Toronto has a BIG birthday this month and we think you should celebrate with a corndog waffle. Trust us, you gotta try one of these asap. Looking for something to wash it down? We know of a few great spots to grab a drink and one of them has half price cocktails, while another is just happy to finally be open again.

Need an excuse to get out of the house but short on cash? How about checking out an art exhibition in one of our local retailers? No purchase necessary, honest! Before you go you really should get some new glasses so you can fully appreciate the art. We know you like a good deal so we will just whisper “BOGO” and let you scroll down to learn more.

Oh snap, you know what we forgot about? St Patrick’s Day! After two years of having to celebrate at home in our green PJs, we can FINALLY join our friends in the local bars and restaurants for some fun… or if you prefer, at a landmark diner. 😉

If you raise a few too many pints of green beer and end up feeling a little, uh, groggy, well if that lasts until Sunday we have a great brunch spot AND an immunity juice shot you might want to check out before heading to your best friend’s bridal fitting. We know, we know… what’s fun about a bridal fitting, especially if you are not the bride? This one actually IS fun, even if you are the one on the sofa trying to explain why you like the off white one more than the cream, but not as much as the ecru, which lets be honest looks just as good as the lace one, but the sleeves might be a bit too poofy. Sorry, got off track there. The point is we have discovered how to turn a bridal fitting into an intimate party guests will remember!

OTT has a lot to offer this month. Even a water bottle you and your dog can share, which makes a really unique corporate gift for dog lovers. (Once you see this, you are going to be asking yourself, “why didn’t I think of that!“) On a final note, you know we are darn tooting cool when our local businesses are winning awards or when they are recognized as the only official location in North America in their industry. So what are you waiting for? Come visit our hood, but before you do, scroll down to make sense of this crazy corndog waffle loving intro.

March 6 is Toronto’s 188th Birthday!

Once again, the Town of York Historical Society welcomes you to join them, virtually, for Toronto’s birthday party! Each year, the Society celebrates by highlighting some aspect of Toronto history. This year, we welcome to the Zoom party: author and architect Don Loucks to speak about the homes and stories of Toronto’s workers, 1820s-1920s, and Morgan Cameron Ross, founder and creator at Instagram’s @OldToronto. The evening will also feature the wildly popular Old Town Silent Auction, special guests from Campbell House Museum, and intriguing objects from Toronto’s First Post Office’s own museum collection.

Tickets are available at More details at and @TOs1stPO.

Bonus perk! Your registration confirmation includes an exclusive discount code for 18.8% off the shop at

100% of ticket sale proceeds and donations go directly to the Town of York Historical Society and Toronto’s First Post Office, a museum whose purpose is researching, interpreting, and promoting the history of the Town of York and early Toronto, and to advocate on behalf of the preservation of the Town of York’s surviving built environment.

Toronto’s First Post Office, 260 Adelaide St. E., 416-865-1833
Mon-Fri: 9am-5:30pm. Sat: 10am-4pm. Sun: noon-4pm
More Info:
Instagram: @TOs1stPO

Enjoy $1 Coffee at GoodGood

New to Old Town Toronto – We’re here to create a new future for local commerce, and we’re thinking big. Less selling at people, and more connecting with people. Our ultimate goal is to connect emerging makers with their community through authentic online and retail experiences, making their lives a little easier, a little more convenient, and a little more delightful.

Locally curated coffee, beverages, snacks, and everyday essentials (and okay, some non-essentials too) that are available in-store, and can be delivered to you in under an hour? Nice. But community is about more than just coming to you, it’s about offering a destination for discovery and connection: and that’s exactly what our neighbourhood cafés are about. Each element of the space is intentionally designed to spark curiosity. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee welcomes you, while our functional design allows communities to come together. Aspirational? Maybe. We told you we’re thinking big. Come see our new space in Old Town Toronto and enjoy a $1 coffee here at GoodGood.

GoodGood, 140A The Esplanade, 847-414-7069
Mon – Sun: 8am – 6pm
Instagram: @makeitgoodgood

BOGO Season at St. Lawrence Eye Care

Spring is just around the corner! It’s so important to protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays from the sun. We encourage you to take part in our BOGO promotion that is happening currently and invest in some polarized sunglass lenses. When you purchase one set of polarized lenses, your digital optical lenses will be completely free! Now that’s a deal!

