November has rolled in on the calendar and while that might make you reach for a blanket and search for the hibernation activation button, our local businesses have lots to offer that will keep you busy this month.

First up, events. Looking for somewhere to watch a wee bit of footy? How about a theatrical production of Snow White with a cast of only 2? (We can’t wait to see how they pull off 7 dwarfs!) Need to spice up your lunch break? Then come check out a burlesque presentation. If none of these spark your interest, live music at a popular joint is sure to do the trick. Of course, we would never send you out to any of these if you were suffering from back pain. For that we suggest a pilates session to get you in tip top shape.

The holidays are around the corner and we have everything you need. From the perfect spot to book a holiday party, the suit you’ll wear, the flowers for the table, custom stickers for the gift wrap, gift ideas from our retail friends who are undergoing a big renovation (but still open online) and even the sofa you’ll want to come home and flop on afterwards, we’ve got you covered. 

Last but not least, we have your eats. Go ahead and wrap up lunch with a healthy aaamazing wrap then drool over a delectable French Canadian dessert.  Enjoy happy hour deals while you chat up your bartender. Try a Bourbon County Stout. Sip on a Spiced Old Fashioned in a cozy hotel bar reminiscent of an English aristocrats’ club. Eat like a Roman or nab a local discount 8am-9am and 8pm-9pm. Find the perfect cookbook for “special” recipes. Be sure to order the calamari!

Scroll on to find all this and more in Old Town Toronto this November. As always, thank you for supporting local.

Supporting people with complex Physical and Developmental Disabilities 24/7

As another challenging year comes to a close, we ask you to remember the people supported by New Visions Toronto and the community we are creating together.

As citizens we are blessed with holiday cheer, joyful music and time with family friends. As the holiday’s festive spirit begins, we renew our Canadian tradition to not forget those in need. Your contribution to New Visions Toronto will assist us to achieve our goals of providing children and adults with complex physical and developmental disabilities joyful, fulfilling lives while maintaining their standard of care 24/7

New Visions Toronto
222 The Esplanade, 416-868-1493
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Instagram: @newvisionstoronto

All Things Footy – World Cup, UEFACL, EPL !!

We are your local pub who’s got all your footy needs covered. We’ve got FuboTV, DAZN, every Sportsnet and TSN channel. World Cup Starts November 20 and we will be showing all the games! Come by, check us out and see why we’ve been here for 44 years!

Scotland Yard Pub
56 The Esplanade, 416-364-6572
Instagram: @scotlandyardToronto

Stickers & Labels from TPH for Every Use You Can Imagine

Did you know that stickers and labels come in a multitude of options? At TPH, we have a large variety for every use you can imagine. From sheet stickers to roll labels. From simple to super durable, wet strength, heatproof and waterproof. Any shape and any size. Any colour to clear. A label for every product and every use to help your business stick out. Use your imagination and create your custom sticker or label. 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.

Instagram: @TPHCANADA

Wedding & Event Florals at STôK

Planning a holiday party or wedding this fall? Stôk Floral has you covered with all your floral and plant needs to bring fresh green vibes indoors as the weather cools down outdoors. We offer complimentary event and wedding consultations to create your own bespoke floral and plant design for any special occasion.

Small guest list? No problem! We have no minimum spend and will work with you to create the perfect mood for your event whether it’s in a ballroom, an office, or your condo dining nook.

Stop by our shop to gather inspiration and speak with our design team or visit us at to get started planning your event!

Stôk Floral & Design
54 Church St, 416-214-4664
Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Instagram: @stokfloral

Be The Man Of The Hour This Holiday Season

Book a custom menswear experience with Mr. Cavaliere at the Jarvis street studio in November to ensure your custom garments arrive before the holidays officially kick off!

While you’re there why not also book an hair cut with one the Garrison’s barbers!

Mr. Cavaliere
63 Jarvis St, 647-866-7736
By appointment
Instagram: @madebymrcavaliere

Snow White at Young People’s Theatre

A “Once Upon a Time” tale re-imagined for twice as much fun! Not your traditional Snow White, this clever twist on the beloved fairy tale is a two-actor take that’s irresistibly playful and oh-so smart. With lightning quick switches, the duet morphs into 14 characters, retelling (along with a song or three!) the story of Snow White, all seven dwarves, the prince, queen and her madcap crew. Hilarious and charming, this indigenous Snow White nudges the classic toward a more timely interpretation. On the Ada Slaight stage Nov 21, 2022 – Jan 7, 2023.

Young People’s Theatre
165 Front St. E, 416-862-2222
Instagram: @ypttoronto

Introducing…The BAILEY SOFA at The Chesterfield Shop Ltd

Time for a new leather sofa… at an amazing price? Just in – the Upper Canada Leather Collection! It’s what you have been looking for. Comfortable. 4 great styles. 5 beautiful leathers. 100% all-leather. Made in Canada. As shown: The Bailey Sofa: $1,898.

Other Styles Available: Metro, Loft & Brisbane. Available SKUS and not shown: 2 piece sofa & loveseat $3,598 / Sofa Sectional (L-R) $3,998 Sofa-loveseat Sectional $3,898 / 43″ chair $1,498 / Ottoman $698 (25″ x 29″ x 18″)

Check out our website, or call 416-667-1150 and ask for Stephan at “King St.” for full details.

