Looking for the perfect book to curl up with while you sip on a glass of wine and nibble on some antipasto for a quiet night in? Craving an outing to enjoy hot chocolate on a local winter patio? Has it been a tough week and you could really use a massage? Maybe it is something simple, like finding a monthly parking spot at a great rate. Well good news, these features from local businesses have all this and more! 😉

Scroll on to discover how you can support local during the month of November.

PLUS! Save your receipts and enter them to win $500 cash for yourself and another $500 for the business the receipt is from. Find out more by clicking here to visit www.shopoldtownto2win.com.

You can’t buy a Thai Massage on Amazon


We wanted to assure you that we are still open for business. We take our guidance from Toronto Public Health and the CMTO and continue to operate at a reduced capacity of a maximum of 10 people in our Spa at any time in accordance with social distancing policies. We are aware that this could change in the coming weeks but rest assured, we will reach out to you to cancel any appointments you may have should the situation change.

In addition to social distancing, we have a mandatory mask policy to protect both staff and clients and continue our enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols, along with temperature checks to keep you safe.

In order to provide a contactless experience, we are transitioning to a paperless appointment booking and Covid screening system. This investment in new technology will further our efforts to protect our staff and clients.

And finally, we want to thank you all for your continued support during these uncertain times. It means a lot to us. And don’t forget to buy local to support small businesses this Christmas. Gift Cards are available online or in our Gift Shop.

Please give us a call, 416-594-3406 or go to our website, bahnthaispa.com, to book your next Thai massage with one of our amazing staff! Thank you and we hope to see you soon.


Bahn Thai Spa,136 Adelaide St E., 416-594-3406
Open: Mon-Fri: 11am-8pm. Sat/Sun: 10am to 6pm

flux + form Holiday Sale

Our Holiday Sale runs from November 12 – December 22, 2020.
We want to share the love by offering 30% OFF on selected jewellery. Visit us on instagram, @luxandform, to see the pieces in action and learn more!

– FREE shipping for all orders over $100
– $10 flat rate shipping for purchases under $100
– Deadline for shipping orders is December 15 2020
– Free In-store pick up

We’re currently open by appointment so if you want to browse in-person and have a closer look, email us at info@fluxandform.com to make your appointment!

*restrictions apply, not valid for custom made pieces, contact us for any inquiries

Flux + Form, 116 1/2 Sherbourne St., 416-368-9679
Open: Tues-Sat: 12-6pm.* by appointment only

New Product: OPTIC RESET Modular Carpet Collection

Optic Reset is a three-tile system of nine colorways, inspired by elements from photography, illustration, and graphic design.

Using positive and negative space, creating tonal shifts, and pushing boundaries of abstracted subject matter, Optic Reset allows designers to create their own visual narratives that can also be used to help with wayfinding and designing for distance through the incorporation of different visual cues.

Two mid-scale Field of View styles work together to create intriguing installations that offer the biophilic element of complexity. Coordinating Shifted Focus provides a subtle linear textural base that delivers the complementary biophilic element of order to the collection.

Produced at our Living Site, Optic Reset is Net Positive for both carbon and water, and achieves Living Product Certification.

Call or visit us to learn more!

Daltile | Mohawk Group, 160 King St E., 416-943-9180
Open: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Book A Month

Our Book A Month initiative is a completely flexible program where you can determine the parameters that suit you. Whether you prefer literary fiction, or Medieval histories, paperbacks or hardcovers, or would prefer to get a book every two or three months instead of every month, we’d be happy to set up a tailor-made program.

Ben McNally Books, 317 Adelaide St. E. 416-361-0032
Open: Mon-Fri: 10 am-3pm

Bring home your favorite from Papillon

Pick up some of our beef bourguignon stew, onion soup broth by the litre or frozen individual quiche and warm them when you feel like it, right in the comforts of your own home!

Le Papillon on Front, 69 Front St E., 416-367-0303
Open for takeout: Tues-Sat: 3-9pm

Madison Collection (50% off in stock)

The Madison Collection is a durable 100% art silk rug that is handmade in India. We have them in limited stock in 3’x5′, 4’x6′, 5’x8′, 8’x10′, and 9’x12′. Available colours are Charcoal, Blue, and Silver. We are selling all in stock pieces at 50% off!!
Learn more about our offerings by following us on Instagram, @imperialrug.

Imperial Rug Galleries Ltd., 232 King St E. 416-901-8676
Open by appointment Mon-Sat: 10am – 4pm

Free Food

“There is no such thing as a free lunch.” We are challenging our guests to disprove this adage. If you can refold your space blanket so that it fits back in it’s original pack your entrée is free.

C’est What?, 67 Front St. E., 416-867-9499
Open Daily: 2pm – 10pm

Features continue after these contest details.

