Well it is official, fall is here. Pull out your favourite sweater because the air is cooler and crisper. The days are getting shorter and the pumpkin spice is flowing! Thanksgiving and of course our favourite holiday, Halloween, both take place this month and we are looking for ways to cosy up and watch the colours of the season do their magical thing.

While all of this is happening we are taking the opportunity to remind you of a few ways to support local. Scroll on to discover what some of the area’s local businesses wanted to share with you this month. From your Thanksgiving feast and making your condo a little more welcoming and stylish, to relieving that back pain you keep trying to ignore, and even some great local beer recommendations, it is all here. (Yes, even the schnitzel and mouth watering bambini pizza!)

As always, thank you for your continued effort to shop, dine and support local right here in the good OTT!

St. Lawrence Juice Bar’s Cold-pressed Juices

Why switch to cold-pressed juice? 👩🏻‍🌾 Our cold-pressed juices are made with a hydraulic press that utilizes pressure to extract the maximum amount of liquid from vegetables. In this process, unlike your basic juicer, no nutrients are lost!

Give us a visit from Tuesdays to Saturdays at the lower level, St. Lawrence Market, Front Street East and try our different juice combinations!

St. Lawrence Juice Bar, Lower level, 93 Front St E, 416-304-0061
Tues -Thurs: 8am – 6pm.  Fri: 8am – 7pm. Sat: 5am – 5pm. Sun/Mon: Closed.
Instagram: @stlawrencejuice

Chicken Schnitzel at Bier Markt Esplanade

Our hand breaded, deep fried and crispy chicken schnitzel is the perfect fall dish. Paired perfectly with our braised cabbage and homemade cheesey spatzle, you will leave satisfied! Try it with a classic Stiegl lager for a true schnitzel experience.

Bier Markt Esplanade, 58 The Esplanade, 416-862-7575
Sun – Wed: 11:30am – 10pm. Thurs – Sat: 11:30am – 12am
Instagram: @Biermarktesplanade

End of summer clearance everything is 30% off

What sets Noda Designs apart? While we’re based in Toronto, our work spans across the globe. We are deeply inspired by our travels and collect our goodies as we go. We bring our experience and love of mischievous high-style to your spaces. It’s all about the little touches that add that signature Noda wink. That is why we are curating new and beautiful objects for the Fall and would like to take this opportunity to offer our customers our end of summer sale where everything is up to 30% off. Stop in to discover something new for your space!

NODA designs inc, 11 King St E, 416-867-8608
Mon – Fri: 11am – 6pm
Instagram: @Nodadesigns

Check out our deals for The Global Ergonomics Month

October is the Global Ergonomics Month! Poor postures can cause discomfort and possibly lead to injury, time off work and lost productivity. To avoid this, ensure your office chair is properly fitted for your body and the work you do and is adjustable.

ergoCentric’s build-to-order manufacturing system and always in stock inventory of components allows ergoCentric to fit virtually 100% of the workforce quickly and cost effectively. Select configurations of the airCentric 2 office chair and upCentric electric height adjustable tables are available at great prices and with next day shipping.

Shop the ergoCentric showroom & store in the Kind Edward Hotel.

ergoCentric Inc, 37 King St. E, 416 550-8233
Mon – Fri: 10am – 6pm. Sat: 10am – 5pm. Sun: 11am – 4pm.
Instagram: @ergoCentric

Thanksgiving Feature Menu at Old Town Toronto’s HotHouse Restaurant!

Thanksgiving falls on Monday October 11th this year and we have developed a few ways you can enjoy the HotHouse and Thanksgiving either at your place or ours.
Join us for a Turkey Dinner with all the delicious fixings, we will be serving this traditional feast on Sunday October 10th and Monday October 11th and it is available for dine in or take out – while supplies last.
We are also offering an array of side dishes for preorder ready for you to reheat at home. A perfect solution to accompany your feast at home! For all the details visit us at www.hothouserestaurant.com.
HOTHOUSE, 35 Church St, 416-366-7800
Mon – Fri: 11am – 10pm. Sat: 10am – 10:30pm. Sun: 10am-10pm.
Instagram: @hothouserestaurant

Amazing Architectural Chairs at The Chesterfield Shop

You just moved in …or decided to update your apartment or condo…and you badly need a chair…or even a pair of chairs! Right around the corner at King & Sherbourne is the perfect specialty seating store, The Chesterfield Shop! This month we are profiling two architectural Canadian beauties… introducing  The Daphne (top left) and The Daisy (bottom left)! In fabric at $1198 each (as shown), and $1598 in your choice of leather. Customize with a curated selection of gorgeous fabrics and leathers, and your choice of wood and metal finishes. Beautiful lines, incredible comfort and equally important… manufactured in Ontario!

