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Welcome to New Members

We would like to welcome new businesses to Downtown Yonge.


Her Boutique

Welcome Her Boutique to our neighbourhood!

Location: Shops at Aura, Level P1, Unit 28, 384 Yonge St. Toronto
(Yonge & Gerrard below Bed Bath & Beyond)



Bianca Shoes

Bianca Shoes has just opened up on the Market Level next to Dollarama at College Park

Location: 777 Bay
Phone: (647) 341-5347




Sobeys has also just opened up its food court seating, located at College Park on the College Level

Location: 777 Bay, #427
Phone: (416) 506-1626
Website: www.sobeys.com



Hard Candy Fitness

Madonna opened Hard Candy Fitness Toronto at the AURA tower on February 11th.

382 Yonge Street (corner of Gerrard Street), 4th Floor
Phone: (416) 979-1645

Website: www.hardcandyfitness.com


Dunk'n Dip Express

Dunk'n Dip Express is located in the new Aura Condo building at 384 Yonge St. We aim to delight customers with our menu of delicious savoury and sweet foods. Marvel at our chocolate fountains, get a savoury crepe for lunch, or stop by for a hot chocolate or latte. We are so excited to have our second location in downtown Toronto!

Our Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/dunkndip1
Website: www.dunkndip.ca/



Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers is having an open house on February 8th
Open House between 11am & 2pm

372 Yonge St., 2nd floor
1 block south of Gerrard, upstairs from Thai Express/Villa Madina

Website: www.weightwatchers.ca



Jackson’s Burger

Welcome Jackson’s Burger to our neighbourhood at 374 Yonge Street! Check out their review on Blog TO

Website: Jackson’s Burger



College Currency Investments

Welcome College Currency Investments to our neighbourhood at 437 Yonge Street!

Website: www.collegecurrency.ca



Lucullus Bakery

Welcome Lucullus Bakery to our neighbourhood at Elm Street!

Website: www.lucullusbakery.com



Tim Hortons

Two new Tim Hortons locations are open in our neighbourbood: 10 Dundas St East and 595 Bay St. at the Atrium on Bay.

Website: www.timhortons.com



Dukes Refresher + Bar

Welcome Dukes Refresher + Bar to the Downtown Yonge neighbourhood! The new restaurant is located at Yonge & Gerrard. They had their grand opening on December 4th, 2013. Congratulations on the new location!

Website: dukesrefresher.ca




Welcome McDonald’s at 356 Yonge Street, congratulations on your grand opening on November 26th.
This McDonald’s is the largest in Ontario and is the flagship store

Website: www.mcdonalds.ca



REDS Midtown Tavern

Reds proudly launched our second location at Yonge and Gerrard on October 30th, 2013. Reds Midtown Tavern is the perfect locale for connecting with colleagues and friends, where good conversation meets great food, as well as a social midpoint for Toronto’s East and West neighbourhoods.

Website: redsmidtowntavern.com



We look forward to the future openings:

T.L.P. Sandwich Co. – 15 Elm St
Fit for Life – 3 Gerrard St East


Member Highlights


ING Direct Canada is renaming itself Tangerine, a brand that it says reflects its image as an edgy, innovative bank.

The country’s largest online-only bank is required to change its name under the terms of its sale to the Bank of Nova Scotia in September, 2012.

The rebranding – including new signage and promotional materials – won’t take place until spring 2014, the company said Tuesday.

But the company said it decided to announce the name change as soon as it was chosen.

For more information, click here.

221 Yonge St, 416-644-5929


Shop College Park

New stores have been recently openned at College Park, 777 Bay st.



The Senator Restaurant has partnered with Hurrier

The Senator is Toronto’s oldest restaurant, dating back to the 19th century when it was just a house at 249 Victoria. Since then, the Senator became a Toronto landmark under the guidance of Bobby Sniderman. Bobby purchased the Senator in 1984 after a successful run at Sam the Record Man. The Senator has always focused on the highest quality ingredients like Cumbrae’s Farms Beef, organic milk from Sheldon Creek Dairy, fresh-squeezed orange juice, home-made stocks, sauces, and batters, and a commitment to only use organic wherever possible. The Senator is entering the digital age with an expanded social presence and a whole new look. Learn more about the Senator at: thesenator.com, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
For more information, click here

The Senator Restaurant has partnered up with Hurrier to bring comfort food right to your door.
Visit https://www.usehurrier.com/senator to place an order and have any of your Senator favourites delivered to you via bike courier.
They are currently using Hurrier for delivery services. It's available from 4:30pm to 9:00pm and it will feature their dinner menu as well as a few items from the lunch menu.

