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Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of November 29-December 1

Weekender-Nov-29

In this edition of The Weekender, a Canadian horror film festival, Christmas-themed family events and three other things to do this weekend.

HOLIDAY FUN

Toronto Christmas Market (FREE!)
The annual European-themed fair celebrates everything to do with Christmas, from Polish folk dancing to German carolling to Santa Claus. Fairgoers can browse the wares of several vendors, including Parisian chocolates, Dutch trinkets and various yuletide ornaments. Nov. 29–Dec. 15. Admission is free. Distillery District, 55 Mill St., torontochristmasmarket.com

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Real Weddings 2013: an intimate wedding in a Distillery District art gallery

Real Weddings 2013: Ashley and Anthony
Location: Arta Gallery in the Distillery District | Guests: 102 | Date: September 22, 2012

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Introducing: El Catrin, the Distillery District’s new Mexican restaurant

Introducing: El Catrin

(Image: Gizelle Lau)

Name: El Catrin Destileria
Neighbourhood: Distillery District
Contact info: 18 Tank House Ln., 416-203-2121, elcatrin.ca, @elcatrinca
Owners: John Berman, Mathew Rosenblatt and partners
Chef: Olivier Le Calvez, who moved to Toronto from Mexico City a month ago

The Place: The former Boiler House space has been given a mod-goth makeover with heavy black chandelier-style light fixtures, wall-mounted glow-in-the-dark skulls and a kaleidoscopic floor-to-ceiling mural by Mexican street artist Oscar Flores. Tables on the 190-seat enclosed patio are arranged around a fire pit.

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Shop Talk: new stores and shopping websites from June 2013

Sock boutique Floorplay opened on Queen West (Image: Kayla Rocca)

The city’s newest stores include: a shop devoted entirely to socks, two online vintage boutiques and new locations from Kate Spade and the Drake General Store. Below, the full list, divided into west, central, east and online, plus the latest gossip on upcoming openings.

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John Fluevog Shoes opens a new store in the Distillery District

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Vancouver-based John Fluevog Shoes opened a second Toronto location in the Distillery District on Saturday, giving another boost to the area’s appeal as an upmarket shopping destination. (Since December, Gotstyle and eco-friendly children’s clothier Mini Mioche have each opened newer, bigger locations in the district.) Fluevog, who has earned global success with his colourful, distinctive designs, celebrated the new store by releasing two limited-edition designs, one for men and one for women, available only at the Distillery location. If you want to snag a pair, you had better hurry—there are only a few left.

John Fluevog Shoes, 4 Trinity Street, fluevog.com, 416-583-1970 

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Shop Talk: new stores and shopping websites from April 2013

(Image: Kayla Rocca)

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AllSaints
The English label brings its sombre clothing and accessories for men and women to a 6,000-square-foot space in Yorkdale Mall. The brand also launched a new Canadian online store. Learn more »

Yorkdale Mall, 3401 Dufferin St., 416-789-3261, ca.allsaints.com

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Wedding Guide: 34 of Toronto’s best wedding venues

Wedding Guide: Venues

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Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St. W. (at McCaul St.), 416-979-6634
For a truly magnificent celebration, Frank Gehry’s transformed AGO offers an awe-inspiring event space. On the third floor of the south tower, the 7,200-square-foot Baillie Court affords panoramic city views on one end and overlooks the gallery’s iconic spiral staircase on the other. Designed in modern glass and Douglas fir, the room can be divided as needed and seats up to 300. Executive chef Anne Yarymowich works with couples on customized menus, and a small army of professional event staff ensures the experience is as effortless as it is unique. Baillie Court rental includes a one-year membership to the AGO for the newlyweds. The Walker Court is available to rent outside of gallery hours in conjunction with a reception in Baillie Court.


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Great Offices: Sid Lee’s lofty space inside a Distillery District landmark

Great Office Spaces: Sid Lee

What: Sid Lee, a multidisciplinary creative shop that specializes in architecture, design, advertising and marketing
Where: The 150-year-old Stone Distillery building in the Distillery District
How Big: 10,400 square feet over two floors for a staff of 43

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Shop Talk: new stores and shopping websites from March 2013

Gerhard Supply, a menswear shop in the Junction, was one of several stores to launch last month (Image: Erin Seaman)

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Target
After two years and more than a little controversy, the trendy mass-market giant finally arrived in Canada. Now open: locations in East York Town Centre, Centrepoint Mall, Shoppers World Danforth, Cloverdale Mall and Square One Shopping Centre.

