A week of fun near Davisville Village


We could all use a little more fun in our lives. Living in the heart of Davisville Village means you’re never far away from the action and adventure. But because most of us live such busy lives, finding the time to find fun things to do and make plans can seem like a full time job. To help make things easier and way more enjoyable, we’ve planned out a week of fun activities in Davisville Village for you to try. Mark your calendars and get excited!



Start the week on the right foot. A Monday meetup with a few friends at your neighbourhood watering hole is just the ticket. Kramer’s Bar and Grill (1915 Yonge Street) is a great local pub. A visit there will put a smile on your face thanks to their friendly staff, diverse beer options, and excellent and eclectic menu. When the weather warms up, there are two patios to soak up the sun on. If you’re looking for that comfy spot where everybody knows your name, you don’t have to look very far.


Tuesday is the perfect day to take in a movie. The crowds are thinner than on the weekends, and the tickets are cheaper! Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Eglinton and VIP (formerly SilverCity) is located at 2300 Yonge Street. It’s a great spot to catch the latest blockbusters – there are even reclining seats in the VIP theatres! This theatre features the latest screen tech, from 3D to Ultra AVX and D Box, all the way up to D Box Ultra AVX 3D (whatever that is!). Regular admission on Tuesdays is only $8.99, with special prices for their fancy options too.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for there, just across the street (at 2190 Yonge Street) you’ll find Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas. They offer the latest first-run films, but it’s also a great theatre to see some smaller, hidden gems that you may have missed. Tuesday tickets are just $8.25 for general admission and $11.25 for 3D features.


Beat the Hump Day blues and work out some midweek tension by treating yourself to a spa day! You have several nearby options for spas to suit your needs in the Davisville Village area. Alma Natural Spa is a great one if you’re looking to avoid harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances. They offer an authentically natural atmosphere, using only non-toxic, eco-friendly ingredients in their handmade scrubs, lotions and oils. You can learn more about Alma in our recent feature article.


We could all use more laughter in our lives. When you’re looking for laugh-out-loud fun and the absolute best in local and international stand up comedy, look no further than Absolute Comedy (2335 Yonge Street). Checking out some comedy is the perfect date night activity or group get-together, and a great way to get into an early, upbeat headspace for the upcoming weekend! Tickets are just $12 on Thursdays!


Choosing exciting Friday plans can be tricky. Are you in the mood to go out for dinner? Maybe see a show? Getting tickets for Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre (2026 Yonge Street)kills those two birds with one stone. Enjoy a great meal and immerse yourself in a live murder mystery performance! Their fun, funny, interactive and entertaining shows have been wowing crowds since 1987. Come see what all the mystery is about! Find out more about Mysteriously Yours in our feature article and interview.


It’s Saturday! Easily the most fun day of the week for most of us. The rules of the work week no longer apply and we are free to escape the everyday. If you’re looking for a true escape, check out Escape Casa Loma. Escape rooms are popping up all over the place these days. But there is no other venue in Toronto that compares to Casa Loma. The epic castle setting lends itself perfectly to the dramatic escape series storyline. There are also live performers and full theatrical production sets to enhance your experience. Choose the story and room that’s right for you, and plan your escape with the help of your friends!


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Sundays are perfect for chilling out at home. After the jam packed week of fun you’ve had, you deserve a little downtime. Get reacquainted with your couch and catch up on your favourite shows or movies. To avoid cabin fever, we recommend stepping out for a bit a brunch in the middle of day. Boom Breakfast & Co (174 Eglinton West) is home to some of the best Eggs Benny in the city, and their Chocolate Monkey Waffles are worship-worthy. If you want to really stretch your legs after brunch, take an urban hike along the Beltline Trail and see what’s up at Evergreen Brickworks. There is a TTC stop at Evergreen and the #28 bus will return you to Davisville Station, if walking all the way back is not on your to-do list.


We hope this post motivates you to get out there and enjoy this fabulous neighbourhood you call home, every day of the week!


Greenrock Property Management Limited wants to help you have some fun and connect you with all that your neighbourhood and community 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), please visit our website.

Take a class at The Chef Upstairs


The Chef Upstairs is more than just a restaurant. It’s a private dining venue. Good there is kind of having a great restaurant all to yourself. You choose the chef, menu, wine and even the decor for your group of 10 to 25 people. It’s perfect for families, team building and larger get togethers.


