My concentration was lacking, as my senses went into overload during my interview with Rowley Ocampo, owner of Rolo, all due to the overwhelming number of fascinating items he has on display in his store. Rolo (aka Realm of Ludicrous Objects), located at 24 Bellair Street, is a store that is hard to describe. Rowley […]
At the start of every Christmas season, my first stop for filling the six plus stockings, I’ve become famous for, is the 2 boutique toy stores in Bloor-Yorkville. Adding goofiness and whimsy to Christmas morning comes easily, with a trip through both of these unique stores. For one stocking, the goal is a new and […]
Bloor-Yorkville Shines Bright for Holiday Magic with Shawn Desman in concert!
There’s no business like shoe business! And there’s no family that knows shoes like the Markowitz family! The Flagship store of Davids Shoes, which sits at the corner of Bay and Bloor was built by three generations of the Markowitz family – who all love fashionable footwear. This admiration stems from the Markowitz matriarch, Riva, […]
A fall chill is in the air and ‘Sweater Weather’ has arrived in Toronto. Bloor-Yorkville is the place to warm up and to shop for all things cashmere! Here is a closer look of a few of our unique boutiques, which carry only the best quality cashmere, to keep you warm this season. ça va […]
In a time of big chains and internet shopping how does a single store continue, not only to survive, but thrive? Bay Bloor Radio has a top ten list of reasons. A family business with a 70-year reputation for integrity and fairness. Large selection of quality audio and video products in all price ranges. Home […]
“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon This insightful quote grew from Vidal Sassoon’s personal work ethic, as this icon of the hair industry built his reputation, as one of the most successful hair stylists in the world. I put this success to the test, using my […]
Making Ontario Accessible for Everyone
For many, the Village of Yorkville Park may just seem like a nice place to eat lunch on the bistro-style tables, but it is one of most unusual and intriguing outdoor public spaces in our city.
After a Cumberland Street block of Victorian row houses were demolished to make way for the new east-west subway line in the 1950s, the razed site remained a parking lot for 40 years. Then in 1991, after much lobbying by local residents and business owners, the City of Toronto agreed to transform the one-acre lot into a park, Not just a standard patch of grass with a couple of trees and benches, but a new kind of urban public space.
Kira Thompson knows eyebrows, and she is determined that each and every client who she treats, will leave her salon feeling wonderful. With a skilled hand, and a few snips and tweezes, Ms Thompson says she can transform a client’s look in just 20 minutes. I went to see for myself, hoping for a little […]