Eat healthy near Davisville Village!

 

New Year’s resolutions are easy to make, but are notoriously difficult to keep. Making a resolution to eat well is meant to improve your quality of life, but too often, it seems to have the opposite effect. If you find yourself eating the same boring, tasteless meals, day after day, you’re never going to keep to your resolution. If you’ve made a promise to yourself to eat healthier this year, you’re in luck! It’s never been easier to find healthy options for eating out near Davisville Village.

 

Marigold Indian Bistro (552 Mt Pleasant Road)

Roadside Chaat – Courtesy Marigold Indian Bistro

 

You’re trying to cut back on calories and fat, not flavour. Marigold Indian Bistro is proof that healthy eating need not be bland or uninspired. At Marigold, they take classic Indian dishes, from all regions of the country and add their own healthy twist. The owners spent years working in several restaurants in New Delhi, where they learned to prepare classic Indian dishes, as well as modern variations. As Owner Ritu Khadri puts it:


Authentic Indian food calls for lots of oil, or butter, in pretty much everything…We have blended different combinations to make a healthier version of Indian food.

 

If you’re in the mood for seafood, start with their Peppercorn Prawns – king prawns cooked in a sauce of bell peppers, curry leaf and mustard seeds ($15.95). You can’t go wrong with their Butter Chicken – made with milk, rather than cream, and their boneless tandoori chicken in a creamy tomato and fenugreek sauce ($15.95). Read more about Marigold Indian Bistro in our feature article.

 

Bolan Thai Cuisine (709 Mt Pleasant Road)

 

Stir Fried Glass Noodles with Chicken and Shrimp – Courtesy @ThaiBolan

 

Bolan Thai Cuisine is an elegant and understated Thai restaurant located at 709 Mount Pleasant Road. They serve fresh and tasty classics, like mango salad, spring rolls, pad thai and curries. They are committed to healthy cooking:

 

At Bolan Thai Cuisine, we cook with nutritious and healthy herbs along with flavourful spices to provide the dazzling array of delicious and exotic tastes that make the history of Thai cuisine so unique.

 

Start with the Bolan Rolls ($6.95) – soft brown rice paper rolls filled with rice vermicelli noodles, tofu, mango, egg, carrot, coriander and lettuce. The main dishes at Bolan are served with delicious jasmine rice, which can be swapped for brown rice for $2.

 

We recommend that you try the Thai Basil — with Thai basil leaves, onion, green beans, carrot, bell peppers and fresh chili and then add more vegetables ($10.95) or choose a protein like Chicken ($11.95), Beef ($12.95), Shrimp ($13.95), Fish ($14.95) or Salmon ($15.95).

 

Bolan Thai isn’t licensed, which may also help with your resolution to get healthy. Treat yourself to a delicious Mango Lassi or Banana Monkey Smoothie instead.

 

Tabülè (2009 Yonge Street)

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Tabülè features fresh, flavourful and amazing Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. Founded in 2005 by Chef Rony Goriachy and Diana Sideris, Tabule Midtown was the original, but the restaurant is just too good to be contained to one location. There are currently a total of four Tabülès throughout Toronto; Tabülè Riverside (810 Queen Street East), Tabülè Bayview (2901 Bayview Avenue) and Souk Tabülè (494 Front Street East). So even when you’re not close to home, you’ve got great options.

 

Start things off with a hot bowl of their Homemade Lentil Soup – made with pureed red lentils and no cream or butter (Cup $3.95/Bowl $5.95). You can’t go wrong with their namesake dish — Tabülè (hand chopped parsley salad with whole wheat bulgur, tomatoes, onions and a hint of mint tossed in a light lemon and olive oil dressing) for just $6.95. You can make order gluten free Tabülè made with organic quinoa for only 50 cents more! The Falafel Entree – made with gluten free falafel balls and served with müjaddara and vegetables ($13.95) is a hearty and healthy vegetarian meal that is sure to satisfy.

