According to Wikipedia, “March is the third month of the year and named after Mars in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the second of seven months to have a length of 31 days. In the Northern Hemisphere, the meteorological beginning of spring occurs on the first day of March. The March equinox on the 20 or 21 marks the astronomical beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.” Unfortunately what the good old Wikipedia does not tell us is where we can support local in OTT in the month of March. (Don’t worry, we are in talks with their editors on this crucial topic and are confident they will be updating their content soon…..maybe.)

Until their editors see the light and add this info, you can find it right here in our March Features Newsletter below. So scroll on and do not be afraid to share with your friends on all the social platforms just begging for this info.

PS – We are having so much fun with BMO Bank King and Church awarding two weekly cash prizes of $500 each and hope you enter before the contest ends. Find out more details below. (How’s that for a teaser, eh?)

The Old Town Revue: A Love Letter to Toronto!

On March 6, join us online, (register now) to celebrate Toronto’s 187th birthday with a true ode to our wonderful city!

Emceed by the popular local historian Bruce Bell, the evening will be in the form of a revue with a top-notch array of entertainers all coming together to celebrate our city.

This year’s Revue will include performances from mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah, award-winning traditional Newfoundland musician Rosemary Lawton, the Haunted Walk.

In addition, get a Behind-the-Scenes tour of our Collections with our Curator, Zoé Delguste-Cincotta. Participate in Toronto-based trivia throughout the evening to win an incredible prize, and enter our raffle for a chance to win a 1 night stay and breakfast for 2 at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown Toronto. And bid in the popular Old Town Silent Auction, featuring many of our favorite local businesses.

Bonus perk! Your registration confirmation includes an exclusive discount code for 25% off our shop, redeemable online or in-person.

Toronto’s First Post Office, 260 Adelaide St. E, 416-865-1833
More Info:
Event Time: March 6th, 7:30pm-9pm

Famous Lamb

The Lamb Sandwich that shocks your taste buds. Gourmet sandwich with loads of unique flavour. Our products are made from local produce and meat. Offering pick up.

Famo Sandwich Creations, 122 Sherbourne St., 416-360-1221
Open: Tues-Fri: 11am to 6pm


… because you can’t get what we offer on Amazon!

Bahn Thai Spa, 136 Adelaide St. E., 647-284-5524
Open: We are currently open Friday to Monday at our regular hours.

The Future is F(Loral) Hopfenweisse – Pink Boots Society Collab Beer

In the days leading up to International Women’s Day we’ll be releasing a very special collab beer with the Pink Boots Society called The Future Is F(loral).

She’s named after the Loral® brand hops that contribute to her incredible floral flavour notes, and brewed to honour women working in the beer industry.

To that end, 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Toronto chapter of the Pink Boots Society – an organization dedicated to raising the profile of women working in beer through education.

Goose Island Brewhouse Toronto, 70 The Esplanade, 647-952-4501
Open: Mon-Sat: 11am-8pm. Sun: 11am-6pm

Hey you, you’re reading this newsletter so we are going to take a wild guess and assume you are already doing your best to shop local and support our local businesses. That is awesome. You rock. THANK YOU! Why not go a step further and submit your receipts of $25 or more (excluding delivery and tip) weekly for a chance to win $500 for yourself and another $500 for a local business?

It is pretty simple.  Just snap a photo, or download a copy of your digital receipt and head over to to enter (and for full details.) Make sure you are uploading each week’s receipts by Sunday. Contest runs until April 4th with the final draw being done on April 5th, 2021.

Receipts must be from a business located in a commercial property within the boundaries of St Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA. Click here to see the boundary map 🙂

Special Day Use Room Rate for BIA Friends & Family

Need a quiet space with great WIFI to work from? Book your Day Use Room for just $85/day and take a break from your home office. Ideal for daytime rest between shifts or condominium renovations! Call us to book your special BIA Day Use Room.

Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown, 111 Lombard St., 416-367-5555

Specialty frozen pre-made bakey and meal selection!

Our frozen bakery section includes many of our in-house bakery items, so that you can take a little part of us with you wherever you go, making your meals at home that much more special. Ranging from croissants, to soups, to sauces and spreads, and chicken pot pie, we have tons of options to suit a variety of at-home baking and cooking needs, with new items being added weekly!

We are allowing one group into the store at a time to ensure the safety of patrons and staff, but would love to see you or meet you anytime as we weather the cold months ahead.

Come into the store to check out our selection, email us at for inquiries, or use our website to place an online order for our delivery service!

