The best part about living in a city like Toronto is that there’s never a shortage of new things to check out. Kick off the spring by taking in some of the best store openings, restaurant launches, and pop-up shops in the city.
You won’t regret adding any of these to your weekend roster!
Wedding Market at CAMBIE
If you or someone you love are in the midst of planning a wedding, put this event on your radar! From Saturday, May 4 to Sunday, May 5, CAMBIE will be hosting local vendors like Soft Focus, ATTIC, Crown Flora Studio, Lauren Kerbel Design, and Souvenir Studios at its flagship location on Queen St. West. Browse CAMBIE’s first-ever Wedding Collection of blankets and cross off a few more items on your wedding planning t0-do list. CAMBIE Design, 1048 Queen St. West.
New to the Parkdale neighbourhood is Outlnd, a boutique shop with a focus on technical carry products from across the globe. Combining style and function, head here to shop a carefully curated selection of bags, wallets, sunglasses, and more from contemporary brands like Topo Designs, Ultraolive, and Taikan. The shop is open six days a week, Tuesdays to Sundays — stop by to shop, or play a game or two on the store’s Sega Genesis — they have all the Sonic Sega games. Outlnd, 1652 Queen St. West.
Mother’s Day Market at Yorkdale Shopping Centre
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to celebrate all things mom! Hosted by the Social Affair, this Yorkdale Shopping Centre market will feature over 15 different local vendors, a beautiful backdrop for selfies, and plenty of delicious sweets. Check it out in Centre Court from now until Sunday, May 5. Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin St.
Calling all foodies! Toronto’s first Kansai-Style udon restaurant is opening this month. Featuring 15 different types of hot and cold udon dishes and a variety of Japanese snacks, the real star of Udon Kitanoya is its dashi broth, which is made with high quality ingredients like Japanese kombu and four types of fish. The restaurant opens on Saturday, May 18 and will be giving out 200 free bowls of udon from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., so it’s definitely worth a visit! Udon Kitanoya, 513 Bloor St. West.
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While the weather right now doesn’t exactly scream patio season, there’s a new tropical paradise sitting atop Baro that’ll give you that summer feel you need. Located just west of King St. West and Spadina, the Baro Rooftop serves up exclusive plancha menu items by Chef Steve Gonzalez made on an outdoor grill and pit. Standout menu items include the Big Mac-inspired empanadas, chicken wings with guava BBQ sauce, and dulce de leche flan. Doors open to the public on Monday, May 6. Baro, 485 King St. West.
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