 

Fresh on Eglinton (90 Eglinton Ave E)

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Fresh restaurant first appeared on the scene back in 1999 in The Annex neighborhood. They were a pioneer in the healthy, vegan food scene. Even before that, they began as a travelling juice bar called Juice for Life. Flash forward a few decades and Fresh is still fresh! There are now a total of four locations and Fresh has established themselves as the go to choice in Toronto for flavourful vegan cuisine, even boasting gluten free options. The best thing about their menu is that just about everything on it is delicious and good for you! So go ahead, go wild!

 

Freshii (2300 Yonge Street)

Spinach, Mushroom & Cheese Grilled Egg Pocket – Courtesy of @Freshii

 

The Freshii franchise is synonymous with fresh, fast, healthy food. When you’re hungry and in a hurry, they are a trusted go-to, for good reason. The food is tasty, healthy, convenient and consistent. Choose from salads, soups and wraps, bowls, burritos and more. If you’re feeling the need for a bit of a boost, energize your options with extra protein — falafel, tofu, chicken or steak, and make kale or quinoa the base. Freshii is also a great choice to grab a healthy breakfast on the go. Their Spinach, Mushroom and Cheese Grilled Egg Pocket with

scrambled egg, goat cheese, spinach, roasted red peppers, and mushrooms — is sure to open your eyes in the morning and keep you energized until lunch!

 

With so many nutritious and delicious options in your neighbourhood, living at Davisville Village makes it easy to keep your resolutions intact and satisfy your appetite!

 

Greenrock Property Management Limited wants to help you reach your goals this year and connect you with all that your neighbourhood and community has to offer. For information on Greenrock Communities in Toronto, including Greenrock at Davisville Village (77 Davisville Avenue, 45 Balliol Street and 225 Davisville Avenue), please visit our website.

Make 2018 a great year

Another year has begun, are you ready for it, Toronto? Many of us like to set ambitious goals each year, but struggle to actually see them through. Change is hard, but before you throw in the towel, here are some common New Year’s resolutions and how to make them happen in 2018 in Toronto.

 

Eat Well, For Less, Nearby

 

This point may not be necessary since we already told you about the Feedback App, a handy tool that helps you find amazing deals on Toronto restaurants and support local charities while you eat. But if discounted eats are not what you’re after, consider these always affordable but fabulous dining options located near our Toronto rental communities:

 

If you live at Village Green or near Church and Wellesley, you’ll love these cheap but great spots:

 

Como en Casa (565 Yonge St.)
You can’t go wrong with Como en Casa when you’re on a budget! This great Mexican restaurant serves up flavourful and substantial tacos, burritos, quesadillas and dinner plates for less than $15. We recommend the Taco Meal option ($10.50) which comes with 3 tacos (veg, chicken, beef or pork), rice, beans and salsa. Wash it all down with a house-made horchata ($3)!

 

Ginger Restaurant (695 Yonge St.)

If you love Vietnamese food, you’re in for an affordable treat at Ginger Restaurant on Yonge! Their menu is pretty huge featuring appetizers, Vietnamese subs, salads, pho, Vermicelli noodle dishes, bok choy plates, pad thai noodle dishes, meat and rice plates, drinks and vegan options.  We recommend their huge pho soups to warm your bones in winter — they are all priced around $8.

 

Fresh Burger (542 Church St.)

Fresh burger is a delightfully affordable and different burger joint option in downtown Toronto. With a paired down menu, this restaurant focuses on freshness and quality over frills. Fresh Burger burgers are simple, honest and delicious. You can try one of their 4ox burgers for just $5.89 or try a combo with fries and drink for just $9.75! This is not a crazy toppings place — your burger will come with classic toppings only including cheese, lettuce, tomato and Fresh Burger sauce. If you want to go crazy you can add onions and pickles on request.

 

If you live in Davisville Village or nearby, you have to try:

 

Banh Mi Boys (2365 Yonge St.)

With multiple locations across Toronto, Banh Mi Boys offers intensely flavourful but affordable food for any time of day or night. With an extensive menu featuring banh mi sandwiches, tacos, steamed bao sandwiches, and great sides, you can’t go wrong!

