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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


Road closures during World Pride

WorldPride Week Festival from June 20 to June 29, 2014.

East-west streets severed by the Church St. closure will be designated “two-way” for the duration of the closure. Access will be available from Yonge St. or Jarvis St. While vehicular access will be limited, your driveway and garage entrances will not be blocked. Toronto Police Officers or Pride Toronto Safety Ambassadors will be stationed at all necessary intersections to ensure
that residents have access to and from their homes. Should your garage exit onto Church St, Wellesley St E, Isabella St or Alexander St. there will be limited opportunities to exit or enter.

Please view the list of road closures.

Pride Toronto is working with the City of Toronto to ensure continued safety of the neighborhood during our celebrations. Questions or Concerns? Please contact us at 416-927-7433

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 29

Atrium Contest



Elmwood Spa deals

Father’s Day is on Sunday June 15th this year and we all know that Dad needs a time out too!  From  June 1st to June 15th, men can save $25 OFF any 75 minute or 80 minute massage.  We really recommend the Bamboo Massage which uses heated bamboo stalks combined with essential oils to relieve tension deep into the muscles – it’s an Elmwood Man favourite! Call 416.977.6751 to book your spa getaway (or to book one for Dad)!.


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.

For more information you can visit us online at www.elmwoodspa.com



FREE Community Dentistry Day

Friday June 20th, 2014
10am - 3pm

Everyone deserves a healthy, happy, and pain-free smile. In co-operation with the Smile Project we are giving away FREE dental care for those with no dental insurance, and who would not otherwise be able to care for their smiles. Come visit us on Friday June 20th, and we will provide one dental treatment 100% FREE of charge!

- Dental Care provided will be 100% free
- Patients will be seen on a first come, first serve bases
- Dental care is available to anyone that does not have dental insurance coverage
- Treatments include ONE; cleaning, filling, or extraction

The program is in partnership with

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Smile-Project/807619319267468

Location: City Dental on Yonge, 415 Yonge Street (at Gerrard), Tel: 416.845.5500



I Do At The Carlu

Are you Engaged? Know anyone who is?  Check out our CONTEST for a free wedding!

For more information about the event – www.thecarlu.com/idoatthecarlu and the contest – www.thecarlu.com/contestrules

The Carlu Corporation, 444 Yonge St. 7th Floor, T: 416 597 1931



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



"Tasting Affair" at REDS Midtown Tavern

Wednesday Nights in June at Reds Midtown Tasting Table, 7:30pm

Stop in and enjoy delicious featured beverages, signature cocktails, specialty liquors, and more. Every Wednesday night, we have fun and casual get-togethers at our communal Tasting Table, featuring different beverages and some tasty shareables to complement them.

Offering a uniquely social experience with lots of opportunity to meet and mingle, our communal table is the perfect place for a night out with friends, or a great reward for after work celebrations with your team. Tickets are $30 per person: call 416-598-3535 to book a spot or find out more about upcoming events.

Reds Midtown Tavern, 382 Yonge St #6



Stein-Off for Kids' Health: Stein Auction at Duke's Refresher + Bar, Tues June 3rd at 6 pm

For those of you who have been waiting for this day and adding your name to our stein wait-list...Duke's is auctioning off some of their much-coveted personal steins on Tuesday, June 3rd! 100% of proceeds from stein sales go to support kids' health through SickKids Healthy & Happy campaign. Featuring beer sampling of some signature brews from the excellent Spearhead Brewery, this is a great way to grab a stein, try great beers, and support an excellent cause. Grab some friends, come on in, and prepare to have a good time! 

Location: Duke's Refresher, 382 Yonge St.



Eggs & Kegs With Dad at Duke's Refresher: Sunday June 15th, noon - 4pm

You love your Dad, your Dad loves beer. What better way to celebrate Father's Day than brunch with Dad at Duke's! Featuring a tap takeover by Beau's Beers, with 10 of their finest craft brews and some fine swag giveaways up for grabs (forgot to get Dad a present? Problem solved!). Call (416) 979-8529 to save your places.

Location: Duke's Refresher, 382 Yonge St.



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),



Are you ready for the World Cup?

Come cheer on your favourite team with St. Louis Bar & Grill and Kiss 92.5’s Devo Brown! Watch with us and join the pool to give us your predictions as to who will win! You could win awesome FIFA jerseys and a FIFA fridge throughout the tournament! Starts on June 12th to July 13th! Valid only at St. Louis Atrium, 528 Yonge St, and Fairview locations. Please see or call store for details.

Follow us on twitter for all the latest info: @stlouistrio and use the hashtag #devobrownWC14.

St. Louis Bar and Grill, 595 Bay St, in the Atrium Building, 647-435-9464



Reserve your space at Duke Pubs

Location: Duke of Richmond, Duke of Somerset www.thedukepubs.ca

Duke of Somerset: 416-640-0921 dukeofsomerset@rogers.com
Duke of Richmond: 416-340-7887 dukeofrichmond@rogers.com



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


It’s Oyster Fest at Spring Rolls

Come and taste the succulent fresh oysters and stay for our Patio.
Beer+1/2 dozen oysters for 10.99 or try it with our Tasting Menu for a buck a chuck.