Come in and meet Devra, Gary, Stephen and Daniella- the fabulous team who make this wonderful location tick. Next month we will profile them!

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

Fall in Love with Relaxation at the Omni King Edward Hotel

Receive the royal treatment at Canada’s first Mokara Spa located in the iconic Omni King Edward Hotel. Discover a rotating collection of spa treatments, designed to match the season. Indulge in our best offerings and treat yourself to a tranquil escape or give the gift of luxury with these spa specials.

Organic Body Wrap (60 minutes, $200 l $210)
This restorative body wrap begins with a gentle body scrub, followed by a organic gel wrap containing powerful active antioxidants. While your body is being nourished, you will receive a soothing scalp massage. This treatment finishes with the application of a hydrating body cream. You will look and feel rejuvenated from head to toe.

Skin Perfect Facial (60 minutes, $200 l $210)
Book a customized Skin Perfect Facial and receive a complimentary collagen eye mask to hydrate, reduce the fine lines and brighten the delicate skin around the eyes.

Valid through November 30, 2021. An automatic 18% service charge will be added based on the full value of the service at check-out.

Mokara Spa at The Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King St E, 416-863-3131
Friday: 12pm – 8pm. Sat: 10am – 6pm. Sun: 10am – 6pm
Instagram: @omnikingedward

Goose Island’s new Brewer’s Box Craft Beer Subscription

Goose Island is introducing a Craft Beer Subscription service! You can discover a selection of 6, 12, or 24 Goose Island Brewhouse beers, curated by our team and delivered to you at your desired interval (weekly, bi-weekly or monthly). Visit our website to customize and place your order today!

Goose Island Brewhouse, 70 The Esplanade, 416-862-7575
11:30am – 12am
Instagram: @gooseislandca

October Cooking Classes At Cirillo’s Academy

Join our Couples Cooking Classes at Cirillo’s Academy! Grab your partner, friend or loved one and join us as we run you through delicious recipes in our kitchen. Cook your three course meal, then sit down and enjoy it in our dining room while we do the dishes!

Cirillo’s Academy, 118 The Esplanade, 416-901-3491  
Instagram: @cirillos.academy

Cantina Mercatto’s Thanksgiving Host Gift Box

Invited to Thanksgiving dinner and need a gift? Earn (or steal) your status as guest of honour with a special treat for your host with the most. The box comes with premium Anfosso D.O.P. olive oil, Modena Balsamic Vinegar, Maldon Salt, a bottle of Prosecco, and a bouquet of festive fall dried flowers. $90+HST. Pickup and delivery available.

Cantina Mercatto, 20 Wellington St. E, 416-304-0781
Tues – Fri: 12pm – 9pm. Sat: 5pm – 9pm.
Instagram: @mercatto.to

50% off your 2nd pair of orthotics from HealthCasa

Need orthotics but not sure how to fit them into all your different shoes? We can help! We can make orthotics for almost all types of footwear! Get a second pair of orthotics for $250 (Reg. $500) Issues coming to our location? Ask us about our at-home appointments.

HealthCasa, 200-47 Front St E, 647-691-5150
8am – 8pm
Instagram: @health.casa

Daily Specials at YoTea

We are now offering 7 DAYS SPECIAL across all our locations. 💛 From Monday to Sunday, we’ve got sweet deals on selected drinks. If you haven’t had the chance to try them yet, now’s the perfect time! Come and grab a drink from our Be Your Own Sparkle every day daily special! 🙌🏻

YoTea Canada, 16 Church St, 416-867-1616
Sun – Thurs: 12pm – 9pm. Fri – Sat: 12pm-12am
Instagram: @yoteacanada

Looking for a Dentist in Toronto?

Dr. Mahan Alavi of Dentistry on King is currently accepting NEW patients at his Toronto dental office. We are conveniently located at Yonge & King – right above King Subway Station. Visit our website to learn more about our services/amenities and view our patient reviews. You can also quickly request your new patient appointment by visiting our site: https://dentistryonking.net/

Dentistry on King, 5 King Street East, Unit C, 416-368-8000
Mon – Thurs: 9am – 6pm. Sat: 9am – 5pm.
Instagram: @dentistryonking

Fresh-Prepared Eats at Runner Market 

Need some breakfast or lunchtime inspiration? The newest addition to Runner Market’s fresh-prepared sandwich offerings is a combo of juicy chicken thighs marinated in Tandoori Masala topped with mint sauce, pickled onion, mozzarella cheese, and tomatoes on a fluffy white bun. This sandwich is the perfect on-the-go lunch companion. Tandoori in a hurry! Stop by to discover this new local favourite or try one of our other on-the-go options. From Brodflour pastries to Gaucho Pie Co. Empanadas, there’s something for everyone!

