Whatever you are looking for, Old Town Toronto has it! Free pizza, walking tours, Summerlicious, late night oyster shucks, afternoon tea, Dark Side of the Moo cheese, strawberry white grape shimmer drinks, lemonade and so much more. Scroll on to discover what Old Town Toronto has to offer this July.

As always, thanks for supporting local. 🙂

July 12th Free Pizza Summer Event
at PizzaForno

Our annual summer sampling event, at 225 King St E, will feature free pizza by us, local vendors, and photo opportunities with a gorgeous background and decor. We are pet and kid friendly, this event is for everyone. We are doing a giveaway where you may win pizza for an entire year, earning you 1 free pizza a month. This is a social event to meet your community, neighbours and other Toronto creators. Yes, we invited Toronto creators to come and capture the event. Last year, we had 350 show up to the 3 hour event. This year will be even more exciting with the addition of vendors that will cater to everyone’s taste, from desserts, clothing, art and more. This is a chance to try a local Toronto business and meet the team too behind planning the event! Everyone will get 1-2 free slices of pizza and we hope to see you there!

225 King St E, 1-888-652-0957
Instagram: @thepizzaforno

Annual Summer Series: Uprisings & Upsets Walking Tour
with Toronto’s First Post Office Museum
& Town of York Historical Society

In this walking tour, join us as we explore some of the major riots, uprisings, and upsets that occurred in the Town of York and the early City of Toronto throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, and the outcomes that led to lasting societal and political changes.

This tour is part of our Annual Summer Walking Tour Series. It begins on the steps of St. James Cathedral (facing King Street East) and ends at Toronto’s First Post Office Museum (260 Adelaide Street East). Tours run rain or shine, and may cover rough ground, so please dress accordingly. If you can’t make one of our walking tours, make sure you check out our other great events occurring this summer like our Pop-Up Paper Fair coming up on July 20th!

Toronto’s First Post Office Museum | Town of York Historical Society
260 Adelaide St E, 416-865-1833
Instagram: @tos1stpo
Mon-Fri: 9am-5:30pm.
Sat: 10am-4pm.
Sun: 12pm-4pm.

St. Lawrence Eye Care Shares
4 Reasons Why You Should Wear Sunglasses

Invest in polarized lenses this summer to get the best glare reduction and UV protection in your eyes! Now that the weather is sunnier, it’s important to protect your eyes with the proper eyewear. We can custom make your sunglasses as prescription and polarized. Visit our clinic today for more information!

St. Lawrence Eye Care
12 Church St, 416-504-7532
Instagram: @stlawrenceeyecare
Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm

BOGO 50% Off at Blinds To Go

All month long*, Buy One Get One 50% off all blinds, shades, drapery and shutters at Blinds To Go! Customers can mix and match any combination to achieve their perfect view. Visit our new state-of-the-art showroom at 330 King Street for a free quote today. (*Offer valid July 2024 at all GTA locations.)

Blinds To Go
330 King St E, 416-913-6464
Instagram: @BlindsToGo

Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm.
Sat: 10am-6pm.
Sun: 11am-5pm.

Sherbourne Animal Hospital Celebrating 12 Years

On behalf of the Sherbourne Animal Hospital Team, we wanted to thank you for your unwavering support to our clinic over the past 12 years. We are grateful for your continued trust and allowing us to support you and your pets in living their best lives.

We are committed to providing excellent veterinary medicine in a caring and professional environment to every patient. We will deliver this by implementing individualized care that will focus not only on your beloved pets but also on your family as a whole.

For those who are already a part of our family, we are beyond thankful and for all the future furbabies that will come to our hospital, we are thrilled to meet you!

Sherbourne Animal Hospital
320 Richmond St E, 416-775-0101
Instagram: @sherbourneanimalhospital
Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm.
Sat: 9am-4pm.

A Conversation with Thomas Comeau
by Altitude Athletic Training

Join Altitude Athletic Training for an inspiring conversation with Thomas Comeau, Altitude ambassador and Toronto Police Officer, as he explores the exhilarating world of mountain climbing.

In this documentary-style short film, Thomas discusses the unique allure of climbing, which challenges individuals to push their limits and rise above societal boundaries. Drawing from personal experiences on treks and climbs like Lobuche East Peak in Nepal, he emphasizes the rigorous physical and mental preparation necessary.

Sharing his journey of scaling various high-altitude peaks, from Chimborazo in Ecuador to future expeditions to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Aconcagua in Argentina, Thomas highlights the transformative power of stepping out of one’s comfort zone.

Watch the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLrBl2ROk44&t=2s

If you are thinking about embarking on a high-altitude adventure – or even just want to get stronger, fitter, healthier etc. – consult with Altitude Athletic Training and talk with a coach today by booking a complimentary coach consult!

