November may be here, but in OTT that is no reason to hibernate! So kick off those covers. Crawl out of bed and come discover great local businesses and what they are shining a spotlight on for the month of November. Don’t let the early sundown scare you away. Come venture into glorious Old Town Toronto for some fresh air and yummy eats. Experience homemade lasagna or even a pickle pizza. (Yes, you read that correctly. PICKLE PIZZA!) Looking to pile your plate high with delicious brunch treats? Then you will be excited to learn the return date of one of OTT’s most iconic Sunday brunches.
Still working from home and experiencing back pain from sitting at the makeshift kitchen table office? Have no worries, one of our service providers below has shared a video of a simple and helpful pilates move you can do right now to relieve back pain. (No yoga pants required.) Another has an important reminder for you regarding your benefits package… (hint hint: tick-tock, tick-tock!) For all you brides to be, you are going to want to check out OTT’s prettiest bridal shop, tucked away in a transformed Victorian home. (Honestly, we would move in and play dress up forever if the team there would let us!) If you are out and about in the King East Design District, be sure to stop in and say hello to Devra and find out what she and the team have been up to. (See below to learn more about who Devra is and what she contributes to the local business she is a part of.)
As always, thank you for your continued effort to shop, dine and support local right here in OTT!
Turmeric and ginger shots/energy shots at St. Lawrence Juice Bar
#DidYouKnow❓ Turmeric is proven to have medicinal and anti-inflammatory benefits to your body and brain! Grab your daily energy shot at St. Lawrence Juice Bar!
What we have:
🔸Turmeric + Ginger + Lemon + Black pepper shot
🔸Ginger + Lemon + Maple syrup shot
👩🏻🌾 MADE WITH ORGANIC INGREDIENTS – We’re open to serve you tasty and healthy beverages from Tuesdays to Saturdays at the lower level, St. Lawrence Market, Front Street East.
St. Lawrence Juice Bar/Freshly Squeezed, Lower level, 93 Front St E, 416-304-0061
Tues – Thurs: 8am–6pm. Fri: 8am–7pm. Sat: 5am–5pm. Sun/Mon: Closed.
You’re busy … Let HealthCasa bring healthcare appointments to you!
Life’s busy! Whether you’re hustling at work or running after kids or just hate wasting time in traffic, getting the healthcare services you need has never been more convenient thanks to our AT-HOME option!
HealthCasa provides AT-HOME appointments TO YOU. Experience Massage, Physiotherapy, Chiropody, Orthotics and Ergonomic Assessments in the safety and comfort of your own home PLUS our services are covered by most insurance plans.
Have questions about our AT-HOME option? We’re always here and happy to help!
HealthCasa, 200 – 47 Front St E, 647-691-5150
Homemade meat lasagna at Cafe Oro Di Napoli
Warm up those chilly November days with our delicious homemade meat lasagna. Our lasagna is made with San Marzano tomato sauce, ground beef, and grana padano and cooked to perfection in our Stefano Ferrara oven. Don’t miss out!
Cafe Oro di Napoli, 75 Jarvis St, 416-315-7979
Mon – Sun 12 – 10pm
Hair salon now open at BSO Church Street
We are now a L’Oreal Professional Hair Salon offering services from cuts to colour to hair treatments. Our resident stylist, Paul Grimard, comes to us from a prestigious Yorkville salon. With over 15 years experience in the industry we are lucky to have him. Men’s and women’s cuts begin at $45 and colour begins at $65. And as a L’Oreal Professional salon we now stock the entire L’Oreal Professional product range to care for your hair after your cut or colour.
Beauty Supply Outlet, 14 Church St, 416-362-4444
Mon – Wed: 10am – 6pm. Thurs – Fri: 11am – 7pm. Sat: 10am – 5pm. Sun: 10am – 4pm.
A Dill-icious new pizza has arrived at Pizza Forno!
Our new Pickle Pizza features a sour cream base on a old world, stone fired sourdough pizza crust. Combined with garlic salt, mozzarella cheese, garnished with dry dill and topped with fresh sliced crisp pickles. If you’re a pickle lover, you will enjoy this tangy and earthy combination of flavours! Whether you’re a big fan of pickles or are craving something different, this pizza was made for you.
