Is summer almost over? No, no it is not. Not by a long shot! Here in Old Town Toronto we will milk the summer season for as looooong as possible! To help you get the most out of this amazing season we have rounded up a list of offerings from our local businesses.

Leah at C’est What? knows what’s on tap to keep you cool and refreshed and has a newsletter beer enthusiasts will want to sign up for. Meanwhile the folks at Bar St. Lo have just opened up and are ready to dish out some eats on their Market Street patio featuring items straight from St Lawrence Market itself! If you are on the hunt for the perfect sofa, toss cushion or even some celestial bling, well then The Chesterfield Shop, Noda Designs and Bisoulovely are local businesses we think you should check out. Tired of that blank wall, but terrified of hanging wallpaper yourself? Don’t worry, the team at Trianon Design have you AND your walls covered 😉 (see what we did there?)

Scroll on to discover what our local businesses are excited to offer this month. As always, thank you for your continued effort to shop, dine and support local!

The newest restaurant in the St. Lawrence Market Area, Bar St. Lo’s patio is open!

Bar St. Lo is the newest restaurant to arrive in Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market area. Right now it is ALL about their patio on historic Market Street. There you can experience their modern Canadian cuisine in the form of sharing plates, with specials based on ingredients available from across the street at St Lawrence Market! Start your time on the patio with a beverage from their thoughtful cocktail program and a concise, but eclectic beer and wine list. The patio overlooks the market and offers one of the best views in the area. Bar St. Lo is owned by local arts collective, Collectif Nude, who have made a name for themselves around the country with their innovative activations and events. Bar St. Lo is their first location.

Come join us on the patio!

Bar St. Lo, 26 Market St, 416-519-1909
Thurs – Sat: 5-11pm

The Heritage Cushion Collection available at Noda Designs

Noda Designs launched The Heritage Cushion Collection in collaboration with Australian eco-brand Frida & Blu during the Covid-19 crisis. By working directly with artisans and weavers around Peru with no middleman and connecting their crafts and sharing their stories to global community, you are not only purchasing a beautiful handmade cushion that is authentically handmade and pedal-loomed, one can also sleep better knowing that these cushions are sustainably sourced, all the while feeding a family too. Noda used the bright colors of Peruvian textiles pairing them with indigenous motifs, celebrating the craftsmanship of these artisans while also incorporating the brand’s signature style. Handmade in Peru with Natural Dyes and 100% Alpaca Yarns.

Noda Designs, 11 King St E, 416-867-9153
11am – 6:30pm
Instagram: @nodadesigns

You deserve a treat from Neo Coffee Bar

In the mood for a sweet treat? Stop by Neo Coffee Bar and enjoy one of our delectable cakes or cookies today. Our signature Moon Festival Roll cake is a fan favourite stuffed with custard, mochi and white bean-infused whipped cream. Craving summer strawberries? Find fresh Ontario strawberries in our Strawberry Cookie Choux with its roasted pistachios and yes, more whipped cream and custard! Or maybe you want to get your maple on and if that is the case our Fall Special Maple Walnut Roll Cake is comprised of a cinnamon roll cake filled with maple cream and caramelized walnuts. It is enough to make your tastebuds dance! (But don’t wait too long to try as this item is only here until November 30th!)

NEO COFFEE BAR,161 Frederick St Unit 100, 647-348-8811
Mon – Fri: 7am – 7pm. Sat – Sun: 8am – 7pm.

Alice Ring Set (Lilac) from BISOULOVELY

This stunning ring set is sterling silver .925 plated in rose gold with cubic zirconia stones. The name Alice means ‘noble’ and is the perfect name for this ornate ring. The main stone is a droplet shaped, lilac stone. The white accent stones form a halo of sparkles around it!

