Unique in Yorkville:Carrera y Carrera

The story of Carrera y Carrera starts in Madrid, Spain, in 1885, when Saturio Esteban Carrera opened a small jewellery workshop in the Barrio de las Letras, the same artistic neighbourhood where the first edition of Don Quixote was printed.  The Carrera family continued the tradition of fine jewellery-making through multiple generations, reaching Saturio’s great-grandson […]

In Yorkville’s TAZ Hair Salon, Stylist Norm Wright is Starting a Small Environmental Revolution

It’s a sunny afternoon, and Norm Wright is doing highlights for two women who are reading magazines as sun pours in through the second-floor window of TAZ Hair Co. in Bloor-Yorkville. In most other salons, you might be able to see the sharp reflections of sunlight in small folded pieces of tin foil in the clients’ […]

Beat the Heat with a Cool Treat at Summer’s

Walking along Yorkville Avenue on a hot summer day, your nose may get a whiff of something unexpected and delicious. It’s the sweet scent of waffle cones being freshly made by Summer’s Sweet Memories, where folks can choose from a menu of 24 different flavours of homemade ice cream and frozen yogurt. The brightly-decorated shop […]