For store addresses and hours, see target.ca


Tiger of Sweden
The popular European maker of slim-cut suits and minimalist separates opened a spacious flagship on Ossington Avenue catering to young professionals of both sexes. Learn more »

56 Ossington Ave., 416-588-4437, tigerofsweden.com


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Restaurants

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Mill St. Brewery is opening a new Distillery District pub called The Beer Hall

Mill St. Brewery is launching a new venue in the Distillery District this April which is dubbed The Beer Hall. The bar and restaurant will serve a rotating selection of Mill St. beers, as well as bierschnaps, a traditional Bavarian liquor that will be distilled on-site from beer piped over from the brewpub next door. Former Frank sous-chef (and Top Chef Canada contestantElizabeth Rivasplata has been pegged as executive chef, and her menu, still in development, will be designed primarily for sharing—and, of course, pairing with Mill St.’s beers.

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Introducing: Gotstyle’s new Distillery District store, with clothes for men and women

Introducing: Gotstyle Distillery

Although Gotstyle’s new two-storey store in the Distillery District is still a work-in-progress, the stunning space—originally a stable building—already has the elements of a retail destination. Currently in soft launch mode, Gotstyle Distillery breaks from the menswear-only catalogue of the Bathurst and Wellington location with a range of fashion-forward women’s brands like Cuchara, Sashin and Babi and Rebecca Minkoff. The prices reflect the diversity of the wares, with some button-ups just clearing $100 and outerwear breaking the $1,000 mark.

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Weekly Eater: Toronto food events for December 10 to December 16

Farhouse Tavern hosts F*CK Mondays on Sunday (Image: Gizelle Lau)

Monday, December 10

  • Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery District: Every day through December 16, stop by the Distillery District for the third annual Christmas Market. Enjoy the festivities while browsing the locally made treats and gifts. 9 Trinity St. Find out more »
  • Monday Night Dinners at Local Kitchen and Wine Bar: Every Monday night, Local Kitchen serves a $40 prix fixe menu of Italian fare with half-price wine bottles and no corkage fee. 1710 Queen St. W., 416-534-6700. Find out more »
  • 86’D With Ivy Knight—Holiday Party: Stop by for some Appleton’s and eggnog and enjoy holiday cookies from the Sweet Escape. The Drake, 1150 Queen St. W., 416-531-5042. Find out more »
  • Burger Mondays: Enjoy $5 burgers and $5 pints on Mondays, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Gladstone Melody Bar. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., 416-531-4635. Find out more »
  • Lettuce Wrap Night at Chantecler: Chantecler’s popular lettuce wrap night is now taking place twice a week. Come out on Sunday and Monday nights for lettuce wraps with meats, assorted pickles and condiments for $19 per person until 1 a.m.—or until the food runs out. Chantecler, 1320 Queen St. W., 416-628-3586. Find out more »
  • Indian Inspiration: Join Marni Wasserman for a lesson in how to incorporate the fragrant flavours of Indian cuisine into simple, healthy recipes. Menu includes chana masala, lentil dahl and chai lattes. Marni’s Kitchen, 26 Lauderdale Dr., 647-477-8131. Find out more »

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Eight Toronto Christmas craft fairs with cool, not kitschy, goods

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Craft shows have come a long way from the grandma-centric knitting fests that they once were, now offering locally made, handcrafted gems that are well worth coveting. Moreover, with Christmas less than three weeks away, they’re a great way to find a range of presents in one spot. Though the One of a Kind Show, the city’s most high-profile craft sale, has come and gone, a range of holiday-themed pop-up markets are still ahead. Here are the best of the lot.

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The Weekender: The Toronto Christmas Market, Molly Johnson and six other events on our to-do list

The Toronto Christmas Market returns to the Distillery District this weekend

1. LOWE’S TORONTO CHRISTMAS MARKET (FREE!)
Each year, the Distillery District gets a makeover and transforms into a traditional European Christmas marketplace. Family-friendly programming includes daily sing-alongs with Santa’s elves and storytelling, although adults may be more drawn to the tables of local handmade gifts and the beer and mulled wine gardens. Measha Brueggergosman officially kicks things off on Friday with a selection of Christmas classics. November 30–December 16. Distillery District, 416-364-1177, torontochristmasmarket.com

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Eight portraits of the affluent, educated professionals flocking to Toronto from around the world

Becoming Torontonian

As the global economy fizzles, our city is being inundated with a new cohort of foreign professionals. They’re coming for the stable economy, the chart-topping livability and the promise of a steady job. Meet the new refugees.

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