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Bellevue Ave Ellen Ave
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— Toronto’s most unique neighbourhood, Kensington retains its charm and diversity through a wonderful mix of vintage shops, Latin American grocers, fresh produce, coffee shops, bars and restaurants. — GETTING THERE: By TTC: From Spadina station, take the 510 streetcar south and get off at Baldwin Street. Or, from Queen’s Park, take the 506 streetcar west and get off at Major.
Cecil St Henry St Beverley St McCaul
76 34 31 23
— This small enclave east of Chinatown is home to an interesting mix of restaurants, cafes and stores. OCAD University and the Frank Gehry designed Art Gallery of Ontario are just a short walk to the south. — GETTING THERE: By TTC: From St. Patrick station, walk west to McCaul and then north to Baldwin Avenue.
KENSINGTON MARKET THE ANNEX LITTLE ITALY BALDWIN VILLAGE
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26 60 16 48 74
D’Arcy St McCaul
17 12 83
DUNDAS ST WEST
St. Andrew St
ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO
Glenbaillie Pl Fitzroy Terrace
Dewson St Shaw St
13 8 6 20 93 58 62 55 86
506 CARLTON COLLEGE STREETCAR
65 88 21 15 80
66 72 38 97 41
18 47 84 87 24 77 28
4 56 32 11
Gore St Henderson Ave
— A weekend and late night destination, Little Italy showcases its roots via authentic pizza, gelato, biscotti and espresso. There’s also two popular summer street festivals, a killer music store, affordable and stylish fashion and one of Toronto’s best indie cinemas. — GETTING THERE: By TTC: From Queen’s Park, take the 506 streetcar west. Or, from Bathurst, take the 511 streetcar south.
St. Anne’s Rd Churchill Ave Coolmine Rd Lakeview Ave
Mansﬁeld Ave Bellwoods Ave Claremount St
RESTAURANTS + BARS 1 214 Augusta Food Court 2 Acadia Restaurant 3 Arisu 4 Aunties and Uncles 5 Bellevue 6 Bestellen Restaurant 7 Bitondo Pizzeria 8 Black Skirt Restaurant 9 Burger Bar 10 Café La Gaffe 11 Caplansky’s Deli 12 Cold Tea 13 College Falafel 14 Crepes a Go Go 15 Easy Restaurant 16 Elle M’a Dit 17 Fresco’s Fish & Chips 18 Fuel House 19 Guu Sakabar 20 Habits Gastropub 21 Hey Meatball 22 Hot Beans 23 Jumbo Empanadas 24 Kalendar 25 Kenzo Ramen 26 Kinton Ramen 27 Manpuku Modern Japanese Eatery 28 No One Writes to the Colonel 29 Nu Bügel 30 Pizzeria Via Mercanti 31 Poetry Jazz Cafe 32 Pomegranate / Sheherzade’s 33 Puck ‘N Wings 34 Ronnie’s Local 35 Sidecar 36 Smoke’s Poutinerie
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
Sneaky Dee’s Souz Dal Sushi Couture Sushi on Bloor The Fish Store The Grilled Cheese Thirsty & Miserable Torito Trattoria Giancarlo Urban Herbivore Utopia Café Vegetarian Haven Victory Café Woodlot
74 cubeshops 75 Good Egg 76 Kid Icarus BOOKS + MUSIC 77 Balfour Books 78 Book City 79 Little Island Comics 80 Sellers & Newel Second-Hand Books 81 The Beguiling 82 Sonic Boom (Annex) 83 Sonic Boom (Kensington) 84 Soundscapes 85 Around Again FASHION + TATTOOS 86 Rapp Optical 87 Motoretta 88 The Okey Doke Tattoo Shop 89 Tom’s Place YOGA 90 Kula Yoga 91 Octopus Garde Holistic Yoga Centre BIKE STORES + BOARD SHOPS 92 Curbside Cycle 93 Cycle Couture 94 Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop: The B-Side 95 Longboard Living
COFFEE + TEA 51 Café Pamenar 52 Cafe Unwind 53 Green Grind 54 I Deal Coffee 55 Lit Espresso Bar 56 Manic Coffee 57 Moonbean Café 58 Slow Room 59 Snakes & Lattes 60 TAN Coffee 61 The Grind House BAKERY + CHEESE 62 La Fromagerie 63 Global Cheese 64 Miss Cora’s Kitchen 65 Wedding Cake Shoppe GELATO + FROYO 66 Dolce Gelato 67 Yogurty’s
63 OSSINGTON BUS
511 BATHURST STREETCAR
THE ANNEX/ MIRVISH VILLAGE
Dolce Gelato offers over 62 flavours freshly made on site and served in rotation as well as vegan gelato. Specialty Coffees, a variety of desserts and delicious crepes and waffles.
