Years ago, there’s no way anyone from the mainstream would consider hanging out in Parkdale, but the area is evolving and contains such a great mix of hip bars, award-winning restaurants, interesting galleries, and really fabulous shopping, that this very west portion of the Queen West strip is sort of the new cool kid in town. We’re there from 12 PM – 5 PM TODAY at The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West for Gifted & Glam. Come check out our free holiday pop-up (with a complimentary hot cocoa bar & a gift just for coming) and here are a few tips to help you make a day of it.
Early riser? Hit up The Drake Hotel for a yummy breakfast or brunch. If you’re a lover of Eggs Benny and theirs is kinda fabulous and how good do these chicken & waffles look? The Drake also works for evening drinks, of course.
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Coming mid-afternoon? We love Ravi Soups and on a sort of gloomy day their soups and comforting wraps will definitely cheer you up.
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And if you’ve got a few pennies to spare after Gifted & Glam, there’s still plenty of other great stores to check out in the hood. Note that some of these are on Ossington.
- For designer goods visit: Chasee Gardee, Jacflash, Jonathan & Olivia.
- For Canadian made visit: ShopGirls Gallery Boutique and Made You Look Accessories
- For vintage visit: 69 Vintage, Chosen, Silver Falls, I Miss You Vintage and so many others (the area is packed!).
There’s lots to do and shop and we can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. See you soon!