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We would like to welcome new businesses to Downtown Yonge.

M. J. Zafar Chartered Accountant and Consultants

M. J. Zafar is an innovative Chartered Accountant and Business Management Services firm, built on the principle 'We are not just accountants'. We are your partner in taking your business towards success. We deal with every situation in its own perimeters, understanding the challenges inherent to that specific situation and developing a customized solution. We provide a wide range of services, some of which are:

- Business taxes, personal taxes and financial planning;
- Incorporation/Business Registration; Start-up services;
- Business plans; Facilitation of bank and other financing;
- Audit, Reviews and Compilations (Notice to Reader);
- Bookkeeping; bookkeeping reviews and Accounting Consulting.

Location: 49 Elm St., Suite 201, Toronto
(Elm at Bay)
Phone: (647) 931-2425
Website: www.mjzafar.com


City Kitchen Restaurant N Bar

As the latest addition to Toronto Eaton Centre’s varied food establishments, our 200 seat casual dining restaurant “CITY KITCHEN RESTAURANT N BAR” is a welcome addition for locals and tourists to Toronto. Located on Yonge Street at the corner of Shuter Street, we are an up-scale family facility that offers specialities covering quality Canadian food for lunch and dinner.

Location: 220 Yonge St., Eaton Centre
Phone: (416) 519-5839
Website: http://citykitchen.ca/


The Elm Tree Restaurant

The Elm Tree Restaurant offers its guests modern European meals constructed from familiar ingredients, a full service bar, stocked with local beers, international wines, and liqueurs to create any desired cocktail. House specialities include lamb shank, Chilean sea bass, and our crispy Cornish hen. We are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. See you soon!

Location: 43 Elm St.
Phone: (416) 901-7339



TLP (short for Three Little Pigs) will add some midday diversity to the neighbourhood’s current crop of fast food outlets and sub shops. The new space will stick to home-style drinks and snacks, like iced tea, apple cobbler and sandwiches stuffed with lamb, meatloaf and peameal bacon.

Location: 15 Elm Street



Welcome Kaiju to our neighbourhood!

We feature authentic Japanese curry, a fragrant, light and heart warming meal. Our curry is a rich and comforting sauce packed full of sweet and savoury flavours, slow cooked to perfection over 48 hours. This sauce is complemented with a fried or grilled katsu (breaded cutlet).

Location: 384 Yonge Street, Unit 51 (Shops at Aura below Bed, Bath and Beyond)
Phone: (647) 748-6338
Facebook/Twitter: KaijuToronto



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



Lucullus Bakery

Welcome Lucullus Bakery to our neighbourhood at Elm Street!

Website: www.lucullusbakery.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


Member Highlights

Inglot Cosmetics

Calling all makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts. Inglot Cosmetics is coming to Toronto and opening its doors at Dundas Square. Come experience the world's leader in colour cosmetics and be blown away by our selection. Inglot expertly combines the latest scientific technology with intense and vibrant colours.

Located at 21 Dundas Square Street.
Website: www.inglottoronto.com


Bubble Tease

Bubble Tease Shop has moved their location from 10 Dundas East and is now located at 25 Carlton Street. Visit their new location and enjoy delicious bubble tea and specialty drinks.



Street Smart

Road Closure Notification

St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 15, 2015

Closure times: 8am-3pm
Location: St. George St, College St, Huron St, Devonshire Place, Bloor St. W.


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


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

Promotions, February 19

Our Me Time Package is Back!

Lighten up your work week with our Me Time package
Start with a steam to open up your pores and loosen your muscles, then relax and unwind in the pool & whirlpool. Slip into relaxation with an ElmLine Essential Facial (tailor made for your skin) and a Swedish Massage. Complete your spa experience on an indulgent note with a 3 course lunch in our Terrace Restaurant wrapped in your cozy spa robe.

 $209  (value $251)

*Available Monday February 23rd to Friday February 27, 2015. Not available as a Gift Card and cannot be combined with any other offers, certificates or discounts including Elmwood Spa Exclusive Member offers.



March Break Stay & Play Getaway

Skip the airport line-ups and long winter drives. This March break, escape without leaving the city. The perfect stay-cation at Elmwood Spa! Sip on a cocktail by our pool deck, unwind in our whirlpool and enjoy lunch while wrapped in your cozy spa robe.

4 HRS   $209 (value $251)

* Available Mondays – Thursdays in March, 2015. Not available as a Gift Card and cannot be combined with any other offers, certificates or discounts.

Call 416.977.6751 to book your appointment or visit us online for more information at www.elmwoodspa.com



Elmwood Spa deal - Bring a man & save 20%

Enjoy spa service(s) valued at $159 each* and you’ll both get 20% off!

Men, this one’s for you. Whether you’re in need of some facial grooming, relief from a sore neck and aching feet or just some post-holiday down time, this is an offer you can both enjoy.