Soak up the beautiful Toronto fall weather and enjoy lunch on the patio. You can also dine-in or if you’re in a hurry to get back to the office, grab and go. See you at the market!

Runner Market, 141 Berkeley St, 647-360-8262
8am – 9pm daily
Instagram: @runner.market

Coatings Promotion at St. Lawrence Eye Care

Purchase any digital (persona) bluelight filter lenses, or digital (persona) transitions lenses, and receive the anti-reflective coating free! This high quality protective coating allows for easier cleaning of the lenses and reduces glare in the vision. Protective coatings are important to have in lenses to provide seamless and comfortable vision. Take advantage of this offer until October 30th, 2021.

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

Diversified Portfolio Now Available At C’est What?

We now have a mixed 8-pack of our own C’est What Durham brews available to-go from our bottle shop for only $26.25. It features tallboys of Al’s Cask Ale, Hemp Haze, Ginger Wheat, ESB, and Hop Addict, Mocha Porter, Blak Katt Stout, and Red Dragon. A great way to play the field without a big commitment.

C’est What?, 67 Front St. E., 416-867-9499
Tues – Thurs: 4pm – 10pm last call. Fri – Sat: 4pm – 12am last call (beer garden 10pm).
Sun: 4pm – 10pm last call (beer garden 8pm). Mon: Closed.

Instagram: @cestwhatto

Don’t be in pain at home! Pilates4Physio can help.

We have been seeing a lot of patients who are having problems working from home. Their work station set-up is not ideal and there is an increase in upper back, neck and lower back pain. With some simple ideas on ergonomics and exercises for the spine, we have been able to keep our locals out of pain! Movement breaks are now the new craze. Pilates4Physio uses classic Pilates with the science of physiotherapy. You can contact us through our website or call 647 499 6685

Pilates4Physio, 134 Adelaide St E, unit 201, 647-499-6685
Mon: 3 – 7pm. Tues – Thurs:12 – 7pm. Fri: 12 -6pm.
Instagram: @pilates4physio

The Bambini Pizzas Are Back At Cafe Oro di Napoli!

Our sought after Bambini Pizzas are a smaller version of our mouth watering Neapolitan style pizzas. They are cooked to perfection in our Stefano Ferrara oven, and are available between 12:00-3:00, for both dine-in and take-out. Each day our head pizzaiolo creates a different Bambini Pizza Feature, which for a limited time will available for only $15 (price includes soup or salad).

Cafe Oro di Napoli, 75 Jarvis St, 416-315-7979
Mon – Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Instagram: @cafeorodinapoli

Opening This Month!

Discover the new Spiritleaf Cannabis Store opening in the heart of our community! Locally owned and operated, Spiritleaf Adelaide-Jarvis aims to be the most knowledgeable and trusted recreational cannabis dispensary in Ontario. While the grand opening is set for 21 October, owner managers Valérie and Magda invite you to drop by and say hello whenever you see the building’s signature iron gates open!

Spiritleaf, 142 Adelaide St E, 416-361-9333
10am – 10pm most days
Instagram: @spiritleaf_adelaidejarvis

Suppe No. 29 by Miguel Vallinas, framed photograph at Beauchamp Art Gallery

Miguel Vallinas Prieto is a Spanish photographer born in 1971. He currently lives in the city of Medina del Campo in Valladolid, Spain. He often explores personal themes that will trigger an interest beyond mere contemplation, while trying to provoke a reflection of ones self. His work could be described as a search for beauty that is revealed by the way one views the world. His works have been exhibited in multiple galleries in several major cities around the world, including New York, Hong Kong, Berlin, Singapore, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Seoul, Miami, etc. It has also featured in prestigious journals such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post and many more.

Beauchamp Art Gallery, 167 King St E, 416-599-2244
9:30 – 5:30, 7 days a week
Instagram: @galerie_beauchamp

Join us for lunch!

Want in on a secret? Two of the Old Town Toronto/St Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA staffers are slightly addicted to our wraps. When they don’t have time to make and bring lunch they head over to see us. Each wrap is loaded with lettuce, veggies and is topped with your choice of delicious cheese and sauces. Come give us a try next time you are hungry and discover the rest of our menu.

Big Pita, 115 Front St E, 416-366-7482
Instagram: @bigpitafrontst

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