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But it’s even more than that. It’s also a top notch cooking school that offers interactive cooking classes. A group of 6 to 8 people work together, within a larger group of up to 14 people. A professional chef leads the class and provides all the guidance and instruction you will require. The classes focus on all aspects of cooking — from knife skills, to food preparation and seasoning — and of course, eating. At the end of the class, the group sits down together and enjoys the meal they have prepared. Classes typically include 3 recipes and provide a full meal. Best of all, you will take these new skills (and any leftovers) home with you.


Classes are offered at their Mount Pleasant Road location ((516 Mt Pleasant Road) on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Fridays at 6:45 pm. Each class is approximately 3 hours long and costs $99 for a single class, or $175 for two classes (or one couple in one class).

Check out their winter schedule. The Chef Upstairs is allergy aware and always 100% peanut and nut free.

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Winter may be coming to a close for this year, but anytime is a good time for comfort food. Especially Italian comfort food! Start with a classic winter soup, Ribollita –  a Tuscan white bean soup with simple Crostini. Next, make pasta from scratch and create butternut squash and goat cheese ravioli with a brown butter and sage sauce. Finish things off with a deconstructed take on Cannoli.




In this class you will pick up some basic knife skills, and learn how to layer flavourings like a pro to create your own North African meal. The lesson will begin with a mixed green salad with figs, apricots, olives and feta, served with a sensational sherry honey vinaigrette. The main course consists of a chicken breast stuffed with more apricots, figs, dates and raisins, topped with a dried fruit compote and served with a root vegetable tagine with couscous. A delicious Meskouta lemon cake completes the meal.




This is always a popular class. Classic Tapas recipes are simple enough to prepare but most boast a complex flavour profile. These dishes are relatively easy to recreate at home, so you’ll be able to show off what you learned with ease. Tapas is a shareable meal, composed of several “small plates”. In this course you will make delicious bites including Tomato Bread and Olives, Patatas Bravas with Chorizo, Berenjenas Parrillas (Grilled Eggplant with Melted Manchego, Capers, and Saffron Honey), Grilled calamari stuffed with ratatouille and Catalan Crema for dessert.




Get a real hands on experience in this super-popular class. Make rice paper rolls and vegetarian dumplings from scratch! Then move on to Pho Bo — a perfectly satisfying soup for chilly evenings that is a meal in itself. For dessert, you will prepare an avocado ice cream parfait called Kem Bo.




In addition to their regular classes, The Chef Upstairs offers classes for special occasions. Their March Break Cooking Camps are full day (9am to 4pm) group sessions for kids ages 7 to 16. They are designed to bring out the inner chef in your child, while improving self-confidence and encouraging them to work with others to achieve a delicious goal. They’ll start the day by making their own breakfast. They’ll spend the rest of the day cooking, baking, taking supervised breaks in the local park, or walking to the Mount Pleasant library to browse cookbooks, or go shopping together for fresh and local ingredients.


PD Day Cooking Camps at The Chef Upstairs teach children, ages 6 to 13, the basics of food prep, cooking techniques and healthy eating. The next one takes place on Easter Monday (April 2nd).


Make this the year you learn to cook, meet some new people, or plan a fun couples night out. When you go out for dinner, you feed yourself for the night. When you learn to cook with the Chef Upstairs, you feed your mind and body for a lifetime!

Greenrock Property Management Limited loves to help you cook up some fun and connect you with all that your neighbourhood and community 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), please visit our website.


Check out Outbreak Escape Games


It can be challenging to find new, exciting and challenging ways to spend your leisure time. Spending time with friends is fun, but do you really want to go to another movie and not talk? If you are looking to escape the bonds of your usual entertainment options, you and your crew may want to look into getting locked up – in an Escape Room! It’s time to check out Outbreak Escape Games.


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Of course, it’s all very safe. The door to an escape room is not really locked. Even claustrophobics could be comfortable. Escape rooms are themed rooms, with a given back story and an objective. Using your collective wits and reason, you and your team have to figure out the puzzles and move beyond the obstacles, in order to break “free” within the allotted time. If you get stuck, the helpful staff is always within reach to provide hints and point you in the right direction.


The entire vibe of Outbreak Escape Rooms is a little mysterious. They are located down an alleyway on the left side of the building at 152 Avenue Road, Toronto. A sandwich board marks the spot by the sidewalk. Once you enter the side alley door, you descend a narrow staircase, to the underground lair. NOTE: Outbreak Escape Rooms are not wheelchair accessible.


