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Welcome to New Members

We would like to welcome new businesses to Downtown Yonge.


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



Tim Hortons

Two new Tim Hortons locations are open in our neighbourbood: 10 Dundas St East and 595 Bay St. at the Atrium on Bay.

Website: www.timhortons.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:

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


Member Highlights

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

Queen St. & Victoria St. Intersection Closed

For Streetcar Track and Road Reconstruction
May 12 to May 31, 2014*

This year, from May 12 to May 31 the intersection of Queen Street East and Victoria Street will be fully closed for streetcar track replacement and partial road and sidewalk construction. This work is required to bring the track infrastructure and adjacent road to a state of good repair.

Work Hours
Work will typically take place from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday to Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends. The first few days of concrete breaking and removal at the intersection will continue to 11 p.m. To meet project timelines and the return of streetcars, periods of late evening and overnight work will be conducted during phases of rail installation by the TTC.

For more information, click here

*Timeline subject to change due to unforeseen events

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, May 15

Elmwood Spa deals

Get Summer Ready with 20% OFF Summer Essentials – Facial and Waxing
Put your best face forward with a refreshing facial.  Guest Favourites include:

The ElmLine Essential Facial with Masque + Eye Treatment ($159)
This facial comes with a consultation from a Spa Care Expert™ who tailors your facial based on your unique skin type with our selection of exclusive ElmLine products. The masque and eye treatment minimizes fine lines and improves skin tone.

The Swiss line Soothing & Anti Redness ($159)
For those with delicate skin, this facial soothes and minimizes redness with a gentle AHA cleanser derived from fruit acids. This facial clears dead skin cells allowing the younger skin cells beneath to show.

Dare to Bare: Add on any waxing service valued at $50 or more (before taxes) and you’ll enjoy 20% OFF! Our Spa Care Experts™ will make sure you have a comfortable experience! Call 416.977.6751 to book your spa getaway. For more information visit us online at www.elmwoodspa.com



Naturopathic Medicine Week

May 11th - 16th
What is Naturopathic Medicine? What can it do for me?
Did you know that we offer COMPLEMENTARY 15 Minute consultations. This is a great opportunity to meet with a practitioner, learn about naturopathic medicine and how it can assist you. 

Check out our website www.mahayahealth.com to find out more about Mahaya Health Services and our team. Most extended health plans cover our services.
Follow us on facebook or twitter for upcoming events and community sessions. 


Complementary Naturopathic Medicine Info Night

Thursday May 15th - 6:30pm
2 College Street, Suite 105 (Yonge and College)

In honour of Naturopathic Medicine Week, come learn how naturopathic medicine can benefit you. Feel better, eat better, sleep better, work better, live better!

Do you want to learn how to improve your health and well-being naturally?  Naturopathic medicine can help. Come listen to licensed naturopathic doctors explain how naturopathic medicine can help you reach your health goals.  

Light refreshments provided!!

Limited seating available. Please RSVP to our email.
Presented by Angeli Chitale and Jenny Shalit http://www.mahayahealth.com/team.html

Location: Mahaya Health Service, 2 College Street; Phone: 647-435-0152



Bangkok Garden

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

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



Duke Pubs Feature Wings and Moosehead

Jolly Good Fun at the Duke Pubs
Monday, May 5th to Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Pop by the Duke Pubs this month for our new wing features! Try our boneless chicken wings or 'pig' wings in a variety of new sauces including garlic parmesan, chili lime, and Indian butter chicken.

No cover charge
Location: Duke of Richmond, Duke of Somerset

Duke of Somerset: 416-640-0921 dukeofsomerset@rogers.com

Duke of Richmond: 416-340-7887 dukeofrichmond@rogers.com

Sponsors of Event: Moosehead Lager



Reds Midtown Tavern Tasting Sessions

Tasting Table every Wednesday night at 6:30 pm at Reds Midtown

Stop by and sample delicious samples of featured wines, signature cocktails, premium liquors, and more. Every Wednesday night, we have fun and casual informational sessions at our communal Tasting Table, featuring different beverages and some tasty shareables to complement them.

Tickets are $20 per person: call 416-598-3535 to book a spot or find out more about upcoming sessions. A great way to relax after work with friends. 



Warm up with the NEW Maple Macchiato!

Stop in at Starbucks at 209 Victoria Street, for rich layers of milk steamed with a hint of vanilla syrup and topped with that Great Canadian sweet- Maple Syrup!!

Pairs well with a maple filled muffin or fruit and oat cookie for an irresistible treat!