— Bordering and enveloping Toronto’s most prestigious university, the Annex is a student-friendly neighbourhood sporting easy-on-the-wallet pizza joints, sushi restaurants, book stores, pubs and cafes. — GETTING THERE: By TTC: The Annex neighbourhood is easily accessible on foot from the Spadina and Bathurst stations.
Rusholme Rd Rusholme Rd Heydon
Dovercourt Rd Dovercourt Rd
C r aw f o r d S t
CINEMAS + LIVE THEATRE 96 Bloor Hot Docs JUICE BARS Cinema 68 Jamba Juice 97 Royal Cinema 69 Juice Dept 98 The Electric 70 Romeo’s Juice Bar Theatre 71 Sadie’s Juice Bar SMOKE SHOP DESIGN STORES 99 Cheers Smoke 72 Red Pegasus Shop 73 Tosho Knife Arts
511 BATHURST STREETCAR
509 HARBOURFRONT 510 SPADINA STREETCAR
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Bloor St West
19 67 94 40 78 68 90 14
Palmerston Ave Lennox Herrick St
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ST. GEORGE CAMPUS
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450 OSSINGTON AVE.
Healthy food choices for vegeterians, vegans & meat lovers alike !
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
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788 College Street Toronto Ontario Canada M6G 1C6 TEL: 416. 537-6590 www.rapplimited.com
taught with the same love & intelligence as all kula offerings
304 BRUNSWICK AVE | MYKULA.CA
RESTAURANTS + BARS
584 Bloor St. WeSt 416.533.8104 ariSu.ca m-F 11-11, Sa-Sun 11:30-11 arisu specializes in high quality korean cuisine and master class sushi. We offer dishes that satisfy meat lovers and vegetarians alike.
29 NU BüGEL
240 auguSta ave. 647.801.2682 & 647.457.0122 nuBugel.com m-Su 10:30-7 authentic bagels baked on site in an original wood fire brick oven. come in to relax and enjoy the best bagel sandwiches; smoked meats, lox & cream cheese, and plenty of vegetarian options. taste our unique healthy salads, kalendar restaurant signature soups and don’t miss our delicious bite-sized desserts. coffee lovers welcome. all in a warm and homey atmosphere. llBo licensed.
72 RED PEGASUS
628 college St. 416.536.3872 redpegaSuS.ca m-Sa 11-7 Su 12-6 red pegasus is a well established unique gift store, with something for everyone. We specialize in canadian made and locally sourced products.
82 SONIC BOOM (ANNEX)
782 BathurSt St. 416.532.0334 SonicBoommuSic.com 10am-midnight daily celebrated as the largest independent music retailer in the country, Sonic Boom has been a beloved purveyor of new & used cds, lps, & dvds for over a decade. they also sell turntables, Books, posters, t-Shirts and music accessories. (Second loaction at 201 augusta ave!)
90 KULA YOGA
304 BrunSWick ave. 416.922.5852 mykulatoronto.ca check WeBSite Flow, hot, restorative with reiki, power, gentle & live music yoga classes. Workshops, community acupuncture/ reiki clinics, teacher trainings & more. 30 days for $30 introductory special!
BIKE STORES + BOARD SHOPS
8 BLACK SKIRT RESTAURANT
974 college St. 416.532.7424 BlackSkirtreStaurant.com tu-Sa 10am-10pm Bringing Southern italian back to college St. Start your morning with an espresso and fresh baked cornetto. open all day for lunch right through to dinner. vegetarian options available. dine-in/take-out/deli meats/imported retail products.
32 POMEGRANATE RESTAURANT / SHEHERzADE PERSIAN GRILL & DIzI
420 college St / 422 college St 416.921.7557 / 416.929.9222 pomegranatereStaurant.ca / SheherzadereStaurant.com tu-Su For dinner, cloSed mondayS Both restaurants are bejeweled by things persian such as handmade textiles, detailed copper enamel plates, lanterns, paintings depicting iranian legends, and above all, tiles of persian poetry and calligraphy. along with this ambiance, the kitchens unearth a wealth of dishes from the different climes and regions of iran.
73 TOSHO KNIFE ARTS
602 markham St. (loWer level) 647.722.6329 toShokniFeartS.com m-Sa 11-6, Su 12-5 hand forged kitchen knives and accessories from Japan. Sharpening tools, classes and services for your personal edge.
11 BaldWin St. 416.260.0710 cuBeShopS.com tu-Sa 1-8, Su 1-6 cubeshops is the international gift store for vibrant people, supplying innovative ideas and products from Japan.