Participants are quickly briefed on their room, it’s back story and their objective. It’s best to arrive about 10 minutes before your booked appointment time. There are no walk-ins. All experiences are by appointment only. The rooms are private, you never play with strangers. The rooms are designed for 4 to 8 players, but adjustments can be made. The experience is modular, meaning 2 to 3 can play or, more puzzles can be added to accommodate larger groups – as long as the room doesn’t get overcrowded. 2-3 player games can be booked for Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays.


Some Escape Rooms can be downright scary, but that is not the case at Outbreak. These games are designed to be fun. They have two games available right now; Beneath the Surface and Animal Hackers.


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Set behind the concrete walls of a 1950’s style bomb shelter, this room has a creepy, but not frightening, vibe and is restricted to those 16 years of age and older. Your team will have to work well together to figure it out. It is a one hour room and very challenging, with a 30% success rate (all puzzles solved within the time limit without hints or assistance). Are you ready to discover what lies Beneath the Surface? You can book your appointment  now!



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Animal Hackers transports you and your team to a world ruled by cats and dogs. It takes place in a shopping plaza that sells the rarest items in the known universe. The infamous hacker “Sniffer” has escaped from the pound! The upbeat vibe of this game is great for ages 10+.  Book your appointment today!

Full refunds are provided within at least 48 hours notice of cancellation. For cancellation after that point, a $50 fee will apply. Standard admission fees are $28 per player. It makes the perfect birthday party destination, team building exercise, or just a fun way to spend some time engaging with friends. Are you ready to escape the everyday?


Greenrock Property Management Limited loves to help you escape the everyday 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.

Get pampered at Alma Natural Spa


Life can be stressful. We can all feel a little overwhelmed from time to time, and we could all use more time to ourselves. Treating yourself to a spa day is a sure fire way to melt away that tension. The trouble is, who has the time to spend hours in a spa? And, many modern spas use products that can contain harsh chemicals which you may not want on your skin. When you choose Alma Natural Spa (2105 Yonge Street) you can rest assured that you’re going to enjoy a non-toxic and eco-friendly experience. Their handmade, all-natural lotions, oils and scrubs will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, without any unpleasant artificial aromas, strong fumes or unnecessary chemicals.


Alma opened in 2011. Katie, the founder, wanted to create a spa space where people didn’t have to worry about what products were being used and what fumes they may be breathing. She wanted to create a place where busy people could get the services they wanted, in less time, in an unpretentious, non-toxic atmosphere. In the founder’s own words:


One day it hit me that there had to be a better way to provide everyone their own 45 minute oasis in a way that was safe, non-toxic, relaxing, unpretentious, fun, with great customer service.


Katie sold the spa in 2016 to a dedicated member of the Alma team. Paresha, is the current owner, an esthetician who began working at Alma back in 2011 after feeling the negative effects of working in a traditional spa.


Alma is also committed to social responsibility. They don’t use products that are tested on animals. The products used and sold are produced in a way that treats workers fairly, are non-toxic, free from non-renewable ingredients, eco-friendly and organic whenever possible.


The Services

A warm, friendly and knowledgeable staff await you and the service options at Alma are many.


For Face

Let’s start with the face. They offer a range of facial services, including the Power Facial ($74 for 45 minutes). It is designed to nourish and hydrate, improve skin tone and texture and is customized for your skin type. Great for those new to facials. For guys, there is a Men’s Facial ($79.00 for 45 minutes). This deep cleansing facial includes a toning mask, extractions, face and scalp massage, and hydration. If you want to go deeper, the Inner and Outer Glow ($145 for 90 minutes) option is for you. It includes a guided meditation, Reiki energy healing, anti-aging facial massage, reflexology and more.



When you feel like you’ve got the weight of the world on your shoulders, treating yourself to a massage can do you a world of good. Even if you only have a few minutes, you can get a condensed Shoulder and Neck, Head and Scalp, Facial Massage, Chair Massage or Hand and Foot Massage for only $15 per 10 minutes (20 minute maximum).

