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Leslieville Painter

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in Blog

We love to feature good local professionals and spread the word about there services.  Steve is a good friend of ours who lives in Leslieville and is an honest, hard working painter (a rarity).  Here’s what Steve has to say about himself: As a ‘professional’ painter, I bring many years of experience to my craft. Being a homeowner myself and having worked in Real Estate, I also understand the importance of your home and how a perfect paint job...

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Art Gallery? Gas : Art Space

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Blog

In our never ending quest to keep you up to date on the ever expanding Gerrard Street gentrification we came across a sign in a window at the NE corner of Gerrard and Woodfield that looks like an art gallery opening. Does anyone know anything about this? The sign says Gas : Art Space. A few more cool shops on gerrard and even the Queen Street hipsters will allow us Northerners to be part of...

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Sideshow Cafe

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Blog

Did you know that you can grab one of Toronto’s best latte’s at the circus? And there is a good chance a circus performer makes it? Yup we have our very own operating circus in Leslieville/Little India at Greenwood and Gerrard.  Stop in to the charming Sideshow Cafe at the corner of Redwood Avenue and Gerrard Streets and see for yourself. For all you parents out there the circus themed birthday are amazing! My kids are still talking about...

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Cassandra Hope Personal Training

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Blog, Gyms

Cassandra is a friend of mine and neighbor who has created a private personal training studio right on Carlaw.  From the first time you look at her you can tell this girl must really know what she is doing.  She claims to be able to get individuals in to the best shape of their life and does this through an extremely large mixture of cross training techniques.  My buddy Joel is currently working with Cassandra and claims that they...

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Fuel Nutrition

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Best of Leslieville, Blog, Delivery

This past summer I had the pleasure of meeting Bruce, owner of Fuel Nutrition, at a cottage. We had an absolute blast including enjoying one of Bruce’s morning Boot Camps! Bruce is also famous for his Spin class that he does at Quad Fitness (insert address). One look at Bruce and you wonder what the heck has this man been eating because of his ripped body. Bruce informed me that he had started a delivery service that features fresh...

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What are your favorite businesses in Leslieville?

Posted by on Feb 4, 2012 in Best of Leslieville

We are now taking nominations for your favorite businesses in Leslieville. Its as simple as this.. Reply to this blog entry with the name and why you love it! We will be giving out a movie night for 2 to the best...

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McGugans Pre-Grand Opening Success

Posted by on Jan 26, 2012 in Blog, Pubs

The Pre-Grand Opening of McGugans last night was class! It was packed wall to wall and had a great buzz going for hours. City TV news was there to capture the live playing of the bagpipes along with a traditional Scottish reading of “Ode to a Haggis”. This of course was then followed by a very large tasty looking Haggis. The staff was amazingly efficient for such a busy night and served up some extremely tasty nibbles for everyone...

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McGugan’s Pub Grand Opening – Robbie Burns Day Jan 25th, 2012

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Restaurants

McGugan’s Where?  1058 Gerrard St E., Toronto ON M4M 1Z8 416-901-9859 McGugan’s food is comforting and classic Scottish fare prepared to exacting standards. They aim to give every guest a heightened culinary experience within a traditional pub scene.  Being good Scots, they also aim to provide great value! Don’t miss their Grand Opening – January 25th, 2012 – Robbie Burns...

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Fortis Fitness

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Best of Leslieville, Gyms

Fortis Fitness Where? 276 Carlaw Ave, Toronto 416-465-4777 If you are someone who is looking for a gym that is; no nonsense, well equipped, grunt it out workout centre, then this is the gym for you! No glitzy washrooms here. For the most part everyone training here means business. Very little talking or socializing going on but everyone has a friendly attitude and are courteous to each other. I am currently a member here and working with a personal...

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Crossfit

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Best of Leslieville, Gyms

Crossfit Where? 32 Logan Avenue, Toronto 647-351-6336 Located at the bottom end of Logan this incredible space that looks straight out of a Mad Max movie will help motivate you to do this old school traditional military style of workout (no major free weights here).  Chin up bars, rings, kettle bells and rowing machines as well as expert instruction in all the traditional Olympic style lifting techniques and some running are the essence of this awesome gym.  There are...

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Lola Bar

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Best of Leslieville, Pubs, Restaurants

Lola Bar Where? 1173 Dundas St. E. (on the southwest corner of Carlaw and Dundas) Located on the ground floor of the I-Zone loft building which happens to be conveniently located at the bottom of my stairs. Owners Grant and Kramer are almost always behind the bar that opens at 5pm everyday but Sunday. This tiny stylish bar is one of my mainstay spots after finishing up deals in the evenings. They have 2 beers on tap both from...

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The Roy Public House

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Best of Leslieville, Pubs, Restaurants

The Roy Public House Where? 894 Queen St E, Toronto 416-465-3331 As I live on Carlaw, the close proximately of the Roy seems to have me walking in there on a weekly basis.  I love that this place is worked by the owners who always make you feel special when you walk through the door.  The staff are also some of my favourite in the city.  An amazing selection of beers on tap – a quiet, intimate atmosphere by...

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Prohibition Gastro Pub

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Best of Leslieville, Pubs, Restaurants

Prohibition Gastrohouse Where? 696 Queen Street East, Toronto 416-406-2669 They opened approximately 5 years ago by an old friend/colleague of mine, Michael Summerfield.  This large beautiful gastro pub has an amazing oval shaped bar located directly in the centre of the space.  It features tons of carefully chosen beers from around the world as well as an amazing selection of fine spirits.  Beyond this, the food is outstanding.  My personal favourite would be the nachos covered in pulled pork!!! ...

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The Butchers of Leslieville

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Blog

Strickland’s Choice Meats  Strickland’s is a classic, old school Butcher shop that has been in business long before the term Leslieville even existed. Two brothers currently own and operate the shop that their father started many moons ago.  They certainly know what they are doing! Order your turkey’s well in advance for Christmas and Thanksgiving. 245 Greenwood Avenue,Toronto 416-461-9192 Web:  Say what? There was no internet in 1950 🙂 Rowe Farms Leslieville Rowe farms is a high end, all...

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