As COVID is hopefully beginning to come to a close here in TO, it’s beautiful to see more and more stores and restaurants opening up instead of closing. While it’s constantly fluctuating, the retail landscape is so versatile in our city and the variety of different restaurants and retailers constantly amazes me. From new activewear stores, bar patios, ice cream parlours and everything in between, we’re sharing all the new store and restaurant openings that have just hit Toronto!
Need to stock up some activewear and loungewear essentials? relevé, located in Leaside, is the place to go. The space opened briefly before the first lockdown and is finally reopenings its doors for what feels like the very first time. Shop prime brands and get lost in the store’s expertly curated and super chic vibe.
If you were gutted to see Yorkville’s Brothers restaurant close its doors in July last year, then you’ll be thrilled to head over to 20 Victoria. Brought to you by the same partners Jonathan Nicolaou and Chris White, the restaurant is located at Victoria and Adelaide and it’s all about being a collaboration between White, Nicolaou, and with new addition Julie Hyde to create an always-changing menu.
Toronto Beach Club
Ever wish Toronto had a beachier feel? Well, your prayers have been answered with Toronto Beach Club. This pristine environment gives us all the summer sunshine vibes through the menu and atmosphere. The restaurant is open with a menu focused on Mediterranean flavours as well cocktails that’ll make you feel like you’re on vacay. Enjoy a day in the sun but then stay as the sun sets and watch as the whole vibe shifts. Stay tuned for more info because Toronto Beach Club is launching fun entertainment as well as a marketplace.
Scooped by Demetres
One of Toronto’s biggest dessert names Demetres has been making and serving up ice cream and delicious treats since 1989. Now the chain is doing a bit of a rebrand and has opened new locations all over the city at Shops at Don Mills, the Distillery District, and even a CityPlace location.
Stock T.C. has been open for some time now and if you thought the grocery store and restaurant couldn’t get any better, then hold onto your hat. The team at Stock has just opened up a patio to take your experience there to the next level. Now you can enjoy all the eats and treats, like their dry-aged smash burger in the heat of the sun with your pals!
Located just outside TO in Thornbury is the brand new Penny’s Motel and it needs to be seen to believed. This boutique motel makes for the perfect weekend getaway thanks to its boho-chic space and all of the fun activities offered like stand-up paddleboarding, fishing, hiking, yoga, and more all thanks to the help of local businesses.
Hazukido First Canadian Place
If you believe that croissants make the world go round, then don’t miss out on stopping by Hazukido’s newest location at First Canadian Place. The Taiwanese bakery chain has locations all over the world and this marks the spot’s second Toronto location as the first one sits on Dundas near Bay.
Say it isn’t so! Uncle Ray’s, the resto that serves up tasty Nashville hot chicken located at Front and Church has sadly shuttered their doors. While it’s sad news, it’s for good reason because it’s all to make room to grow ChefDrop, a restaurant-inspired meal kit concept currently operating out of the space. Don’t worry though because the Hamilton location of Uncle Ray’s is still open!
The first TO location of Montreal sandwich chain Bergham has just shut its doors for good. The spot, located on Queen West, served up tasty halal subs packed with Asian and Middle Eastern flavours. The brand cites the pandemic and loss of foot traffic as the reason behind the closure.
Featured Image: Toronto Beach Club