Pat Chartier is the Kermit T. Frog of DECA Diaries. She’s out on the street getting the scoop on what’s coming and what’s going on the Danforth. Here’s her latest post from the field:
There’s a neat new business coming to the Danforth, immediately west of Celena’s Bakery near Woodbine and Danforth: Madame Gateaux Patisserie! OMG ANOTHER bakery, you’re thinking. But no. The owner, Noel Yim, is a trained pastry chef, and she is going to offer cake baking and decorating classes, and also sell baking utensils/cookware. Fred and I peeked in and the place looks great. She hopes to open next Saturday or early the following week. Her sign should be going up a.s.a.p.
Cake decorating is hugely popular these days–look at all the TV reality shows with that focus–so Madame Gateaux could potentially draw customers from outside our immediate area, and that would be good for all our wonderful neighbourhood retailers. I know I certainly would love to take a decorating class or two. Here’s wishing her well!
Butter Tart Boys
Check out their sweeeeet jazz sound this Friday night at True Brew Cafe. This is a great event for families because it happens from 7 – 9:30 p.m. and there are yummy treats! True Brew is at 2116 Danforth, just east of Woodbine.
Little Footprint Toys
This local web business sells ‘planet friendly fun and gear’ including toys and games for all ages. Owner, Barbara, is holding three ‘pop up’ sales this holiday season at the Cool East Market (1390 Danforth Ave near Greenwood Stn). The sales are Nov. 19-21, Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 17-18. Each weekend will include a special promotion so check out the website (here) to learn more.