It may be colder than it’s supposed to for mid-November, but that’s no reason to miss out on walking our amazing neighbourhood.
Yesterday I was on a little stroll running errands and I saw so many nearly-open new businesses and other fun things that this blog post practically wrote itself.
My Sewing Studio
1898 Danforth (formerly The Handwork Dept)
The door says “alterations and repairs”. Since the hem just fell out of my favourite pencil skirt, (and I have zero interest in learning to fix it myself) this is great news!
Little Ones Closet
1854 Danforth (formerly Merrily, Merrily)
Looks like it’s a kids consignment store selling new clothes too – great news!
Cumin Fine Indian Kitchen
1820 Danforth (formerly Forth Ave Kitchen & Bar)
When they open up, their website will be: http://www.cuminkitchen.com
2039 Danforth (formerly Caketown Coffee)
It’s a child’s activity centre – here’s the website to follow for more info.
Other recently-opened businesses you want to know about:
The Workaround, 2080 Danforth (formerly TD Bank)
A parent-friendly co-working space. For membership and other info, visit https://theworkaround.ca
The Ellery, 1870 Danforth
(formerly Melanie’s Bistro)
A great new restaurant with lunch, dinner, and brunch. http://www.theelleryto.com
Common Threads, 2026 Danforth
(formerly condo sales office and before that an abandoned jewellery store)
“We teach life skills – sewing, cooking, organization and money management – in a fun environment.”
Gyoko Sushi, 2143 Danforth
(formerly Happy Sushi)
This may be in the same genre as it’s predecessor, but it’s an entirely different place owned by a local family. It has been nicely renovated and everyone raves about the delicious and reasonably priced food.
Virtual Experience (VX), 2069 Danforth (upstairs)
Virtual Reality Arcade & Lounge, family and kid-friendly.
Although the Handwork Dept https://torontovintage.ca just moved a few stores to the west, the new space is amazing. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but definitely go downstairs. Their basement is brimming with treasures from yesteryear and will make you strangely nostalgic for your parents’ basement. I snapped a few pics but you really have to see for yourself. (Yes, that’s a pinball machine and yes all those records are for sale.)