More New Stores on Bloor?: D&G and Stuart Weitzman

I’m sure many of you know this already – Dolce and Gabbana is coming to Yorkville and taking over the old Louis Vuitton spot.  This is, according to Urban Toronto (and subsequently, Retail Insider), will be Canada’s first D&G standalone… Continue Reading

Lee Chen Asian Diner, Part 2: The Mains

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Shanghainese-style dumplings at Lee Chen Asian Diner.  That was Part 1.  Part 2 is  about their main courses.  The menu at Lee Chen is somewhat smaller than many other Chinese/Asian restaurants, but… Continue Reading

Lee Chen Asian Diner: Shanghainese Soup Dumplings in Yorkville

A new Asian restaurant has opened up in the Yorkville area, on Yonge, just north of Bloor. Called Lee Chen Asian Diner, the restaurant sounds very casual, more like a Hong Kong cha chaan teng than a one that serves… Continue Reading

Star Anise Pan Asian Cuisine

The restaurant formerly known as Indochine has reopened after closing for renovations for four months with a new name, Star Anise Pan Asian Cuisine.  This is a good change as it reflects what the restaurant serves –  cuisine that represents… Continue Reading

Yonge Street Makeover: What I’d Like to See

Yonge Street, between Gerard and Dundas, is getting a makeover, according to a Toronto Star article.   The area is to get widened sidewalks and encourages new businesses such as cafes, retailers and so forth.  Sounds like a good idea, but… Continue Reading

‘Major European Brand’ Opening on Bloor St. Soon?

Well, according to Lisa Tant’s (Flare Magazine) Tweet this morning, anyway.  No further details were given, though there are at least two brands that come to mind.  I have heard that Christian Dior has been trying to land a spot here for a… Continue Reading

Toronto International Film Festival: September 9 to 19, 2010

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) opens today, Thursday, September 9.  Though much of the action has moved south to the King/Spadina area, Yorkville is still abuzz.  TIFF-related displays have been going up throughout the area, ranging from film-related windows… Continue Reading