Rosedale

Rosedale loses Le Petit Castor Rosedale loses Le Petit Castor

Le Petit Castor, a midtown restaurant that was half pub, half club, quietly closed last weekend. Open since 2008, the one-time hot spot, best known for its potent Pink Panther cocktails, was a place for Rosedalians to cut loose after dinner, when the tables were cleared to make room for dancing. Calls to the bar went… Read more »

Street Style: Rosedale dogs brave the snow in stylish sweaters and way-cool coat... Street Style: Rosedale dogs brave the snow in stylish sweaters and way-cool coats

For Torontonians, winter typically means bundling up in style-sacrificing parkas and waterproof boots. But for the city’s fashionable dogs, it’s a chance to flaunt their cute canine clothing. We wandered around Rosedale on a snowy weekend to see what the neighbourhood pups were sporting and found—unsurprisingly—that they showed off more cold-weather flair than their owners:… Read more »

Sale of the Week: The $1.4-million Rosedale condo that shows the selling power o... Sale of the Week: The $1.4-million Rosedale condo that shows the selling power of listing after the holidays

Address: 25 Scrivener Sq., Unit 1007 Neighbourhood: Rosedale Agent: Peter Russell, Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage The Property: This 1,308-square-foot condo features conveniences more common to larger units, including private elevator access. Both bedrooms and the living room walk out to a large wraparound balcony, and Rosedale Station is a five-minute walk south.

Gone Girl: I was a private school kid from Rosedale—until I ended up on the st... Gone Girl: I was a private school kid from Rosedale—until I ended up on the street

She had loving parents and all the opportunities and privileges in the world. Then she discovered drugs By Emily Wright M y parents gave me a great chance at life. I grew up in a three-bedroom house in Lawrence Park, where I spent weekends riding my bike and making mud pies with my younger brother…. Read more »

White Squirrel coffee is coming to Rosedale White Squirrel coffee is coming to Rosedale

The popular Queen West café is branching out into slightly yuppier territory with a new outpost at Yonge and Roxborough. Signage is reportedly up outside Earth Rosedale’s old space at 1055 Yonge Street, directly across from one of the neighbourhood’s existing coffee institutions, Caffe Doria.

St. Mike’s Hospital ranks the relative health of 140 Toronto neighbourhood... St. Mike’s Hospital ranks the relative health of 140 Toronto neighbourhoods (with predictable results)

For health nuts who wonder if they’re settled in the best possible part of the city, St. Michael’s Hospital has answers. Urban Heart @ Toronto, a new study by the hospital (in partnership with a bunch of other organizations) evaluates the relative healthiness of 140 Toronto neighbourhoods. Researchers made colour-coded maps to show how areas… Read more »

Reaction Roundup: the seven top responses to yesterday’s Liberal victory in th... Reaction Roundup: the seven top responses to yesterday’s Liberal victory in the Toronto Centre byelection

“Liberal candidate wins in Liberal stronghold” is not a very exciting statement, but you wouldn’t know that from reading the avalanche of coverage from yesterday’s byelections in Toronto Centre and three other ridings. Sure, the turnout in the downtown district was only 38 per cent, and sure, history shows that byelections are rarely harbingers for… Read more »

Store Guide: Ani and Wren, a new Rosedale boutique for fashionable moms and moms... Store Guide: Ani and Wren, a new Rosedale boutique for fashionable moms and moms-to-be

Name: Ani and Wren Sells: Contemporary womenswear, maternity clothes, shoes, accessories, beauty products, baby clothes Contact info: 1172 Yonge St., 416-944-1260, aniandwren.com Hours: Tu, W, F, Sa 10–6, Th 10–7, Su 12–5. Closed Monday. See it on a map » It’s hard to tell at first that Ani and Wren is a maternity boutique—which is a very… Read more »

Belmonte Raw opens a second location inside 889 Yoga Belmonte Raw opens a second location inside 889 Yoga

In a new age dream, Belmonte Raw, the popular east-end raw food restaurant, has united with the posh Rosedale yoga studio so that the affluent and limber can get their stretch on and eat organic, vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free food that’s never heated above 47 degrees Celsius in a single space. Try the camu camu… Read more »

House of the Week: $3.5 million for a sunny coach house in Rosedale House of the Week: $3.5 million for a sunny coach house in Rosedale

Address: 80R Crescent Road Neighbourhood: Rosedale-Moore Park Agent: James Strathy Warren and Ben Higgs, Royal LePage/J&D Division, Brokerage Price: $3,495,000 The Place: With two bedrooms, four bathrooms and a finished basement, this Rosedale coach house is a lot grander than the average outbuilding. 

Extreme Makeover: a designer brings old Hollywood glamour to a drab Rosedale hom... Extreme Makeover: a designer brings old Hollywood glamour to a drab Rosedale home

By Meaghan Binstock | Photography by Michael Graydon Interior designer Theresa Casey lives for large-scale projects. So when she and her husband, graphic designer Robert Gray, began a house hunt, her goal was “to buy a box and make it our own.” A 1930s brick Rosedale home with a forgettable interior was the ideal big,… Read more »

Review: John and Sons, a new people-watching pub and oyster bar in Rosedale Review: John and Sons, a new people-watching pub and oyster bar in Rosedale

John and Sons ½ 1 Balmoral Ave., 416-515-0551 johnandsonsoysterhouse.tumblr.com Rosedale’s new oyster bar is all sideways glances, double kisses and how-do-you-know-so-and-so’s. The seafood-centred pub standards are almost as good as the people watching.

House of the Week: $3.5 million for a Summerhill townhouse that used to be a chu... House of the Week: $3.5 million for a Summerhill townhouse that used to be a church

ADDRESS: 12 MacPherson Avenue, Townhouse 5 NEIGHBOURHOOD: Yorkville AGENTS: Christian Vermast, Paul Maranger and Fran Bennett, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage PRICE: $3,495,000 THE PLACE: One of just five units in the ultra-exclusive Macpherson Church loft conversion, this three-bedroom townhouse has luxurious touches like heated marble floors, cathedral ceilings and an elegant staircase that spirals through… Read more »

House of the Week: $6.5 million for an architectural landmark designed by Barton... House of the Week: $6.5 million for an architectural landmark designed by Barton Myers

ADDRESS: 51 Roxborough Drive NEIGHBOURHOOD: Rosedale-Moore Park AGENT: Donna and Nick Thompson, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage PRICE: $6,500,000 THE PLACE: A glass-and-steel house by acclaimed architect Barton Myers. The Wolf House (named for Lawrence and Mary Wolf, the couple who commissioned the home in 1974) sits on a roomy ravine lot in Rosedale.

The Collector: How Ash Prakash became the preeminent art dealer for the country... The Collector: How Ash Prakash became the preeminent art dealer for the country’s wealthiest families

A look at the reclusive art collector renowned for his connections, his discretion, and his secret stash of multi-million-dollar masterpieces By Leah McLaren | Photograph by Daniel Ehrenworth One evening last November, at the Sotheby’s auction in the ROM’s Currelly Gallery, Ash Prakash entered into a heated bidding war with David Loch, a Winnipeg-based art… Read more »