Whether you are looking to soak in the sun or catch a cool shady breeze, Old Town Toronto is the place to be this August. In this edition of Where to Support Local you’ll find the perfect cool me down Basilberry Cinnamon ice cream, Espresso Lemonade, a flower subscription to keep your home colourful and bright, the best Summerlicious menu and a sofa bed for your summer guests to crash on when the party lasts long into the night.  You’ll even find a friendly reminder to get those eyes checked and where to enjoy a healing massage. Looking for a patio to dine on? We have the ultimate summer patio guide.

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Flower Subscription delivered straight to your door!

Subscribe for a hand-picked bouquet of fresh, seasonal blooms to be delivered to your door from Stôk Floral & Design. Choose the frequency of your deliveries along with the size and we’ll take care of the rest. Bring the outdoors in this summer and support local Ontario flowers!

Stôk Floral & Design
54 Church St, 416-214-4664
Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Instagram: @stokfloral

Did you hear the scoop at Runner Market? 🍦

Drip Creamery and Runner have collaborated to bring you the dopest exclusive flavour of the summer. Introducing the Drip x Runner Basilberry Cin. This is a refreshing uplifting combo of unlikely ingredients and has quickly become our summer go-to. A perfect dance of warming cinnamon, invigorating basil, just-right blueberry compote, and the sweet crisp of crepe flakes is everything you need in a pint container this summer.

Swing by Runner Market and try our exclusive Drip Creamery flavour – we’re beyond stoked to share this with you!! After all, summer is all about straight chillin’.

Runner Market
141 Berkeley St, 647-360-8262
Mon-Thurs: 8am-9pm. Fri: 8am-10pm.
Sat: 9am-10pm. Sun: 9am-7pm.
Instagram: @runner.market

Stressed? In Pain? Need to relax?
Bahn Thai Spa is the right place to be!

Thai massage, or Nuad Bo-Rarn, is a full-body massage performed on a mat on the floor with both parties wearing loose, comfortable clothes. A blending of elements, yogic stretching, fascial stretch therapy, acupressure, t’ai chi, breathwork and meditation, and incorporates traditional Thai medicine. The practitioner uses his/her hands, feet, arms, and legs to guide the recipient into various yoga postures.

Thai Massage is one of the four branches of Traditional Thai medicine. It is a healing technique that was practiced before doctors and eventually made its way into hospital, becoming part of Traditional Thai medicine, along with herbal medicine and spiritual meditation.

Contact us to learn more!

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

Designer Feature at Sash + Bustle

Who’s cool, Canadian, ethical, inclusive and coming to S+B? It’s CERITI. For the month of August we are so excited to feature this homegrown label for the bride who is looking for freedom, comfort, originality and inspiration in what they wear on the big day. Don’t miss your chance to try on these one-of-a-kind garments! And take 10% off your CERITI dress while you do.

Sash + Bustle
111 Berkeley St, 647-340-5850
Tues-Fri: 10am-7:30pm. Sat+Sun: 8:30am-7:00pm.
Instagram: @sashandbustle

10% off The Comfort Sleeper!
Aug.1st – Sept. 12th, 2022 at The Chesterfield Shop

If you are looking for the best, most comfortable sofa-bed in Toronto, look no further! 14 styles – 7 sizes – Your choice of fabrics & leathers. Experience No Bars, No Springs, Pure Comfort.

From August 1st to September 12th, the American Leather Comfort Sleeper is 10% off! Come see us, your seating and sofa-bed experts, at 275 King St. East, for full details.

The Chesterfield Shop
275 King St. E, 416-667-1150
Mon-Fri:10am-6pm. Sun:11am-5pm.
Instagram: @thechesterfieldshop

Espresso Lemonade

Espresso Lemonade is made with blood orange concentrate and single-origin, light-roast espresso. It is sweet, tart and refreshing like a tonic. Excellent thirst quencher on our summer menu!

Third Wave Coffee Inc
42 Church St
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm. Sat-Sun 9am-6pm.
Instagram: @thirdwavetoronto

Importance of Annual Eye Exams

Annual eye exams are important because our eye health changes every year. Annual eye exams help maintain eye health, improve quality of life (vision plays a huge role!), optimize vision, and can be a preventative measure as well. Book an appointment at our clinic today!

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

Summerlicious at HOTHOUSE

Friday August 12th to Sunday August 28th. HOTHOUSE is happy to participate in SUMMERLICIOUS this year! We’re offering three Course Prix Fixe Menus for lunch and dinner. Lunch $27, Dinner $37 plus taxes and gratuity. Featuring Crab Hush Puppies, Nicoise Salad, Maple Miso Glazed Pork Chop, Cioppino Seafood Stew, S’mores Brownie and Pina Colada Panna Cotta. See the full menus on our website www.hothouserestaurant.com.

HOTHOUSE Restaurant and Bar
35 Church St, 416-366-7800
Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-9:30pm. Fri: 11:30am-10:30pm.
Sat: 10am-10:30pm. Sun: 10am-9:30pm.
Instagram: @hothouserestaurant

Patios of Old Town Toronto 2022

Looking for the perfect patio to enjoy a summer meal on? Be sure to check out our Patio Guide which now includes a Google Map to help you find the fastest route to your next patio experience in Old Town Toronto.

Click Here To Open Patio Guide

Want More?
Discover more local businesses in our Business Directory by clicking here. Everything from sushi to pet care, fitness gyms and tranquil massages… we have it all!

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What is a Business Improvement Area?
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