Because we all have to-do lists.

Whether you’re 22 or 82 there are certain mind-numbingly dull yet necessary tasks we need to complete. Picking up TP. Dropping off dry cleaning. Getting your boots resoled because there’s a hole in the left one that’s been there for like six months and every time you accidentally wear them when it’s wet out you’re like, “oh yeah there’s a hole in this shoe.” You know. Adult stuff. 

Luckily, Old Town Toronto is here to help you take care of your errands as painlessly as possible. Check out our (non-exhaustive) list of essential services every responsible adult should have on hand.

Dry Cleaning

Esplanade Cleaners is the oldest dry-cleaning company in Old Town Toronto, having set up shop in 1998. Whether you need weekly cleaning, clothing repairs, tailoring, or attention to household items like curtains or duvets, they’ve got you covered. 

Phone: 416-777-9727


Where: 25 The Esplanade


You never know when a corned beef-related emergency will arise. Why not try Pumpernickel’s Deli and Cafe on Adelaide? The 30+-year-old deli offers express take-out on location and provides lunch/breakfast/dinner catering with delivery anywhere in the GTA. 

Pumpernickel’s Deli


Phone: 416-367-4169

Where: 30 Adelaide Street East

Shoe Repair

Did you know 9 out of 10 orthopedic doctors agree that you should change or repair your everyday shoes once every eight months to a year? Whether you spent twenty bucks, two hundred, or two-thousand dollars on your go-to kicks, be sure you take the time to check out your soles and heels for normal wear and tear, as this could lead to foot or back pain if not addressed. Thankfully, Rob the cobbler is here to help you put your best foot forward at the aptly named Rob’s Best Foot Forward 


Phone: 416-360-SHOES (7463)

Where: 20 Toronto St, Suite 100

Watch and Jewellery Repair

Whether it’s repairing a broken bracelet clasp or changing the battery in your watch, Bright Sky Jewellery in the lower level of St. Lawrence Market is on hand to help you out with a soldering iron and a smile. 


Phone: 416-304-1287

Where: Lower Level, 95 Front Street East

Flower Delivery

Did you forget your mom’s birthday again? No worries- the fab florists at Ginko Floral Design create beautiful, art-forward bouquets and arrangements for any occasion. And yes, they do same-day delivery. 


Phone: 416-640-1209

Where: 222 Esplanade


Because we love you, we hope you’ll never have to call Adel Locksmith, but when emergencies happen it’s vital to have the number of a 24/7 locksmith on hand. Whether you need new locks on a busted door, or have been locked out of your car, Adel on Adelaide (catchy eh?) is on hand. 

Phone: 647-697-8709

Where:120 Adelaide St W Unit 466


Did you know that working with a tax professional helps save the average Canadian $840 more on their annual refunds? If you don’t already have an accountant, check out Master Accountants. Their stellar reviews suggest they’re truly masters in their craft. 


Where: 6 Adelaide St E Suite 310

Phone: 647-381-8332


Does your house animal have a GP? If not, give the friendly folks at Sherbourne Animal Hospital a call. They’re currently accepting patients, and we’ve heard they cater to some celebrities in the Old Town Toronto neighbourhood. 


Phone: 416-775-0101

Where: 320 Richmond St E #108, Toronto, ON M5A 2R3


If you’d prefer more of a personal touch than  those big chain drug stores provide, may we recommend checking out Mister Pharmacist, a boutique pharmacy focusing on community and preventative medicine. 


Where: 116A Sherbourne St, Toronto, ON M5A 2R2

Congratulations, you got through the whole list! Now feel free to tick “read up on essential services in my hood” from your to-do list. And don’t forget to check out our big Business Directory here. 

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