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Welcome to New Members

We would like to welcome new businesses to Downtown Yonge.


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



Spellbound Hair Design

Congratulations to Spellbound Hair Design on their new location at 261 Yonge Street. They had their grand opening on November 6th which was very successful!

Website: spellboundhairdesign.com



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.

Like good conversation, we think delicious food should be shared. Our culinary team led by Executive Chef Matt Robertson has created an impressive menu of reimagined classics with a unique selection of social sharing plates including our freshly shucked oysters and our signature Tavern Butcher Board.

Website: redsmidtowntavern.com



The Shaolin Temple Quanfa Institute

The Shaolin Temple Quanfa Institute currently provides traditional Shaolin Kung Fu (Martial arts) and Qi Gong ( Soft forms) classes to students from all walks of life, age groups and religious makeup. We offer Shaolin instruction for Shaolin Qi Gong (moving meditation / chi kung), traditional Shaolin Kung Fu, Sanda / Sanshou / Chinese Boxing, and Sitting Meditation.

Website: www.stqitoronto.com



We look forward to the future openings:

T.L.P. Sandwich Co. – 15 Elm St
Weightwachers – 372 Yonge St
Fit for Life – 3 Gerrard St East


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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



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

Promotions, December 19

Duke of Somerset Launches Menu for Gluten-Sensitive Guests

Enjoy these dishes on the Duke of Somerset’s new menu for gluten-sensitive guests and indulge in a gluten-free beer while you’re here. We now carry La Messagere Red Ale!




WILD WING Specials at 431 Yonge Street

For Healthy eaters, Greek & Wild Salad for 50% off ( Reg. $6.99) with Purchase of a Drink (meat extra) only till 4 pm from Monday to Thursday.

Evening lovers, Regular Domestic Pitcher with Fries for only $ 18.99 ( Reg. $21.99)




Enjoy Half Priced Appetizers at Bangkok Garden’s New Bar & Lounge (5-7 pm Daily)

Bangkok Garden, the first restaurant to bring Thai food and culture to Toronto over 30 years ago, opened their newly renovated bar & lounge on October 17th. 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 comes 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.

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



Elmwood Spa

We all need some time away from it all. This holiday season, Press Pause for someone you love. Receive a gift with purchase of our holiday packages. Plus enter our contest for a chance to WIN a Year of Spa Services, a $4,300 value, at http://www.elmwoodspa.com/presspause/holiday/#contest-entry

Call 416.977.6751 to book an appointment or to order a gift card.  For more information visit us online at www.elmwoodspa.com



Swatch Group

The Holidays are here, a time for giving. This year, why not give something that’s practical, but super stylish at the same time? The Irony Chrono brought to you by Swatch is a high-performance time machine, with 9 models available at the Swatch kiosk on the third floor of the Toronto Eaton Centre. The models capitalize on the big new case in stainless steel (43mm, up from 40), but while size matters, style makes all the difference. Pictured here, BLACKIE (YVS401G - $210 with a two-year international warranty) has a black dashboard dial, a classic symmetrical subdial array, tachometric scales engraved on the bezel and – a masterful touch – seductive mesh steel bracelet, supple and undeniably sexy. The perfect gift for the stylish man in your life!

The kiosk also has a Flik Flak section, the perfect Swiss watches for kids which are shock & water resistant (30m) with colorful and light plastic faces. There’s superhero watches like Batman and Spiderman as well as Disney princesses and Hello Kitty! Some even come in gift sets with flashlights or jewelry boxes. The best part for parents who are worried about them getting dirty is that you can put them (the ones with a textile strap) in a sock and toss them in the washing machine. Yes, we’re serious!  It’s good to be a child. Especially around the Holidays!



Fresh, Easy, HOLIDAY menus

There is nothing like the holidays to bring people together and no place like the Yonge Street Grille to make those gatherings enjoyable. Large or small, planned or last minute.

Christmas Day - 2:00pm – 10:00pm
New Year’s Eve Celebration - 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto at 475 Yonge St, one block north of College.

Call for reservations 416-924-0611 ext. 5018

Jolly Good Fun at the Duke Pubs

December Stella Gift Card Promo from Monday, December 2 to Sunday, December 29, 2013

Through the month of December, purchase $50 worth of Duke Pubs gift cards and receive a Stella Artois Chalice. Receive a set of two glasses with a $100 gift card purchase. Happy Holidays from the Duke Pubs!

Duke of Somerset: 416-640-0921
Duke of Richmond: 416-340-7887


Festive Special

It’s that time of year! Come to your favorite Swiss Chalet just south of Yonge & Gerrard for your delicious "like Mom made it" Festive special!

Make ordering even easier with the NEW Swiss Chalet App for the iPhone.

The Holiday Season is a Time to Get Together

Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre is invited you to join for their Festive Lunch and Dinner Specials for those special gatherings, large or small, pre-planned or spontaneous

Festive Lunch - $23.99
Christmas Eve & Day Dinner - $25.99
New Year’s Eve - $29.99

Reservations: 647-260-2199; 30 Carlton St.
*All prices are subject to applicable taxes and gratuities


Lunch Special at Jazz Bistro

Wednesday to Friday; 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Lunch Special - $12.
Valid until December 30, 2013
More information: jazzbistro.ca

Happy Holiday’s from Hudson’s Bay Queen Street

It's the last few days before Christmas & Hudson's Bay is spreading holiday cheer with Great savings, Photos with Santa & charity gift wrapping!