We recommend the Duck Confit Banh Mi ($10), the Kalbi Beef Taco ($5), the Five Spice Pork Belly Steamed Bao ($4.75), and the Sweet Potato Kimchi Fries ($9)!

 

Good Bite Restaurant (2463 Yonge St.)

If you love a hearty breakfast out, you have to try Good Bite Restaurant. Serving up classics like New York Steak and Eggs ($19.95) and Pancakes and Eggs ($12.95), you are going to love it. If you prefer to eat breakfast at home, Good Bite is still worth the visit for lunch and dinner diner style eats.Visit them for salads, soups, sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, steaks and chops. We recommend the Peameal and Tomato Sandwich ($8.95) for meat lovers and the Fried Egg Sandwich for vegetarians ($4.50).

 

Rolltation (2291 Yonge St.)

Have you tried a sushi burrito yet? It looks like a burrito, but it’s actually a massive sushi roll! It’s a super portable and affordable way to enjoy great sushi. Rolltation specializes in sushi rolls that come in classic and wild flavours — everything from Classic Salmon ($12.99) to Fruity Tofu ($9.99). They also specialize in poke bowls (approximately $10), asian snacks and smoothies. If you don’t like their recommended rolls you can opt to roll your own with your choice of fillings!

 

Get Shredded

 

We can’t promise you a six pack for Christmas, but we can point you in the right direction. Toronto is blessed with a huge array of gyms, fitness centers and studios, and personal trainers. If you want to work out close to home for a low monthly fee, check out Hone Fitness (7 Isabella Street) which boasts locations across Toronto, including one near Village Green. You can’t beat their prices — memberships start at just $10/month and their facilities and equipment are great! If you live in the Davisville Village area, want to invest in your physique and are interested in CrossFit, you should definitely check out Crossfit Metric! Their trainers and classes will really challenge you to meet your fitness goals. If paying a price to workout is beyond your budget, YouTube is your new best friend. Stream endless workout videos from passionate yogis, personal trainers, gym enthusiasts, fitness personalities and more! Some of our favourite fitness channels are: Yoga with Adrienne, Blogilates, and Fitness Blender.

 

Save More

 

Saving money is a worthwhile challenge for just about anyone. Saving up for something big or a rainy day? We’ve got you covered! Here are a few ways to save money painlessly:

 

 

Saving time matters too — try the 7 minute workout on for size to get back hours of your day.

 

We hope these ideas help you make 2018 a year to remember. Happy New Year from the Greenrock family!

 

Greenrock Property Management Limited loves connecting you with your neighbourhood and all the amazing things your community has to offer. For information on Greenrock Communities in Toronto, please visit our website.

Get in shape near Yonge and Wellesley!

 

Making a resolution to get in shape is easy, but following through is hard. We all want to look and feel better, but finding a fitness facility that works for you, your goals, and your lifestyle, can be challenging. The Village Green neighbourhood is loaded with options to get in shape near Yonge and Wellesley. Get ready to get your sweat on!

 

Hone Fitness

Courtesy Hone Fitness

 

Getting into shape shouldn’t mean going into debt. Hone Fitness (7 Isabella Street) keeps gym memberships simple and affordable. They do this by foregoing the frills and extras and stripping it down to the basics. There is no towel service and there are no classes. Personal training sessions are available starting at $30. There are over 170 machines and plenty of free weights, racks and benches. All of the equipment is in good condition. There are two membership plans to choose from — the Basic membership is only $10 per month (plus enrollment fee and yearly maintenance fee). You get access to the strength and cardio equipment and the locker rooms. It’s a great no-frills package for no-nonsense fitness training. The Premium membership will set you back just $20 per month (plus enrollment fee and yearly maintenance fee). It gives you access to the Functional Training Room (kettlebell and battle rope kind of stuff), tanning beds and massage chairs. Their Premium membership will also give you access to all Hone Fitness locations. There are currently two other locations at 181 Carlaw Avenue and 585 St Clair Avenue West with more coming in the future. If you have commitment issues and don’t want to sign up for a full year, you can inquire about their more flexible short-term options. Get your One Day Free Trial to see if their fitness facility is a good fit for you. You can learn more about Hone Fitness in our feature article.

