


Family Thai / Restaurants

1512 Queen St. West 416.532.2877
Family Thai

Family Thai has replaced Lee Thai Spring Roll on Queen West in Parkdale. Along with the name change, both the menu and the decor has received a bit of a...


Food & Liquor / Restaurants

1610 Queen St. West 647.748.7113 Website
Food & Liquor

Food & Liquor, the new Parkdale restaurant and bar, is a pretty self explanatory concept. There's an ever changing list of delicious, reasonably priced housemade nibbles and a straightforward selection...


Fringe / Fashion Stores

1336 Queen Street West 416.588.1336
Fringe

At Queen & Brock, favourite Fringe beckons the stylish in the neighbourhood (and out) to come and give it a try. ...



Frou Frou Vintage / Fashion Stores

1616 Queen Street West 416.556.6378
Frou Frou Vintage

More details soon!...


Future of Frances Watson / Fashion Stores

1390 Queen St. West 416.531.8892 Website
Future of Frances Watson

The Future of Frances Watson is like rehab for fashion-overkill. The two-month-old Parkdale shop is a back-to-basics apparel destination, where crisp denim and simple pieces rule. Don't get me wrong,...


Gallery 1313 / Galleries

1313 Queen Street West 416.536.6778 Website
Gallery 1313

Contributed by Laura Mendes Originally built as a police station at the height of Toronto's art deco boom, Gallery 1313 has been luring Queen West gallery hoppers to the district of...


Gary Armstrong Woodwinds / Services

1612 Queen Street West 416.535.6000 Website
Gary Armstrong Woodwinds

Gary Armstrong Woodwinds has been in business for 35 years at locations all over the west end. Armstrong arrived in Parkdale a few years ago where he sells mostly clarinets...



General Hardware Contemporary / Galleries

1520 Queen St. W 416.516.6876 Website
General Hardware Contemporary

General Hardware Contemporary really did used to be an old hardware shop, but you'd barely know it from the chic interior. Gallery director Niki Dracos, a 20-year veteran of the...


Geraldine / Restaurants

1564 Queen St. West 647.352.8815 Website
Geraldine

Geraldine is now open in Parkdale courtesy of locals Peter Ramsay (formerly Chef de cuisine at Sidecar) and partners, Alexandra and Randy Albert. The space has been entirely made over...


Glory Hole Doughnuts / Baked Goods

1596 Queen St. West 647.352.4848 Website
Glory Hole Doughnuts

Glory Hole Doughnuts has been so eagerly anticipated that on a Sunday morning at 10 a.m., there's already a rush at the counter. The two-day-old retail location in Parkdale, between...


Good Catch / Grocery Stores

1556 Queen Street West 416.533.4664 Website
Good Catch

Opened in June of 2006, Good Catch General Store in Parkdale is a smorgasbord of a shop mixing everyday staples such as bread and milk with vintage clothing, work by...



Goodfellas Gallery / Galleries

1266 Queen St. West 647.765.6627
Goodfellas Gallery

Goodfellas Gallery opened in Parkdale last month, featuring mostly large-scale abstract works well-suited for commercial spaces. The owners, however, don't want to get too niche. "We enjoy participating in things...


Grand Electric / Restaurants

1330 Queen St. West 416.627.3459 Website
Grand Electric

Grand Electric has Torontonians flocking to Parkdale to sample the powerful Mexican flavours, absorb the pulsating rhythms and imbibe in brown-hued liquor. The brainchild of former Black Hoof'ians, Chef de...


Hideaway Antiques / Design Stores

1605 Queen Street West 416.539.0833
Hideaway Antiques

Hideaway Antiques recently renovated its Parkdale home to provide a more leisurely experience of looking for antiques. Those who pine for the thrill of the hunt should not be dismayed...


House of Vintage / Fashion Stores

1239 Queen St. West 416.535.2142
House of Vintage

House of Vintage was one of the city's best vintage stores before it closed a few summers ago, but vintage-hounds can rejoice this holiday season as the shop has reopened...



Jinks Art Factory / Fashion Stores

1664 Queen St W 647.347.7779 Website
Jinks Art Factory

Jinks Art Factory totes creativity in a plethora of forms. It offers one-of-a-kind art pieces, handmade jewellery, independent clothing lines, and — the most permanent among its creative offerings —...