Don’t miss this compelling video that celebrates the spirit of adventure and the profound personal growth that comes with climbing mountains. Tune in and be inspired to embark on your own high-altitude pursuits!

Altitude Athletic Training
56 Colborne St, 416-366-3838
Instagram: @altitudeathletic
Mon-Fri: 6am-9pm.
Weekends: 7am-1pm

Summerlicious at Nami Restaurant

We are so excited to be participating in Toronto’s favourite summer food event! Join us from July 5 to July 21 and experience our Summerlicious prix fixe menu for both lunch and dinner.

Please note that our regular menu is limited during the Summerlicious.

Nami Restaurant
55 Adelaide St E, 416-362-7373
Instagram: @namirestaurant
Mon-Fri: 11:30am-3pm (Last call 2pm).
Mon-Sat: 5pm-10pm (Last call 9pm).
Night Bar Thurs-Sat: 9pm – 1am (Last call 12:30am).

Learn the Art of Thai Massage from Bahn Thai Spa and School
and Save Up to 50% Off!

Looking to learn Thai massage with a friend? Now’s the perfect time!

Enroll together and get 50% off the total course price for one of you! That’s $1000 + $500, effectively $750 each if you split the cost. 🌟

This special offer runs from June 21st to September 30th, so don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Transform your summer with the ancient art of Thai massage. Visit our website, call us at (416) 951-5443 or email us at school@bahnthaispa.com to sign up today! Spaces are limited! Located at 136 Adelaide Street E at Jarvis.

❗️Please note: The discount must be manually adjusted. If you book directly in the system, you will be charged in full. To apply the discount, reach out via email or call us and we will make it work for you❗️

Bahn Thai Spa and School
136 Adelaide St E, 416-951-5443
Instagram: @bahnthaischool
7 Days a Week!

SQRA: Chromatic Collection
at Beauchamp Art Gallery

Beauchamp Art Gallery Presents Chromatic Collections by SQRA
Toronto, ON — Step into a vibrant world where timeless treasures burst into vivid, large-format artworks, illuminating the colorful tapestry of pop culture. Beauchamp Art Gallery is delighted to unveil Chromatic Collections, by SQRA (aka Cedric Sequerra) in Toronto from July 4th to July 14th, at 167 King Street East. Visitors will take a trip back in time through an exhibition that will transcend generations and showcase the beloved collectables of yesterday and today.

Chromatic Collections explores the aesthetic and nostalgic value of pop culture artifacts from the late 20th century through a series of brilliantly colored photographs. Visitors will experience a unique visual journey through curated images of books, magazines, VHS tapes, stereos, and more. His new subjects will include Bearbrick figurines, vintage boomboxes, F1 memorabilia, and rare book collections. For the first time, SQRA will present a collection of Time Magazine covers and a collection of retro TVs capturing iconic cultural moments on each screen.

“Each collection, with its distinctive narrative, serves as a wellspring of inspiration. Every image tells an intriguing story, and it’s this anecdotal aspect that continually captivates and fuels my artistic exploration. The art I create is a nod to the past. When people view my work, I want them to feel that sense of familiarity, like they’re strolling down memory lane.”

“We are thrilled to bring Chromatic Collections to our audience,” says Andrea Pearce, Director of Beauchamp Art Gallery, Toronto. “This exhibition not only revisits the pop artifacts that shaped our collective memories, but also showcases their influence on modern art and culture.”

Beauchamp Art Gallery invites all art enthusiasts and pop culture fans to explore the medley of colors and themes in Chromatic Collections. Visitors can meet the Montreal-based artist in the Beauchamp Art Gallery, located at 167 King Street East on Thursday July 4th for a V.I.P. night starting at 5p.m. and witness his latest unique photographic works that are sure to tap into the collectors’ mind.

Beauchamp Art Gallery
167 King St E, 416-599-2244
Instagram: @galeriebeauchamp
9:30am to 5:30pm

Late Night Shuck is Back
at Pearl Diver

The Late Night Shuck at Pearl Diver Oyster Bar & Seafood is back! Friday and Saturday from 10pm to close, get a dozen Malpeque Oysters for only $24! Perfect for post game, post dinner or to accompany a night cap. Reservations recommended but not required.

Pearl Diver
100 Adelaide St E, 416-366-7827
Instagram: @pearldiverto

Tues & Wed: 4:30pm-10pm.
Thurs-Sat: 4:30pm-11pm.
Sun & Mon: CLOSED



Get ready for an unforgettable evening filled with glamour, surprises, and enchantment. You won’t want to miss this spectacular event. Mark your calendars, because this is going to be THE night everyone will be talking about!

