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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



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



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:
Fit for Life – 3 Gerrard St East


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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.



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

Accessibility improvements continue for the TTC with construction along Dundas St. West this week. This construction is expected to last until the first week of August. Construction includes the addition of accessibility ramps for the future streetcars and improved on-street ticket boxes for easier access to public transit. For more information contact TTC Customer Service at 416-393-3030.

For more 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 31

Elmwood Spa deals

Elmwood Spa’s Summer BOGO Event!

Our Summer BOGO event is BACK for the month of August! Enjoy any à la carte spa service(s) valued at $125 or more (before taxes) and get your second service for only $30. Choose from an ElmLine Essential Pedicure (reg. $60), ElmLine Essential Manicure (reg. $42), or a 20 minute Mini Facial (reg. $55).  Upgrade your mini facial to a 50 minute ElmLine Essential Facial for an additional $45!

Available Mondays to Fridays in August.


Savour summer with our “Spa in the City” offers. 
We’ve handpicked four guest favourites and are offering them all for $129 each all summer long.  Choose from our Tuscan Citrus & Herb Body Scrub, 50 minute Aromatherapy massage with 3 course lunch, ElmLine Essential Facial with Masque and Eye Treatment and the works: an ElmLine Essential Mani/Pedi with an express massage!  We’re confident you’ll find something you and your friends will love.

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



Bangkok Garden

Enjoy Half Priced Appetizers and $5 Select Martinis and Pints at Bangkok Garden’s New Bar & Lounge (5-8 pm Sundays to Wednesdays)

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.

Bangkok Garden is recognized by Thailand's Ministry of Commerce as a 'Thai Select Premium' restaurant. This designation recognizes 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




Salad King Thai Food - 340 Yonge Street



Jolly Good Fun at the Duke Pubs

Duke Pubs Pint and a Pretzel

Date: Monday, August 4th to Sunday, August 31st, 2014
Location: Duke of Richmond, Duke of Somerset

The Duke Pubs are featuring a Giant Pretzel with beer cheese sauce paired with Alexander Keith's for only $10. Order a Pint and Pretzel combo and receive a ballot to win a pair of Toronto Blue Jays tickets!

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




Three Little Pigs is now open

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.

Barberian’s Steakhouse is opening a spin-off sandwich shop


Three Little Pigs, 15 Elm St



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




Get Social! Join the Scaddabush Social Club for Special Member Perks

We're generous by nature, and we know at Scaddabush that getting social often starts at a table with great food! So we have a delicious offer that gives you dining at a discounted price, access to new tastings and events, and the chance to jump the lineup at the door (who wants to wait when you don't have to?). Sign up now and receive $10 off your first dining experience with us, as your first membership benefit. Membership is free, and you can register at the restaurant or online at http://www.scaddabush.com/social-club/

Location: 382 Yonge Street Unit #7 (Corner of Yonge & Gerrard),



HUDSON'S BAY Queen Street event listing*

Lingerie Experts @ Hudson’s Bay Queen Street
Every Thursday in August
12 -3pm

Lingerie department, 4th floor
Come for a complimentary bra fitting with the Wacoal & B’tempted bra specialist.
Plus, with the purchase of any Wacoal or B’tempted bra receive a free gift. See in-store for more details.
To book your appointment call 416-861-6501.

Hudson’s Bay Summer Beauty Sessions
Month of August
Cosmetics Department, Main floor

Check out the various beauty brands available at Hudson’s Bay.
Find out what great gifts with purchases are in store for you and learn helpful beauty tips from the experts.
*Times may vary. See in store for details.

August 1 - August 10  - Clinique - Smart Serum Launch


August 13 – Estee Lauder Gift With Purchase
Book your calendar!
With any $36.50 Estee Lauder purchase receive their special Gift filled with Estee Lauder cosmetics all in a beautiful beauty bag.

PANDORA Celebrate Summer Customer Appreciation Event
Thursday, August 21st Only! 10:00am-9:30pm
Pandora boutique, Main floor
Purchase a PANDORA ring the day of the event and be raffled to win a moments bracelet valued at $300.00
Free Gift with Purchase when you spend $150.00 or more of PANDORA jewelry. 
*In-store exclusive, while supplies last. See store for details!

*event details may subject to change.

HUDSON’S BAY - QUEEN STREET - 176 Yonge Street



Fido Home Phone now only $10!



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)



Market Garden Patio at The Eaton Chelsea, Toronto Now Open!

Toronto’s best kept secret is now open for all to enjoy this summer. This hotel oasis is located off of the Market Garden restaurant within the Eaton Chelsea. Guests can browse the market-style aisles stocked with grab-and-go items, create a salad of their choice or watch chefs prepare hot and cold dishes right before their eyes. The best part of all is the opportunity to enjoy a deliciously diverse range of prepared soups, sandwiches, pizzas and baked goods on the outdoor patio.

New this summer, guests can enjoy our patio BBQ, live music and cold beer!

For more information call (416) 277-5025.

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



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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