83 SONIC BOOM (KENSINGTON)
201 auguSta ave. 416.901.8854 SonicBoommuSic.com 11-7 daily the sister-store to Sonic Boom’s annex location (782 Bathurst St.) can boast one of the greatest new and used vinyl selections in the city. they also sell turntables, Books, t-Shirts, collectables and accessories.
92 CURBSIDE CYCLE
412 Bloor St. W. 416.920.4933 curBSide.on.ca m-F 11-7 Sa 10-6 Su 12-5 toronto’s premier city Bike store. having served the annex for 15 years, we are experts in outfitting bikes for urban transportation and adventure.
COFFEE + TEA
13 COLLEGE FALAFEL
450 oSSington avenue 416.532.8698 collegeFalaFel.com m-th 10-10, F 10-3, Sa 12-3 at college Falafel everything is made from scratch. they offer healthy food choices and are well known for their chicken shawarma, falafel and east coast donair.
17 FRESCO’S FISH & CHIPS
213 auguSta avenue 416.546.4557 FreScoSFiShandchipS.com m-th 11:30-9, F 11:30-10, Sa 12-10, Su 12-8 voted best fish and chips in toronto. Fish, chips and poutines are our specialties.
293 palmerSton ave. 647.342.6307 WoodlotreStaurant.com tu-Su 5-11, Bread availaBle daily at noon honest, simple hand made food and beverage.
75 GOOD EGG
267 auguSta avenue 416.593.4663 11-6 daily goodegg.ca Books and gear for the food-obsessed. cooking classes offered weeknights.
76 KID ICARUS
75 naSSau Street 416.977.7236 tu-Sa 12-6, Su 12-5 kidicaruS.ca handprinted greeting cards, postcards, stationery, band posters, art prints, and local contemporary crafts. a full screen printing shop for custom orders including wedding invitations.
572 college St. 416.537.1620 SoundScapeSmuSic.com 10am-11pm daily arguably the best store in the city for local and canadian independent cds and concert tickets. live musical performances.
85 AROUND AGAIN
18 BaldWin St. 416.979.2822 W-th 11:30-6:30, F 11:30-7, Sa 11-6 high Quality vinyl records. restored vintage audio equipment. essential record care accessories. they buy music collections and equipment.
93 CYCLE COUTURE
926 college St. 647.342.1037 cyclecouture.ca tu-W 11-6, th-F 11-7, Sa 10-6, Su 12-5 toronto’s Stylish cycling destination. exclusive dealer of puBlic city Bikes and the most unique blend of cycling fashion and accessories.
94 SWEET PETE’S BIKE SHOP: THE B-SIDE
517 Bloor St. WeSt 416.533.4225 SWeetpeteS.com m-F 11-8, Sa 11-6, Su 12-5 at Sweet pete’s they believe there’s a bike for everyone. With commuter bikes, cargo bikes, recreation bikes, road bikes, fixies, single speeds, cruisers, and kids bikes.
BOOKS + MUSIC
18 FUEL HOUSE
53 clinton St. 416.846.4217 theFuelhouSe.ca m,W-F 11:30-cloSe, Sa-Su 10-cloSe Sandwich and snack bar that makes everything from scratch serving Brunch and BBQ on weekends.
FASHION + TATTOOS
77 BALFOUR BOOKS
468 college St. 416.531.9911 BalFourBookS.com 11-8 daily Book store - used and rare. Specializing in art, design, photography, cooking, childrens books and academic books.
CINEMAS + LIVE THEATRE
88 THE OKEY DOKE TATTOO SHOP
853 college St. 416.538.0303 okeydoketattoo.com tu-Sa 12-6 (FlexiBle upon reQueSt) an old fashioned style street shop , where walk ins and appointments are welcome. it feels like kittens.
20 HABITS GASTROPUB
928 college St. 416.533.7272 haBitSgaStropuB.com m-W 12-2, th-F 11-2, Sa 11-2, Su 11-12 We feature ontario craft Beers, vQa wines, house-infused liquors and 60+ whiskeys. our menu changes seasonally. Space for small groups & large private functions. 80+ whiskeys.
52 CAFE UNWIND
68 WaleS ave. 647.352.7724 caFeunWind.ca m-Sa 8-5:30 kensington’s cure for coffee cravings. delicious daily specials, fresh sandwiches and sweet treats with a friendly local vibe. catering available.
54 I DEAL COFFEE
84 naSSau Street 416.364.7700 m-Sa 8-7, Su 9-7 idealcoFFee.ca Smell the sweet aroma of coffee freshly roasting in the heat of kensington market. Serving the city the finest ethically sourced blends. this is your neighbourhood cafe.
