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We would like to welcome new businesses to Downtown Yonge.

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.



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



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Road Closure Notification

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 5

Love is in the air at Elmwood Spa – Cozy Valentine’s Day Retreats

For the Valentine who deserves some pampering, Elmwood Spa has Valentine’s Day Retreats starting at $129. Looking for quality time you both can enjoy? Try our Exotic Escape for Two retreat. Start the spa date with a dip in our Water Therapies (swimming pool, whirlpool, & steam) before a relaxing 50 minute Couples Swedish Massage to set the mood for a romantic candle light dinner at our award winning authentic Thai restaurant Bangkok Garden.

View our packages and gift card options here: elmwoodspa.com/valentines-day-packages

Elmwood Spa will remain open for Family day on Monday February 16, so take advantage of it and book a time-out from winter!



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



Celebrate Valentine’s Day at SCADDABUSH February 13-15

Join us at SCADDABUSH Italian Kitchen & Bar for a taste of true romance, featuring some fresh sparkling cocktails and special treats created for Feb 13-15th. Enjoy Chili Burrata Mozzarella, stuffed with mozzarella and cream, served on a spicy tomato and red pepper sauce with fresh chilies and basil. Finish off your night by sharing some decadence with your Valentine, such as our Salted Chocolate Jar Cake with vanilla whip cream, homemade sponge toffee‎ and Maldon Sea Salt.

Reservations: http://www.scaddabush.com/reservations or (416) 597-8838



Winterlicious at REDS Midtown Tavern & Scaddabush

Toronto's winter culinary celebration is the perfect opportunity to discover diverse cuisine in a variety of local restaurants and take part in unique culinary events. WInterlicious runs from January 30th to February 12th, 2015.


REDS Midtown Tavern

Stop in and savour 3 courses of unique culinary creations, such as our Fire & Ice Bengali Salad, Chicken Madras with a delicately spiced and creamy sauce and candied cashews, and a decadent Rocky Road Bread Pudding with torched marshmallow topping.

Check here for more details and additional information about all of our Winterlicious selections: redsmidtowntavern.com



Dining with us at SCADDABUSH Italian Kitchen & Bar for Winterlicious? Share your photos from your time at Scaddabush, along with the hashtag: #SCADDALCIOUS. Post to your Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter account for a chance to win a $50 gift card!

View our Winterlicious menu and reserve your spot here: http://www.scaddabush.com/


Duke’s Refresher + Bar

Stop in and pull up your favourite barstool or score the best table to enjoy the perfect brew and delicious bites for Taps & Apps at Duke's Refresher. Grab a 16 oz draught with lunch--over 40+ to choose from for $5, until 6 pm. We also have one daily draught on for $5 all day and night, so the party doesn't have to end! Combine this with our $5 selected plates available 5 pm - 7 pm Monday through Friday, and you've got the perfect post-work hangout for your team. dukesrefresher.ca​



Experience Award Winning Authentic Thai Cuisine this Winterlicious

Choose between a $18 3-course lunch or $25 3-course dinner with savory dishes for every palate, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes included. View the full menu at: bangkokgarden.ca

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




Spectrum Bookeeping

We support people pursuing their dreams by providing accurate, timely financial information and unsurpassed customer service.

We will help you set up your accounting system, and maintain your financial information.
Provide you with full service bookkeeping to handle your daily business paperwork, from billing to bill paying, payroll, budgeting, accounts receivable and more.
Your financial needs are our expertise.

Spectrum Bookkeeping
2 College Street Suite 218, Toronto, M5G 1K3
Office: 647-607-3271



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)



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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