If you have a little more time on your hands, you can get an Aromatic Massage with restorative, organic, botanical oils. Choose Full Body ($75 for 45 min, $94 for an hour) or Back massage only ($50 for 30 minutes). They also offer a Hot Stone Back Massage, using warm basalt stones to soothe sore muscles ($50 for 30 minutes, $90 for an hour). A Reiki with Reflexology foot massage can relieve tension and help restore balance by stimulating the reflexes that correspond to each organ and gland of the body ($50 for 30 minutes, $95 for an hour). A reflexology insurance receipt can be provided for this service. For all other massages, insurance receipts cannot be provided due to the fact that Alma does not employ RMTs (Registered Massage Therapists). Alma massages are performed by qualified estheticians with advanced massage training.

Nail Treatments

Upstairs at Alma, is the nail salon. Men and women can treat themselves to a little slice of heaven for hands and feet! The Lavender Luxury treatment uses Alma’s exclusive lavender creams, moisturizers and scrubs. It is available as a manicure or pedicure. Men will love the Sport Treatment manicure or pedicure.

Spa Packages

To really treat yourself right, and save a little money, you can opt for one of Alma’s Spa Packages. The men’s package combines a full-body massage with a facial, plus the sport hand and foot treatment, all for $198 ($233 value). The Girls Night Out package is a great way to spend some quality time with your BFF. It includes a peppermint refresh pedicure, plus a glass of wine, for two ($95).

Community Outreach

Alma is committed to their community. Every year, they sponsor at least one woman in need to become an esthetician. This is part of their vision to empower women to support themselves and their families, while enjoying a rewarding career.

Greenrock Property Management Limited loves to 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.

The best date night spots in Davisville


You’ve got your date night booked, now you need to find something to do. Whether it’s a first date, or a much deserved night out with your spouse or partner, you want the night to feel special. There are many great options for fun and romantic evenings in the Yonge and Davisville area. Here are few of the best date night spots in Davisville.




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Alleycatz (2409 Yonge Street) is a one stop date night destination. Enjoy a romantic meal in the warm and inviting space, complete with red oak accents and exposed brick. The Giant Wild Mushroom Ravioli ($18) (with ricotta cheese and a tomato cream sauce drizzled in truffle oil) makes a great meal. The Surf & Turf ($26) (with 6oz beef tenderloin, tiger shrimp, smashed sweet potato and seasonal vegetables) is perfect for special occasions. Just be sure to save room to share a dessert with your date. Their Molten Lava Cake ($7) is an indulgent option (warm chocolate cake with a flowing white chocolate center, topped with whipped cream).


After dinner, it’s time for some music and dancing! Every Thursday through Saturday night, a live band or DJ brings the funk, soul, R&B and reggae vibes to Alleycatz. There are also free Salsa lessons on Mondays, free Bachata lessons on Tuesdays, and Wednesday brings the Blues open mic. Maybe you’ll want to take the stage and impress your date?


Absolute Comedy


“Is this thing on?”


Everybody loves to laugh. What better way is there to spend a date night than seeing some of the best stand up comedy in North America?! Absolute Comedy(2335 Yonge Street) has it all. The best local and international talent, a great space, and great prices. The website makes it easy to buy tickets for a show. Arrive early, have a drink at the bar and you can choose your seat from the map. If you want to go all out with reserved seats and dinner, they offer greatpackage deals that include an all you can eat buffet, or on less busy nights a prix fixe that lets you choose any entree on the menu, plus salad, dessert and coffee or tea


Snakes & Lattes Midtown


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Snakes & Lattes Midtown (45 Eglinton Ave East) was made for date night. The fun is built right in. Pay and $8 admission fee and play all you want! Playing games together gives your date a point of focus, fodder for conversation, and it’s a great way to get to know someone better. They offer a good selection of food and drinks, so you can really settle in for an evening of fun, but still feel like you’re having a night on the town! They are open until 3am on Friday andSaturday nights. There are thousands of games to choose from and a friendly and knowledgeable staff of ‘game gurus’ who will teach you how to play, or make game suggestions for you. Learn more about Snakes & Lattes Midtown in our recent feature article.


Shey Wellness Clinic


Shey Wellness Clinic



Treat yourselves to a relaxing Swedish Massage at Shey Wellness Clinic (25 Imperial Street, Suite 310A). Let their Registered Massage Therapists work out the tension you’re carrying, and leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Choose from 30 minute ($65), 60 minute ($95) or 90 minute massages ($145).


Date night can be anything that you want it to be! There are so many great options to choose from in the Yonge and Davisville neighbourhood, you may have to have date nights more often to try them all!