 

The Yoga Sanctuary

Credit: @TheYogaSanctuary

 

If you’re looking for full mind and body fitness, The Yoga Sanctuary will help you open up your heart chakra as well as your hip flexors. The Sanctuary has an Introductory Offer on now. For $40, first-time students can work with various teachers and various styles of yoga with an unlimited pass (valid for 30 days from your first class). If you’re loving your improved strength, flexibility and spiritual evolution after the 30 days, the Monthly Auto Pay option is for you. For $110 per month (6 month contract with 30 day cancellation notice) you can go deep with unlimited practice, free mat storage, 20% of workshops and 10% of merchandise. There are two locations to help you achieve oneness with the universe — 1 Wood Street at College Station and 95 Danforth Avenue at Broadview Station. Passes permit you to use either location.

 

Sagrario Pilates

Credit: @SagrarioPilates

 

Sagrario Pilates (405 – 65 Wellesley St E) has been transforming mind and body since it was founded in 1994 by Sagrario Castilla, a former professional dancer. If you’re new to pilates, the friendly and knowledgeable instructors, including Sagrario herself, are there to show you the ropes. To get the most from your Pilates experience, they recommend Smart Paths, specifically tailored for you. The Focused Start Path package is perfect if you’re brand new to Pilates or require 1 on 1 attention. It includes a Private Intro Session and 5 private classes. This can be combined with the Introductory Offer of 13% off the package. Don’t wait, register now!

 

Goodlife Fitness

 

With over 350 location across the country, Goodlife Fitness is Canada’s leading gym. They have the equipment, classes and personal trainers required to help you achieve all of your fitness goals. They offer the widest range of Fitness Classes in Canada, are the only source in the country for the world-renowned Les Mills Fitness Programs. Their memberships allow you to access all Goodlife locations, which is great for when you’re travelling the country. There are several locations to choose from near the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood including Yorkville (80 Bloor Street West), Manulife Centre (55 Bloor St W, 210 ) and Bloor Park (8 Park Road). Right now, you can take advantage of their 14 Day Trial  for just $14.

 

Fitness Solutions Plus

 

Fitness Solutions Plus (800 Yonge St) is your personal fitness solution. Get a free personalized 1 hour consultation on your exercise, nutrition and supplementation by published author and speaker Igor Klibanov. Learn how to take a holistic approach to fitness while you burn fat and build muscle. You can have a personally tailored package designed to help you achieve your dream body.

 

Make this the year you achieve your fitness goals. Make the time, rather than making excuses.

Greenrock Property Management Limited wants to help you achieve your goals and  connect you with your community and all that is has to offer. For information on Greenrock Communities, including Village Green (50 Alexander Street, 40 Alexander Street and 55 Maitland Street), please visit our website.

 

Winter at Ontario Place

 

When was the last time you took a little trip down to Ontario Place? You may be surprised by what you see at Toronto’s western waterfront attraction. You may have heard that the iconic Cinesphere IMAX theatre reopened after an extensive renovation, but the real attraction at Ontario Place is outside. It’s Winter at Ontario Place and it is truly a winter wonderland.

 

The park is open daily from 5am until midnight and admission is free! That gives you plenty of time to explore and play. You’ll want to bundle up, it gets even chillier by the lake, but even on warmer days you won’t have to worry about ice conditions at the skating rink. The outdoor rink is made from a synthetic polymer! If it’s been a while since you laced up the blades, don’t worry — skate sharpening and skate rentals are available. As the sun begins to set you can warm up with a hot chocolate as you sit and sip by the bonfires and enjoy the crackle of the wood and smell of the smoke. You don’t have to worry about getting lost in the dark — on the contrary! From now until March 18th you can take in the magic of The Winter Light Exhibition.

 

Winter Light Exhibition

 

The Winter Light Exhibition is a great way to lighten up the dark days of winter. There are a dozen illuminated art exhibits from twenty local artists. Stroll around at your own pace and take them all in. Let the fairy lights on the trees show you the way. Here’s what you can expect to see:

 

Expanded Horizon

Courtesy of Ontario Place Corporation

The reflective exterior of the Expanded Horizon exhibit by Polymetis, is best appreciated at sunset, allowing light and shadow to work their magic. Inside the exhibit you’ll discover a infinity room of light and mirrors.