Learn more by clicking here to visit www.shopoldtownto2win.com.

Secured Underground Parking Spot for You!

Daytime Parking for BIA Members and subscribers of this free newsletter is $65/week and $250/month rate is inclusive of taxes in our underground parking garage at the Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown visit our Front Desk or call us at 416-367-5555.

Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown, 111 Lombard St., 416-367-5555
Open: 24hrs / 7 Days

Farm’r Prepared Meals Market

We’re excited to announce that we’re re-opening our doors on November 5th! With COVID-19, we had to get creative and that’s how Farm’r Prepared Meals was born. These days, people are spending more time at home and cooking can get exhausting! We noticed that there weren’t a lot of quality frozen meals out there. Using the same core values we had with our restaurant, we’ve created a new menu of small batch, chef made meals that are ready to heat, eat and enjoy! Our market will include a variety of meals made by our own chefs as well as some great prepared meals from other Toronto restaurants. Hope to see you soon!

Farm’r Prepared Meals Market, 140A The Esplanade, 416-901-8676
Contact us for opening hours

Win a $50 Gift Basket from The George Street Diner

Not only can The George Street Diner be found on Doordash and UberEats for delivery, we have also updated our website for takeout orders. To celebrate, every order processed for take-out through www.thegeorgestreetdiner.com in the month of November will be entered in a draw for a $50 gift basket filled with some of our favourite goodies. Supporting local feels good. Winning feels even better! With this in mind, order from us today!

The George Street Diner, 129 George St., 416-862-7676
Open: Wed-Sun: 8am-2 pm.

BMO, with Building Roots Toronto presents: Virtual DIY Face Scrub Workshop!

In this month’s workshop we will cover the benefits of a great scrub and how it supports healthy skin, all from the comfort of your own home. We will mail you a face scrub kit of your own that you can make along with us during the workshop. Sign up using the link below.

Bank of Montreal, 101 King St E., 416-360-8430
Learn more and SIGN UP: www.universe.com/events/bmo-with-building-roots-toronto-presents-virtual-diy-face-scrub-workshop-tickets-T74XHN
Open: Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm

Antipasto Box & Wine

AFFETTATI (cold cuts) – Proscuitto di Parma / Porchetta / Sopressata / Mortadella 🍖 ⠀
FROMAGGI (cheese) – Pecorino Tartufato / Fontina / Grana Padano / Asiago Fresco 🧀 ⠀
CONDIMENTI (sides) 🍯⠀
Conserva di Fichi / Olive Miste al Forno / Carciofi alla Griglia / Melanzane al Funghetto / Capperi Giganti / Pomodorini Soleggiati / Lupini Marinati / Noci Bomba ⠀
Italian Fig Jam / Citrus & Rosemary Baked Olives / Grilled Artichoke / Pickled Oregano & Chilli Eggplant / Caperberries / Sundried Cherry Tomato / Marinated Lupini Beans / Walnuts / Peperoncino⠀
PANE & ALTRI (bread & others) 🥖 ⠀
Taralucci / Crostini olio d’oliva / Grissini Parmigiano-Aglio / Pane Fresco Affettato 🥯 ⠀

VINI (wine) 🍷 ⠀
Red – Vigalon IGT 2018 Giorgi (Paris)⠀
Orange – Ramato Pinot Grigio DOC 2018 Foffani (Friuli)⠀
White – Pinot Grigio DOC 2019 Borgia Gortani (Friuli)⠀
Bubbly – Millesimato 2019 Disegna (Veneto)⠀

Choose between meats, or cheeses & pick your bottle of wine! $65 taxes.

Mangia & Bevi, 260 King St E., 416-613-1236
Open: Mon-Sat: 5-10pm

Hot Drinks for the Patio!

‘Tis the time to heed the call for…HOT DRINKS we thinks! Featuring Hot Chocolate, Mulled Cider and Mulled Wine along with our featured steaming beverages. Cozy up on the patio with your favourite drink, we look forward to hosting you.

HOTHOUSE, 35 Church St., 416-366-7800
Open: Mon-Thurs: 11am-9pm. Fri: 11am-10pm. Sat: 10am-10pm. Sun: 10am-9pm

Recording Studio Services

Give the gift of recording studio time to someone you care about. Mint Music has experienced engineers, producers and studio musicians that can make any song come to life in a comfortable and supportive professional studio environment. Online and in-studio lessons in recording techniques and mixing using Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton and Cubase also offered. “Mint Music will now be our “go-to” recording studio in Toronto for all of our future celebrity voice overs.” Wes Smith – Program Director, American Veterans Center.

Mint Music, 178 Front St. E., 416-707-1077
Open: Mon-Sun: 10am-10 pm. By appointment only. 

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