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

Long time favorite dessert at Le Papillon: Pouding Chomeur

With the cold season starting, what could be better than warming up with our pouding chomeur. Traditional French Canadian dessert, made with sugar, flour, eggs and lots of love. Available everyday, after diner or just like that with a coffee, you can even order it for take out.

Le Papillon on Front
69 Front St E, 416-367-0303
Sun,Tues,Wed,Thurs: 4pm-9pm
Fri & Sat: 4pm-10pm
Closed on Mondays
Instagram: @lepapillononfront

Traditional Thai Massage Course

Sign up for our Level 1 Traditional Thai Massage course at ITMToronto with our Master/Teacher Orachon Meechai! Starting from October 29th, November 5th, November 12th and November 19th. Price: $850 +tax

A wonderful opportunity for you to learn more about the beautiful, ancient buddhist practise.

Bahn Thai Spa
136 Adelaide St E, 416-594-3406
9am to 4pm
Instagram: @bahnthaispa and @itmtorontoatbahnthaispa

TO Live Presents Discover Dance November!

Presented by TO Live and Nova Dance, Discover Dance is a free, all-ages lunch-hour series that highlights many of Toronto’s incredible dance artists. In a warm and intimate setting, participants can discover diverse dance forms woven into Toronto’s vibrant cultural scene.

The November edition of  Discover Dance will be featuring Belle Jumelles, one of Toronto’s most popular burlesque performers.

She’s a fierce, fabulous, fat, queer femme who instantly commands the room. She’s a talented singer, emcee, burlesque performer, producer, and teacher. Her passion for burlesque goes hand in hand with her love for making other people feel empowered about their bodies, and in turn, themselves.

This FREE workshop will be happening November 15 – 16, at  Meridian Arts Centre, Meridian Hall, and online.

Learn more and register here:

TO Live
1 Front Street E, 416-366-7723
Nov 15: 12 – 1 pm and Nov 16: 12 – 1 pm

10% OFF everything at Runner Market 🔥

Drum roll, please! Runner Market has an exciting new promotion that you’re not going to want to miss. Introducing: 10% OFF everything in-store mornings and evenings seven days a week. Take 10% off all purchases from 8am – 9am and 8pm – 9pm!

Save on your breakfast, morning coffee, grab n’ go lunch, nightcap, dessert, or whatever your heart desires! Stock up on your favourite goodies or don’t because you can do it all again tomorrow! Time to sale-ebrate good times, come on!

Runner Market
141 Berkeley St, 647-360-8262
Mon-Thurs: 8am-9pm
Fri: 8am-10pm
Sat: 9am-10pm. Sun: 9am-7pm

Kochi Stores is temporarily closed for renovation,
but always open online 😉

The store is now closed temporarily for renovations. We hope to be open in time for the holiday season. Our renovation sale continues online.

Save 25% off site wide! Shop your favorite pajamas, tablecloths and lots more. Nearly 100 brand new, never seen before, products added!

Kochi Stores
83 Front St E, 416-721-6653
Temporarily closed for renovation

Instagram: @kochistores

AAamazing Salad has wraps!

Sure, you know we do salads (our business name gave that away!) Did you know though that we also offer wraps? If you are looking for something delicious and fresh for yourself or your entire team, check out our website.

There are many healthy options available for you to choose. Especially our Asian salad wrap, Ginger lover salad wrap and Super salad wrap. They are so yummy! 

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

Kick your back pain to the curb at Rebalance Pilates

Do you have back pain? It is estimated that 80% of adult Canadians will suffer from back pain at least once in their life. If you need help addressing back pain, Rebalance Pilates has got you covered! Did you know that Pilates is an excellent movement method to strengthen your core, improve posture and alleviate back pain? Back pain relief is just a session away. Fall in love with movement. Fall in love with Pilates.

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

Book your Holiday Party NOW at Playa Cabana!

Playa Cabana Wellington is now open every Tuesday through Saturday for fresh and delicious Mexican-inspired cuisine! It’s time to plan your 2022 holiday event with friends, family, corporate, or co-workers. PLUS — Enjoy a menu uniquely customized for your group featuring our iconic dishes and weekly market specials. Book your upcoming events in the main dining area or in a private party room! Inquire through email:

Playa Cabana
36 Wellington St E, 416-519-4886
Wed-Sat: 5pm-11pm
Fri-Sat: Bar & Snacks until 12am
Instagram: @playacabana

Have you tried our Calamari alla Griglia? It’s delicious!

Our Calamari alla Griglia is grilled to perfection and topped with Kalamata olives, diced tomatoes, scallions, white wine and charred lemon. Enjoy this delicious appetizer with a glass of Pinot Grigio, and your taste buds will thank you. Buon Appetito!

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

Holiday Bubble Tea Catering

Have a special event gathering coming up? If you’re planning on hosting a special event, – Christmas, birthday, wedding, baptism, etc. – why not include bubble tea in the menu and your guests will love you even more!