Kitten and The Bear / Grocery Stores

1574 Queen St. W 647.926.9711 Website
Kitten and The Bear

Kitten and The Bear, which opened just shy of three weeks ago has been steadily winning over their Parkdale clientele, one small batch of preserves and marmalade at a time....


Kotta Japanese Restaurant / Restaurants

1226 King St. West 647.347.3042
Kotta Japanese Restaurant

Kotta Japanese Restaurant has recently surfaced near King and Dufferin in the old Hue's Kitchen location. As the name of the restaurant suggests, the kitchen is squarely focused on providing...


Kuda / Design Stores

340 Dufferin Street 416.463.4805 Website
Kuda

More info coming soon....



Leesa Berry Haircutting / Fashion Stores

264a Dunn Avenue 647.223.8408 Website
Leesa Berry Haircutting

Leesa Berry Haircutting has taken over the former space of Misfit Yoga Studio, just down the street from Capital Espresso. Cuts are currently $68....


Local Kitchen & Wine Bar / Restaurants

1710 Queen St. West 416.534.6700 Website
Local Kitchen & Wine Bar

The Local Kitchen & Wine Bar is the first of what I suspect to be many interesting restaurants popping up on the western edge of Parkdale. Open for about a...


Made You Look / Fashion Stores

1273 Queen Street West 416.516.9595
Made You Look

Made you Look is a destination jewelery boutique in Parkdale that stocks a great collection of locally made rings, necklaces and other jewelery crafted by a growing collective of on-site...


Maialino Enoteca Italiana / Restaurants

1688 Queen St. West 416.551.5251 Website
Maialino Enoteca Italiana

Enoteca Maialino Italiana shines as a beacon in Parkdale with welcoming staff, astonishing food, and striking d├ęcor. Opening quietly in mid December there hasn't been much buzz devoted to the...



Mata Petisco Bar / Restaurants

1690 Queen St. West 416.627.6460 Website
Mata Petisco Bar

Mata Petisco Bar is situated in Parkdale, taking up the former address of Keriwa Cafe. The new spot is the brainchild of Felipe Faccioli, Patrick Fraser, Tulio Lessa, Steve Fernandes,...


Mezzrow's / Bars

1546 Queen Street West 416.535.4906
Mezzrow's

Mezzrow's is a classic Parkdale neighborhood pub in every sense of the word, where the friendly staff, long wood bar and large back patio welcome regulars and newcomers alike. ...


Misfit Yoga Studio / Fitness Clubs

761 Queen St. West 416.471.2159 Website
Misfit Yoga Studio

Misfit Studio is what happens when you take out the incense and put the rock'n roll into yoga, adding lots of Pilates, Ashtanga, anatomy and dance expertise into the mix....


Motel / Bars

1235 Queen St. West 647.381.6246
Motel

Motel bar on Queen may look like a dark mystery from the outside, but don't let the neon "Prescriptions" sign in the window confuse you, Motel is no more a...



Mother India / Restaurants

1456 Queen Street West 416.588.4634
Mother India

I first reviewed Mother India back in June 2006. At that point, the restaurant had just opened its doors and was serving up some tasty Indian food (including great thali)...


My Roll Life / Fashion Stores

1714 Queen St. West 647.932.7655 Website
My Roll Life

My Roll Life opened last week in the west end, tying in with the wrap-up of the first ever Roller Derby World Cup. The Parkdale shop is a roller skating...


Neubacher Shor Contemporary / Galleries

5 Brock Street 647.933.0193 Website
Neubacher Shor Contemporary

Neubacher Shor Contemporary (NSC) is only officially launching this month, but it's already a hive of activity. When I visited late afternoon the Friday before the official launch party, there...


Noodle Menu / Restaurants

1265 Queen St. West 416.531.5645
Noodle Menu

Noodle Menu is a Parkdale Vietnamese restaurant known for its more-than-generous portions. The menu offers pretty standard Vietnamese fare including pho, dumplings, cold rolls, and more....



