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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


Member Highlights

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto’s Homemade Caesar mix now available to the public!

The Chelsea Hotel has introduced their new and deliciously blended Caesar mix in T|Bar. Made in-house from fresh and local ingredients, this Caesar mix has made the perfect introduction to the upcoming warm season ahead. As one of the many options on the T|Bar beverage menu, it has grown into a frequently ordered drink of choice.

Created by Chef Brian MacAskill, this tasty classic Canadian Caesar mix is the key ingredient for five specialty created Caesars served in T|Bar: The Classic, The Checkout, The Whasssabbi, The T|Garden and the Latin Dancer. Locals can now enjoy the convenience of T|Bar’s homemade Caesarmix !

What better way to kick off the spring with the Chelsea Hotel’s delicious homemade Caesar mix- now available for purchase in-store.


Caesarmania at T|Bar 

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

Location: T|Bar in the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
Address: 33 Gerrard St. W.

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


Wine bar at the Chelsea Hotel!

The Chelsea Hotel welcomes their very own Wine Bar! Open 3pm-11pm, the Chelsea Wine Bar offers its guests a wide selection of great wine and snack selections. Discover the amazing tastes and styles of the different wine regions that were selected at the Chelsea Hotel.

For a limited time, enjoy a personally designed flight of 3 wine glasses, 2oz each, for only $10! The featured wine of the month at the Chelsea Hotel is Trapiche Pure Malbec, Argentina.

Location: In the Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W
Call 416 585 4352 for more information


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  


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.



Street Smart

Road Closure Notification

The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival

Temporarily close the road to park police vehicles (Mounted Unit Command Post) for the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival.

LOCATION: JAMES ST TORONTO at QUEEN ST W to ALBERT STAlso closing Albert St from Bay St to James St.

Time period:
July 31, 6:00 pm - August 1, 7:00 am
August 1, 6:00 pm - August 2, 7:00 am
August 2, 6:00 pm - August 3, 7:00 am


The Lovin' Local Food Festival

Dundas Square Street road closure on August 8 for the Lovin' Local Food Festival presented by Live Green Toronto.

On Saturday, Dundas Square Street will be closed between Yonge Street and O’Keefe Lane. The closures will be in effect from 6:30 AM to 11:59 PM.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 416-392-9714 or msingh@toronto.ca.


Open Streets

Sunday, August 16 and Sunday September 6, 2015

Open Streets are programs where the streets are opened to people and closed to cars. People traffic replaces car traffic, and the streets become “paved parks” where people of all ages, abilities, and social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds can come out and improve their health.

You will be unable to access your garage from Bloor Street during these times:
Bloor St (Spadina Ave to Parliament St) closed 8am-2pm
Yonge Street (Bloor St to Queen St) closed 8am-2pm

Open Streets TO will "soft close" streets. Vehicles will be able to cross the route at major intersections throughout the program.

For more information click here.

Visit our website at www.openstreetsto.org


Scotiabank BuskerFest Festival

On THURSDAY AUGUST 27 AT 9:30 a.m. – SUNDAY AUGUST 30th at 11:59 p.m.
Yonge Street will be closed to traffic for the event; from Richmond to College Street.
Elm Street & Edward Street will also be closed from Yonge Street – 130 feet in.
Any deliveries to 10 Dundas St. must use Laneway access only.

*Please note Queen, Shuter, Dundas & Gerrard Streets will remain open for traffic.

For more information find special area noticeor visit www.torontobuskerfest.com


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, July 16

Elmwood Spa Special - 20% Off Early Bird

Book now, enjoy in September!

Book any à la carte services by July 30 for appointments from September 6th-18th and get 20% OFF. Please note: Water Therapies are closed from September 6-18 for annual maintenance, however guests may enjoy steam rooms in the change rooms and the whirlpool in the women’s change room.

*Cannot be combined with any other offers, certificates or promotions including Passport Program and Elmwood Spa Exclusive Cards.



City Rescue Summer Menu

It’s great to be in the city during summer; endless events, adventures and explorations. We still need some “time-out” for ourselves to slow down and relax. Escape the concrete jungle with our City Rescue Summer Menu.


Available Mondays to Fridays from June 1 to September 30

Elmwood Spa,18 Elm Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1G7, 416-977-6751, spa@elmwoodspa.com



Bangkok Specials

Lunch $18 Dinner $25

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.

Our chef takes pride in offering a wide variety of authentic Thai dishes. From house-made curries to freshly made rolls and salads, you really won’t be disappointed in the quality, flavours and seasonal offerings. $15.95

*Available Monday to Friday

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



Summerlicious at Scaddabush

Enjoy yourself in true Italian style with a feast of delicious offerings, from chilled Panzanella Soup to our fresh Penne Sausage Ragu -- and don't forget to save room for some sweet bites of Chocolate Jar Cake made with decadent chocolate ganache, topped with vanilla whipped cream and sprinkled with house made sponge toffee. All these and more tasty selections in 3 mouth-watering courses -- stop in with friends and enjoy from July 3rd – 26th!

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



Pizza & Pours

Wednesdays at SCADDABUSH Italian Kitchen & Bar is PIZZA AND POURS! Kick back and relax with some mid-week specials that will tickle your taste buds--and spare your wallet. With $4 Birra Morettis, $5 glasses of wine, and pizza and drink combos for $18 or less, we've got a little something delicious for everyone. http://www.scaddabush.com



Summer Ribs Special

Monday, June 22nd to Sunday, August 16th, 2015

This summer the Duke Pubs are featuring a Summer Ribs Special! Enjoy a full or half rack of barbecued baby back ribs served with potato salad, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, and a corn muffin. The feature beer is Moosehead Lager and guests can enter to win a custom premium Moosehead picnic basket.

Location: Duke of Somerset, Duke of Richmond

Public Contact Information: www.thedukepubs.ca
Duke of Somerset: 655 Bay Street; 416-640-0921 dukeofsomerset@rogers.com
Duke of Richmond: 20 Queen Street W.; 416-340-7887 dukeofrichmond@rogers.com
Promo Partner: Moosehead Lager





Pride Week Celebrations at Pogue Mahone Irish Pub on June 21-28!

Visit www.poguemahone.ca



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




Spring Roll icioius

Spring Rolls, 40 Dundas St. West @ Yonge, 416-585-2929



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