PizzaForno is now available on Uber Eats on Tuesday – Thursday from 11am – 3pm.
PizzaForno, 225 King St E, 1-888-652-0957
Don’t be in pain at home! Try Pilates4Physio’s side-bend exercise today.
Many of you are still working from home and not able to use ideal ergonomics. In this monthly series, Damian Wyard Physiotherapist/Pilates Instructor, demonstrates a simple exercises to keep your upper back and neck moving. The upper back can get very stiff and this can cause neck issues and pain. Keep your spine moving and your neck will be happy! Click here to watch the video on this month’s simple exercise you can do right now at home!
Instructions for Side Bend to Left and Right:
Standing in a wide base with knees bent; hands behind base of head and neck; side bend through your chest and upper back; let the neck follow, but don’t pull; allow the hands to support the head; side bend in a curve both to the LEFT and then RIGHT; move slowly as if one bone at a time; move into stiffness, not pain. Aim for 80% of your full range in each direction. 12 reps in total; 2 x day
To learn more about our Pilates based physiotherapy services and to book a personal appointment, please visit our website.
Pilates4Physio, 134 Adelaide St E, Suite 201, 647-499-6685
Mon: 3pm – 7:30pm. Tues – Thurs: 12pm – 7:30pm. Fri: 12pm – 6pm.
Good Tea, Good Times at Chatime
Signature & Flavoured Milk Teas, Smoothies & Slush, Cakes & Macarons and much more! Bubble tea is quickly becoming one of Canada’s favorite treats – and Chatime is the Brand that started it all!
Our November Tea of The Month is the Thai Milk Tea: Strongly brewed black tea with spices, finished with condensed milk and evaporated milk. Customizable to your preference and always served with a smile! Available cold in large size for $4.80.
Dining room now open!
Chatime King & Jarvis, 163 King St E, 416-223-9871
Mon – Wed & Sun: 11am to 11pm. Thurs – Sat: 11am to Midnight
Meet The Chesterfield Shop Manager, DEVRA!
The Chesterfield Shop is really excited about our NEW 6th location at 275 King St. East – Come and meet our incredible staff who run the show! Today, we would like you to meet Devra, our King St. Manager. Devra comes from an art, furniture and design background – and her highly trained eye has made this curated collection truly special!
We offer full sized and City-sized™ sofas, sectionals, sofabeds, chairs and storage ottomans, customize in fabrics or leathers. Devra and her team will make it a great shopping experience. Come in and have a seat!
Devra is pictured above sitting on a Canadian-made contemporary sofa-chaise, with feather & down, deep low seating and the ultimate in comfort…one of our best-sellers!
The Chesterfield Shop, 275 King St E, 416-667-1150
Mon – Sat: 10am – 6pm. Sun: 11am – 5pm.
Use Your Dental Benefits Before They Expire!
Using your dental benefits before the year is up could save you thousands of dollars. Many dental insurance plans have a yearly maximum. This maximum is the dollar amount your dental coverage provider will provide in a year. Often, this amount will NOT roll over into the next year. It may be in your best interest to book any dental work you need to be done before the year is over and maximize your benefits. If you are unsure if you have funds remaining in your account, give us a call today. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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.
Experience the Asian Salad at AAamazing Salad
Asian Salad is one of our best sellers. It contains avocado, tofu topping, cucumbers, mandarin orange, cherry tomatoes, carrots, crunchy noodles, dried cranberries, sesame seeds and the homemade Asian sesame vinaigrette. It’s super delicious 😋
AAamazing Salad, 82 Adelaide St E unit C, 647-342-6888
Mon – Fri: 11am – 4pm
New to the hood:
Find your dream dress at Sash + Bustle, Toronto’s Top Rated Bridal Boutique
Old Town Toronto is excited to welcome Sash + Bustle to the hood! The team at Sash + Bustle take pride in offering what they call ‘down to earth’ luxury. This shop carries a small, carefully curated collection of gowns at moderate price points, and many of their designers are exclusive to this Toronto bridal shop; you won’t find these gowns anywhere else in the city!
Their complementary collections of gifts, and accessories help to make shopping for your wedding dress fun and exciting while putting together a look that is unique to you. Book your spot today to see why Sash + Bustle is rated the #1 Bridal Boutique in Toronto.