North Standard Trading Post / Fashion Stores

1662 Queen St W 647.348.7060 Website
North Standard Trading Post

North Standard Trading Post, the newest clothing retailer to set up shop in Parkdale, is the epitome of Canadian-style coziness - a notion I should've realized when I first saw...


Not My Dog / Bars

1510 Queen Street West 416.532.2397
Not My Dog

One of my favourite new patios is Not My Dog. At first glance, Not My Dog appears to be another cozy bar in the heart of Parkdale with art on...


Old Man Pizza & Wings / Restaurants

223 Jameson Avenue 416.588.7555 Website
Old Man Pizza & Wings

Old Man Pizza & Wing is deceptively off-putting. While "Old Man" doesn't exactly invite images of gourmet, this place certainly does make a delicious pie. Wings at Old Man are...


OM Restaurant / Restaurants

1439 Queen Street West 416.532.3901
OM Restaurant

OM Restaurant is Parkdale's newest go-to spot for authentic Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian eats. Owned by a Tibetan family and featuring a Nepalese chef who lived and worked in Delhi,...



Parkdale Drink / Bars

1292 Queen Street West 416.778.8822 Website
Parkdale Drink

This ain't your grandmother's Parkdale. With its swank leather club chairs and floor to ceiling waterfall, the newly-opened Parkdale Drink brings a little highbrow to the just-west-of-Dufferin area. But...


Parkdale Prana Room / Fitness Clubs

1273 Queen St. West 647.240.4104 Website
Parkdale Prana Room

Parkdale Prana Room is found up a flight of stairs in Parkdale just east of the public library. Open mainly during the evenings and on weekends, the studio offers a...


Parts & Labour / Restaurants

1566 Queen St. West 416.588.7750 Website
Parts & Labour

Parts & Labour gets a lot of things right: their cocktails have been classed among the city's best; the in-vogue communal tables are not only ideal for larger dinner-parties, but...


Pharmacy / Bars

1318 King W
Pharmacy

Pharmacy is a cozy little bar at the southwestern edge of Parkdale. Once a methadone clinic and pharmacy, it's now a quirky and eclectic bar stocked with buffalo heads,...



Pho Asia 21 / Restaurants

1208 King Street West 647.436.0680
Pho Asia 21

Pho Asia 21 is a low key Vietnamese eatery popular with the Liberty Village lunch crowd. ...


Pia Bouman / Fitness Clubs

6 Noble St. 416.533.3706 Website
Pia Bouman

Pia Bouman is Parkdale's answer to the National Ballet School. Found just north of Queen on Noble Street, it's home to a range of ballet classes for toddlers, kids and...


Porzia / Restaurants

1314 Queen St. West 647.342.5776 Website
Porzia

Porzia is now open in Parkdale. Well-publicized as the final entry to make Parkdale's recent moratorium cut-off, Basilio Pesce (of Biff's, Bymark, and Canoe), is quick to point out that...


Praxis Gallery / Galleries

1614 Queen Street West 416.532.0250 Website
Praxis Gallery

More info coming soon....



Public Butter / Fashion Stores

1290 Queen St. West 416.535.4343 Website
Public Butter

Vintage (by it's essence) was gone for a while, but with stores like The Public Butter in Parkdale, it's pretty safe to say it is officially here to stay. ...


Queen West Antique Centre / Design Stores

1605 Queen Street West 416.588.2212
Queen West Antique Centre

It's a testament to human ingenuity that old stuff which outlived its obvious usefulness can be creatively recycled and add richness to the world. Truly, it can be said, one...


Quinn West / Fashion Stores

1479 Queen St. West 416.588.7846 Website
Quinn West

Quinn West is a mini-antique shop and hair salon all in one, offering a nice browsing alternative to flipping through pages of LiLo's latest drug debacle while waiting for a...


Ravage and Rumble / Bars

1378 Queen St. West 416.588.5105 Website
Ravage and Rumble

Ravage and Rumble has taken over the old Blondie's spot in Parkdale with a soft opening at the end of last year. Run by friends Avery Santucci and Rainbow Sun...