Bridge of Imagination

Courtesy of Ontario Place Corporation

 

Bridge of Imagination by Phil Sutherland and Reanna Niceforo, transforms architecture into an art piece. The bridge acts as a canvas for light as flowing, large-scale images are projected onto it that are visible from afar.

 

Elevated Wavelengths

Courtesy of Ontario Place Corporation

 

You literally can’t miss Elevated Wavelengths by Jeff Howard and Codrin Talaba. The colourful lasers connecting the illuminated trees can be seen from almost any vantage point.

 

Reactor

Courtesy of Ontario Place Corporation

 

Reactor by Ryan Longo makes it way to Ontario by way of Burning Man — one of many stops on the North American tour for the artist. The gnarled metal tree twists and turns and reflects in a way that feels oddly human.

 

Future Light Mural

Courtesy of Ontario Place Corporation

 

Kizmet’s Future Light Mural by Kizmet Gabriel can be seen clearly from Lakeshore Boulevard. It can be appreciated anytime, but only fully realized at night, as the reactive paint changes colour and transforms the images you see by day.

 

Winter Fields

Courtesy of Ontario Place Corporation

 

It may be counterintuitive, but the sun is actually closer to earth in winter. It’s just that the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the sun, which is why we have winter. The curved acrylic threads of Winter Fields, by Tonya Hart, represent the magnetic field of the sun.

 

Shine and Shimmer

Courtesy of Ontario Place Corporation

Shine and Shimmer by LeuWebb Projects is a waterfall of light flowing from the park’s fake mountain. The shimmering light reflected by the skating rink is like a beautiful ghost of the long-gone log ride that once occupied the park.


Shard

Courtesy of Ontario Place Corporation

 

Shard by Nuff & Nupanap is a solitary, individual, illuminated crystal shard. Won’t you come and keep it company? Maybe you’ll make a connection and create a unique moment that will never be repeated.

 

The Crunch of Snow Underfoot

Courtesy of Ontario Place Corporation

 

The refracted light fluctuating in the sky off recycled plastic bottles suspended between birch trees provides the perfect spot for a moment of personal reflection on the traces we leave behind us on this path. Crunch of Snow Underfoot by Andrew Maize and Joshua Collins is not to be missed.

 

LUMOS

Courtesy of Ontario Place Corporation

 

The shape of Lumos by Matt DesLauriers, Steven Mengin, Jean-Michel Gariepy is inspired by traditional warming huts. How will you feel when this triangular light sculpture reacts to your approach by changing colour and glowing red?

 

Icicle Silo

Courtesy of Ontario Place Corporation

 

The signature silos on site at Ontario Place get their own miniaturized mimic with Icicle Silo by Chris Foster. A silo’s reason for being was to store grain for the winter. This hollow silo houses crystalline icicles of light instead, and seems to store winter, itself.

 

Winter Lights

Courtesy of Ontario Place Corporation

 

Winter Lights by Catherine Curran is an exhibit inspired by the winter light reflecting within the ancient rock caves of Ontario. In this beautiful piece, beams of light filter down into the depths, reflecting and refracting. A weathered tree stump within seems to yearn for the light above.

 

Make your way to Ontario Place this winter and step into the light. You won’t regret going but you might regret missing it!

 

Greenrock Property Management Limited wants to help shed some light on all that your city, community and neighbourhood have to offer. For information on Greenrock Communities in Toronto, including Greenrock at Davisville Village (77 Davisville Avenue, 45 Balliol Street and 225 Davisville Avenue) and Village Green (50 Alexander Street, 40 Alexander Street and 55 Maitland Street), please visit our website.


Celebrate design at TO DO

 

The Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) is back for it’s 8th big and beautiful year. The festival is the largest cultural celebration of design in Canada. There are over 100 free exhibitions, events and winter installations across the city, all designed to illuminate, celebrate and challenge your aesthetic interests. The festival is on now, until January 21st.

