If you are looking for some fun fall experiences in Old Town Toronto, well then you have come to the right place. Sure, we have your must have Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the classic autumn drink, but once you have filled up on PSLs for the gram you will want to try the Pistachio Orange Blossom Latte one of our local coffee shops has on offer. (Read that again… Pistachio Orange Blossom!)

An art exhibit featuring tattoo inspired works from an up and coming queer Filipina artist is a great way to infuse a little culture into your week. Ride that culture wave and head to Toronto’s First Post office to attend their Fall Author Series. Or, if you are looking to enjoy one last outdoor pint, come sip your favourite lager at Beer Fest.

Have something to celebrate? Maybe a birthday with a good friend? Discover the decadent chocolate afternoon tea service at our historic hotel. (Bonus – part of the proceeds go to a local charity with supportive and educational programs for those living with cancer.)

We know it is not all fun and games though. When summer ended, many returned to the office or other places less aligned with vacation mode. If you find yourself in this category we have two things to say to you. 1) Business cards are multi purpose, (scroll down and you will understand what we mean.) 2) Team lunches make the week better and we have a super tasty and healthy option for you.

We SO appreciate you supporting local and hope to see you soon. Please scroll on to discover all this and more right here in Old Town Toronto.

Pilates for Prenatal and Postpartum Strength
at Rebalance Pilates

Looking to stay strong in your core during pregnancy? How about retraining your core postpartum? Pilates is an excellent movement method to stay strong and supported as your baby grows and to help you rebuild and reconnect with your body after delivery.

The instructors at Rebalance Pilates are prenatal and postpartum certified and are ready to support you in your movement goals.

Rebalance Pilates
75 Sherbourne St, Unit 226, 416-894-8553
By Appointment Only
Instagram: @rebalancepilatestoronto

Blume Pumpkin Spice Latte at Runner Market

It’s officially PSL season and we’re here for it! Enjoy the signature Blume Pumpkin Spice Latte that’s made in house and perfect for a crisp fall afternoon. Customize this creamy superfood plant-based latte by choosing your fave type of milk and enjoy with one of the many baked goods offerings! Sip sip hooray!

Runner Market
141 Berkeley St, 647-360-8262
Mon-Thurs: 8am-9pm. Fri: 8am-10pm.
Sat: 9am-10pm.
Instagram: @runner.market

Art ‘n’ About Continues at Spiritleaf Adelaide

October marks the first anniversary of Spiritleaf Adelaide and we will be celebrating the whole month through. Check out our Instagram for in-store events, activations and celebrations, including Munchy Mondays and Thirsty Thursdays!

Don’t forget: our Art ‘n’ About artist series continues with our featured artist of the month, Sapphink Prints. These beautiful block prints are the work of Grace, a Toronto-based, queer Filipina artist who has found her passion in Block printing. Through her designs inspired by tattoos, Grace aims to provide the same sense of joy, calmness, and wonder that carving brings to her, to those who enjoy her prints. Join us for refreshments on Friday, 7 October, 4-7pm and to meet the artist. There is no requirement for purchase.

(*We are an age-gated store, so any events are 19+ only. Spiritleaf does not act as an agent or participate in the sale of Sapphink Prints art in any way. Any enquiries regarding the sale of art should be directed to the artist.)

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

The Chesterfield Shop has IN-STOCK SOFA-BEDS!

The Chesterfield Shop has the best selection of in-stock SOFA-BEDS, ready for immediate delivery! (Perfect for when you find out you have last minute guest arriving!)

Beautiful comfortable mattresses, sized in single, full (double) and queen, and available in City-Size™ – the perfect fit for your condo/apartment/loft, with easy-to-open contract mechanisms, and available to customize in beautiful fabrics and leathers. Canadian-made!

Come in to see us today!

The Chesterfield Shop
275 King St. E, 416-457-4200
Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm. Sun: 11am-5pm.
Instagram: @thechesterfieldshop

Fall Series of Authors at Toronto’s First Post Office

This annual series of illustrated presentations with acclaimed Canadian historians and writers runs from October 27-December 1. The authors will provide insight into various aspects of early Toronto history.

This year, we are joined by:
– Dr. Funké Aladejebi, who will explore the intersections between race, gender and access in Canadian educational institution;
– Elizabeth Gillian Muir, highlighting women working in Toronto in the 19th century, as the city went through a time of great change;
– and Dr. Mark G. McGowan on the Irish Famine migration to Canada, and its impact on Toronto.

Register at TownofYork.com to join us from Zoom or in person at Toronto’s First Post Office.

Toronto’s First Post Office
260 Adelaide St. E, 416-865-1833
Weekdays: 9am-5:30pm. Sat: 10am-4pm.
Sun: 12noon-4pm.
Instagram: @TOs1stPO

October 15th/16th Beer Fest at the C’est What Beer Garden

Help us celebrate Beer Fest in our last weekend of our Beer Garden for the season!

