1. The Floral Studio
by Fiori Bevilacqua
The well-kept secret of many is out as The Floral Studio continues to capture attention through its lush and captivating event work. The designers at The Floral Studio by Fiori Bevilacqua expertly assemble the most beautiful of blooms into stunning bouquets and arrangements that will leave all recipients and your event guests amazed. With only one celebration booked per weekend, your next milestone will bloom to life while receiving the attention it deserves.
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12994 Keele St., King City
2. BOBBETTE & BELLE
Brides-to-be and sweet-tooth lovers alike continue to flock to Bobbette & Belle, an open-air bakeshop made famous for its airy French macarons, custom luxury wedding cakes, creamy buttercream-filled cupcakes and artisanal pastries. With impressive backgrounds in confectionary arts, founders Sarah Bell and Allyson Bobbitt are the duo behind these sweet creations, which have transformed the level of precision and flavours in
the specialty cake industry
3347 Yonge St., Toronto,
3. BLACK ROOSTER DECOR
Accessories, seating, lighting, tables, rugs and wall art, oh my! One of the hottest décor stores to hit the Leslieville strip spills with to-die-for household goods and restored vintage and antique pieces. Whether you visit its online boutique or crafty space on Queen Street East, a personal shopper and decorator will guide you toward selecting one of the affordable items plucked from around the world by Black Rooster Décor’s discerning owner.
1025 Queen St. East,
4. FBI PIZZA
Hungry? Hailed for its quality delivery and doughy pies drizzled with a touch of extra- virgin olive oil, FBI Pizza brings a new level to a night in with family. Offering an assortment of steaming, gooey pizzas topped with top-of-the-line ingredients such as fior di latte mozzarella, caramelized onions, porchetta, pancetta, Grana Padano cheese, Calabrese cacciatore sausage and your choice of sauce, your pie will touch the sky from the very first bite.
7700 Pine Valley Dr., Woodbridge, 416-251-0101
5. ROYAL ONTARIO MUSUEM
Culture and history collide in one of North America’s largest museums. Attracting over one million visitors each year, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is a haven of exploration for the thinkers in all of us. From stepping back in time with a visit to the Dino Gallery, to exploring the 21st-century condition with the Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything exhibit running until April 26, the ROM is as inspiring as it is informative.
100 Queen’s Park, Toronto
6. BARBER’S CAVE
Men’s hair and grooming services now have an exclusive home at the Barber’s Cave. The trendy Woodbridge barbershop offers standard trims and shaves while upping the ante on the modern man’s needs: luxury hot-towel shaves, deluxe haircuts and straight-razor head shaves that will leave any man, regardless of his age, perfectly polished for an everyday or special occasion look. The best part? Comfortable barber chairs will keep you relaxed as the shop’s televisions tune into the latest newscast or sports game.
6175 Highway 7, Unit 16, Woodbridge, 905-851-6020
7. DIRECT INTERIORS
From leather and fabric sofas to brand name entertainment centres, bedroom collections and home office furniture, it’s no wonder Direct Interiors has been the GTA’s one-stop resource centre for all things home décor since 1980. While options in furnishings abound in its 50,000-square-foot showroom, Direct Interiors also offers a comprehensive designer service to customers looking for advice while freshening up their homes with colour-coordinated pieces that are as functional as they are fashionable.
2005 Clark Blvd., Brampton
8. NEAL BROTHERS FOODS
Who knew a success story could start with croutons? In 1988, brothers Peter and Chris
Neal started churning out the bite-sized garnishes in their mother’s kitchen in Aurora.
Soon after, they branched out into distribution under the Neal Brothers name. Today, the brothers are proud to deliver natural, organic and fresh ingredients in a multitude of products that range from Organic Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce to Srirachup Kettle Chips, Truffle Mayonnaise and Mango Poppy Seed dressing.
