We all know that January tends to be a pretty slow month between the post-holiday blues, dark and gloomy skies, and the fact that the month seems to just drag on. In case you’re looking to perk up, you’re never too far from some exciting newness if you happen to reside in Toronto or the GTA. While not many stores are opening this month, there is a whole ton of restaurants to check out, and even a sweet spot to grab an uber relaxing facial.
Keep reading for 6 new and exciting Toronto openings to know about!
We know that Holt Renfrew on Bloor Street has been undergoing major renovations but opening on January 22 is Holts Cafe and we couldn’t be more excited. If you need a break from shopping the store’s always chic offerings, Holts Cafe is where you need to be for either brunch, lunch, dinner, and even tea service. Wondering what you can expect to order? Word has it that the menu will be focused on contemporary Canadian cuisine.
If you thought regular pancakes couldn’t get any better, wait until you try Fuwa Fuwa’s fluffy Japanese-inspired souffle pancakes. The chain just opened up a new location at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga. The new location is currently in its soft-launch phase but will have a grand opening this Saturday, January 18.
Speaking of Japanese food, Yorkville’s newest upscale restaurant Aburi Hana is now open and let us tell you, it’s everything. While you won’t find your basic spicy tuna roll here, you can expect an innovative dining experience during one of its two 15-course dinner service menu.
Attention all seafood fans! There’s a new spot in Toronto to indulge in lobster and it’s situated right on King West. Lobster Burger Bar is a 7,000 square foot lobster lover’s paradise that offers everything from lobster nachos and lobster rolls, to lobster bisque, lobster burgers, and of course whole steamed lobsters.
Serving up a tasty combination of Macanese, Balinese, and Burmese flavours is Popa, that’s located at Bayview Village in North York. Popa is the place to go if you can’t decide on if you’re wanting Indian-style soup, curry, or Chinese-style noodles. Either way, whatever you order is bound to be absolutely delicious!
While The Detox Market in Yorkville isn’t new, what is new and exciting is that you can now head there to get a super relaxing facial. The spa space at The Detox Market opened just a few days ago and it’s the first place in Canada where you can experience Odacite’s Temple of Beauty facial. The facial consists of the brands triple cleanse method and Crystal Gua Sha facial massage. You’ll leave looking oh-so-glowy and feeling amazing!
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