Greenrock Property Management Limited loves to connect you to all that your neighbourhood and community have to offer. For information onGreenrock Communities in Toronto, including Greenrock at Davisville Village (77 Davisville Avenue45 Balliol Street and 225 Davisville Avenue), please visit our website.

Get fit near Davisville Village!


We all want to feel good and look good. It can be difficult to find the time to exercise, but the payoff for the time that you invest can be huge. The list of life-enhancing benefits that come from regular exercise include: controlling your weight, improving your mood and mental health, reducing stress, and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes as well as some forms of cancer. You don’t need to travel far from home at Davisville Village to find the fitness facilities and support that you need to get fit.

Goodlife Fitness

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Goodlife Fitness is the leading fitness centre in Canada. They boast over 350 locations, nationwide. There are two locations near Davisville Village — at 250 Davisville and 2300 Yonge Street. One of the great things about belonging to the largest gym in the country is the convenience. Your membership allows you to access the equipment, personal trainers, and classes available at any location — including their exclusive Les Mills Fitness Program. This can be handy if you have an appointment on the other side of town, or if you’re travelling to the other side of the country. You can get a 3 class pass to try it out and see if Goodlife Fitness is a good fit for you.

Junction Fitness Hub

Junction Fitness Hub (511 Mt Pleasant Road) strives to create strong and lasting relationships with their clients and the community. The club features Personal Trainer Specialists who will whip you into shape in no time. If you don’t want that much one-on-one attention, their TEAM Training classes offer very small classes limited to a maximum of 5 people — at less than 60% of the cost! Towel service is provided with all memberships. Right now, you can get an introductory 3-class TEAM Training pass for just $69.

CrossFit Metric

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Crossfit Metric is located at 756 Mt Pleasant Road. You may have heard of CrossFit before, it’s devotees tend to be a passionate group. The general idea is to build functional strength, to make your body and mind stronger by moving in a natural, holistic way – rather than isolating muscle groups, or participants. CrossFit has a strong community dynamic, based on the idea that people accomplish more when they work together. It’s an exercise philosophy that is based on constantly challenging and ‘confusing’ your muscles. CrossFit folks follow a Workout of the Day (WOD), which keeps those who train this way from getting used to a workout and keep a healthy, supportive but competitive edge. Learn more about CrossFit Metric in our feature article.




No one but other mothers can understand the physical and emotional challenges of new and expectant mothers. That’s where  FITMOM (745 Mt Pleasant Road) fits in. The idea was conceived by founder Andrea Page back at the turn of the millenium, following the birth of her first child. Andrea wasn’t prepared for the physical and emotional changes she went through and wanted to provide a fitness centre that provided special support to moms. FITMOM offers prenatal and postnatal classes, and birth services.

FITMOM believes in the benefits of exercise during and after a healthy pregnancy. They advocate for the connection mothers can experience while working out with their infants, toddlers and older children. It combines the technical with lifestyle counseling to create a unique format that also enhances the physical and social development of their child.

Vega Power Pilates

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Pilates is another form of exercise that you’ve probably heard of, but may find a bit intimidating if you’ve never experienced it. It was pioneered by Joseph Pilates, a German expatriate, when he developed innovative equipment and exercises to help WW1 prisoners of war regain their strength. It later caught on in New York with the professional dance community because it helps to build strength and endurance while improving long, even muscle tone. Today, the mind-body strength training system is designed to strengthen the weak and challenge the strong. In other words, no matter what your current fitness level may be, Pilates can help you take it to the next level. Vega Power Pilates (2063 Yonge Street, Level 2) offers a range of programs to suit anyone, from beginner to professional.

Beginning a fitness program can feel intimidating, at first. If you are healthy enough to exercise, remember that it’s not about being stronger and healthier than everyone else, it’s about being the strongest and healthiest version of yourself. Keep at it and you’ll keep feeling better.

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 Avenue45 Balliol Street and 225 Davisville Avenue), please visit our website.


Check out Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre


Escape your everyday routine by booking a table at Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre! This interactive dinner theatre has offered outstanding live entertainment in the GTA  for 30 years. Best of all, it’s located really close to Davisville Village.


