One of the many things to love about Toronto is that it’s a city filled with great neighbourhoods just waiting to be explored. One hood that is worth checking out is the Ossington Strip with its selection of hip restaurants, trendy boutiques, and much more. Situated between Dundas and Queen, the Ossington Strip is eclectic and exciting with something fun for everyone to enjoy whether it’s a few new plants, tasty Cuban food, or even a designer purchase!
Super Cool Places You Need to Check out on Toronto’s Ossington Strip:
If plants are your vibe, then make sure you stop by Dynasty at its outpost on the Ossington Strip. The plant shop has everything you need to become plant parent of the year. The shop is outfitted with an abundance of hanging plants, potted beauties like Birds of Paradise, and all sorts of plant accessories, so if you’re new to the plant world, Dynasty is the place to get started.
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Have Cu-ban to this vibrant eatery in Ossington? 🥪 If not, you're really missing out. La Cubana, is a Cuban snack diner opened up by Corinna Mozo of Delux, taking inspiration from her grandfather's lunch spot owned back in Havana. 😋 Decorated with Spanish colonial hacienda patterns and teal tiles, the vibe is colourful and eclectic 🇨🇺☀️ @lacubana_to • • • Item 1: Pressed Cubano – ham, pork, gruyere, red onion, cornichon, grainy mustard, chipotle mayo – Item 2: Pork Belly – deep fried honey glazed, pineapple salsa • • • 📍La Cubana – 92 Ossignton Ave, Toronto
Got a thing for Cuban food? Then La Cubana on Ossington is where you need to be. With tasty bites like the classic Pressed Cubano sandwich as well as Yucca Fritters and much more on the menu, it’s pretty much guaranteed that this spot will become your new go-to everytime you’re in the ‘hood.
Shopping is great but let’s be honest — shopping for designer vintage is much better. I Miss You Vintage is packed with fabulous finds from designers like Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and many, many more. Plus, there’s also a mens store right next door!
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If you’re looking to spruce up your space, look no further than VdeV on Ossington. This store is perfect for home decor enthusiasts with its selection of pillows, frames, vases, lighting, furniture, kitchen items, and more. With chic yet industrial vibes, the items you’ll find here are true vintage show-stoppers. Which will def be the envy of your pals once they see your treasures. 😉 With the one store on Ossington, another in Montreal and the ability to shop VdeV online, you’re never far from a few new pieces!
Just around the corner from Dundas and Ossington is Tips Nail Bar, where you can get the manicure of your dreams. Tips is one of the beauty studios where TO’s beauty editors and bloggers go so you know what they do here is the real deal. The technicians are committed to not only giving you the best nail care ever but the salon’s safety precautions are worth mentioning as well because these days, that’s most important. Plus, if nail art is your thing, Tips has it in spades!
Pizza makes everything better right? If you need a pizza pick-me-up, then Ossington Strip’s Superpoint has your back with it’s fun and funky vibe and tasty pies. Do yourself a favour and order the Genoa Salami Pizza with Spicy Honey because it’s a game-changer. If you’re more into pasta, then don’t overlook the Orecchiette with Lamb & Fennel Sausage!
Wishing you could head to the Mediterranean on vacay? Then a trip to Mamakas is definitely in order. This local fave is serving up tasty Agean cuisine and that will transport you to Greece in just one bite with dishes like Zucchini flowers filled with myzithra cheese, mint, & lemon, and delicious meze.
If beer is your thing, then you won’t want to walk past Bellwoods Brewery without stopping in. Located right on Ossington, this spot is a triple-threat as it’s a microbrewery, retail store, and market. The brewery is known for its tasty IPAs, sour barrel-aged ales, complex stouts, and much more. It’s pretty clear that the folks behind Bellwoods know that they’re doing as they’ve won countless awards over the years, too!
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