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

Spiritleaf’s “Art and About” Series

Starting in April, Spiritleaf Adelaide is pleased to announce its “Art and About” series where we will be featuring a local artist and their work in our store.

During the month of April, we will be featuring the work of MJ, the local artist behind 1510 (find them on Instagram and Twitter as @1510art). Every one of her paintings, drawings, gifs and sketches combines 4 pillars: imagination, self-discovery, culture, and art. Adding in the perspective of an artist who observes a world surrounded by, and creating its own dreamy, twisted, vivid and tormenting thoughts, 1510 presents compelling perspectives.

1510 enjoys recreational cannabis and so we will be featuring her favourite strain during the month of April.

Come in and meet 1510 on Sunday April 10th, from 2-5pm, and enjoy her art on display in our space for the entire month. As we are an age-gated store, this is 19+ only.

*This is strictly an exhibition only; Spiritleaf is not acting as an agent or participating with selling 1510’s art in any way. To purchase anything from the artist please contact them directly.

Spiritleaf Adelaide, 142 Adelaide St E, 416-361-9333
Mon – Thurs: 10am – 10pm. Fri – Sat: 10am  – 11pm. Sun: 11am – 7pm.
Instagram @Spiritleaf_AdelaideJarvis

St.Patricks Day Party at Scotland Yard Pub

Come celebrate St.Patrick’s Day for the first time in three years at a proper pub! Great food specials, Guinness Pints, Giveaways & Green Beer! Come make it a celebration to remember 😀

Scotland Yard Pub, 56 The Esplanade, 416-364-6572
11:30am – 2am
Instagram: @Scotlandyardtoronto

New Trenton Collection has arrived at Imperial Rug Galleries Ltd.

We are pleased to introduce the new Trenton Collection to our showrooms. These are beautiful handmade rugs done with wool and silk and have some fun, vibrant colours to liven up any space. The collection can also be custom sized if necessary.

Imperial Rug Galleries Ltd., 232 King St E., 416-777-0304
Mon – Sat: 10am-2pm. (By appointment after 2pm.)
Instagram: @imperialrug

Drink Special at Mangia&Bevi

Prefer your espresso in a martini? We’ve got you covered! Enjoy our $10 Espresso Martini or Negroni every Monday and Tuesday. Don’t miss a chance, book a table at or feel free to give us a call to secure your reservation. Cheers!

Mangia&Bevi, 260 King St E., 416-613-1236
Dinner: Mon – Sun: 4pm – 9pm. Lunch: Wed – Fri: 12-2pm
Instagram: @mangiabevii

March Discounts at Noda Designs

During the month of March we are having sales up to 50% off on selected items!

For 50% off all Ceramic decorative cuore/hearts, cheeky coasters, cards, candles, candle holders and matches use discount code LOVE50 at checkout.

For 50% off dishes & trays, cups & bowls, jars and dishcloths use discount code
DISH50 at checkout.

For 50% off all pillows (excluding HÉRMES) bags, eye masks and blankets/scarves use discount code SOFT50 at checkout.

Noda Designs, 11 King St E., 416-867-9153
Mon – Fri: 11am – 6:30pm. Sat: by appointment.
Instagram: @nodadesigns

St Patrick’s Day at your local Irish Diner

Time to get on your Green and get over to your diner, your local Irish diner, in celebration of re-opening and St. Patrick’s Day ☘️

We have Irish breakfast gift boxes for you to send to your favourite Irish friend. Plus pop on over to us at the George Street Diner for a fine feed of the paddys plate all day Irish breakfast .