Location: 249 Victoria Street, Toronto



NOW OPEN | The Private Dining Room at JOEY Eaton Centre

JOEY Eaton Centre is excited to announce that our Private Dining Room is officially open.

Whether it is a business lunch meeting, an intimate dining experience or a cocktail style reception our team will work with you to customize your event needs. Our Private Dining Room offers a sophisticated, modern environment that is perfect for any function.  From handcrafted cocktails and award-winning wines selected by our restaurant Sommelier, to globally inspired artisan-made dishes and an experience your guests are sure to remember – JOEY Eaton Centre looks forward to hosting you and your guests.

For further information, to book your event or to view our new space please email Avalon Olivadoti, Event Manager, at aolivadoti@joeyrestaurants.com

Location: 1 Dundas Street West, Toronto



Mahaya Health Services has new owners

Elena and Lindsey are the new owners of Mahaya Health Services since spring 2013Mahaya Health Services is located at 2 College Street, Suite 105. 

Mahaya Health Services is a multi disciplinary alternative health clinic offering Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Registered Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Did you know most services at Mahaya are covered by your extended health benefits? For more information on who we are and what we have available check out our website at www.mahayahealth.com. You can also follow us Facebook and Twitter for great health tips.. and there is always a cup of tea ready in the clinic, so come by and say hi! We look forward to seeing you at Mahaya.

Location: 2 College Street, Suite 105



Street Smart

Road Closures on Sunday May 11th, 2014

Rolling road closures and rolling road openings will be in effect for Yonge Street from Erskine Street to Richmond Street from 7:45am – 11:00am. This means that the cross roads ie Grosvenor St, College St, Gerrard St (all the way to Richmond St) will be closed to vehicle traffic as the runners approach the intersections. After the last group of runners leave the start line (Yonge St @ Roselawn, the roads will begin to open once the intersections are clear.

Vehicles will be allowed to cross at major intersections before 11:00am. However, only when deemed safe to do so by police officers on duty. Expect the longest delays between 8:30-10:00am. If possible, it is best to avoid crossing Yonge St., during these hours.

If you have any questions please email info@sportinglife10k.ca

This is Canada’s premier running event with the largest net proceeds going to charity.

For more information, click here.


Queen St. & Victoria St. Intersection Closed

For Streetcar Track and Road Reconstruction
May 12 to May 31, 2014*

This year, from May 12 to May 31 the intersection of Queen Street East and Victoria Street will be fully closed for streetcar track replacement and partial road and sidewalk construction. This work is required to bring the track infrastructure and adjacent road to a state of good repair.

Work Hours
Work will typically take place from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday to Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends. The first few days of concrete breaking and removal at the intersection will continue to 11 p.m. To meet project timelines and the return of streetcars, periods of late evening and overnight work will be conducted during phases of rail installation by the TTC.

For more information, click here

*Timeline subject to change due to unforeseen events

For more road closure news visit www.toronto.ca/transportation/road_info


Yonge Buzz Archive



For all enquiries, please contact:
Phone: (416) 597-0255
Email: bia@downtownyonge.com

Promotions, April 17

The Great Beauty Giveaway with Look Good Feel Better Foundation

Thursday, April 24, 2014
12 - 8pm
Hudson’s Bay Queen Street

This is a $10 ticketed event. $2 will go towards the Look Good Feel Better Foundation and $8 can be redeemable on any cosmetic & fragrance purchase made on the event day. There will be music, nail bar, beauty & fragrance experts sharing their expertise, light refreshments (while quantities last).  Tickets are available now at any cosmetic or fragrance counter on the main floor. See in-store for more details.

Hudson's Bay Queen Street, 176 Yonge St.



Hudson's Bay Queen Street, 176 Yonge St.



Swatch - Enjoy 3 Swatch Vintage watches for only $75!

Each set comes with 3 watches in special packaging! On now until April 30, or while quantities last!



Women's Clothing and Accessories 25%- 40% OFF!

25%-40% OFF

Rick & Skinny - Paige - Generation - Love - Red Haute - 36 - Sweater - Charlie Jade - Torn by Ronny - Kobo - and many more...

Her Boutique, The Shop at Aura, P1 Level, 384 Yonge St., unit 28, Toronto, (416) 901-6916, info@herboutiquetoronto.ca, www.herboutiquetoronto.ca




Spring Savings BOGO

Call 416.977.6751 to book your spa getaway. For more information visit us online at www.elmwoodspa.com



Celebrate the Mom in your life

Mother’s Day is May 11th.
Who needs an escape more than Mom. Give her an Elmwood Spa Gift Card so she can enjoy a day of pampering. Water Therapies, soothing spa services, and a cozy spa robe to lounge in all day. The perfect way to say I ❤ Mom.