Visit the store or call Chatime Jarvis at (416)-223-9871 to inquire about catering services! We offer free delivery in the neighbourhood!

163 King St E, 416-223-9871
Sun-Wed: 11am-11pm. Thurs-Sat: 11am-12pm
Instagram: @chatimecanada

HAPPY HOUR 4PM-7PM at the bar Sunday to Thursday!

Exclusively at the bar! Sunday to Thursday from 4pm to 7pm: $7 20oz draught beer, 6oz glasses of house wine and bar rail beverages. As well as $15 burgers, pizzas and select pastas. Come snuggle up to the bar, check out our new TVs and hang out with our superstar bar staff!

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

Live Music is Back at C’est What?

After a long Covid-induced hiatus, we are happy to announce we’re bringing back our live music programming!

Nov 3 | Mark Thackway – 7pm
Nov 5 | The Hot Five Jazzmakers- 3pm
Nov 5 | Howl & Harmony – 7:30pm
Nov 12 | Porchfront Collective Artist Showcase 6pm
Nov 13 | Strat Andriotis Jazz Duo – 2pm
Nov 18 | Seratones – 8pm
Nov 19 | The Hot Five Jazzmakers- 3-6pm
Nov 19 | Hookjoy – 8pm
Nov 25 | Josh Taerk and guests – 8pm
Nov 26 | Mark Thackway – 2pm

More events added all the time! For our full list of events be sure to follow us on Facebook

To submit to play at C’est What email us:
Christmas is around the corner, book your holiday event with us:

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

Ilux: Dry Eye Machine at St. Lawrence Eye Care

Do you struggle with dry eyes? Dry eyes is very common and can be due to any number of reasons especially during the winter when the air is extremely dry. If you suffer from dry eyes, we recommend the Ilux treatment offered at our clinic! This advanced treatment is quick, only taking 8-12 minutes. This customized pressure and heat therapy opens up the glands to release the natural oils in your eyes. A longer lasting solution for dryness, reducing irritation and need for eye drops.

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

Bourbon County Stout is Back!

Join us on November 25th for the exclusive release of the 2022 Bourbon County Stout. This highly sought after beer will only be available while quantities last in our Brewhouse so make sure to be there early. We will also be serving the 2020 and 2021 vintages of Bourbon County Stout. The event begins at 4PM and goes until we run out.

Goose Island Toronto
70 The Esplanade, 416-862-7575
Sun-Wed: 11am-10pm.
Thurs-Sat: 11am-12am
Instagram: @gooseislandca

Cookbook Launch & Book Signing

Wednesday – Friday, Nov 2-4, 4-7pm

We are excited to announce our first cookbook pop-up and book signing with noted author, Ann Allchin! Ann’s beautiful recipe book, Butter & Flower, is dropping next week & we will have some copies available for purchase (Reg. price $45. Early bird price $40 until Nov 1. Books purchased as “early bird” will be available to pick up from 4pm, Weds, Nov 2)

Join Ann at Spiritleaf Adelaide on Weds – Fri Nov 2-4th. Pop in any time between 4-7 pm to check out her recipe book, to ask her any questions about infused baking and to sample a few of her (non-infused) recipes. (Books purchased until the 4th will be signed by the author if you wish). They make a beautiful gift!

Ann began baking with cannabis to help a family member who struggles with debilitating migraines. Allchin has a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and English and a Master of Education. She is a passionate advocate for social justice and dispelling the social stigmas around cannabis use. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two kids, and two dogs.

Based on foundational recipes for infused butter, oils and sugar, the book includes classics, chocolate-forward desserts, fruity and nutty concoctions and even some savoury bites. The book also features stories from people who have had a transformative relationship with cannabis.

Also included are an opener on health and safety, guidelines for moderate, straightforward dosing and a glossary of terms to help properly steer the canna-curious. Like the fun chaperone at the dance, Ann is irreverent and safe in equal doses, the perfect pal for when you’re baking something “special”.

As usual, because we are an age-gated store, this event is 19+ only.

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

Veni Bevi Mangi – Come, Drink, Eat!
Tuesday Roman inspired dinners

Ready to experience the fresh seasonal tastes of Rome? Join us every Tuesday, as we take you on a food and wine tour through Rome, Italy.

This 3 course $50 meal set will include wine pairings and will showcase chef Angeloni’s delightful creations of an astonishing array of different styles, flavours and dishes.

Amano Trattoria
9 Church St, 647-349-7297
Tues-Sat: 5pm-10pm
Instagram: @amano.trattoria

Spiced Old Fashioned at Consort Bar in Omni King Edward Hotel

Because when the weather gets cooler, there’s nothing better than sipping an Old Fashioned cocktail to warm you from the inside out. Step into Consort bar to enjoy a spiced variation brought to life with Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, orange bitters, cardamom bitters, cane sugar, orange & lemon peel and then stirred to perfection and served on the rock.

Reminiscent of an English aristocrats’ club, a night spent at Consort Bar feels like a trip back in time, when the whiskey was strong, and the bar was cozy and inviting.

Consort Bar
37 King St E, 416-863-9700
Open Daily – Please visit website for specific outlet hours.

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