We appreciate your support and wish everyone a safe and healthy month ahead.

Bodega Henriette, 234 King St. E., 416-519-2928
Hours: During Covid our hours are: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 3:30pm

Papillon Helps Kids!

#LocalLiciousCA runs Feb 25 to March 7th and features a 3 course meal offer for $33, including a $1 donation to Kids Help Phone.

While the $33 feature ends March 7th, as a business we have decided to extend the donation period. Until the end of the month, every order of a main course will earn the Kids Help Phone a $1 donation.

Le Papillon on Front, 69 Front St E., 416-367-0303
Current hours: Tues – Sat: 3pm to 9pm


The Olaplex Repair system will bring your hair back to life! Known for repairing extreme damage caused by chemicals and heat, the Olaplex System is also perfect for all hair types. From Shampoos to Bonding oils, we are confident that you will find the perfect products for your needs.

The Beauty Supply Outlet, 14 Church St, 416-362-4444
Open: Tues: 10am-5pm. Wed: 12pm-5pm. Thurs & Fri: 1pm-6pm. Sat: 10am-5pm

$45 Daily Bread Menu

In support of Toronto’s culinary community, and those most in need throughout our city – we have teamed up with SaveHospitalityCA 🇨🇦

We are offering a prix fixe meal for $45, in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank. $1 from every menu sold, will go directly to them! We can make substitutions for gluten-free & vegetarian 🌿 Available February 25th – March 7th.

Mangia & Bevi, 260 King St E., 416-613-1236
Open: Mon – Sat: 4:30pm-8:30pm

Tokyo Smoke King & Princess NOW OPEN

We are so excited to call this beautiful and historic neighbourhood our new home, and we’ve gotten such a warm welcome from the lovely residents of the area we’ve had the pleasure of serving so far!

For those of you unfamiliar with Tokyo Smoke, our brand is recognized and respected for world class customer service, cannabis education and community. Our goals are to break down stigma and provide guidance surrounding intentional cannabis use in all of its forms.

At the moment we are limited to Click and Collect orders placed online (via or by phone (416-943-9692), but as soon as the restrictions are lifted, we’ve got big plans for our cute little corner cannabis shop and can’t wait to invite everyone to come and see what we have in store for this vibrant and diverse community.

Tokyo Smoke, 250 King St E., 416-943-9692
During Covid our hours are 9am to 8pm 7 days a week, but please like and follow our Facebook page to stay up to date!

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

LocalLicious at HOTHOUSE!

Choose one Appetizer, Main and Dessert for $30. From February 26 to March 7, we invite you to support your local restaurants by participating in LocalLicious! Restaurants around the country are offering three-course menus, with $1 from each menu sold going to a local charity.

The HotHouse is pleased to participate. $1 from every meal sold during this campaign will be donated to The Fred Victor Mission.

HOTHOUSE, 35 Church St, 416-366-7800

Enjoy March with The George Street Diner

We are doing a St Patrick’s week (starting on Saturday March 13th-Monday March 22nd ) breakfast special. The Irish Paddys Plate special for pickup includes Farrelly’s famous Irish soda bread, Irish rashers, Irish link sausages, black and white pudding, baked beans, green eggs and Belfast ham, home made Potato scones (tattie scones), grilled tomatoes, sautéed onion and Farrelly’s famous marinated mushrooms. served with our in house made fresh green juice.

Also online you can order our heat at home dinner for pick up: Starter of Farrelly’s Famous Irish soda bread with smoked salmon lemon and dill.  Main course of Irish lamb shank dinner served with Irish colcannon, glazed carrots and Piaras’s Irish Brussel sprouts. Desert of Irish Taffy pudding and 2 cans of Guinness or Harp lager. Order online at or send us a email to . We will also have a paddys day gift basket if you want to send one to you favourite Irish friend who you miss so much cuz you can’t go for a pint and a grand chat .

The George Street Diner, 129 George St., 647-388-9934
Open: Wed-Sun: 8am-2pm

330 Takeout: Sandwiches. Cheeseburgers. Salads. Everything You Want, Nothing You Don’t

330 Takeout brings no fuss delivery to the downtown core with smash burgers, Italian subs, and super fresh salads to break the monotony of working and dining at home. We’ve trimmed the fat from the menu making ordering delivery easy again! Seriously un-fussy sandwiches and salads with a kick.

Cantina Mercatto, 20 Wellington St. E., 416-304-0781
Open: Tues – Sat: 12-8pm

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