We already know there’s truly never a dull moment around Bloor-Yorkville, from flagship store openings, to the ongoing transformation of Bloor Street, and the growing fitness and culinary experiences coming to the area. It can be hard to keep track of the latest and greatest, which is why we’re doing the investigative work for you! Below you’ll learn about the newest lunch spots, where to find an authentic Italian espresso, as well as the latest in fitness and fashion.
55 Avenue Road, Yorkville Village
A new option for those in and around the Yorkville Village area, Good Karma specializes in Indian food made from organic and locally sourced ingredients. The Bloor-Yorkville location, in Yorkville Village, is the latest endeavour from renowned restaurateur Hermant Bhagwani. The menu includes Indian-inspired vegan and gluten-free items, and the restaurant places a major emphasis on supporting sustainable farming practices.
ZAZA Espresso Bar
162 Cumberland Street
A trip to Southern Italy might not be attainable this week, but ZAZA Espresso bridges the gap between dream and reality. Inspired to bring an authentic Italian experience to Bloor-Yorkville, ZAZA beans are hand roasted in Italy by a third-generation coffee roaster family. The artisan quality of not only their coffee, but traditional desserts and gelato make ZAZA an essential Bloor-Yorkville destination. This is the third Bloor-Yorkville location for the ZAZA family of coffee shops! The sister location, COCO Espresso is at 29 Bellair Street, while a lunch-focused ZAZA is at 55 Avenue Road in Yorkville Village.
120 Bloor Street East
A new addition just east of Yonge and Bloor, Mad Radish offers healthy food for the busy people of Bloor-Yorkville and Toronto! Prioritizing nutrient-dense ingredients alongside culinary technique, the offerings are rich in veggies, grains, and proteins. Whether you want to stop in and eat or grab something on-the-go, Mad Radish promises a healthy and efficient solution to your meal needs. For those running on a serious time deficit, Mad Radish has an ordering app so you can evade all wait-times.
102 Yorkville Ave
The long-anticipated beauty mecca has finally arrived! Located on the second level of the new 102 Yorkville Ave building (also home to Brunello Cucinelli and Versace), Majesty’s Pleasure features a rooftop patio complete with luxe lounge chairs, so you can relax both during and after your appointments. Unique to the Bloor-Yorkville location is the offering of haircuts, colour and/or highlights, hair treatments, and facials.
151 Bloor Street West
After a successful test cycle (pun intended), Peloton has made a permanent home for itself on Bloor Street. The innovative workout system was created by a team determined to redefine at-home fitness. The Bloor Street showroom allows you to book a “test class” and personalized tutorial, so you can fully experience the world of Peloton.
Brenton & Co.
126 Cumberland Street
A partnership between two bespoke tailors has resulted in a brand-new concept in Bloor-Yorkville. Brenton & Co. offers truly bespoke suiting, meaning that each client has a suit pattern cut to their specific measurements. Their garments are hand-crafted, in Bloor-Yorkville, by their talented team of tailors, cutters, and finishers. The team works to prioritize both the look and feel of their garments, along with the technical precision seen in traditional British tailoring.
101-131 Bloor Street
It’s hard to miss the glowing exterior of DIOR’s brand new flagship, which makes sense given that it’s the largest DIOR boutique in North America! The two-level flagship is one of only a few in the world that feature the DIOR home furnishing collections, including table settings, lamps, throw pillows and more. The boutique also features full collections for both men and women, including ready-to-wear, timepieces, accessories, jewelry, and handbags.
55 Avenue Road, Yorkville Village
The Paris-based fashion brand brings its effortless aesthetic to North America with a pop-up shop at Yorkville Village. This is the first stand-alone ba&sh boutique in Canada, bringing the designers’ playful, feminine, and functional styles to Bloor-Yorkville.
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Eataly, 55 Bloor Street West
The time has (almost) come for the grand opening of EATALY‘s 50,000 square foot Bloor-Yorkville location! The only location in Canada, EATALY at Bay and Bloor is a three-level space complete with four restaurants, six cafes, wine bars, and of course grocery and fresh ingredient markets. After years of anticipation, the doors will open at 5 pm on November 13th!