Ah August!  We are in the lazy hazy days of the year when a soft breeze and the warm summer sun allow you to momentarily forget all your worries. Here in Old Town Toronto we want you to make the most of August (September is right around the corner) so we’ve yet again compiled a list of what our local businesses are offering for you to enjoy this month. From mussel Mondays and health, wellness and beauty services, to tempting patio eats and fascinating retail finds, Old Town Toronto and the St Lawrence Market Neighbourhood have everything you could want to fully enjoy summer.

Scroll on to discover what our local businesses are excited to offer this month. As always, thank you for your continued effort to shop, dine and support local.

Oh and PS – Be sure to stop in at Toronto’s First Post Office and get your 2021 Mail Matters Stamps, designed by contest winner Roniyah (age 7). Learn more below!

The Consort Bar Opens Again with a New Menu

Step into our living room and make yourself comfortable in the elegant atmosphere of Consort Bar. Reminiscent of an English aristocrats’ club, this King Street bar serves breakfast and dinner and a selection of classic signature cocktails, wines and fine spirits. Try a taste of our brand-new menu from brioche French toast to The Royal Burger topped with truffle aioli and Old Cuban cocktails. There’s something to please everyone’s palate.

The Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King Street East, 416-863-9700
Breakfast | Saturday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and Sunday 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dinner | Friday-Saturday 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Bar | Friday-Saturday 5 p.m.-Midnight
Instagram: @omnikingedward

Eyelash/Eyebrow Services

New Service alert! We are happy to announce that Jessica from Premier Lash Canada is now providing eyelash extensions and eyebrow lamination and tinting on Saturdays. Prices start from $75 for brow lamination and $90 for eyelash extensions.

Beauty Supply Outlet, 14 Church St, 416-362-4444
Mon – Wed: 10am – 6pm. Thurs – Fri: 11am – 7pm.  Sat: 10am – 5pm. Sun: 12pm – 4pm.
Instagram: @bsochurchst

Goose Island Toronto 4th Anniversary Bundle

The Goose Island Brewhouse just celebrated 4 years on the Esplanade! As part of our celebrations we released 4 new beers, available in cans to go as part of this bundle!

Sunbather Tropical Punch Sour – 4.4%
Easy Target Blonde Ale – 5.2%
Super Soft Birthday Party – 5.6%
Brainwave IIPA – 8.0%

Goose Island Brewhouse Toronto, 70 The Esplanade, 647-952-4501
Sun – Wed: 11am – 10pm. Thurs – Sat: 11am – 12am
Instagram: @gooseislandca

Hand Cut Crystal Chandelier

A new 6 light Candelabra Chandelier with over 60 hand-cut crystals, and nickel-plated aluminum frame. Available pre-assembled, or carefully packed and ready to set up yourself. A quantity of two are available in shop.

May be viewed from the street at any time in the storefront window on King Street, please book an appointment to view from inside and/or purchase.

Office & Shop Furniture,181 King St E, 416-363-4406
To avoid disappointment, please schedule an appointment (by phone).
Instagram: @officeandshop

Mussel Mondays!

Make Monday feel less like, well Monday, with our $14 per pound of mussels / two sauces to choose from.

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

Invisalign® Treatment

Although metal braces are excellent at straightening teeth and eliminating crowding and spacing problems, many people hesitate to get them. Why? Well, often it is because they do not like the look of metal braces. Invisalign® clear braces give all the benefits most people need from metal braces yet do not change your appearance while you wear them. At Yonge & Front Dental, our dentists can fit you for Invisalign, monitor your progress and make adjustments until the straightening process is complete.

For a limited time, we are offering $500 OFF Invisalign® treatment. Visit our website to learn more about Invisalign® and schedule your complimentary consultation today!

Yonge & Front Dental, 33 Yonge St, 416-364-2444
Mon: 10am-4pm. Tues & Wed: 8:30am-6pm. Thurs: 10am-4pm. Fri: 9am-5pm. Sat & Sun: CLOSED.
Instagram: @yongefrontdental


Best City-Size™ Seating in the GTA

The Chesterfield Shop City Size Seating™ Downtown is NOW open on KING ST East of Shelbourne….Location #6 in the heart of the 6ix! Since 1948, a family-owned company specializing in full size and city-size contemporary Canadian-made fabric and leather seating, including sofas, sectionals, sofa-beds in every size with upgraded gel mattresses, motion seating, power recliners, pairs of chairs, home theatre, ottomans, tables and accessories. Customize with a huge selection of beautiful fabrics and leathers or purchase in-stock for White Glove Delivery in the GTA and cottage country.
Can’t wait to meet you at 275 King East!

The Chesterfield Shop, 275 King Street East, 416-667-1150
Mon – Sat: 10am – 6pm. Sun 11am – 5pm.