Red Carpet Queen / Fashion Stores

1291 Queen St. W. 647.347.3327
Red Carpet Queen

Red Carpet Queen is a surprisingly spacious and elegant space for a less-than luxurious stretch of Parkdale. While progressive Parkdale devotees might say that the area is rapidly on the...


River Trading Company / Bookstores

1418 Queen St. West 416.452.6727
River Trading Company

The River Trading Company is somewhat of a silver lining for owner David McGowan, who, after 28 years in I.T., found himself with a cardboard box full of desk contents....


Roti Lady / Restaurants

269 Dunn Avenue 416.535.0090
Roti Lady

Just when I thought I'd never meet a roti I didn't like I found one. The prize belongs to the Roti Lady, an unassuming spot on Dunn Avenue south of...


Rustic Cosmo Cafe / Cafes

1278 Queen Street West 416.531.4924
Rustic Cosmo Cafe

Rustic Cosmos Cafe, at 1278 Queen St W, is the kind of place you really want to like. It has warm welcoming decor, friendly staff, and bustles with cheerful...



Salvador Darling / Bars

1237 Queen Street West 416.534.0488
Salvador Darling

Now that the West End is crawling with club district, Bay St. and the burbs on the weekends, it's only natural that the artists, aging hipsters and musicians have all...


Satiasian / Restaurants

1265 Queen Street West 416.531.5645 Website
Satiasian

Satiasian is a pan-Asian restaurant in Parkdale. Offering Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese favourites, they also interestingly serve breakfast sandwiches and the ever-popular Vietnamese coffee. Make sure you try the interestingly-named...


Seventeen Eighteen / Bars

1718 Queen St. W 416.588.7529 Website
Seventeen Eighteen

Seventeen Eighteen is the product of former Go Lounge owners Samantha Lerner and Alisa Sadler and Black Pug DMK owner and designer Daisuke Ito. They've transformed the old board game...


Shopgirls Gallery Boutique / Fashion Stores

1342 Queen St W 416.534.7467 Website
Shopgirls Gallery Boutique

I've always liked the concept behind Parkdale store Shopgirls. Owner Michelle Germain was working for Holt Renfrew and The Bay when she started expressing her secret indie side by hosting...



Sizzling Grill / Restaurants

1468 Queen St. West 416.901.5211
Sizzling Grill

Sizzling Grill is one of those places that does a little bit of everything. Foremost known for its hamburger combos, this spot is certainly not one for fine dining, but...


Skyline Restaurant / Restaurants

1426 Queen St W 416.536.3682
Skyline Restaurant

The Skyline Restaurant in Parkdale is the kind of oldschool diner that's been around for ages, and while it tends blend in with all the other shops, one thing about...


Small Town Food Co. / Restaurants

1263 Queen St. W 416.538.7695 Website
Small Town Food Co.

Small Town Food Co. is an inviting eatery now open in Parkdale in the former site of M&B Yummy Ethiopian Cafe. The casual kitchen and bar is co-owned by childhood...


Stella Luna / Fashion Stores

1627 Queen Street West 416.536.7300
Stella Luna

Contributed by Jessica Pollack If you ever find yourself walking near Queen and Roncesvalles, the most common thing you'll see lining the sidewalks is antique chairs, desks, armoires and so on....



Stones Place / Bars

1255 Queen Street West 416.536.4242 Website
Stones Place

Stones Place proves that there's no such thing as aging gracefully: not when it comes to hard-living rock stars, not when it comes to their women, and certainly not when...


Studio 1686 / Fashion Stores

1686 Queen Street West 416.533.5400
Studio 1686

Maybe we need a new term: what's vintage, if it's only a year or two old? Or less? Used clothing, I guess, but, for me, that conjures up images of...


Studio Brillantine / Design Stores

1518 Queen Street West 416.536.6521 Website
Studio Brillantine

It doesn't matter where they put this store. It's a drive-to destination. If you want what they have, you'll drive to Wawa to shop here. Alessi, Iittala, George Jenson, and...


Sylvie & Shimmy / Fashion Stores

1640 Queen St W 647.348.3332 Website
Sylvie & Shimmy

Sylvie & Shimmy, a play on the surnames of owners Caroline Sylvester and KyungJoo Shim, can only be described as a grown-up tea party. Aside from the dainty china dazzling...