Our little Starbucks is tucked inside the St. Michaels research Centre at street level. A beautiful bright space to get away from the hustle and bustle of down town city life and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee.

Starbucks, 209 Victoria Street



Club Pita Feature Combo!

Extreme Pita Combos now available! Come in for the pita of the week, which includes a bottle of water and house made pita chips! Feeling hot? Try one of our Pur Blendz Smoothies. All natural, all healthy, all delicious!

Feature Combo
Includes pita chips and a bottle of water
Small  $7.79
Regular $8.79

Club Pita
209 Victoria Street, Li Ka Shing Building



5-buck Wednesdays at St. Louis Bar & Grill!

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




St. Louis Bar & Grill is your neighbourhood bar and grill, with great deals 7 days a week!

The consistent delivery of a superior signature wing and rib product in a fun and friendly neighbourhood casual dining setting at competitive prices has and continues to be the cornerstone of the St. Louis Bar and Grill model. We pride ourselves on having great food, great service and the coldest beer in town. By exceeding guest expectations of product and experience, where the Guest comes first, St. Louis has earned a reputation as a cultural 'institution' with an expanding loyal customer base! 

We welcome you to visit the 'Devilishly Good!' and 100% Canadian atmosphere that is St. Louis Bar and Grill. We have so much more than wings and ribs and are family friendly with a great kids menu!

Check out our 7 daily deals, including ½ price Tuesday wing night, $5 Angus burger Wednesdays, and ½ price Thursday starters!

See stlouiswings.com for more details.
Atrium on Bay: 595 Bay Street, Toronto, 647-435-9464





NEW at Spring Rolls

Tasting Menu - An all you can eat experience. Over 90 items to savour. Treat your mom to some of chef hai's best new creations at Spring Rolls.

Every Day Starting at 14.99
Lunch 14.99 | Dinner M-Th 22.99 F-S 24.99 | Brunch 16.99


Now available at selected locations. Visit www.springrolls.ca
Atrium on Bay: 40 Dundas St. West, Toronto, 416-585-2929




Wild Wing Specials

Summer Special:
20 Oz Pint from $5.39
Wing Dinner with Fries and Pop $13.99

Location: 431 Yonge Street (Yonge & College), Phone: (416) 596-9464




Kleinfeld at HUDSON'S BAY






Sizzling Summer Savings at Alleen’s

Things are heating up, so it’s the perfect time to take control. We have plenty of options to suit every need this summer. Our window coverings give you full control over the light and heat in your home.

Solar screen shades allow you to stop the sun and hold the view. These blinds are suitable for every space from residential to commercial and the value is unbeatable.  For added convenience, motorize your blinds (hardwired or battery systems) are available. 

For optimum energy efficiency, come in and see our huge range of cellular blinds. This range includes the bestselling Architella line, with its honeycomb within a honeycomb structure, and the newly launched Trielle line with 5 air pockets for ultimate protection.

Special pricing for all BIA members: 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!!!

444 Yonge St-College Park



Z4Zakka Anniversary SALE

30% OFF


Clearance items are excluded.

Z4Zakka, The Shop at Aura, P1 Level, 384 Yonge St., unit 110.




Women's Clothing and Accessories 25%- 40% OFF!

25%-40% OFF

Rick & Skinny - Paige - Generation - Love - Red Haute - 36 - Sweater - Charlie Jade - Torn by Ronny - Kobo - and many more...

Her Boutique, The Shop at Aura, P1 Level, 384 Yonge St., unit 28, Toronto, (416) 901-6916, info@herboutiquetoronto.ca, www.herboutiquetoronto.ca




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.



Take advantage of our welcome neighbour 10% OFF

Present personal identification proving your neighbourhood address on it to receive this offer. 10% off food and beverage, excluding alcohol, tax and gratuities. Available until May 30, 2014.

Enjoy the warm and welcoming atmosphere that offers views of vibrant Yonge Street. Delicious contemporary cuisine features local and seasonal ingredients. Check out our special menus to celebrate Easter, Mother’s Day.

Full Breakfast Buffet and à la carte
6:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Weekends to 1 p.m.

Dinner and Seasonal Tasting Menu
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Reservations: 416-924-0611 ext 5018

Yonge Street Grille, Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto
475 Yonge Street at College. Conveniently located one block north of Carlton Street




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)



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:

May 16, 17 - Tom McGill
May 23 - Dean Avatiolis
May 24 - Victor Xu
May 30, 31 - Dean Avatiolis
June 6, 7 - Ewen Farncombe
June 13 - Victor Xu
June 14 - Tom McGill

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



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