Sash + Bustle, 111 Berkeley St, 647-340-5850
Tues – Fri: 10am – 7pm. Sat – Sun: 8:30am – 7pm.
Bruder Mask at St. Lawrence Eye Care
Especially in the winter, our eyes become extremely dry. To alleviate dry eyes, we recommend the Bruder mask. It is a reusable (microwave activated), washable, anti-bacterial, and hypoallergenic eye compress that will provide moist heat to relieve dry eyes! The Bruder will stay hot for 10 minutes and is naturally hydrating. Purchase one at our office today!
St. Lawrence Eye Care, 12 Church St, 416-504-7532
Tues – Sat: 10am-5pm
Same-day flower & gift delivery from Runner Market
Did you know we also deliver flowers and gifts? The holiday season is fast approaching! Send same-day flowers and gifts across Toronto with Runner. Order before 11 am and get fresh flowers delivered to a special someone or choose from Runner’s curated gift bundles to find the perfect surprise. You can also schedule delivery for a future special occasion. Fresh flowers are also available in-store alongside our other product lines. There’s no need to stress this year, gift giving just got easier.
Runner Market,141 Berkeley St, 647-360-8262
Store Hours: 8am – 9pm. Delivery Hours: 10am – 9pm.
Brewer’s box craft beer subscription from Goose Island Brewhouse
The Goose Island Brewer’s Box is a uniquely curated pack, hand selected by Head Brewer Marc Mammoliti, to include our finest selection of both limited and year-round beers. All our beers are made right here, in Toronto. Our limited releases are short run and only available through our retail store and this subscription box!
Our Brewer’s Box ships at a frequency of your choosing, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly and come in a 6, 12 or 24 pack option – cancel anytime, no commitments.
Available NOW for purchase through our website or at the Brewhouse.
Goose Island Brewhouse, 70 The Esplanade, 647-952-4501
Sun – Wed: 11am – 10pm. Thurs – Sat: 11am – 12am
Check Out ergoCentric’s “Home Office” Program
Whether you have returned to the office or continue 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. ergoCentric is Canada’s leading ergonomic furniture manufacturer. Its build-to-order manufacturing system and always in stock inventory of components allow ergoCentric to fit virtually 100% of the workforce quickly and cost effectively. Maximize your comfort and productivity. Visit our King Edward Hotel showroom&store to try our chairs. We offer in store shopping and curb side pick-up.
ergoCentric Seating Systems, 37 King St E, 416-550-8233
Mon – Fri: 10am – 6pm. Sat: 10am – 5pm. Sun: 11am – 4pm.
Looking for an 𝗘𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆 𝗗𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁 in Toronto? 🚨
Did you know that Dr. Alavi at Dentistry on King also offers emergency dental care services to NEW and existing patients? The urgent dental issues we treat include: toothache, gum bleeding, chipped tooth, broken tooth, lost filling and crown. Visit our website to learn more about the type of emergency services we provide and to book your emergency dental appointment.
Dentistry on King, 5 King St E, Unit C, 416-368-8000
Mon – Thurs: 9am – 6pm. Sat: 9am – 5pm.
Return of the iconic HOTHOUSE Sunday Brunch Buffet – Nov 14th!
With the recent lifting of occupancy limits for restaurants and the requirement that guests dining inside show proof of double vaccination, we feel comfortable launching the Iconic HOTHOUSE Brunch once again on November 14th!
Brunch will be served on Sundays starting November 14th from 10am to 3pm at $35 per person. During Sunday brunch service patrons will have to show proof of complete vaccination regardless of whether you are sitting INSIDE or OUTSIDE. Patio service will be available to those who are unvaccinated during all other periods of operation.
HOTHOUSE RESTAURANT AND BAR, 35 Church St, 416-366-7800
Mon – Thurs: 11am – 10am. Fri: 11am-10:30pm. Sat:10am -10:30pm Sun: 10am-10pm.
November specials at Le Papillon on Front
We are back with specials on the menu for the month of November. Appetizer and Main Course. Including butternut squash soup and pork tenderloin with bacon and mushroom sauce. No matter the temperature outside, this meal will warm you up. Stay tuned to our social networks for more details!
Le Papillon on Front, 69 Front St E, 416-367-0303
Tues – Sat: 4pm – 10pm
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