Mom’s Escape - 5 Hours • $240
Exotic Escape for Two - 3.5 Hours • $299

FREE GTA Courier with Gift Card orders of $300+ (before taxes)*.

*Free courier valid April 18th – May 11th, 2014. Orders must be placed by Thursday May 8th at 3:00pm to receive your package on Friday May 9th. Orders placed after this time will be delivered on Monday May 12th. Free delivery area includes Toronto, Scarborough, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Willowdale. No weekend deliveries or apartment buildings. FREE $25 Elmwood Spa Card for use on your next visit. Cannot be combined with Elmwood Spa Exclusive Member offers and perks.

Call 416.977.6751 to book your spa getaway. For more information visit us online at www.elmwoodspa.com



Celebrate Songkran at Bangkok Garden

Special menu and traditional Thai entertainment April 12-30

Bangkok Garden, 18 Elm Street, 416.977.6748; www.bangkokgarden.ca Reserve online



Make the Weekend Last at Bangkok Garden Restaurant

Bangkok Garden, the first restaurant to bring Thai food and culture to Toronto over 30 years ago, recently opened their newly renovated bar & lounge. This downtown Toronto hot spot offers Thai Tapas and a beverage menu including exotic cocktails and martinis, a large selection of international beers and an extensive wine list. The opening came just weeks after Bangkok Garden received the 'Thai Select Premium' designation by Thailand's Ministry of Commerce, recognizing Thai restaurants with a rating of 5 stars or higher that serve premium quality, authentic Thai food, provide outstanding service and a Thai ambiance. Join us!

Bangkok Garden, 18 Elm Street, 416.977.6748; www.bangkokgarden.ca Reserve online



Warm up with the NEW Maple Macchiato!

Stop in at Starbucks at 209 Victoria Street, for rich layers of milk steamed with a hint of vanilla syrup and topped with that Great Canadian sweet- Maple Syrup!!

Pairs well with a maple filled muffin or fruit and oat cookie for an irresistible treat!

Our little Starbucks is tucked inside the St. Michaels research Centre at street level. A beautiful bright space to get away from the hustle and bustle of down town city life and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee.

Starbucks, 209 Victoria Street



Club Pita Feature Combo!

Extreme Pita Combos now available! Come in for the pita of the week, which includes a bottle of water and house made pita chips! Feeling hot? Try one of our Pur Blendz Smoothies. All natural, all healthy, all delicious!

Feature Combo
Includes pita chips and a bottle of water
Small  $7.79
Regular $8.79

Club Pita
209 Victoria Street, Li Ka Shing Building



All you can eat wings at St. Louis Bar & Grill!

St. Louis Bar and Grill is proud to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the chicken wing with WINGSANITY, a massive all-you-can-eat wings event. Running until April 20th, St. Louis Bar and Grill is offering "all-you-can-eat" wings for just $19.99 to celebrate the popularity of their world-famous signature chicken wings.

Plus, WINGSANITY will offer all guests, the chance to WIN FREE WINGS for one full year!

Please call store for more details or follow them on Twitter: @stlouistrio
See stlouiswings.com for more details.

Location: St. Louis Bar and Grill Atrium, 595 Bay Street, Bay and Dundas, 647-435-9464




St. Louis Bar & Grill is your neighbourhood bar and grill, with great deals 7 days a week!

The consistent delivery of a superior signature wing and rib product in a fun and friendly neighbourhood casual dining setting at competitive prices has and continues to be the cornerstone of the St. Louis Bar and Grill model. We pride ourselves on having great food, great service and the coldest beer in town. By exceeding guest expectations of product and experience, where the Guest comes first, St. Louis has earned a reputation as a cultural 'institution' with an expanding loyal customer base! 

We welcome you to visit the 'Devilishly Good!' and 100% Canadian atmosphere that is St. Louis Bar and Grill. We have so much more than wings and ribs and are family friendly with a great kids menu!

Check out our 7 daily deals, including ½ price Tuesday wing night, $5 Angus burger Wednesdays, and ½ price Thursday starters!

