New Stores and Pop-Ups in the GTA: Aritzia Goes Big, Pablo in the 6ix & more
Keep up-to-date on all things shopping with our handy shopping guide. From Toronto store openings and online launches to pop-up shops and everything in between, here’s what you should know:
On Thursday, August 18th, Yorkdale Shopping Centre opened the doors of Ontario’s largest Aritzia to date. With over 10,000 sq ft of retail space featuring a dramatic, large basket-arch storefront, curated works of art and sculptures, and a reading lounge area, Yorkdale just got an extra large dose of cool. If you’re wondering what’s happening to the old Aritzia location, it is currently being used as a sale location, open until the end of the month – everything in the store is up to 70% off.
I hope you don’t have plans this weekend… We recently announced that Kanye would be opening 21 locations worldwide and last night it was announced that the pop-up is open this weekend… Like, right now! 12 Ossington Ave is home to Toronto’s very own Pablo pop-up and it is open from 10am-7pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. So put everything on hold and hop in line… Merchandise to be featured has yet to be confirmed but it’s safe to assume hoodies will make an appearance.
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A new pop-up restaurant has opened in Toronto’s Liberty Village on the corner of Hanna and Snooker. Open in support of the Taste Canada Awards and dubbed the 6 Pop-Up, everything on the restaurant’s rotating menu is $6 or less. So far, the roster has included Dope AF Sausage, Oxtail Sliders, Buck-a-shuck Oysters, and more. The pop-up’s hours vary day-to-day, so be sure to keep up with their Instagram for up-to-date notifications.
A telltale sign that summer is coming to a close is when the CNE opens their gates – but we’re not mad. Aside from the usual midway rides, this year the CNE will be loading up the grounds with Poke-stops (there will be 30), an airshow, celebrity chef demonstrations, a casino, park performers, and of course, crazy food. This year’s over-the-top food line-up includes Philly Steaklair, Pulled Pork Cinnamon Rolls, Bug Dogs (topped with crispy mustard crickets), a Spam Double Down, Rainbow Grilled Cheese and lots more.
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And when we say greens, we don’t mean vegetables! On Sunday, August 21st, stop by the Green Market Toronto (located on top of Hotbox Cafe in Kensington Market) to support the Cannabis Friendly Business Association. The market features the best of locally made cannabis products including gourmet chocolates, baked goods (gluten-free and vegan options available as well), and beauty products. The event is open to those 19+ and entry is $5 donation to the Cannabis Friendly Business Association.
On Saturday, August 20th from 10am to 3pm, head over to Shaw Park (south-west corner of Shaw & Queen) to shop the freshest of flowers from local growers. This month, Dahlia, African Violets, Zinnia & Cosmos are all in season. There will also be ice pops from the Pop Stand and baked goods from the Pie Hole available for purchase.