Stay tuned for more details – the magic is just beginning!

#october24 #bigsurprise #staytuned #unforgettableevening #galamaybe #rcyc

New Visions Toronto
222 The Esplanade, Lower Level , Unit 10, 289-834-4248
Instagram: @newvisionstoronto
9-5 Office Hours

“Dark Side of the Moo”
available at Olympic Cheese

July is a special month for every Canadian thanks to Canada Day, but the celebration doesn’t have to stop after July 1! Celebrate all summer with over 100 Canadian artisan cheeses to choose from at Olympic Cheese. 

This month’s MUST TRY CHEESE is the “Dark Side of the Moo.” This is a Canadian collaboration, out of Woodstock Ontario, featuring Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese and the Upper Thames Brewing Company. It is a semi-firm cheese made from cow’s milk, and then aged by soaking the wheel in “Dark Side” Chocolate Stout. Try melting some on your next burger, or try pairing it with another local craft beer.

For a great Canadian cheese experience, visit the St. Lawrence Market’s first specialty cheese store, Olympic Cheese.

Olympic Cheese
93 Front St E, 416-363-7602
Instagram: @olympic_cheese

Tues-Fri: 9am-7pm.
Sat: 7am-5pm.
Sun: 10am-5pm.

Summer of Citrus #AtTheOmni

Nothing says summer like the refreshing zest of citrus. As the summer’s warmth intensifies, the oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit reach their peak of ripeness. Whether it’s blended in a clever cocktail or infused in a salad or blended into nourishing spa products, citrus adds a refreshing burst of summer to every experience.

Summer of Citrus at the Consort Bar
Indulge in the flavours of summer with our specialty cocktails at the Consort Bar! Join us for three specialty summer cocktails, including the refreshing Summer Spritz and pair your drinks with our tapas menu featuring items like citrus & chili salmon wraps, duck spring rolls, and watermelon pave. Experience the essence of summer with every sip and bite.

Mokara Spa Citrus Specials
Immerse yourself in the essence of citrus this summer with our exclusive seasonal specials. Book any of these treatments and receive a complimentary enhancement to elevate your spa experience.

Vita-C Booster Massage: Revitalize your senses with our Vita-C Booster Massage, featuring yuzu body oil extracted from the peel of the yuzu citrus plant. This essential oil not only relieves stress and enhances mental clarity with its sweet, uplifting scent but also nourishes and hydrates the skin with its antioxidant properties.
60-minute: $225/ $250
75-minute: $275/ $300
90-minute: $315/ $340

Citrus-Kale Facial: Rejuvenate your skin with our Citrus-Kale Facial, infused with Vitamin C and E to combat environmental damage and sun exposure. Experience brighter skin, reduced fine lines, and a healthy glow.
Gift with service: Receive a complimentary ampoule of Citrus & Kale Serum to continue the benefits of the treatment at home, boosting collagen production, and reduces the signs of aging.
60-minute: $215 / $225

Citrus Twist Glow: Indulge in our Citrus Twist Glow treatment, featuring a double body exfoliation with dry brushing and enzymatic sponge infused with Vitamin C. Followed by a facial with cryotherapy to firm and tighten, this experience leaves your entire body glowing and youthful.
Gift with service: Receive a complimentary 3-day Hyaluronic Acid Ampoule Set. The perfect post treatment for stimulating the skin’s natural hyaluronic acid synthesis, for an immediate and long-lasting moisture boost.
75-minute: $275 / $285

Mani-Pedi with Summer of Citrus Cocktail: Pamper yourself this summer with our exclusive promotion that combines beauty and relaxation in one delightful package. Enjoy a Mokara manicure and pedicure while sipping on a refreshing summer cocktail, specially crafted to enhance your experience.
105-minute, $165 / $185

Summer Garden Afternoon Tea: Step into the enchanting world of our Summer Garden Tea at Victoria Café, where every Saturday and Sunday, from 12:30 pm to 5 pm, we invite you to indulge in a feast of citrus-inspired delights. This season, we celebrate the vibrant flavors of the garden with a carefully crafted menu. No tea is complete without decadent savory and sweet treats, and ours are each designed to captivate your palate. Join us and savor the essence of summer in every delightful bite at our Summer Garden Tea.

Cheers to a summer filled with citrus and relaxation!

Omni King Edward
37 King St E, 416-863-9700
Instagram: @Omnikingedward

The Chesterfield Shop was featured
in Our Homes Magazine!

Hi Everyone!
It’s finally summer – and it looks like it’s going to be a wonderful one, with tons of patio time, outdoor activities, dinners with friends and family…and sleepover guests!