See stlouiswings.com for more details.
Atrium on Bay: 595 Bay Street, Toronto, 647-435-9464





Every Day Starting at 14.99
Lunch 14.99 | Dinner M-Th 22.99 F-S 24.99 | Brunch 16.99

Now available at selected locations. Visit www.springrolls.ca
Atrium on Bay: 40 Dundas St. West, Toronto, 416-585-2929




Wild Wing

Come and watch UFC 172 on April 26th, 2014. Live PPV event.
John Jones Vs Teixei & Rockhold Vs Boetsch

Summer Special:
20 Oz Pint from $5.39
Wing Dinner with Fries and Pop $13.99

Location: 431 Yonge Street (Yonge & College), Phone: (416) 596-9464




Buy 1 slice of pie & get a 2nd slice for 50% Off at Swiss Chalet

Swiss Chalet, 362 Yonge St, Phone: (416) 597-0101




Take advantage of our welcome neighbour 10% OFF

Present personal identification proving your neighbourhood address on it to receive this offer. 10% off food and beverage, excluding alcohol, tax and gratuities. Available until May 30, 2014.

Enjoy the warm and welcoming atmosphere that offers views of vibrant Yonge Street. Delicious contemporary cuisine features local and seasonal ingredients. Check out our special menus to celebrate Easter, Mother’s Day.

Full Breakfast Buffet and à la carte
6:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Weekends to 1 p.m.

Dinner and Seasonal Tasting Menu
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Reservations: 416-924-0611 ext 5018

Yonge Street Grille, Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto
475 Yonge Street at College. Conveniently located one block north of Carlton Street




Quick-Lunch at PB

Lunch break not as long as you wished it was? Strapped for time? Just super hungry?
Either way, we’ve got you covered! The following menu consists of items our chefs are able to prepare extra-quick in the kitchen. Like everything on our menu, these items are made fresh to order from scratch using only the highest quality ingredients. You’ll be eating before you know it and back on the job in no time!
OR, relax, sit back and stay a while, we now have complimentary WIFI!

Pickle Barrel, Atrium, 312 Yonge St, Phone: (416) 977-6677




Church of the Holy Trinity offers rental space

Church of the Holy Trinity offers rental space suitable for all manner of meeting and event needs.  Schedule your next gathering, whether business or social, in this historic and beautiful space featuring many amenities.

Contact the parish administrator at 416-598-4521 ext 222.



Linger at Eaton

Centrally located within walking distance to the city's subway as well as the thriving business and shopping districts, Eaton Chelsea, Toronto offers travellers efficient and comfortable accommodation in the heart of the city. The Longer You Stay, The More You Save at the Eaton Chelsea, Toronto!

Stay 2 or 3 nights and enjoy 10% off Best Available Rate
Stay 4 nights and enjoy 15% off Best Available Rate
Stay 5 nights and enjoy 20% off Best Available Rate.

For more information or to book visit eatonchelsea.com or call 1-800-CHELSEA (2435732)



Sunday Brunch at T|Bar is now open!

Every Sunday from 11am until 2pm
$19 per person*
c|aesarmania – all signature c|aesars only $9 during Sunday Brunch!

For reservations call 416.277.5025

*includes choice from Sunday Brunch menu, juice, coffee or signature loose leaf tea and a collection of breakfast pastries. Taxes and gratuities not included

For more information visit eatonchelsea.com or call 1-800-CHELSEA (2435732)



Bed & Breakfast at the Pantages Hotel starting from $189/night

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, just a mere 5 minute walk from the Toronto Eaton Centre, Pantages Hotel provides boutique hotel accommodations for both short and long stay guests.

Package Includes:
Accommodation in one our spacious suites
- Continental breakfast for two
- Complimentary Wi-Fi

Visit pantageshotel.com Location: 200 Victoria Street.


Cosmo is Pantages’ sister Hotel

Hotel Packages:
Purchase in Advance and Save: Save up to 20% when you reserve your room ahead of time. The Cosmopolitan Hotel is located on a quiet lane way in the heart of Toronto and is conveniently located near world-class shopping and dining, Financial District and public transit.

Shizen Spa:
Treatment of the Month Moroccan Oil Hydration Treatment for $80: Featuring the exfoliating benefits of body buff, made from rich orange peel; a hydrating and nourishing body soufflé that is combined with classic massage techniques to soothe dry skin. The Moroccan Oil Hydration Ritual beings with a relaxing hair treatment that will lead you through the scent and feel of Moroccan Oil, one you will be sure to love.



Martini Bar at Pantages

Afterwork Party – Enjoy discounted drinks and cocktails, Monday through Friday from 4 to 6pm. Located in the main lobby of the Pantages Hotel, across the street from Massey Hall, the Martini Bar offers one of Toronto’s best Martini menus and a great selection of appetizers and mains.

Visit pantageshotel.com Location: 200 Victoria Street.




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