PICK THE PERFECT COSMETICS OR FRAGRANCE GIFT for your special someone this holiday season

Until Dec 24. 2013
Cosmetics & Fragrance, Main floor Hudson’s Bay Queen Street
When you choose or pick your special someone’s favorite things -  our Hudson’s Bay Holiday team will beautifully package it into the unique gift you have always wanted to give.
Visit the cosmetics & fragrance area today, while the selection is available.

Gift Wrap Valet

Get your Christmas gift wrapped for FREE!*  

Presented by the Toronto Sun, in support of the Toronto Humane Society. 

Just drop off your gifts at our Level 1 location, next to the Dundas subway doors and we'll expertly wrap them for you. Or, if you prefer, drop-off your gifts at our Urban Eatery kiosk, then relax, enjoy a snack or a meal. When you're done, just pick-up your wrapped gifts at our Level 1 location, steps away.
* Until Tuesday, December 24, 2013



Get your Santa photo for $12!

December Store Demos



Sunrise Records

Sunrise Records has an awesome deal on last-minute gifts of music and movies. Buy 3 Get 1 Free on ALL CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays in the store (applies to both new and used discs)! Whether you are looking for the very latest releases or something classic, get more discs for less at Sunrise.




EB Games Wish List 2013




Get 2014 off to a great start with the Winter Event at Alleen’s

Start 2014 as a means to go on and make great savings with Alleen’s Winter blind and shutter event where you can defer your payments until 2015*. Also, ask about the option to upgrade your window coverings with motorization. Alleen’s are authorized dealers of Hunter Douglas motorization, motorized Lutron shades & motorized Somfy shading systems. Let their experienced consultants help you chose a system that best meets your needs & requirements. Motorization offers you effortless control at the touch of a button. Whether remote control, hardwired or the new platinum app for iPad, it has never been simpler to have full control over your window coverings.  Alleen’s would like to wish all of our valued customers a very happy holiday season & all our best for 2014! Special pricing for all BIA members: just contact Danika!!!

For details visit www.alleen.com or call 416 847 0947 or email info@alleen.com. Find us on Facebook: Alleen custom window treatment!



Forget Walking in a Winter Wonderland! Instead, why not ‘SHOP in a Winter Wonderland?’

The Bond Place Hotel announces their new “Holiday Shopping Package” which runs from December 1st -25th. Take a moment away from all the chaos of the season and relax with the Bond Place Hotel while completing all you holiday shopping! Package includes one night accommodation, a $25 gift card to the Eaton’s Centre,  complimentary parking with extended departure of 6:00PM so you can get the last minute gifts, and complimentary Gift Wrapping! Treat yourself while treating others!

Visit: www.bondplace.ca/special-offers or call 416-362-6061 to book your Holiday Shopping Package today!



Eaton Chelsea

Toronto’s Holiday Hotel is back with our greatest “Shop ‘n Stay” package ever, including a special room rate, discounted hotel parking, complimentary basic WiFi and a FREE $20 Cadillac Fairview SHOP! CARD® from Toronto Eaton Centre. Within walking distance of prime retail districts, colourful local neighbourhoods and major tourist attractions, the Eaton Chelsea, Toronto features a Family Fun Zone including downtown Toronto’s only indoor waterslide and an adult only pool and fitness area. Offering four in-house dining options guests are sure to find something to satisfy their taste buds.

Book now and see for yourself! 1-800-CHELSEA(243-5732) or eatoncheslea.com

Visit: http://chelsea.eatonhotels.com



Ho Ho OH NO! You haven’t booked your holiday party yet?

Don’t worry. Leave it to the team at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre. From private function space big enough to hold 600 guests, to a team lunch or dinner in Trios Bistro, we have great menus and a select number of prime dates to choose from. Please contact Patricia Lokker at patricia.lokker@marriott .com or 416-204-9092 for dates and pricing information.

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, 525 Bay St, Toronto
Visit: www.marriott.com



Enjoy Tax free Accommodation at The Pantages!

The Pantages invites you to join us and the city as it comes to life with one exciting event after another, right up until the end of the year. With the inclusion of free Wifi and our central location, you can stay connected, find out what's going on where and be there in a moment's notice! Available until December 31, 2013, this package includes: Accommodation, Continental Breakfast, FREE Wifi, plus, no HST on your room.

Book now to start saving! Pantages Hotel Downtown Toronto, 200 Victoria Street, Toronto info@skylinehotelsandresorts.com Call toll free at 1-855-819-0402
Visit www.pantageshotel.com



Check off your Holiday Event Wish List

We've made our list and checked it twice to ensure our holiday offerings are all things nice!  

- Award-winning catering and conference concierge team
- New Savoury Holiday Menu from just $40.00/person
- 6,500 square feet of modern and flexible event space
- Skylife Rewards VIP Memberships for your corporation
- Team building and meeting package specials

Book now, pick your perk and let the festivities begin!



Save! Meetings matter promotion at the world's largest full-service Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto

Book any group or meeting over 50 room nights (cumulative), by December 31, 2013, and receive this special offer* for functions actualized by April 30, 2014:
- 25% allowable attrition
- 1 complimentary room night for every 35 paid room nights actualized
- Double Marriott Rewards points (up to 100,000 total points)

And that's not all:
For any group or meeting with 100+ room nights (cumulative) booked, you will also receive a 2% rebate off the master bill.

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto, 475 Yonge Street, Toronto
Visit: www.marriott.com/yyzcy



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