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The company launched in 1987 and spent more than 12 years performing from the Fairmont Royal York. In 1999 they moved to their dedicated theatre space at 2026 Yonge Street (just 2 blocks north of Davisville Subway Station). The large multi-tiered venue is perfectly suited to their unique brand of comedic, interactive murder mysteries. The decor is elegant, the acoustics are excellent, and so are the sightlines. There isn’t a bad seat in the house! The company also offers custom and private mysteries to suit your needs, either at their Theatre or at your off-site location.


All the shows feature detailed and solvable mysteries. Cluesheets and pencils are provided to help track the clues. You will be given enough information during the show to figure out “whodunit” by the time ballots are passed out at 2nd intermission. Correct ballots are entered into a draw and 5 lucky winners receive prizes.


Sounds like fun, right? We spoke with Iliki Mahairas, of Mysteriously Yours to help set the scene and give us more of a feel of what to expect.

The mystery itself begins around 8:00 pm. The actors enter “in character” and mingle with the guests.  (They schmooze with them.) You find out who the characters are, how they relate to each other, and the theme of the mystery. Then, someone you’ve just met dies, or a body is discovered and a detective is called in to investigate.  He leads the questioning of the suspects and you get to question them as well … because they’re spread throughout the room, they sit right at the tables with you. So, you get to participate and try to help solve the mystery and see if you can figure out whodunit!  It’s a lot of fun! The show runs to about 10:30 PM.

Our Mysteries are based on familiar themes with lots of comedy, intrigue and audience participation. Prizes are awarded to some of the guests who correctly solve the mystery.

Guests are welcome to participate as little or as much as they’re comfortable with, or they can simply sit back and be entertained. The theatre is designed to accommodate large groups, but you can also come as a single, couple or small group of friends. Smaller parties usually join other guests at larger tables, so it’s also a good way to meet and interact with new people. Children over the age of 6 are welcome, but be advised that the shows are written for adults. While there is no swearing or overt adult situations within the show, there are double entendres and material that could be considered risqué. It’s recommend for those 10 years of age and up. Guests only have to arrive between 7:30 and 7:45pm, at which time they are introduced to the cast and theme of the show.  Dinner is served beforehand so if you’re hungry, come early — this is dinner theatre after all! We asked Iliki to tell us about the food:

Arrival is from 6:30pm for a fabulous three course dinner that you order from our menu. You have a choice of salad or the soup-of-the-day.  There’s a choice of four main courses, including: chicken, fish, beef or a vegetarian dish. There are two incredible desserts to choose from, and coffee and tea.

Gluten free options are also available. Performances are held every Friday and Saturday evening. To avoid disappointment, it’s best to book your reservation as far in advance as possible. Some performances can be booked the same day and others are sold out weeks in advance. You can take a look at the price structure here.

The mystery performances that are performed change 2 or 3 times per year. We asked Iliki to tell us a little about the current show:

The mystery we are currently presenting is: “Mimico Vice”. Travel back 30 years to 1987!  Hard-nosed detective, Sonny Cracket has his hands full dealing with the notorious “Breakfast Club Gang”.  Life ain’t easy when you work for the toughest police force around… Mimico Vice!

The dress code at Mysteriously Yours is Casual Elegance. That means no baseball hats, sweatpants, ripped jeans, tank tops. Dress like you’re going out for a fun and elegant night of comedic theatre – because your are! You are also encouraged to dress to suit the theme or era of the mystery so in this case think 80s hair and shoulder pads, if you want to go all out.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend some quality time with friends, family or coworkers this holiday, this could be just the ticket! Mysteriously Yours also offers gift certificates in any denomination you choose. The recipient can use the gift for tickets, in the dining room or toward the bar bill. They can be mailed or emailed directly and they never expire or depreciate. So why not give a gift of fun and mystery this season!

Greenrock Property Management Limited loves to connect you with all the mysteries and wonders that your community has to offer. For information on Greenrock Communities in Toronto, including Greenrock at Davisville Village (77 Davisville Avenue45 Balliol Street and 225 Davisville Avenue), please visit our website.

Snakes and Lattes Midtown is now open!


Do you like food and drinks? Do you like games? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, then chances are, you’ll like Snakes and Lattes. Snakes and Lattes is a board  game café. Actually, it’s the biggest and best board game café. They kind of started the growing trend in Toronto way back in late summer of 2010 when owners Ben Castanie and Aurelia Peynet opened the original location in the Annex.


