Posts Tagged ‘dundas west’

Lookin’ Good Girl: Primaala Celebrates 1st Birthday and New Collection!

5 May, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris

It’s hard to believe that Primaala’s front door opened only a year ago but sure enough, we just attended the first anniversary party. In their inaugural year of business many boutique retailers work hard towards solidifying their brand, marketing, and cultivating relationships with customers. Primaala owner Rachel Holt has been doing this while also designing and developing her in-house line, Collection by Primaala. A graduate of the Ryerson fashion design program, Rachel created the luxe six-piece collection with thoughtful details…

Le Dolci — Cooking Classes Just Got Sweeter

7 Jul, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

words by Ama Scriver | photos by Yuli Scheidt If you love food half as much as I do then you’re probably also left wondering sometimes, “How do they do it?”. Thankfully, there are several cooking classes around the city to indulge those Masterchef feels, but the ones that have really caught my eye lately are those offered by Le Dolci. Owner and operator of the quintessential French bakery, Lisa Sanguedolce, has ventured outside the realm of pastry for the…

Dundas West has its own witchy speakeasy: The Libertine

3 Mar, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

Originally posted to Ama’s weekly column on Toronto Is Awesome. A new speakeasy has opened up on Dundas West and let me just say this: it is pretty legit. Say hello to The Libertine (1307 Dundas St. West). You wouldn’t know that it was there, as the door is unmarked. But there is one blinking tarot reader sign that glows in the distance, lighting your way. As you carefully navigate down the stairs to your unmarked destiny, glamour and opulence…

Bloggers Who Brunch Menu for March 30th

3 Mar, 2014  |  by Yuli Scheidt

Here it is, friends. The menu for the long-awaited second helping of out Bloggers Who Brunch series. Plenty of noms to be had from the crew at The Libertine, who are supplying the waffles to Blue Goose Pure Food‘s hormone-free, organic chicken. Don’t forget to grab your tickets to the Sunday, March 30th brunch!

Friday Foodie Five

1 Jan, 2014  |  by Yuli Scheidt

Normally here on Friday Foodie Five I try to bring you some of the best stuff I’ve seen and heard online during the week. But I have to tell you, we here on the Toronto Squad have been working hard for a long time on something and we need to share. For what feels like months, but has really only been a few weeks, Ama, Megan and I have been busy planning and co-curating an open call group art show…

The Dock Ellis and Chef Trish Gill Strike a Homerun on Dundas West

1 Jan, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

  Originally posted to Ama’s weekly column on Toronto is Awesome. Just when you thought Dundas West couldn’t get any better, a new sports bar has rolled into town with Chef Trish Gill at the helm. That place is The Dock Ellis. And if you’re thinking, is it? Yes, it is named after the baseball player who dropped LSD. So let’s get that out of the way right off the bat. Located at 1280 Dundas Street W, just west of Dovercourt, The…

[ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT] – Fat In Public an Art Show Presented by Fat Girl Food Squad

1 Jan, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

After spending the last several weeks accepting applications from artists (far and wide) for Fat Girl Food Squad’s first gallery show, Fat in Public, we are pleased to make the official announcement of the artists whom will be displaying art. *Sam Abel *Sookie Bardwell *Ronald Caddigan *Derrick Chow *Elana Delaney*Amanda Drodge *Kristina Groeger *Melody Krauze *Jessica Levy *Amarina Norris of Ursa Major + *Megan Stulberg *Yuli Scheidt With Fat Girl Food Squad‘s first gallery showing and through our artists selected…

BIVY introduces their Parisian-style dinner menu

12 Dec, 2013  |  by Ama Scriver

Originally posted to Ama’s twice-weekly column on Toronto Is Awesome. Dundas West is changing and owner Pascal Vernhes saw that when he opened up his casual dining restaurant and cafe, BIVY. As I chatted with him briefly one cold November evening, he told me that living in the area, he noticed the lack of serious eateries in the area and felt it was time to introduce something relaxed and comfortable while presenting them good tasting food. The interior of the restaurant…

The Guild’s Winter Menu Serves Up Rustic Charm

12 Dec, 2013  |  by Ama Scriver

For those who know, I am a huge supporter of all things Dundas West. It may or may not be because I live in the area but the area has come leaps and bounds from all the gift shops and old Portuguese social clubs. So when The Guild opened up last March, I was very excited by the potential it brought to the Dundas West landscape.   Located at 1442 Dundas West, right in-between Dundas West and Dufferin, the atmosphere is warm…

Hudson Kitchen Opens Amidst Glitz and Glam

10 Oct, 2013  |  by Ama Scriver

photos by yuli scheidt Originally posted to Ama’s twice-weekly column on Toronto is Awesome.   Hudson Kitchen‘s unassuming corner lot recently opened and breathed new life into the stretch of Dundas West (found at Dundas St. and Palmerston Ave.) at Bathurst Street.   Helmed by Chef Robbie Hojilla (formerly of Woodlot and Ursa), the restaurant takes on contemporary American with a mix of Hojila’s Fillipino background. During Hudson Kitchen vast seven month renovation, the restaurant combined three buildings for its…