 

Credit: @todesignoffsite

 

 

TO DO turns Toronto into an interactive hub for creativity, bringing design and art out from behind the closed doors of the studio, and into the urban sphere. It is designed to bring the community together to celebrate contemporary culture. There are too many interesting exhibitions and displays to mention, so check out the full schedule to plan your experience.

 

Here a few highlights for this year’s festival:

 

Analog Shift

 

Analog Shift is an interactive exhibition taking place at Artscape Youngplace, Hallway Galleries (180 Shaw Street). The promotional installation for Seattle-based design brand, Fin, also serves as a social commentary on Virtual Reality (VR). Visitors use a classic childhood toy, the View-Master, to explore Fin’s showroom and highlight that actual physical objects are required to create a virtual reality.

 

365 Pieces of Felt

 

365 Pieces of Felt is a window display at the David Kaye Gallery (1092 Queen West). The display is visible from the Dovercourt entrance. A pile of felt may appear as a just a pile of wasted scraps to the untrained eye, but each day another photograph will be added to the display to demonstrate the seemingly infinite versatility that can be achieved with a little creativity. There will be a reception at the Gallery, with the artist Kathryn Walter on the final day of the festival, Sunday January 21st, from 2pm until 5pm. 365 Pieces of Felt continues after the festival at www.feltstudio.com/blog, where a new photo will be added every day of 2018.


Credit: @todesignoffsite

 

70 Geary Avenue: Intersection Art & Design

 

Come and experience Toronto’s up and coming design district as the studio doors open to welcome you to 70 Geary Avenue: Intersection Art & Design. The city’s premier floral design studio, Emblem, will feature vibrant displays. The studio is also home to Lori Harrison Design – creators of art, textiles and wonderful wares, as well as Watson Soule. These producers of exceptionally expressive floor pieces invite the public to come get a glimpse of the art of rug making on Saturday January 20th, from 6pm to 9pm, at 70-72 Geary Avenue.

 

TO DO Talks: Symposium

 

If you can’t get enough of the festival, there are a few exclusive ticketed events that you won’t want to miss. The TO DO Talks Symposium: Designing the Future of Work is the third annual symposium. It brings together 12 experts from different disciplines to discuss what the future of work may look like. Topics range from organizational structures, to ritual and empathy, to architecture and responsive workplaces. The digital world will affect the way we work, from automation to constant connectivity, the future of work is looking more complex and design will play a major role in reshaping how we work. Tickets are available online or at the door. The talk takes place on Saturday, January 20th, from 1pm to 5pm at George Brown College, St. James Campus, Room 406 (auditorium), 290 Adelaide Street East.


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TO DO Talks: Aberrant Architecture

 

Aberrant Architecture is a collaborative studio based in London, UK. Founders David Chambers and Kevin Haley will talk about everything you don’t see that goes into a final work of architecture. Moderated by Beatrice Galilee, a former collaborator with the studio and current Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. TO DO Talks: Aberrant Architecture takes place on Friday, January 19th, from 7:30pm until 9pm at Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. Tickets are available now.

 

If you want to connect with the creativity of your community, and feast your eyes on design that shapes and enhances our lives, put the Toronto Design Offsite Festival at the top of your TO DO list!

 

Greenrock Property Management Limited wants to connect you with the beauty and creativity of your city, community and neighbourhood. For information on Greenrock Communities in Toronto, including Greenrock at Davisville Village (77 Davisville Avenue, 45 Balliol Street and 225 Davisville Avenue) and Village Green (50 Alexander Street, 40 Alexander Street and 55 Maitland Street), please visit our website.


Dig into Winterlicious!

 

It’s a brand new year full of opportunity and promise — but it’s hard to get excited when it’s so cold outside. Don’t let the winter doldrums set in just yet. You still have something to jump up and down about — great food. Winterlicious is back!

 

From January 26th to February 8th, experience the diversity and world-class quality of Toronto’s food scene. Indulge in amazing three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus from over 200 of the best restaurants in the city.