At BISOULOVELY we lovingly craft jewelry inspired by the celestial, the magical, and the fantastic. We find sources of inspiration from both imagined worlds and natural scenic beauty to create dreamy jewelry akin to wearable magic. Each piece is made from high quality materials, frequently making use of sterling silver, 14 karat gold, and gemstones in our designs to add sparkle and whimsy to your jewelry collection. Valuing ecological sustainability and ethical practices, BISOULOVELY places importance in the use of synthetic stones and ethical diamond substitutes to produce pieces impactful both in look and sustainability. Find the Alice ring and others by visiting our website.

BISOULOVELY, 438-938-2733
Online only – Open 24 hours a day.
Instagram: @bisoulovely

Enjoy a Green Owl Mule Cocktail at Runner Market

Join us on the Runner Market patio for some sunshine and a refreshing summer cocktail. Introducing: the newest addition to the lineup, Green Owl Mule. We’ve teamed up with Green Owl Vodka to make all your summer cocktail dreams come true. Made with green tea extract from Japan, Green Owl makes sure this is anything but your average mule. Add a little ginger beer and organic lime juice and your summer dreams have become reality. Come enjoy a Green Owl Mule (or two) at the market! See you there!

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

Cloudz Sofabed – Comfort Sleeping on a Cloud at The Chesterfield Shop

September is sofabed month! The Chesterfield Shop is featuring the CLOUDZ sofabed – one of the best sofa sleeper solutions on the market. Available in three distinct contemporary designs, the CloudZ line features a 5-inch mattress composed of 1” Gel-Infused Memory Foam, 1” Plush Foam and 3” of High Density Foam. Available in 3 space efficient sizes, single, full (double) and queen, with an easy open-shut mechanism. The CloudZ cushions are brilliantly attached and store under the mattress – no more needless on/off “where do I store these?” … take a look at the picture! And it’s amazingly comfortable to sit on as a sofa – and will look gorgeous in any space. Customize with your choice of fabrics and leathers or available in-stock. Starting from $2,398. Come in and have a sample snooze!

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

Leah’s Beer School Newsletter

Just in case you haven’t met yet, this is Leah. She is our head beer weenie and a key member of our serving team. While she would never judge your choices, she is a judge at the World Beer Awards as well as a freelance writer. Leah writes a monthly feature for the C’est What e-news “Leah’s Beer School”. Although she does enjoy a good beer, Leah’s guilty pleasure is trashy TV dramas.

You can sign up for Leah’s Beer School newsletter on our website – it’s free.

C’est What?, 67 Front St E, 416-867-9499
Tues – Thurs: 4pm – 10pm last call.
Fri – Sat: 4pm – 12am last call (beer garden 10:00 pm).
Sun: 4pm – 8pm last call.  Mon: Closed.

Instagram: @cestwhatto

Waste-free containers available for pick-up orders

Waste-free containers are now available for sukhoTHAI pick-up orders. We have partnered with @mysuppli to offer reusable take-containers. Sign up for free at and get yourself set-up for the amazing world of plastic-free takeout containers!

sukhoTHAI, 52 Wellington St E, 647-351-4612
See our website for current hours.
Instagram: @sukhothaifood

Open 7 Days a Week in September and Onwards

We are excited to announce that we are finally able to offer our Traditional Thai Massage services 7 days a week. We’d also like you to know that all of our Staff have been vaccinated now. In the interests of the Health and Wellness of our Staff and Clients we will be requiring proof of vaccination for all appointment books from September 13th onwards. Hopefully by then we will have a digital platform to make this easy while at the same time protecting your personal information.

It’s been a long road for many small businesses and we truly believe this is the right thing to do to ensure that none of us face closure again.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Bahn Thai Spa, 136 Adelaide St E, 416-594-3406
7 days a week
Instagram: @bahnthaispa

Afternoon Tea at The Omni King Edward Hotel

Afternoon Tea is back at The Omni King Edward Hotel. Relish in our classic afternoon tea experience featuring an exquisite menu of pastries, tarts, savory bites, and soothing teas sure to satisfy every appetite. Perfect for social and intimate gatherings, our elegant restaurant setting provides a unique backdrop for this unforgettable experience.
Afternoon Tea is enjoyed Saturday and Sunday from 2pm-5pm. Last seating at 4:30pm.

The Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King St E, 416-863-9700
Sat – Sun: 2pm – 5pm
Instagram: @omnikingedward

Information Session/Tour

Harris Institute’s founder presents a 2 hour information session on Thursday, September 16 at 12:30PM. The session includes an overview of the school and its programs, a presentation on the future of the music industry and a tour of the facilities. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Harris Institute, 118 Sherbourne St, 416-367-0178
10am – 10pm

Heavy Lifting Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine – 11.9% ABV

Goose Island Brewhouse Toronto’s 4th Anniversary special release bottle!

Heavy Lifting was brewed exclusively with Maris Otter Pale Malt and had a boil time of 4 hours that resulted in the wort caramelizing into to a deep mahogany colour. After fermentation, the young beer was transferred into Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for 1 year of maturation. The result? A big, full bodied beer with rich, malty flavours and intense bourbon character, accompanied by notes of oak, molasses, walnut, apricot, pecan, cocoa, maple syrup, and… did we mention bourbon? Available NOW for purchase through our website or at the Brewhouse.

Goose Island Toronto Brewhouse, 70 The Esplanade, 647-952-4501
Sun – Wed: 11am – 10pm. Thurs – Sat: 11am – 12am
Instagram: @GooseIslandCA

1922 and Ace Valley Collaborate on Summer Capsule Collection, Natural High Society, for Charity

1922, in collaboration with Ace Valley, are pleased to present the ‘Natural High Society – Summer Capsule Collection’ – available exclusively at 1922. With one hundred percent of proceeds being donated to ‘Cannabis Amnesty,’ the purpose of this project is deliberate – focused on supporting amnesty and the systematic processes required to pardon Canadians whose lives have been, and continue to be, negatively impacted by cannabis prohibition.

As we enjoy the freedom of summer, it’s critical we acknowledge the work that remains to ensure individual freedoms, and this philanthropic project is a sincere demonstration of our awareness and commitment to this cause.


CANNABIS AMNESTY is a pioneering not-for-profit advocacy group that focuses on righting historical wrongs caused by decades of cannabis prohibition. Formed as a response to the absence of federal legislation, the organization emphasizes the negative impacts of prohibition, largely on racialized communities, having campaigned for the enactment of government legislation, public education campaigns and criminal justice reform.

1922 is an independently owned and operated recreational cannabis retailer focused on supporting cannabis education. 1922’s objective is to nurture a new social understanding of cannabis and cannabis use by continuously addressing stigma generated by decades of prohibition and misinformation. Determined to help with advancing and implementing change, 1922 strongly advocates for Cannabis Amnesty and the need for understanding and action.

ACE VALLEY is a cannabis brand that emphasizes cannabis for ‘lighter moments.’ Originating in Toronto, they are passionate about quality, product development and approachability – elements visibly recognizable in all their offerings.

To donate to ‘Cannabis Amnesty’ and/or sign the ‘Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty Petition,’ visit

1922,120 Sherbourne St, 416-407-2161
9:30am – 9pm
Instagram: @1922_shop

Boozy Picnic Packs now available at Renegade Chicken

Whether you’re enjoying signature chicken fingers, crispy chicken sandwiches or wings–experience better chicken from Renegade Chicken.

For a limited time enjoy our Boozy Picnic Packs for 2+

Small Picnic Bundle – $19.99
– 32oz growler of Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer
– 5PC Original Chicken Fingers
– 1LB Fries

Large Picnic Bundle – $29.99
– Two 32oz growlers of Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer
– 8PC Original Chicken Fingers
– 1LB Fries

Available for take out only. See online menu for full details.

Renegade Chicken, 73 A Front St E, 647-725-2871
Mon – Thurs: 4pm – 9pm. Fri: 4pm – 10pm. Sat: 12pm – 10pm. Sun: 12pm – 9pm.
Instagram: @renegadechicken

Don’t wait until it’s too late.
Book your annual orthotics appointment at HealthCasa before your benefits run out!

