In time for summer, we have a number of exciting new openings in the area. Grab yourself a coffee from our latest cafe (with a cult-following nonetheless) and stop by our newly opened fashion boutiques, art gallery, and restaurants.
We’ve welcomed Canada’s first and only standalone Lafayette 148 boutique! The company was founded by an all-women team in 1996 and continues to be led by women whose focus is to create beautiful and functional wardrobe pieces that can keep up with the fluidity of our daily lives. The New York City-based retailer is tucked in between St John and Burberry at 130 Bloor Street West. Bringing the brands hallmark “New York sensibility” with them, the designs are focused on impeccable tailoring made from European fabrics. With a fan in Michelle Obama, we’re sure you’re guaranteed to find a number of timeless essentials!
130 Bloor Street West
Hot Black Coffee
This is the fourth location for Hot Black Coffee which has quickly amassed a cult following throughout Toronto! Their team is led by their Chief Barista and owner, Momi, a National competition barista! With that in mind, the company’s mission is to provide consistently world-class coffee and innovative drinks. If you prefer your coffee served with a snack, they also offer made from scratch daily offerings, including a variety of toasts, breakfast sandwiches, and sweet treats. Best of all, Hot Black Coffee gives back to a number of local charities based out of Toronto, including Desmoid Tumour Foundation, Gildas Club Toronto, Glen Ames Public School, OCAD University, and many others. You’ll find Hot Black Coffee located at the Anndore House Hotel.
15 Charles Street East
Your new favourite fast-casual dining experience! Recently opening at 33 Bloor Street East, Cafe Landwer offers an extensive menu rooted in traditional Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes. First opening in Tel Aviv in 2004, the three founders expanded to North America in 2018, bringing their vision of a restaurant for “people from different backgrounds and cultures” to life. Their Bloor Street location features a streetside patio for summer and includes a full cocktail and wine list.
33 Bloor Street East
Peter Triantos Art Gallery
This is an exciting new addition to the number of art galleries in the Bloor-Yorkville area. Peter Triantos has reached international levels of success with exhibits around the world including in Seoul Korea, Hong Kong, Auckland, New York City, Miami and more. His new boutique is located at 21 Avenue Road and is the flagship location for Toronto. As a Canadian contemporary artist, Peter has collaborated on a number of projects, including sculptures for residential and corporate spaces and has had pieces acquired by a number of celebrities including Drake and Karl Lagerfeld! This is a must-visit gallery for art lovers.
21 Avenue Road
Joy on Avenue
With a gorgeous gold interior, the decor at Joy on Avenue is a treat within itself! The newly opened restaurant is located at the corner of Yorkville and Avenue Road and features a contemporary menu with a number of seafood options and handcrafted cocktails. They also offer an Afternoon Tea service, with set food menus and a variety of speciality teas, featuring rare and hard to source teas from around the world.
161 Yorkville Avenue
Out this World
Calling all sneaker aficionados! Out This World is your new must-visit boutique on your quest for rare and limited edition sneakers. Offering both men’s and women’s products, they carry Yeezy x Adidas, a line up of Jordan’s and hard to find Nike’s, such as their Sacai collaboration. They also have a highly curated consignment section, so you never know which shoes you may stumble upon. Their streetwear selection includes Supreme, Travis Scott, ASSC, Vlone, Chrome Hearts and more.
131 Bloor Street West
The highly anticipated W Hotel will be opening its doors on July 21st! Most notable for locals are the three new restaurants the W brings with it, including a rooftop restaurant and lounge. Summer nights are about to be a whole lot more glamorous!