 

If you’re still hungry for more, there are some exclusive Culinary Events to dig into as well. Featuring dining experiences from some of the top chefs and venues in Toronto, including High Tea at Casa Loma, and a food tour of St. Lawrence Market with Chef Scott Savoie of Toronto Food Tours Inc. Tickets for these exclusive events are going fast, get yours!

 

There are far too many incredible establishments participating in this year’s Winterlicious to cover them all, but here a few of the stand-outs near you. Book your table directly with the restaurant of your choice.


MIDTOWN


Credit: Five Doors North

 

Five Doors North

 

Five Doors North (2088 Yonge Street) is a mainstay of the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood, serving up contemporary Italian cuisine in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Chef Vito Rizzuto and David Brace use their vast experience to elevate simplicity to an artform.  Five Doors North is offering a $33 three-course dinner menu. Make a reservation today. Learn more about Five Doors North in our recent interview with Manager, Kara Anderson.


Credit: Alleycatz Restaurant Jazz Bar

 

Alleycatz Restaurant Jazz Bar

 

Alleycatz Restaurant Jazz Bar (2409 Yonge Street) is the spot for the coolest cats in town. Even if you’re not so cool, their hip vibe is bound to rub off on you! The exposed brick and red oak interior is warm and inviting, cool and cozy. After a delicious dinner, you can get your groove on. Expect live music and dancing, Thursday through Saturday, with free dance lessons on Salsa Mondays and Bachata Tuesdays. Alleycatz is offering a $33 three-course Winterlicious dinner menu. Make your reservations now!


Credit: Schnitzel Hub European Bistro & Bar

 

Schnitzel Hub European Bistro

 

The Schnitzel Hub European Bistro (1415 Yonge Street) is schnitzel central in midtown. This cozy bistro and artisan vodka bar features a warm and casual feel, with friendly and informative service. They feature authentic made-from-scratch Central and Eastern European fare. For their Winterlicious 2018, Schnitzel Hub is offering a $28 lunch menu and a $43 dinner menu. Make your reservations online, or call 647-351-5558.

 

DOWNTOWN


Credit: Adega Restaurante


Adega Restaurante


Adega Restaurante (33 Elm Street) is offering a $28 lunch and $43 dinner menu. Adega means ‘wine cellar’. They specialize in primarily Portuguese style seafood with Spanish influences. For some dishes, Adega takes old recipes and cooking techniques and fuses them with modern flavour and complimentary contemporary cuisine styles. Other dishes are best left alone, and remain as authentic as possible. The rustic bronze walls, cozy vibe and white table cloths, create a fine yet casual atmosphere. Book a cozy booth, today!



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AGO Bistro


Treat yourself to culture and cuisine at AGO Bistro at the Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas St W). This award-winning restaurant is located in a distinct space, designed by Frank Gehry. It is simultaneously chic and casual. Modern Danish furnishings combined with vibrantly coloured acrylic tabletops, and a contemporary art installation by Frank Stella, provide the perfect setting for their $28 lunch or $43 dinner Winterlicious menus. Make your reservations today.


Courtesy: Cafe California

 

Café California

 

Café California (538 Church Street) has been a favourite fixture of the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood for over twenty five years. Their newly renovated interior is bright and airy, featuring eclectic decor, an antique baby grand piano, martini bar and much more. Café California’s Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and friendly service should be near the top of your Winterlicious wish list. They are offering a $23 lunch and $33 dinner menus. Learn more about Café California in our feature article. Book your table online or by calling 416-960-6161.

 

There is so much flavour to savour during Winterlicious 2018. Even if you’re spending most of the winter in hibernation, you’ll still need to go out to eat. Winterlicious makes going out to eat easier and more affordable than ever! It’s perhaps the perfect way to explore your city, community and neighbourhood. Bon appetit!

 

Greenrock Property Management Limited loves connecting you with your community. For information on Greenrock Communities in Toronto, including Greenrock at Davisville Village (77 Davisville Avenue, 45 Balliol Street and 225 Davisville Avenue) and Village Green (50 Alexander Street, 40 Alexander Street and 55 Maitland Street), please visit our website.