The George Street Diner, 129 George St, 416-862-7676
Wed – Sun: 8am-3pm
Instagram: @TheGeorgestreetdiner

6 immunity shots for $24 + HST at St. Lawrence Juice Bar

During these trying times, we want you to stay healthy and protected from today’s most common illnesses and diseases. Our immunity shots have medicinal and anti-inflammatory benefits to your body and brain! At a limited time, we are offering you a set of 6 shots for $24 + HST! Promotion applicable until the month of March. Grab your energy shots daily at St. Lawrence Juice Bar❄️🎉❄️🎉

Mix & match from these shot blends:
🔸Turmeric + Ginger + Lemon + Black pepper shot
🔸Ginger + Lemon + Maple syrup shot
🔸Beet + Orange + Lime + Ginger + Cayenne pepper shot


We’re open to serve you healthy and tasty beverages at the lower level, St. Lawrence Market, Front Street East. 🏫

St. Lawrence Juice Bar, 93 Front St E, Lower Level, 416-304-0061
Tues – Fri: 9am – 5pm. Sat: 5am – 4pm. Sun & Mon: Closed.
Instagram: @stlawrencejuice

The Quest for the Perfect Chair at The Chesterfield Shop

What exactly is the perfect chair? The ancient Egyptians are believed to be the first to invent a four-legged seat with a back- better known to most… as a chair! At The Chesterfield Shop- chairs are really our thing.

Whether they are stationary, swivel, recline or “lift” – they define your room, how and where you sit, read, work, nap, play video games, watch TV or talk on the phone. They become you.
Joey and Chandler were defined by their beloved recliners!

Chairs can be both rigid, curvy and architecturally unique, clad in fabric, leather, velvet, faux fur, with wood or metal finishes, and with our great selection and price-points – there’s something for everyone’s own unique style and comfort.

Come in to see the best chairs- and seating- Toronto has to offer. Check out our fabulous new location at 275 King St. East, with 5 other great locations around the GTA, since 1948.

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

Luxe Experience at Sash + Bustle

Find your dream wedding dress in an extended shopping experience and treat you and your loved ones with a Luxe Bridal Appointment. The Luxe Experience is $385 and offers a 2 hour 30 minute appointment, bubbly, a delicious charcuterie spread, a gift for the bride-to-be and more! If you want to savour your bridal shopping experience, the Luxe Experience is for you!

Sash + Bustle, 111 Berkeley St, 647-340-5850
Tues – Fri: 10am – 7pm. Sat & Sun: 8:30am – 6pm.
Instagram: @sashandbustle

Best Snack to pair with Fruit Tea at Urban Cova

Looking for a scrumptious snack to pair with our drinks? Our Corndog Waffle is made fresh to order. Hot, crunchy and buttery, with a hint of sweetness. You can top it with your choice of mayo, ketchup, and/or mustard for richer flavour. It is surprisingly delicious and pairs perfectly with our Fresh Fruit Tea. Enjoy this fantastic combo as lunch or afternoon delight!

Urban Cova, 16 Church St, 416-867-1616
Mon – Sun: 12pm – 8pm
Instagram: @urbancovacanada

HealthCasa AT-HOME Appointments for Massage, Physio, Chiropody, Orthotics and Ergonomic Assessments

Stop wasting time shlepping to and from healthcare appointments. Let HealthCasa come to your place. Our services are covered by your insurance! Ask us for details.

HealthCasa, 200 – 47 Front St E., 647-691-5150
8am – 8pm

Legendary Sunday Brunch Is Back at HOTHOUSE Restaurant and Bar

We are excited to announce the return of our iconic and legendary Sunday Brunch Buffet with live jazz starting March 6th! Every Sunday from 10am – 3pm we are offering an incredible spread featuring breakfast classics, ham and roast beef carvery, custom omelette station, assorted pastas and stews, mussels, charcuterie, 2 for one mimosas & caesars and so much, much more!

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

Our School is now Officially ITM TORONTO at BAHN THAI SPA!

We are excited to announce that our school of Traditional Thai Massage has been appointed the official representative of ITM School of Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This makes us their only official location in North America teaching this ancient art form. We are so proud of our dedicated staff and students who have helped us achieve this.

All of our Spa Practitioners have undergone extensive training in Traditional Thai Massage and you are assured a quality massage every time, whether it be with a Student, Apprentice, Practitioner, Senior Practitioner, Master Practitioner or RMT (for health insurance requirements). With different pricing for these services, we are able to accommodate you no matter your budget!

