As the weather turns cold, it can get harder and harder to find the urge to go out after a long day at work. The same goes on the weekends because we get it, trudging out in the cold and rain is much more difficult than snuggling up with a good book or movie. However, Toronto is always being blessed with new openings everyday and they need to be on your radar. Whether it’s new stores or restaurants, these are the ones that you should know about and check out.
Here is our list of 9 new Toronto openings to check out right now!
Beloved Montreal vegan restaurant LOV, which stands for local, organic, and vegan, has finally opened its Toronto location on King West. In addition to being totally Instagrammable, this hotspot is serving up delicious brunch, cocktails, lunch, and dinner. Not sure plant-based food is for you? Expect to order yummy dishes like lasagna, mac and cheese, poutine (!!!), cheeseburgers, and more. This is definitely one of Toronto’s new openings to know about.
If skincare is your jam, it’s time to head up to Yorkdale and check out Innisfree. This super popular Korean beauty brand carries products that are chock full of natural ingredients sourced from Korea’s Jeju Island. Prices here are mega affordable so we give you full permission to shop ’till you drop all the essentials from makeup and skincare, to bath, body, and sunscreen.
After being on hiatus for what feels like forever, Kintori Yakitori has finally re-opened its doors. Situated in Koreatown on Bloor West, this is the place to go for the best yakitori in Toronto. In case you’re unaware, yakitori is is a Japanese type of skewered chicken and yes, it’s delicious. In addition to chicken, you can also sample beef short loin, pork belly, mackerel, and various veggies all skewered and grilled to perfection.
We all have those days where we need to take a break and just slow down. First off, this is normal, and second, that’s why +focus mindspace is here. This new wellness studio offers meditation, soundbaths, and recovery in a compassionate, creative, and mindful space. Located on Ossington near Queen, this newly opened studio is founded by Heather Cameron, an advocate within the mental health and addiction recovery community, who discovered meditation during her addiction journey.
Another exciting addition to King West is DASHA and it’s there that you can experience exciting modern Chinese cuisine with American influences. With Michelin-starred Executive Chef Akira Back running the show, you know the food is going to be out of this world. We can’t wait to dive into the Peking Duck, Dim Sum, Kung Pao Chicken, Stir Fry Lobster, and more!
If you haven’t been to Majesty’s Pleasure on King, then you’ve definitely seen some of its work on Instagram. This incredibly beautiful nail salon not only does killer manis and pedis, complete with stellar nail art, but at the iconic salon’s newest Yorkville location, you can also get your hair cut, coloured, and styled. Situated right on Yorkville Avenue, you’ll literally feel like you’ve escaped Toronto and stepped into a dreamland thanks to the goals interior design that practically begs for an IG photo shoot.
Looking to untangle your soul and get in a good workout? MISFITSTUDIO has you covered and its newly opened permanent location on Bloor West is calling. The 2,500 square foot Bloor location is situated on the corner of Dovercourt & Bloor offers the studio’s prized reformer, trampoline, cardio, and mat based classes. MISFIT’s newest outpost is complete with a gorgeous lounge space, three change rooms, lockers, and even a spot for private classes.
Known for it’s stunning high-end jewellery, BVLGARI has opened a brand new boutique inside Holt Renfrew’s flagship on Bloor Street. The 800-square foot space was designed by Peter Marino and yes, it’s stunning, luxe, and as magnificent as jewellery itself. Staying true to the brands Roman heritage, the boutique was designed with Italian architecture in mind with its marble flooring and stunning Murano crystal chandelier. Whether you’re looking to drop your hard earned cash or doing some harmless window browsing, just one look at the brands iconic jewels will have you in heaven.
Who doesn’t love a visit to Sephora? For beauty lovers, it’s the equivalent of being a kid in a candy store. While ordering from Sephora online is always great, there’s just nothing like shopping in-store, testing shades, and getting advice from knowledgable employees. The makeup giant has opened it’s 74th store in Mississauga’s Heartland Town Centre today and it’s worth the trek. The new store is 4,270 square feet and it’s filled to the brim with coveted beauty brands, as well as a Benefit Brow Bar.