Keto Steak Salad

This is a very delicious salad which contains steak, romaine, spinach, avocado, egg and cheese etc. That’s almost everything you need and good for your body. We believe you will love it!

AAamazing Salad, 82 Adelaide St E., 647-342-6888
Mon – Fri: 11am – 4pm
Instagram: @aaamazingsalad 

Custom Stickers and Labels

TPH® offers custom sticker and label printing with a wide variety of sizes and finishing options available. Brand your products with custom labels, or add stickers to your next marketing campaign to stay top of mind with customers. We can print on rolls or sheets so you can create the perfect customized solution for your business!

TPH – The Printing House, 26 Wellington St E (Entrance off Scott St), 416-364-9158
Mon – Fri: 8:30am-5pm
Instagram: @instagram.com/tphcanada

Beer Garden Feature Brew

Every week there’s a surprise special brew on the beer garden. The last few have been the Collective Arts Strawberry and Basil, the Henderson Figo Pilsner, and this week’s is the Fairweather Grace Pale Ale with Earl Grey and Lemon. Check in each week for what’s new.

C’est What?, 67 Front St E, 416-867-9499
August Hours: Tues – Thurs: 4pm – 10pm. Fri – Sat: 4pm – midnight. Sun: 4pm – 8pm. Closed Monday.
Instagram: @cestwhatto

Brake Specials For Your Car

Bring your car or SUV to the brake specialists. We have been serving the community for the past 45 years with our large selection of new and used tires. Come check out our 30 tire brands!

The Tire Source Corporation, 141 Queen Street East, 416-362-1235
During covid our times of operation 9am to 5pm

Family style is always on trend

Select a combination of our popular dishes to serve up your own family style feast and enjoy trying our wide range of flavours to delight and excite your tastebuds. Visit our website below to learn how to order delivery or for dine in hours.

Sukhothai, 52 Wellington St E, 647-351-4612
Visit our website for hours.
Instagram: @sukhothaifood

Dry Cleaning and Alteration

Wipe and sanitizer.

Valet cleaners, Unit 6-38 Church St, 416-364-7924 
Mon – Sat: 10am – 5pm. Sat: 10am – 4pm

Featured in blogTO

We were recently featured in blogTO. Click here to read the article and learn more about what we do here at Placemade!

Placemade, 78 Richmond St E Unit 150, 647-462-2926
Please visit our website to book a tour and or inquiry today!
Instagram: @placemade.co

Famous Lamb

Slow braised leg of lamb topped with turmeric onion slaw, roasted garlic mayo, pecorino shavings, served on a ciabatta bun.

Famo Sandwich Creations, 122 Sherbourne St, 416-360-1221
Tues – Fri: 11am – 7pm
Instagram: @Famo_sandwiches

Beautiful Wood Flooring Samples

Havwoods is the go-to showroom to find the perfect wood floor. Browse our color-ordered sample wall, have a consultation with our showroom team and view the large panels of the latest wood floor patterns, colors and styles. Take your samples home with to see them in your own space. Get the full design experience at Havwoods.

Havwoods, 201 Frederick St, 1-844-808-9663
Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm.
You can make an appointment at www.havwoods.com/us/tor
Instagram: @havwoods_usa

Table for Two : Crespelle, Sausage & Peppers, Baby Gem Salad, and Budinos

Every week we offer a new finish at home menu for two. Complete with starters, mains, sides, and dessert, the meal requires little work and comes with full instructions. We also have weekly suggestions for beverage add-ons!

Cantina Mercatto, 20 Wellington St E, 416-304-0781
Tues – Sat: 12pm – 9pm
Instagram: @Mercatto.to

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Toronto

Have your wisdom teeth begun erupting, or are you experiencing discomfort at the back of your mouth? Dr. Mahan Alavi at Dentistry on King is here to help address your wisdom teeth concerns. He has performed numerous wisdom teeth removals – from simple extractions to complicated surgical removals. He uses the latest techniques and technology to make sure your dental procedure is as comfortable as possible. For more info and to book your appointment visit dentistryonking.net/wisdom-teeth-removal.

Dentistry on King, 5 King St E, Unit C, 416-368-8000
Mon – Thurs: 9am – 6pm. Sat: 9am – 5pm.
Instagram: @dentistryonking

Runner Market  

Runner Market is your one-stop-shop for all things convenience. Curated selections of household essentials, fresh prepared eats, frozen meals, personal care items, and so much more. Check out our bottle shop for the newest additions to our curated wine, beer, and spirit collections! The Runner Market patio is fully licensed and ready for you to enjoy summer cocktails, beer, and wine by the bottle or the glass. Curb side pick-up and contactless delivery are also available in as little as an hour.

Runner Market, 141 Berkeley Street, 647-360-8262
Daily: 8am – 9pm
Instagram: @runner.market

2021 Mail Matters Stamp Sheet

This past spring, as part of Toronto’s First Post Office’s Museum From Home, a contest was held challenging young artists to show in a drawing how mail can help brighten someone’s day, and share why mail matters to them. We loved seeing and reading all the creative submissions.