Saturday Oct. 15 | 12pm-10pm a $20 entry gets you 10 4oz craft beer samples! More sample deals all day!
Sunday Oct. 16 (Hangover Sunday) | 4pm-10pm ALL day drink deals!

Specialty food items will be added to our menu to celebrate all weekend!

C’est What
67 Front St. E, 416-867-9499
Tues: 4pm-12am. Wed: 12pm-12am.
Thurs-Sat: 12pm-1am. Sun: 4pm-12am.
Instagram: @cestwhatto

Time’s running out – Book with HealthCasa before it is too late!

Do your benefits expire at the end of the year? Book now to use your 2022 insurance benefits. HealthCasa makes healthcare easy with IN-HOME appointments for:
• Massage
• Physiotherapy
• Chiropody & Orthotics
• Hearing Aid Services
• Counselling & Therapy (individual & couples)
• Dietitian Services
• Ergonomic Assessments

200 – 47 Front St E
Instagram: @health.casa

Summer Sale at Noda Designs

Don’t miss out on our summer sale! Visit the summer sale section on nodadesigns.com and see the range of amazing products included! Products from art, home decor, dish-wear and much more. Get 25% off at checkout using promo code SUMMER25.

Pictured items:

This beautifully realistic SHAKA hand comes in 5 different colours, smells like surfing feels, and turned vertically works as a pretend phone. Thinking it would make a great gift? It sure would! Every Candle Hand comes beautifully packed and ready to be given.

The capsules seek to create the impression of a bouquet through visual distortions. The glasses’ kaleidoscopic properties have a multiplying effect, giving the impression of numerous flowers encased within. Each glass shield is blown, formed and cut with exacting precision to create the desired optics. The single flower’s form dissolves into a bouquet as the viewer changes their orientation to the vase.

Uncle Ludo is a character of great integrity. He is a connoisseur of whiskey and recognized for his charming and witty ways. Ludo has been involved in the music industry for over 20 years and is responsible for the stardom of BLAMO’s Hip Hop Billy. He also has his own ill skills on the mic.

Share.Food’ is a ceramic tableware series thinking through the dining etiquette of the 21st century. Turkish designer B.N.S focusing on the best manner of sharing food. Plates and cups designed to give the user the option of opening their plates to others. With the angled cups and plates it is a balancing game around a dining table.

Noda Designs
11 King St E, 416-867-9153
11am-6:30pm mon-fri
Instagram: @nodadesignsshop

Pistachio Orange Blossom Latte at Third Wave Coffee Inc

Welcome the fall weather with our decadent Pistachio Orange blossom latte. Rich texture of Turkish pistachio paste with a gentle hint of sweetness and fragrant florals creates a unique flavour experience. Perfect for caffeine-free, cozy comfort on a rainy day.

Third Wave Coffee Inc
42 Church St.
Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm. Sat-Sun: 9am-6pm.
Instagram: @thirdwavetoronto

Not Just A Business Card at TPH

Did you know that business cards can go far beyond standard and simple? At TPH, we have a large variety of options that can help your business to stand out. From standard to premium, triple thick, rounded corners, folded, and clear to cutouts and custom shapes. A well-designed card will make a great first impression.

Some of our customers have used business cards in creative ways for things like: appointment cards, loyalty cards, event tickets, clothing tags, stamp cards, information cards, thank-you cards, referral cards and package inserts.

Check out our website to learn more about other printing projects you likely didn’t know we offer.

26 Wellington St E, 416-364-9158
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5pm.

Chocolate Afternoon Tea Service at Omni King Edward Hotel

Indulge in a decadent afternoon break at the Omni King Edward this fall. Each weekend, throughout the month of October, the hotel will be serving up Afternoon Tea complemented with chocolates and chocolate pastries in conjunction with the Toronto Chocolate Festival. Perfect for both intimate gatherings and get-togethers with friends, this long-standing Toronto social tradition is a special way to spend an afternoon. Learn more using the link below.

A portion of the proceeds supports Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto.

Omni King Edward Hotel
37 King St E, 416-863-9700
Sat & Sunday: 1:30pm-4:30pm.

Want to order for your team? We are here for you!

Want to order a yummy and healthy lunch for your work team? We are here for you! We are one of the most popular salad places in Toronto. There are many healthy options for you to choose. We have different protein, vegan, vegetarian, keto and gluten free options. Plus all of our salad dressings are made in house with no sugar added. Please do not hesitate to call us for some suggestions on how we can help create an office lunch your team will talk about! 

AAamazing Salad
82 Adelaide St E unit C, 647-342-6888
Mon-Fri: 11am-4pm. Sat:12pm-4pm.
Instagram: @aaamazingsalad

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