96 BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA
506 Bloor St. WeSt 416.637.3123 Bloorcinema.com 1hr BeFore FirSt and 15 minS aFter laSt Screening an historic, century-old cinema located in toronto’s vibrant annex neighbourhood. one of the world’s only documentary cinemas.
22 HOT BEANS
160 BaldWin Street, unit #1 647.352.7581 hotBeanSvegan.net 11:30-8:30 daily latin-inspired vegan take out. Seating for about 10. try the jackfruit tacos, simmered in house made BBQ sauce, or the popular ancho-spiced tvp burrito.
546 college St. 416.923.4138 kalendar.com open 7 dayS a Week romantic jewel-like atmosphere, friendly staff, scrumptious food, reasonable prices, lovely patio under sparkling lanterns.
59 SNAKES & LATTES
600 Bloor St. WeSt 647.990.8638 SnakeSandlatteS.com 11-2am daily Snakes & lattes is your friendly neighbourhood board game café with proudly hand-crafted food and drink and well over 2000 board games.
61 THE GRIND HOUSE
281 auguSta avenue 647.330.0617 thegrindhouSeto.ca m-Sa 9-7, Sun 10-7 organic and Fair trade coffee featuring the clover, organic loose leaf teas, baked goods and sandwiches, gluten-free and vegan options, gelato and Wi-fi.
78 BOOK CITY
501 Bloor St. W 416.961.4496 m-Sa 9:30-11, Su 11-10 Bookcity.ca Book city’s flagship store opened in 1976 and caters to the nearby university and the lively neighbourhood’s residents. an eclectic range of books and magazines.
79 LITTLE ISLAND COMICS
742 BathurSt St. 416.901.7489 littleiSlandcomicS.com m-Sa 11-7 Su 12-6 north america’s only comic book shop just for kids, we’ve got the best selection of comics, manga and graphic novels for readers 12(ish) and under!
554 college St. 416.925.1818 motoretta.ca m-F 10-8, Sa 10-6, Su 11-6 motoretta opened in the spring of 2002 and is home to vespa and Stella scooters as well as motorcycles by royal enfield and cleveland cyclewerks. also on offer is a carefully selected range of the best mens and womenswear and accessories from such brands as Fred perry, cheap monday, Filson, the hill-Side, gant rugger and penfield amongst others.
98 THE ELECTRIC THEATRE
299 auguSta ave. 416.317.8715 hugepictureproductionS.com th-Sa - doorS open 7:30pm a brand new musical with intense themes supported by original electronic / experimental tracks. opens June 21. call to reserve or get tickets at the door.
BAKERY + CHEESE
27 MANPUKU MODERN JAPANESE EATERY
105 mccaul St. unit 29-31 416.979.6763 manpuku.ca m-W 11:30-8, th-F 11:30-11, Sa 12-11 manpuku brings together an assortment of rice dishes, noodle dishes, and an array of specialty snacks not commonly found in north america.
48 VEGETARIAN HAVEN
17 BaldWin St. 416.621.3636 vegetarianhaven.com tu-F lunch 12-3 dinner 5-10, Sa-Su 5-10 a vegan bistro quietly grows, across the world it will show, it’s the best place to eat you can go.
62 LA FROMAGERIE
868 college St. 416.516.4278 laFromagerie@Bellnet.ca t-F 9-6, Sa 9:30-5:30, Su 10:00-5:00 Since 2005 has been offering the cheese lover an excellent selection of goat,sheep and raw milk cheeses; olives,croissants and artisan breads.
80 SELLERS & NEWEL SECOND-HAND BOOKS
672 college St. 647.778.6345 SellerSandneWel.com tu-Sa 11-7, Su 12-5, m By chance Fine, affordable second-hand books. literature, art, photography, architecture, film, Joyce, Beckett. careful selection. First editions. uncommon titles.
81 THE BEGUILING
601 markham St. 416.533.9168 Beguiling.com m-tu, th, Sa 11-7; W,F 11-9, Su 12-6 a densely-packed one-stop shop for comix, graphic novels, manga, and art books.
89 TOM’S PLACE
190 BaldWin St. 416.596.0297 tomS-place.com m-W 10-6, t-F 10-7, Sa 9-6, Su 12-5 in this age of bland chain stores, tom’s place is unique. you’ll get a friendly welcome from the owner, tom mihalik and his son tom Jr, and helpful service from his knowledgeable staff members. discover top quality business apparel at outrageous discounts. come in and see us and please say hello!
99 CHEERS SMOKE SHOP
170 mccaul St. 416.348.9524 m-F 8-7 the largest selection of cuban cigars & cigarillos with the lowest price in town. Fine imported pipes & pipe tobacco. a real smoker’s paradise!
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