Now that it’s actually pleasant to be outside, it’s time to really get out there and explore all the new stores and restaurants that have recently opened in Toronto. These new openings are definitely ones you’ll want to celebrate because, well, they’re freaking exciting! From new gyms and a new spot to score luxe skincare, to where to buy all your cocktail supplies and gorgeous jewelry, it’s all here.
Here are 10 new openings to know about this month in Toronto.
If Southern comfort food is your thing, then you’ll want to get yourself over to Uncle Ray’s. The restaurant is brought to you by the same team behind Union Chicken, Amano, and The Carbon Bar so you know it’s going to be top notch cooking. Wondering what you can expect on the menu? Think shrimp po’boys, Nashville hot chicken, shrimp and grits, and buttermilk soft serve for dessert.
Obsessed with luxe skincare? Then you need to know about this new opening. Shop ’till you drop at Valmont’s new home inside Saks Fifth Avenue at Sherway Gardens. As mentioned, you can shop the brands prime skincare products, but also its fragrances which deserve equal attention. Don’t expect this shop-in-shop to be boring, either — a huge focus has been put on its interior design.
Get your sweat on at Rosedale’s newest gym — Frame Fitness. This studio is not only gorgeous and totally Instagrammable, but it’s here that you can enjoy a great pilates or boxing class. The boutique studio is founded by Melissa Bentivoglio and we love that the space features glam details like marble accents, as well as Gucci and Hermes wallpaper — how chic?!
We all know and love the legendary Gusto 101 at King and Portland but now the city’s eastsiders can enjoy all of its eats and treats at its new location on King near River. Folks can still expect to see the restaurants beloved Cavolo Nero salad and Mafalde ai Funghi (mushroom pasta) on the menu.
Need a new pair of shades, eyeglasses, or prescription glasses? Head to Bailey Nelson near Yonge and Eglinton for a stellar selection of the two. You’ll not only find super trendy and functional options, but all of its offerings start at $145, so you won’t be overpaying for a designer name. Plus, you can even get an eye exam in-store for a one-stop-shop experience.
French luxury brand Longchamp just recently opened a beautiful location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The 1,900 square foot store is situated right across from Holt Renfrew so it is right at home in the mall’s more luxurious wing. It’s there that you can shop the iconic brands selection of handbags, accessories, shoes, eyewear, luggage, and men’s collection.
Beloved cocktail supply store, Cocktail Emporium’s Union Station location is now open and folks everywhere, including us, couldn’t more excited. This is the retailer’s third Toronto location and while it’ll be the smallest, trust that, like any good cocktail, it still packs a major punch. Get ready to shop all sorts of funky glassware, barware, syrups, recipe books, and more all on your way in or out of the city.
If you’re someone who just has to try the latest and greatest workouts, then head to Burnout Fitness in Midtown. It’s there that you can use the VersaClimber to for a “climbing” experience. What’s super cool is that each machine is WiFi enabled and tracks your performance so you compete against yourself. Even better is the fact that fans of the VersaClimber range from LeBron James, Lady Gaga, and Hilary Duff to name a few.
If you’re hungry and are in the area of Yonge and Dundas, do yourself a favour and pop into the newly opened Elm Street Italian Deli. This new hotspot not only makes all of its own bread, but it makes all of its meat in-house. The deli is owned by Lawrence La Pianta, of Cherry Street Bar-B-Que so you know you’re getting the real deal!
While we definitely have a thing for chunky jewelry, nothing is prettier than subtle and dainty jewels. If that sounds like you, then Catalyst & Co.’s new opening at Square One Shopping Centre will be of particular interest. Even though the mall is a bit outside Toronto, it’ll be well worth the drive once you see all the sparkly pieces. You’ll find gorgeous rings, bracelets, meaningful gems, and more.
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