They started off small, in a narrow storefront at 600 Bloor Street West. They offered a good selection of games and some light snacks and drinks, including a few craft beers. There was no free wifi at first, as the focus was on the games and socializing face to face. Free wifi was added to accommodate the growing demand from the early morning business and student clientele that crowded the little café. Fun and games and coffee, it turns out, is a great way to start your busy day and set a more stress-free tone.  Snakes and Lattes couldn’t keep up with the demand so they expanded their original location in 2011. They purchased the space next door and tore down the wall. This added 2000 square feet of space and increased the seating capacity from 45 to 150. In 2015, Ben and Aurelia opened a second location in Little Italy (489 College Street).

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The second location had a seating capacity of 240 guests and  a collection of more than 1000 games. The owners continued to try and supply the seemingly insatiable demand for fun, games, food and drinks, in a comfortable and casual space. What’s not to like?


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A third location has just opened in midtown, at 45 Eglinton Ave East, close to Davisville Village. The enormous, flagship store features over 10, 000 square feet of fun and games on three floors!


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The concept for each location remains the same. Guests pay a small cover charge in exchange for access to a wide variety of carefully curated games. Snakes and Lattes’ trained ‘game gurus’ are always on hand to teach and offer advice and assistance to the less experienced  players.


Since anytime is a good time for playing games and eating and drinking — Snakes and Lattes is open almost all the time! From 8am until ‘whenever’ on weekdays and 11am until ‘whenever’ on weekends. If people are still playing, they stay open. There is nothing worse than having to cut a good game short because the place is closing. Visiting Snakes and Lattes is kind of like going to friend’s house. A friend who has a ton of games and never wants you to leave!

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Love the game you’re playing and want to continue it at home, or give it as a gift? No problem! The cafés sell a wide variety of games on site, and through their online shop. They also feature a monthly Game Designers Night, where designers offer their prototypes for public play and field testing. There are also regular tutorials and tournaments and even a weekly board game podcast called the Snakecast.


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If you’re into fun and games, pay a visit to Snakes and Lattes’ brand new flagship location in midtown. Their friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere is a welcome addition to the community. It’s your friendly neighbourhood board game café!


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Where to shop for the holidays near Davisville Village


The holiday season can be a magical time or a stressful time. It all depends on the choices we make. Why head downtown to battle the biggest crowds in the city when you can find everything you need in your neighbourhood?! Avoid the hustle and bustle and choose simple and smooth. To help you get your shopping done close to home, here is a list of where to shop for the holidays near Davisville Village.


Yonge and Eglinton Centre


The Yonge and Eglinton Centre (2300 Yonge Street) is your local mall. It’s not too big, overwhelming, or overfilled, but it’s big enough to house everything you need for the holidays. There is even a Metro grocery store — so can get your gifts and groceries all at once! If you’re looking for quality beauty products, you’ll find the largest Sephora in North America, right here. Step into Walking on a Cloud and give the gift of comfortable and stylish footwear for men and women. Indigo wrote the book on great gift giving. They offer not only books, but a wide variety of gift ideas, specialty toys and life-enhancing products. There’s also a great food court for when you get hungry, and a movie theatre for when you want to escape it all for a little while.

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Best Buy


Get quality brand-name electronics, computers, appliances and more from a retailer you can trust. The Best Buy at 2400 Yonge Street has everything you need to put a smile on their faces this holiday. They also feature a lowest price guarantee and easy returns, so you can shop with confidence this season.

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For the active folks on your list, Lululemon offers everything they could need or want to stay warm and stylish during winter workouts. The brand has moved beyond yoga pants. Find great gifts for men, women and girls. From great stocking stuffers to full outfits, outerwear and activewear. Step into your local Lululemon (2558 Yonge Street) and breathe a little easier this holiday season.

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Spoiled Baby


Taking care of a new baby can be tough, but finding great gifts for babies couldn’t be easier! Spoiled Baby offers a quality selection of fun and practical baby gifts. From clothing and shoes to toys and educational products. They carry a wide array of ‘Smart Baby Products’ to help babies develop, grow and have fun. If you can’t decide on what to get, their Gift Cards are the perfect solution, or let them help you put together a custom baby gift basket. Make caring for a new baby just a little easier with a visit to Spoiled Baby. They’re just down the street at 2a Davisville Avenue.