Custom orthotics can be incredibly helpful in correcting a variety of foot conditions and preventing pain throughout your whole body. Because they are custom-made, they take some time to be made. Don’t wait until the last minute … Book your orthotics appointment now for the whole family so you can get them before the end of the year.

HealthCasa Limited, 200-47 Front St E, 647-691-5150
All day, evenings, weekends

The Warm Rocket Bowl at AAamazing Salad is a must try!

The warm Rocket Bowl is one of our most popular dishes! It contains quinoa base, avocado, egg chickpeas, black beans and other nutritious ingredients! The best part is the sauce— chickpea sauce! This tasty sauce is made with real chickpea beans, fresh ginger and so many  quality ingredients! It’s so delicious! Come try a bowl today.

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

Book a fitness space at  Placemade for your content creation needs!

Use our beautiful private space for all your health and fitness content creation needs for media. We offer health and fitness brands, influencers and businesses full access for photography, video production, commercials, movies and more! Booking are now available – Click here to book.

Placemade, 78 Richmond St E, 416-703-1686
By appointment only

Roaring 20s Pizzas now at CC Lounge & Whisky Bar

Our delicious Detroit style pizzas are thick and crunchy made with our signature homemade dough, baked fresh in-house to order, loaded with mountains of our 3 cheese blend! Can you handle all this cheese??  Fall in love with your new favourite – choice of The Margarita, The Philly and Pepperoni & more!

CC Lounge & Whisky Bar, 45 Front St E, 416-362-4777
Wed – Sun
Instagram: @cconfront


Professional Teeth Cleaning in Toronto

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19, many patients have understandably skipped, delayed, or cancelled their teeth cleaning appointments. You can now book your professional teeth cleaning appointment at Dentistry on King to have your teeth thoroughly cleaned by one of our caring hygienists. To learn more about our teeth cleaning services and to book your appointment visit:

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

Back to School / Work From Home Sales at ergoCentric

Whether you’re getting ready for back to school or continuing 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.

BONUS: upCentric Single Monitor Arms are on sale at 70% off listing price, $90 each, only 110 left!!

ergoCentric’s ergonomic solutions are made in Ontario. The King Edward Hotel showroom & store offers in store shopping and curb side pick-up.

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

Fruit Tea, Slushie/ Smoothie, Bubble tea, Bloom tea

A mission to make premium freshly brewed tea beverages and deliver joy to everyone. Every drink is handcrafted with premium ingredients and is a marriage of experience and innovation. At YO!TEA, tea is more than just a drink. It’s a lifestyle. While it is still warm, come try our slushie or smoothie teas!

YoTea Canada, 16 Church St, 416-867-1616
Sun – Thurs: Midday – 9pm. Fri – Sat: Midday – 10pm.
Instagram: @yoteacanada

Free electric toothbrush for new patients of Yonge & Front Dental

At Yonge & Front Dental, we are offering a complimentary electric toothbrush to our NEW patients. Schedule a new patient exam and cleaning, and receive this limited time offer. Conditions apply! Remember, it’s not just a smile. It’s life!

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.
Instagram: @yongefrontdental

Customizable Infuser Water Bottle – The perfect branded incentive gift from Artik

Artik’s customizable Infuser Water Bottle means you can enjoy your favorite beverage anytime, anywhere. Just fill the centre piece with your favorite fruit and water (or any other liquids). The double wall insulation will keep your drink hot or cold for hours. We will customize it with your logo (72 piece minimum). You can get this or almost any other product decorated with your artwork at

Email us at or call us at 416-815-7770.

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

Wallpaper from Trianon to liven up your space and create just the right mood.

Trianon has the most beautiful collection of wallpapers and the most skilled installers. You can trust our installers to take the utmost care in hanging your selected wallpaper with pro skills. Embrace wallpaper in your home. Come visit our library. We have handmade, hand painted and many other beauties to add personality to your walls.

Trianon Design, 247 King St E, 416-36-9851
Mon – Fri: 10am – 6pm
Instagram: @trianon_design

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