The Chesterfield Shop always has you covered with the best selection of sofa-beds, sofas, sectionals, chairs, recliners, ottomans and more!

We were really happy to be written up in “OUR HOMES” magazine – it’s a lovely feature!
Here’s the link to the article: https://issuu.com/ourhomesmagazine/docs/oh_boo_spring_2024_optimized_issuu/84

Drop by to 275 King St. E. to see Stephan, Binal, Hinal and Gizelle for the best deals, including next-day delivery on many in-stock items, including sofa-beds and recliners!

And cheers….to a wonderful summer!

The Chesterfield Shop
275 King St E, 416-667-1150
Instagram: @thechesterfieldshop

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm.
Sun: 11am-5pm.

Chatime Golden Hour Shimmer Boba Series

Summer is here, and so are the shimmer boba drinks at Chatime! Enjoy each of the three new refreshing drinks, or get all flavours in a trio cup!

1) Peach Grapefruit Shimmer Boba –> Quench your thirst with the refreshing sweet and tangy flavours of peach and grapefruit with a touch of sparkle. Elevated with our signature pearls and edible shimmer, each sip offers a chewy twist, making it the perfect summer drink!

2) Blue Curacao Lychee Shimmer Boba –> Experience the exotic blend of citrusy notes of Blue Curacao shaken with the sweet taste of lychee flavour. Enjoy the delightful texture of our chewy signature pearls and beautiful shimmer for a tropical escape in a cup!

3) Strawberry White Grape Shimmer Boba –> Dive into the delightful fusion of sweet and juicy flavours of strawberry and white grape. Enhanced with the perfect chew of our signature pearls and enchanting shimmer, this unique tasting experience will leave you sparkling with bliss!

*All drinks are available as cold beverages only, while quantities last! *Terms and conditions apply

163 King St E, 416-223-9871
Instagram: @chatimecanada
Sun-Wed: 11am-11pm.
Thurs-Sat: 11am-12am.

Building up an appetite for summer with Summerlicious
at Cantina Mercatto

Patio views, weekend brunches and Toronto’s most anticipated summer food festival! From July 5th – July 21st, join us as we celebrate the season with Summerlicious. We will be offering both a lunch & dinner three-course prix fixe menu featuring Cantina classics and exclusive Summerlicious items!

Cantina Mercatto
20 Wellington St E, 416-304-0781
Instagram: @mercatto.to

Mon-Wed: 11:30am-10pm.
Thurs & Fri: 11:30am-11pm.
Sat: 11am-11pm.
Sun: 11am-10pm.

Balzac’s Sparkling Lemonades

Experience the zest of summer with Balzac’s Sparkling Lemonades, now in six refreshing flavours: Cherry Guava, Vanilla Honey, Golden Turmeric Ginger, Green Apple Mojito, Blue Curacao Coconut, and Dessert Pear. Each sip is a burst of brightness that will delight your taste buds.

Balzac’s Coffee
10 Market St, 416-368-4949
Instagram: @balzacscoffee

Beat the heat with Wildlife Thrift Store!

Beat the heat this July with Wildlife Thrift Store, with our AC pumping we have everything you need to stay cool this Summer! From vintage swimsuits to beachy home decor, we have a collection that radiates warmth and nostalgia. Whether you’re chasing the perfect picnic basket or seeking shade under a wide-brimmed hat, our racks are blooming with possibilities. We’re constantly marking down to make sure we have prices that won’t make you break a sweat! Be sure to check us out for all your summer needs.

Wildlife Thrift Store
67 Front St E, 416-861-9080
Instagram: @wildlifethriftstore

Toronto’s Most Wanted: Butter Chicken avec Garlic Naan

Enjoy Authentic Indian Food in our Patio, across from the Gooderham Building and Berczy Park, on Front St. With a backdrop of the CN tower and Toronto’s Financial district. Experience Curated Classic Indian dishes served to tantalize your tastebuds including Toronto’s Most Wanted: Butter Chicken avec Garlic Naan.

Benares Cucina Indian
49 Front St E, 416-955-9000
Instagram: @benares_toronto
Mon-Thur: 11:45 am-10 pm.
Fri & Sat: 11:45 am-11:30pm.

LAUFT Memberships

LAUFT is now offering memberships to our users. Starting at $99/month you can gain maximum flexibility across different workstations. Whether it’s a desk, private office or workroom, we have spacious offices for your next meeting. With these new memberships, you will receive additional discounts whenever you make a reservation, with the option to add in a mail service for 50% off.

95 King St E, 1-844-935-2838
Instagram: @LAUFTforthepeople

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