Come give us a try and if you are interested in upcoming courses, please email us at

Bahn Thai Spa, 136 Adelaide St E., 647-2845-524
Mon/Tues/Fri: 11am – 8pm. Wed/Thurs: 3pm – 8pm.
Sat/Sun: 10am – 6pm.
Instagram: @bahnthaispa

Wine of the Month: Pearl Morissette 2019 Ressac

Wine down at Runner Market with Pearl Morissette’s 2019 Ressac. Pearl Morissettes’s 2019 Ressac just hit our shelves and is a Runner Market bottle shop exclusive. This romantic and alluring Cabernet Franc has your name on it! Pop by the Runner Market bottle shop or get exclusive wine delivered to your door in select neighbourhoods in as little as an hour. While here, be sure to check out our wide range of other product categories including snacks, household items, pet needs and much more.

Runner Market, 141 Berkeley St, 647-360-8262
8am – 9pm daily


Happy Hour at The Corner Place

Bringing happy hour back again. ½ priced cocktails from 4pm to 6pm with the purchase of an appetizer. Whether you’re at the office or need to step out of your home office. Come by and have a cheeky 2 hours of fun!

The Corner Place, 11 Jarvis St, 416-850-1738
For our hours, please see Google.
Instagram: @thecornerplace

Flock back to the Goose Island Brewhouse!

Following provincial guidelines, we’ve now safely re-opened our doors and are ready to serve you! Stop by our state-of-the-art brewhouse, housed in a heritage building and enjoy a pint or two. With our wide variety of rotating taps and extensive food menu, Goose Island is the place to be this weekend.

Goose Island Brewhouse, 70 The Esplanade, 416-862-7575
Sun – Wed: 11am – 10pm. Thurs – Sat: 11am – 12am
For Beer & Merch Delivery:
Instagram: @gooseislandca

Spring Spa Special at Mokara Spa

Kickstart your spring with an enhanced sense of wellbeing, and a bit of indulgence, by visiting the brand new 6,000-square-foot Mokara Spa located in the iconic Omni King Edward Hotel.

For a limited time only, book a Skin Perfect Facial with a Mokara Pedicure and receive a complimentary Scalp Massage or Paraffin Treatment for the feet.

Promotion valid on Thursdays and Fridays, from March 1 – 31, 2022. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. Advance booking required. For more information, please call us at 416-863-3131.

Mokara Spa at The Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King St E., 416-863-3131
Thurs: 11am – 7pm. Fri: 12pm – 8pm. Sat & Sun: 10am – 6pm.

1922 Recognized as Toronto’s Most Trusted Cannabis Dispensary 

1922 has just clinched the second award for the shop in as many years, earning the Most Trusted Cannabis Dispensary in Toronto – 1922 was recognized by international publisher, Global Health and Pharma in their Commercial Cannabis category.

1922 has always led with an inclusive vision, working to create something special in the Old Town neighbourhood that we’re proud to call home. We’re grateful for the support of the community, and thank you all so much!

1922, 120 Sherbourne St, 416-262-8744
Mon – Sat: 9:30am – 9pm. Sun: 10am – 8pm.

Placemats and Napkins for Spring at Kochi Stores

It’s March and its technically SPRING! (Meteorological at least!). Spruce up your home with our new table linens. Beautiful florals, prefect to get ready for spring!

Kochi Stores, 83 Front Street E., 416-721-6653
10:00 – 6:00 Mon to Fri. 9:00 – 6:00 Sat. 11:00 – 5:00 Sun.
Instagram: @kochistores

Promote Your Brand With A Customized All-In-One Water Bottle/Bowl For People & Their Pets!

This is the perfect customizable product for those long dog walks around the city. It’s a lightweight but heavy- duty water bottle with an ergonomic handle for you, and the base is a detachable silicone dog/pet bowl for your four-legged friend. Customize it with your brand or logo! It’s perfect to promote your business or brand to all of the dog and other pet lovers in Toronto and Canada!

Call us at 416-815-7770 or email us at to inquire about this water bottle (minimum quantity 48) or visit our website at to see a whole range of branded drinkware.

Artik, 314 Adelaide St E., 416-815-7770
Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
Instagram: @artiktoronto

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