160 Pennsylvania Ave., Unit 8, Concord, 905-738-7955
9. MARTIN DANIEL INTERIORS
Since 1986, Martin Daniel Interiors has carved its own path in the high-end Italian furniture segment in Toronto. The family-owned business offers a variety of quality classic and contemporary furnishings that add elegance and luxury to any space. An on-site interior designer and helpful staff members are at your side as you select the colours and fabrics that reflect your unique taste. Whether it’s for a spring pick-me-up or a total remodelling, Martin Daniel Interiors has all you need to make a house a home.
2663 Steeles Ave. West, Toronto, 416-667-0080
10. PILLER’S FINE FOODS
What began as a small butcher shop in Waterloo in 1957 has now grown into one of North America’s largest producers of European sausages and delicatessen meats. For 50 years, Piller’s Fine Foods’ natural aging, curing and smoking process has elevated its delicious products, setting them apart from the rest. Sink your teeth into hundreds of pork, beef and poultry products, including its award-winning Black Forest ham and air-dried salamis, available at select grocery stores such as FreshCo and Zehrs Markets across Vaughan and the GTA.
11. SILVER LEAF DAY SPA
Preparing to pamper your senses and quiet the mind this spring? A tranquil oasis awaits you at Silver Leaf Day Spa. Geared toward personal well-being, the Markham must-visit offers specialty spa services and amenities for face, body and mind. Popular treatments are all tailored to suit your needs and include the hot stone massage, an intense hydration body wrap, microdermabrasion and oxygen facials that will leave your skin glowing with radiance. So sit back, relax and let the professional Silver Leaf staff provide the indulgence
4261 Highway 7 East, Markham
12. MONTECITO RESTAURANT
Searching for a place that doubles up on ambience and great food? Montecito Restaurant is one of the hottest places to be and be seen on the weekend. Located in Toronto’s Entertainment District and just steps away from TIFF Bell Lightbox, the casual yet elegant two-storey dining room and lounge offers a California cuisine whipped up by revered farm-to-table chef Jonathan Waxman, a former contestant on Top Chef Masters. Try the roast chicken with caper salsa verde and Muscovy duck mains.
299 Adelaide St. West, Toronto, 416-599-0299
13. Gates of Nobleton
Set within the lush, green Oak Ridges Moraine, Gates of Nobleton offers its residents a peaceful and idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. These massive 50’, 60’ and 70’ detached homes are built with the highest standards and impeccable attention to detail. Exteriors of brick, stone and stucco elements set the mood with a refined introduction, while inside, you’ll find quality features and finishes, including hardwood flooring, granite countertops and optional 10’ ceilings on the main level.
12800 Highway 27, Nobleton
Pusateri’s is set to roll out highly anticipated breakfast, brunch and lunch items this spring at its Bayview Village and Yorkville locations. Guaranteed to hit the spot are savoury dishes such as pancakes stuffed with lemon ricotta, crispy banana-Nutella waffles, as well as artisan grilled cheeses and egg-white frittata filled with kale, Swiss chard and goat cheese. With a focus on creativity and healthful alternatives to all our greasy-spoon favourites, chefs Alan Yuen and Tony Cammalleri’s delivery of elevated comfort is spot on.
2901 Bayview Ave., Toronto
15. KLEINBURG NURSERY
Kleinburg Nursery’s Home and Garden Centre abounds with a wide selection of flowers, trees and shrubs, as well as bird baths and pottery accents that will spruce up your landscape. Schedule an appointment with one of Kleinburg Nursery’s dedicated team members, who will see your landscaping project from design to construction. From concrete and interlock to tree, plant and pool installations, your home will win over the neighbourhood with its charming curb appeal.
9450 Highway 27, Kleinburg
16. M-1 THAI BOXING
Anyone with summer in mind knows how difficult it can be to achieve personal fitness goals. Enter M-1 Thai Boxing, a local Muay Thai fitness gym that is jam-packed with passion and energy. Led by head coach Alex Ricci, a former Muay Thai champion, and head instructor Dennis Carelli, the son of a professional boxer, M-1 offers men’s and women’s group fitness classes, kids’ Muay Thai and MMA classes, personal training and other classes to whip you up mentally and physically for a lifestyle change that will last.
410 Chrislea Rd., Unit 10, Woodbridge, 905-856-6902