May 19 , 2017 / Novella /

Tonic Blooms

Tonic Blooms is a Toronto-based online flower delivery service offering a curated selection of seasonal and affordable bouquets, delivered on-demand in as little as two hours. Tonic Blooms sources its flowers from local growers, ensuring they are of the highest quality and freshness to maximize longevity. Bouquets start at $39 …

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October 28 , 2016 / Joyce Li /

Hot list: Paese Ristorante

Italian-inspired with distinctive made-in-Canada twist, Paese Ristorante, located on 3827 Bathurst Street, offers a wide range of Italian favourite eats including authentic appetizers, homemade pizza (with gluten-free and vegetarian options), and a variety of pasta dishes with homemade sauces. The space is dimly lit, creating a cozy and intimate atmosphere.  I brought along my …

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October 6 , 2016 / Novella /

Tom Jones Steakhouse

The Tom Jones Steakhouse building has stood since the early 1800s and embodies such an old-world charm that you and your guest will forget the world at your intimately hidden away table for two. The candle light, the tuxedoed servers, and the live piano will make you feel like you …

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October 6 , 2016 / Novella /

Artist Stephen Perry

  Although his subject matter and themes are always evolving, Stephen has a recognizable style that carries through his work. His sense of light, colour and stylized composition are trademark. His background in commercial photography and design have a noticeable influence on his technique, composition and “design sensibility”. This is …

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October 6 , 2016 / Novella /

Natasha Miller

  Natasha Miller has pioneered a unique painting technique utilizing homemade maple/apple/birch derived charcoal from her wood fired pizza oven, ashes, sealers and acrylic paint. She has always drawn inspiration from the dusk and dawn created silhouettes and tries to bring them to life in her work. Natasha has work …

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October 6 , 2016 / Novella /

Nadine Prada

After surviving an 8.8 earthquake in 2010, Nadine left her high profile job in advertising to devote her life to art making. She is best known for her multi-layered paintings that capture the energetic essence of a scene. Her art takes the viewer on an experiential journey. Working in watermedia, …

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October 6 , 2016 / Novella /

Mjolk

Started in 2009 by husband-and-wife team John and Juli Baker, Mjolk is a lifestyle shop and gallery, representing work with an emphasis on functionality, craftsmanship, and timelessness. Mjolk specializes in design from Scandinavia and Japan and also produce their own in house object collection which is designed in collaboration with …

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October 6 , 2016 / Novella /

Hawley Crescent

Hawley Crescent uses an organic process in which food is their affordable art. Whatever the occasion, whatever the mood, they provide a personal journey to intensify each taste bud on your tongue. Executive Chef Roger Searle and his team have an immensely approachable personality while offering fresh food with high …

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October 6 , 2016 / Novella /

Gerhard

Gerhard offers a carefully curated range of locally made menswear and lifestyle products, delivered with unparalleled customer service. Our idea is simple: high quality, good design and a fair price for both the makers and the buyer. Our “Made-in-Canada Mandate” is merely a means to that end. Location: 2949 Dundas St …

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October 6 , 2016 / Novella /

Exotic Studios

The best place in Toronto to go for any piercing, hands down, is Exotic Studios. The owner, Six, and his staff are the most experienced and knowledgeable piercers in the city. You can go in expecting friendliness, cleanliness, comfort and precision, with only top quality beautiful designer jewellery that Six …

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October 6 , 2016 / Novella /

Elizabeth Zvonar

From sculpture to collage, Elizabeth Zvonar’s work subverts the familiar and comfortable, forcing her audience to reconsider the subject matter they are presented with. Her pieces are a re-examining of our values, a critique of society at large. Zvonar has recently been shortlisted for the AIMIA AGO Prize Exhibition, for …

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October 6 , 2016 / Novella /

Atlas Espresso Bar

Two eclectic, small town brothers are continuing a dream first established by Sandrine Kwan in 2014. Atlas Espresso Bar is a cozy little corner of the world where you are among friends. Featuring a custom bean by local roaster Trebilcock. Serving up daily specials, tasty treats and great coffee. Come …

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