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




HUDSON'S BAY Queen Street event listing*

HOME - 7th floor
Nespresso VertuoLine at the Hudson’s Bay
Sunday, June 1 & Saturday, June 7 from 11am - 7pm
Tuesday, June 3 – Friday, June 6 from 12 - 5pm
It’s new and you can see it action on the new 7th floor of the Hudson’s Bay Queen street.
Meet the Nespresso expert for a demonstration & experience Nespresso quality with their VertuoLine coffee & espresso maker.

FASHION - 5th floor, ladies wear
Modern Classics Fashion Presentation 55+
Tuesday, June 3, 12pm
For the young at heart fashion lovers come for an hour of lifestyle and fashion presentation. Enjoy light refreshments. While quantities last. In partnership with Mosaic Home Care & Amica Bayview.

SHOES - Main & 2nd floor
Clark’s & Bostonian Try On Event
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Visit our Men’s or Ladies shoe department & try on a pair of Clark’s or Bostonian shoes and receive a free surprise* for trying this comfortable and fashionable footwear. *Only available while supplies last.

MENSWEAR AREA - 2nd floor, Men’s Polo Shop
POLO Ralph Lauren
Dad’s Day celebration
Friday, June 6 - Saturday, June 7th, 12 – 5pm
It’s time to choose Dad’s Father’s day gift. Come and putt on the greens with Polo Big Pony Fragrance. Also, spend $200 or more on Dad’s favourite Polo Ralph Lauren clothing and receive a Lauren tie. Also, get the chance to win one of the following:
- an outfit from the Men’s Polo Ralph Lauren shop (valued up to $200)
- a Polo leather wallet (valued at $100)
- Polo Men’s Fragrance gift basket (valued at $150).
See an in-store associate for complete details or call 416-861-4033.

* While quantities last.

MENSWEAR AREA - 2nd floor
Father’s day Charity Gift Wrapping with Heart & Stroke
Thursday, June 12 & Friday, June 13 from 12 -2:30pm
Saturday, June 14 from 12 -5pm
Help the Heart & Stroke and have your Father’s day gift wrapped by the Heart & Stroke Volunteers for donation. Donate to your heart’s content. Suggested $5.00 donation per gift.

MENSWEAR AREA - 2nd floor
Sweet treat for Dad with We Bake in Heels
Friday, June 13 from 12 – 7pm
Add a sweet treat to your Father’s day purchase from the Hudson’s Bay Queen Street.
See in-store for great baked goodies to take home for your Father’s day celebrations.
The first 100 people on June 13 to show this BIA newsletter at the We Bake in Heels POP up shop (after 12pm) receives a complimentary sweet treat.

MEN'S FRAGRANCE - 2nd floor
Friday, June 13
Find the best gifting ideas for your favorite‎ Man.
‎Come to the Queen Street Men’s fragrance area to see if you quality for the added 10% off Cosmetic & Fragrance purchase on June 13. To RSVP your spot call 416-861-4278.

JEWELLERY - Main floor, Pandora shop
PANDORA Summer Customer Appreciation
Exclusive to Hudson’s Bay Queen Street location
Thursday, June 19 from 10:00am – 9:30pm
For the 1st 100 customers only!!
Spend $100 in the Pandora shop and receive a free small travel jewelry roll and spend $150 and receive a free polishing cloth with the travel jewelry roll.
Also, find out how you can win Pandora’s Summer bracelet (valued at $200).

Coming Soon…
MENSWEAR AREA - Lower Level & 2nd floor
PRIDE Central entertainment & shopping @ Hudson’s Bay Queen Street
June 23 – 27
Get your Pride Fashion essentials at Hudson’s Bay’s Pride Central. DJ music spinning daily, female impersonation entertainment and catch a live radio remote with 103.9 ProudFM & Calvin Klein Men’s underwear show. You may even come away with great giveaways. Times may vary & complete details coming soon!

*event details may subject to change.
HUDSON’S BAY - QUEEN STREET - 176 Yonge Street



Save up to 20% OFF




We've amassed an awesome array of Father's Day gift items: CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays starting at $6.99 each. For connoisseurs, the downtown core's best selection of Criterion DVDs and Blu-rays is right here. Plus, SAVE 25% on all apparel June 2 - 15… t-shirts, hats and hoodies from Sons of Anarchy, Game Of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who, and much, much more. Pick up something uniquely Dad or plan a shopping trip with the old man.

Sunrise Records, 336 Yonge St. (just north of Dundas)



The Summer Drapery Event at Alleen’s

Draperies have a way of adding instant softness and style to any room.  Whether your style is traditional, modern or contemporary, we have the perfect fit for your home.

Choose from our extensive range of fabrics…from exclusive designer fabrics, to our more economical line.  From luxurious silks to sumptuous weaves, from leading manufacturers such as Joanne, Maxwell and Robert Allen, we have the perfect fit for your home.

Find the perfect drapery fabric and style at Alleen's Custom Window Treatments.  Our decorating experts can help you narrow down your choices and create the look you're after.  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.




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)


Father's Day Beer Brunch at Eaton Chelsea



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 30, 31 - Dean Avatiolis
June 6, 7 - Ewen Farncombe
June 13 - Victor Xu
June 14 - Tom McGill

Toronto Jazz Festival - June - from 7 to 10pm at Martini Bar

June 20 & 21 - Steve Koven Duo
June 27 & 28 - Steve Koven Duo

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



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