*Available Mondays – Fridays in January and February, 2015. Applies to a minimum spend of $159 before taxes, per person. Not available as a Gift Card and cannot be combined with any other offers, certificates or discounts. Does not apply to food and beverage services.

Call 416.977.6751 to book your appointment or visit us online for more information at www.elmwoodspa.com




From Bay Street to Yonge Street, a full block length of the Hudson’s Bay Queen Street location is dedicated to Men Only!!

The Hudson’s Bay Queen Street location has everything any Man would want in a swanky atmosphere.

Men’s Fragrances, Men’s Shoes, Made-to Measure service, John Allan’s Club (Men’s Grooming) and definitely Fashions. It can all be found on the 5th floor. You can find looks for the street-style savvy individual to the distinguished businessman. With the great selection of menswear, the possibilities are endless! We even have more new designer brands for you to discover.

There is also an added bonus! There is a Personal Shopper available at your service, to help you reinvent your image and possibly save you shopping time with your busy schedule. For more information speak to a Personal Shopper attendant at 416-861-6413.

So to all the Men out there & to those who love to buy for the special man in their life, Hudson’s Bay Queen Street 5th floor is the place to be.

If you would like to find out about any upcoming Men’s events taking place email HudsonsBayQueenStreetevents@hbc.com or visit our Concierge on the main floor.

Following are the events & promotions taking place at Hudson Bay Queen Street.

CLINQUE BONUS at Hudson’s Bay Queen Street

WACOAL Fit for the Cure

Coming Friday, March 20th, 2015.
Visit Ladies lingerie dept. on the 6th floor for more details.

MODERN CLASSICS – 55+Fashion Presentation “It all starts with M..”



Bangkok Garden

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.

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



Tuck Into a Comforting Meal

Monday, February 2nd to Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Join us this month for the Pan-Roasted Pork Chop with braised red cabbage, baked apple and mustard horseradish brandy cream sauce, and the Grilled Chipotle Chicken Sandwich with crisp pork belly and avocado puree on a pretzel bun. Both specials pair perfectly with our feature beer, Muskoka Detour India Pale Ale.

No cover charge
Feature Partner: Muskoka Detour IPA

Public Contact Information: www.thedukepubs.ca
Duke of Somerset: 416-640-0921 dukeofsomerset@rogers.com
Duke of Richmond: 416-340-7887 dukeofrichmond@rogers.com



St. Louis Bar & Grill offers!

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






Reserved Monthly Parking Available

Reserved monthly parking is available at 237 Victoria Street. This convenient location is in close proximity to theatres, restaurants, shopping centres, Yonge-Dundas Square, Ryerson University, St. Michaels Hospital and many office locations.

For $350 per month you can park your vehicle in a reserved and secure parking lot Monday to Friday, 6am-6pm. This works out to as low as $16 per day, and provides you with in & out privileges. If you would like to receive any further information, please contact VINCI Park Services (Canada) Inc. at mahmed@vincipark.ca or (647) 328-7448 and we can help you get signed up.



Caesarmania at T|Bar

Sunday Brunch 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

T|Bar also features an authentic Indian lunch buffet which is available weekdays from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The buffet includes traditional Indian curry dishes all of which are prepared from scratch in house.

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



Eaton Chelsea’s creative cuisine now available at your doorstep!

The Eaton Chelsea, Toronto, located in the heart of downtown serves a range of culinary delights in its various dining venues. After 40 years in business, Canada’s largest hotel is now giving local residents the opportunity to experience their creative cuisine from the comfort of their home.  Locals can choose from a deliciously diverse range of prepared soups, sandwiches, pizzas and baked goods. Even the Chelsea famous grilled cheeses are available for delivery. Casual and convenient snacks and dishes, created using fresh, local ingredients offer a range of authentic experiences.  Whether for lunch or dinner, find T|Bar and Market Garden on JustEat.ca to indulge!


For more information call (416) 277-5025.

Eaton Chelsea, Toronto
33 Gerrard Street, T: +1(416)585-4371  



Fresh Start for 2015

Start the new year off right with a getaway to Toronto in boutique style. Book 2 or more nights and save 20% off your room rate from now until March 31st, 2015. Offer includes:
- Two nights' stay in boutique condo-style hotel accommodations
- WiFi
For more information, click here.

Shizen Spa at the Pantages Hotel

Escape from the bustling city to the serene oasis of Shizen Spa at the Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre. This elegant, 8,000-square-foot spa and wellness center is the perfect retreat, offering a comprehensive selection of high-quality spa services and a new style of “urban renewal.” Shizen Spa has nine full-body treatment rooms where you can enjoy a massage, body wrap, or facial, as well as a large whirlpool and sauna to help you de-stress. For the ultimate in value and indulgence, choose from our Spa Special Offers to pamper yourself.

Visit pantageshotel.com Location: 200 Victoria Street.



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.



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.

Join us for Live Entertainment every Friday and Saturday. Call for more information on performers and performance dates.

Visit Pantages Martini Bar for more information!
Location: 200 Victoria Street.


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