Roniyah (age 7) sent in a colourful and energetic piece, and wrote that mail matters to her: “because when I get mail from my Grandmother it makes me feel happy. I love to send mail to my friends.” We are excited to announce that Roniyah was voted the winner of the Mail Matters contest, and her winning artwork will be featured on a limited run of Picture Postage stamps. Of course, Roniyah will receive a sheet to use when she next writes her friends.

And you can, too! Exclusively at Toronto’s First Post Office, you can purchase a full sheet of 26 for $50. The sheet also includes a souvenir enlargement, and proceeds will benefit the museum. Stamps can be purchased via the shop at TownofYork.com, or at the postal counter at Toronto’s First Post Office.

Toronto’s First Post Office, 260 Adelaide St. E, 416-865-1833
Mon –  Fri: 9am – 5:30pm.
Sat: 10am – 4pm Sun: 12pm – 4:pm
Both the museum and post office are closed holiday Mondays and the Sundays preceding.
Instagram: @Tos1stPo

Classic Haircut

We’re a shop where premium cuts are made easy! Come by for a classic haircut, fade or just “a little off the sides.” Our services are done with clippers and/or scissors and accompanied with a consultation and styling. Pop by the shop or book an appointment online at garrisons.ca

Garrison’s Barbershop, 63 Jarvis St, 647-206-0498
Tues – Sat: 9am – 6pm. Sun: 10am – 6pm.
Instagram: @garrisonsbarbershop
Book with us at www.garrisons.ca, we can’t wait to have you in the shop!

Mangia & Bevi Fresh Sealed Pizza

Experience the same quality pizza you would be served at our restaurant, in the comfort of your own home 🏡 Family dinner nights, are now made quick & easy, these pizzas are ready in less than 10 minutes! 🍕

NOW available to order online at www.mbresto.com or order for delivery through UberEats/DoorDash/Ritual 🚗.

Mangia & Bevi, 260 King St E, Unit A103, 416-613-1236
Daily: 4:30pm – 9pm 
Instagram: @mangiabevii

The Three Hour Massage is Back!

We are so excited to get back to normal hours and now offer 6 days a week. Starting in August we are once again able to offer a 3 hour massage! Time to treat yourself to a relaxing yet invigorating treatment which will leave you feeling blissful. After all these months of staying at home isn’t this what we all deserve? Our Senior Practitioners are available but these longer sessions go fast!

Bahn Thai Spa, 136 Adelaide St E, 647-284-5524
Open Mon, Wed, Thurs, Friday, Sat and Sun.
Instagram: @bahnthaispa

The “Back To School / Work From Home” Promotion

Whether you’re getting ready for back to school or continuing to work from home, shop ergoCentric to create an ergonomic home office! Select configurations of the airCentric 2 office chair and upCentric electric height adjustable tables are available at great prices and with next day shipping. upCentric Monitor Arms are on sale at 70% off list price (quantities are limited). ergoCentric’s ergonomic solutions are made in Ontario. The King Edward Hotel showroom&store offers in store shopping and curb side pick-up.

ergoCentric Inc, 37 King St E, 416-550-8233
Mon – Fri: 10am – 6pm. Sat: 10am – 5pm. Sun: 11am – 4pm.
Instagram: @ergoCentric

AT-HOME Massage

Refer your friends and when they book their first massage, you’ll get a $25 account credit AND they’ll get $15 off their first massage.

HealthCasa, 47 Front St E, Suite 200, 647-691-5150
9am – 10pm
Instagram: @health.casa

Artisanal pizza ready in under 3 minutes and available 24/7 from an automated pizzeria

PizzaForno machines offer a contactless experience where you can try handmade artisanal pizza that is baked in our automated pizzeria and is ready to be eaten in 3 minutes or less. We have locations all across North America and are available 24/7. We offer 8 varieties of pizza to select from and often have “featured” pizzas like our current feature, the “Summer Deluxe Pizza”. Our prices range from $9 – $13 per pizza, and you can either enjoy it hot and fresh or bring it home cold to bake it at another time.

PizzaForno, 225 King St E, 1-844-980-7766
We’re available 24/7 and provide a contactless experience.
Instagram: @thepizzaforno

Fresh Crepe Sandwiches

Good Food = Good Mood. At Crepe T.O., we always make crepes fresh to order and in front of our customers. Come enjoy the show! Preparation and perfection is key. Come in and grab a sweet or savoury crepe today! Also available on Uber Eats, Doordash, and Ritual.

Crepe T.O., 52 Church St, 647-352-5286
Tues – Sat: 11am – 8pm. Sun: 11am – 5pm.
Instagram: @crepetoronto

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