Ok, February is NOT our favourite month, not by a long shot. It is cold, snowy and our boots are salt stained from trudging along the city sidewalks.  At least we are only looking at 28 days total for the month. Can you imagine if we were facing a leap year and had to endure even one extra day of this? (We’ll be fine. Don’t worry about us.) Anyways, we are so glad you stopped by to check out our list of February Features to be found in Old Town Toronto. There are a few food related posts (look at that lead photo of hot gooey pizza), colourful art to brighten your walls, and yes even some Valentine’s Day entries for all you love birds… although as our friends at Farm’r point out below, it is totally fine to have a stay at home date night with your cat (no judging here!)

Thanks as always for your continued efforts to support local.  We hope this collection of features will help you find new ways to enjoy what our local businesses have to offer.  Oh and if you want to win $500 for yourself and another $500 for a local business, make sure you check out the very end of this post, hint hint!

Free C’est@Home Food

Craft beer really does go better with comfort food. Purchase any 6-pack for takeaway from our bottle shop and receive your choice of a C’est@Home frozen food item – FREE. Choose between Pork Pie, Lamb Sausage, Cured Rainbow Trout, and Chicken or Veggie Hand Pies. New items are being added weekly, so check our website for more details.

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

Digital Artwork by Boutet

A digital artwork by Francois Boutet, printed in archival inks on canvas, and in a series of 8 editions. The title is “U paint my world”. The artwork measures 48×48 inches, and is priced at $2995.00 plus HST. We are offering curbside pickup. Call 416-599-2244 to schedule.

Beauchamp Art Gallery, 167 King St., E., 416-599-2244
During lockdown we are currently closed to the public, but offering curbside pick-up. Call us to schedule. Please visit our website to view hours after lockdown lifts.

One year Diploma Program 2021 Start Dates

The Audio Production Program and Arts Management Program start on March 22, July 19 and November 8, 2021.

Harris Institute, 118 Sherbourne St., 416-367-0178,
Open: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Send Love Over Any Distance

The Post Office is essential, and Toronto’s First Post Office remains OPEN during the lockdown. The Town of York Historical Society and museum appreciates your support as you shop made-in-Canada stationery and gifts, in-store or online! For web orders, we offer quick pick-ups, or have your purchases shipped directly to your door. Browse online for locally-made valentines, chocolates, postage, or just a card to say “I miss your face.”

Toronto’s First Post Office, 260 Adelaide St. E., 416-865-1833
Open: Our hours haven’t changed during lockdown! Visit us from 9am-5:30 weekdays, 10am-4pm Saturdays, and noon-4pm Sundays.


Monday – Buy One Pasta Get One 50% OFF
Tuesday – Buy One Pizza Get One 50% OFF

Mangia & Bevi, 260 King St. E., 416-613-1236
Open: Monday – Saturday: 4:30pm-9pm

We’re here to help!

Postural issues from working at home? Our team of Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Registered Massage Therapists are here to help alleviate your aches and pains.

Wellington Healthcare, 54 Wellington St. E., 416-366-5660
Open: Mon 9am-7pm, Tue 8am-7pm, Wed 9am-7pm, Thu 8am-7pm, Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Sun closed.

Valentine’s Staycation Contest

Here’s your chance to SCORE big this Valentine’s Day! ❤️ Like our post and comment why you should be the lucky winner of an overnight stay for two at Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown on Valentine’s weekend, with dinner & drinks for 2 delivered to your room compliments of Score On King. The prize package also includes an in-room movie of your choice, underground parking, and breakfast for 2. The winner will be announced on February 10, 2021.
To enter on Instagram, click here.
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Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown, 111 Lombard St., 416-367-5555

Superbowl AND Valentine’s Made Right

We are offering a Super Bowl Sunday Tailgate Take Out which includes Bake your Own Loaded Nachos, ½ Pound of Chicken Wings and Chorizo Sliders, for $26.95 which includes 2 domestic beers, or 1 Rood Apples Cider. We also have Vegan and Children Options as well. This will be available for pick-up Sunday, February 7th from 2-6pm.

We are also offering a 3 Course Valentine’s Dinner on February 13th & 14th from 5-8pm which includes a Trio of Arancini to start, your choice of Tuscan Shrimp Tagliatelle or Slow Roasted Prime Rib, with Red Velvet Beignets for Dessert. This menu is $39.95 a person, and will include a bottle of wine when two adult meals are purchased. We also have Vegan and Children’s options available as well, everything is available to order on CafeNicole.ca.

Cafe Nicole, 45 The Esplanade, 416-367-8900

Promotional Custom Mugs

Even in lockdown, you can still promote your brand. Artik offers all types of promotional products that will show off your logo! What about the classic custom mug? A mug is a practical gift that puts your logo in front of everyone. Your customers will love it, or give it to your employees to show off in their Zoom meetings!

You can get mugs and other drinkware, as well as all sorts of items printed with your logo, from Artik, your local provider of promotional products. We’ve been serving Toronto for over 30 years. We are currently open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm. We are offering curbside pickup, or we can ship your order. We are located at 314 Adelaide Street East, on Adelaide just west of Sherbourne. To place an order or get a quote, you can email us at info@artik.com, call us at 416-815-7770, or go to artik.com to do it all online. We look forward to hearing from you.

Artik, 314 Adelaide St. E, 416-815-7770
Open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm


Valentine’s Day is always an important day for restaurants and as we are not able to welcome you at HOTHOUSE this year, we were inspired to create this menu to help you celebrate with us, in style.

In addition to some great dinner ideas, we have sourced some other items to help make your experience complete: fresh red roses, chocolates, candles, and even a stuffed teddy bear will help complete your romantic dinner.

The menu will be available for dinner by special order on Saturday February 13th and Sunday February 14th. All orders must be in by the end of day on Friday February 12th. Please give us a call at 416-366-7800 and we will help you put your order together.

HOTHOUSE, 35 Church St., 416-366-7800
Open: Daily 12pm-9pm

Prepared Meals Starting at $6 A Serving

Dinner at home feeling a little stale?  Want to enjoy a special meal with your S/O, your roommate or your cat (plz don’t actually feed it to your cat…), we’ve got you covered! Our small batch meals are made by Toronto chefs and arrive frozen with heating instructions.

Farm’r Prepared Meals, 140A The Esplanade, 416-901-8676
Our Prepared Meals Market is open Thursday 12-6, Friday 12-6 and Saturday 11-4. We’re open all the time online!

Win $500 for yourself and $500 for a local business

Save your receipts of $25 or more (excluding delivery and tip) from OTT businesses when you shop local (February 8 – April 5, 2021), for multiple chances to win $500 for yourself and another $500 for a local business.  Upload photos of your receipts weekly at shopott2win.com. See website for more details.


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