The Abbott / Cafes

99 Spencer Avenue 416.876.3855 Website
The Abbott

The Abbott, near King and Dufferin is full of carefully-curated antiques, solid wood and a beautiful painted aluminum ceiling. Unfortunately, the coffee doesn't quite live up to the decor of...


The Cadillac Lounge / Restaurants

1296 Queen Street West 416.536.7717
The Cadillac Lounge

I've been to the Cadillac Lounge many times to grab a pint and chill on their huge back patio, but it wasn't until recently that I sampled the food. The...


The Hot 'n Dog / Restaurants

216 Close Avenue 416.910.3337 Website
The Hot 'n Dog

The Hot 'n Dog wants to give your wiener a makeover. And I want to litter this review with bad puns and innuendo. I'll try my very best to keep...


The Rhino / Restaurants

1249 Queen Street West 416.535.8089
The Rhino

When in need of decent sit-down place to eat in Parkdale, time and again I find myself at Rhino. The atmosphere at this bar/restaurant is totally laid back and the menu...



The Sister / Bars

1554 Queen Street West 416.532.2570 Website
The Sister

Mitzi's Sister is a venerable live music venue that also offers weekend brunch and a full dinner menu including good chicken wings....


The Workroom / Fashion Stores

1340 Queen Street West 416.534.5305 Website
The Workroom

If there was any doubt we're living in the DIY decade, the Workroom may have just erased it. The Workroom is Toronto's first Sew by the Hour Space. For...


The Yukon / Bars

1592 Queen St. West 647.348.8400 Website
The Yukon

The Yukon is a new bar in Parkdale that's appropriate for both post-work cocktail or outright shenanigans. It's a neighbourhood joint worthy of fleeing wherever it is you live now....


This Little Piggy / Fashion Stores

1594 Queen St. West 416.564.2935 Website
This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy in Parkdale was created by two moms in an effort to take the guesswork out of shopping for a new baby. The store carries items for kids...



Three Fates / Fashion Stores

1394 Queen St. West 416.901.1533 Website
Three Fates

Three Fates just set up shop in Philistine's old home in Parkdale - and it's picking up right where the previous tenant left off, packing the narrow storefront at 1394...


Tibet Kitchen / Restaurants

1544 Queen St W 416.913.8726
Tibet Kitchen

Tibet Kitchen is one of a number of Tibetan restaurants in Parkdale, which has in recent years become the neighbourhood to head to when you feel like a little po...


Wasabi Vegetarian Sushi / Restaurants

1265 Queen Street W 416.531.5645 Website
Wasabi Vegetarian Sushi

Wasabi Vegetarian Sushi in Parkdale has a cool concept: great sushi, without the meat. Instead, they offer mock salmon and tuna in their vegan and vegetarian rolls. They also provide...


West End Comics / Bookstores

1590 Queen St W 416.588.5475
West End Comics

West End Comics opened up just before the Christmas holidays in the heart of Parkdale. Built into and around an old chiropractor's office, it's an easy to find and easy...



West End Food Co-op Food Hub / Grocery Stores

1299 Queen St. W. 416.533.6363 Website
West End Food Co-op Food Hub

West End Food Co-op's Food Hub is Toronto's newest co-operative grocery store, and the first one to open in the city in about 25 years. Located at Queen and Dufferin...


Wrongbar / Bars

1279 Queen Street West 416.516.8677
Wrongbar

Wrongbar has emerged in the old Dragonfly space in Parkdale. Check out our January review and photos of Kid Sister making the crowd go nuts on the dance floor....


Yummy Stuff / Baked Goods

1660 Queen Street West 416.531.9732 Website
Yummy Stuff

For the past five years Yummy Stuff, specializing in custom cakes and decorated cookies, has been a popular online store and commercial bakery. Through word of mouth, business built...


Ze Ze Food and Drink / Restaurants

1704 Queen St. W 416.901.9951 Website
Ze Ze Food and Drink

ZeZe Food and Drink is a newly opened cafe, restaurant, and cocktail bar residing in the former Bar Salumi space near Queen and Lansdowne. Owned by chef Haeyeon An and...



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