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Sporting Life


No matter who you have left on your shopping list, you’ll find something they’ll love at Sporting Life. Whether you’re looking for ski or snowboard equipment for die hard enthusiasts, or quality winter gear to keep warm comfy in the city, they’ve got you covered. Sporting life features the best apparel from Canada Goose, The North Face, Burton, Sorel, Spyder and more! If you find yourself lost and out of your element, their friendly and knowledgeable staff will be more than willing to help. You have a couple of options for Sporting Life locations near Davisville Village. There is the smaller outpost, Sporting Life Boards and Bikes (2454 Yonge Street) or the massive, flagship store just up the street at 2665 Yonge Street.


Hopefully, this list will help you shop more efficiently and make the most of your precious spare time this holiday season. Your neighbourhood offers everything you need and more to make this a great season. Happy Holidays!


Greenrock Property Management Limited loves connecting you with your neighbourhood and all that your community has to offer. For information on Greenrock Communities in Toronto, including Greenrock at Davisville Village (77 Davisville Avenue45 Balliol Street and 225 Davisville Avenue), please visit our website.

Wonderful waffles at Starving Artist

There’s just something wonderful about waffles. What could be better than a fresh, fluffy, hot-off-the iron waffle? How about an Egg Benedict Waffle ($13)? Or a Spicy Chicken Sandwich ($15) — complete with jalapeno, salsa and sour cream on seasoned waffles? Have you tried Waffle Bacon ($7)? You read that right — waffle battered bacon cooked in a waffle iron! No, you’re not dreaming. There’s a borderline magical place in North Toronto where you can enjoy these weird and wonderful creations. It’s called Starving Artist and it’s everything you hope it will be and more.


Starving Artist is an all-day waffle restaurant. It serves all your breakfast favourites on waffles. And they go beyond breakfast — serving sweet waffles, savoury waffles, and waffle sandwiches. You can enjoy a B.L.T ($13), or a Monte Cristo ($17), or mini-waffle Grilled Cheese sandwiches ($6) –all made with waffles instead of bread. You may never eat a traditional sandwich again!


You may be wondering why it’s called Starving Artist. This place is part modern waffle house and part modern art gallery. The restaurant supports local artists year round. You can expect to find an array of artwork adorning the walls, and the collection changes frequently. They showcase a new artist every 6 weeks.


We caught up with the founder and Chef of Starving Artist, Bryan Jackson, to find out why he opened his amazing restaurant.

Waffle Benny – Courtesy of Starving Artist


Bryan, we love your concept! Why waffles?


Because everybody loves waffles! Actually, prior to opening Starving Artist, I was an interior designer/event producer, and I was planning on making espresso and waffles for my clients. The idea blossomed from there, and we ended up opening a waffle joint!


That’s amazing! We’ve got to know — what is your most popular savory waffle menu item? Same question for sweet menu item?


Our most popular savory waffles would be the Benny – 2 potato waffles, topped with caramelized bacon, poached eggs and hollandaise. Can’t go wrong.

Our most popular sweet waffles would definitely be our Waffle Bacon starter. It’s like bacon being hugged by a waffle. Served with icing sugar and maple syrup. It’s a crowd-pleaser.

Waffle Bacon – Courtesy of Starving Artist


You had us at bacon! What’s your busiest day of the week, and the slowest?


Weekends are always packed. We have a line-up out the door every weekend between 10am and 2pm. If you want to avoid a wait, visit us during the week. On Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday you won’t have to wait.


Good to know! Please tell us about the art mission of Starving Artist.


We look to provide a contemporary artistic atmosphere with the best of breakfast food all served on waffles. We support local artists by switching up the art on our walls every 6 weeks, and strive to serve reasonably priced food, with great service resulting in a fun experience for all of our customers.


Starving Artist opened it’s original location, back in June of 2009 at 584 Lansdowne. Next came, 1078 St. Clair Avenue West, then 810 College. The original location has since been shuttered, which is actually good news for those who call the Davisville neighbourhood home, as a third location was opened at 505 Mount Pleasant Road (close to Davisville Village greenrock). All locations are open daily from 9am to 6pm. Come on in and support your waffle habit and support your local art community at the same time. Bryan Jackson and Starving Artist have elevated the waffle game to an artform.

Courtesy of Starving Artist


Greenrock Property Management Limited wants to connect you to your community so you can get a taste of all that your neighbourhood has to offer. For information on Greenrock Communities, including Greenrock at Davisville Village (77 Davisville Avenue45 Balliol Street and 225 Davisville Avenue), please visit our website.