Notable Now: January 13, 2012

Burger’s Priest Yonge Location
Ah, that favourite of Toronto ground beef glory, Burger’s Priest, has opened a second location uptown at Yonge and Lawrence (3397 Yonge Street). The chuck is fresh and delish, the fries perfection, and the new campus seats almost three times as many as the Queen Street locale. This is one Priest we can all pray to. 

Sort of Open: DonDon Izakaya
We’ve all been waiting for it, and now it has finally opened…sort of. DonDon Izakaya (130 Dundas Street West) is open right now from 5pm to 11pm with limited seating, but within the next week will be running full-tilt. This Japanese tapas resto – Guu-style, if you will – brings TO’s love of the Izakaya to the Dundas and Bay neighbourhood.

Now Open: Community 54
The second location of this New York boutique just opened in Toronto at 1275 Queen Street West. A hub for creative nostalgia, Community 54 is a destination for curators of unique collectibles and clothing that harkens back to the spirit of the Studio 54 era. Local artists and designers are heavily featured and lauded here, along with products ranging from vintage street wear to classic arcade games.

Must Attend: Dx3 Canada
Calling all creatives, digital media buffs, advertising wunderkin, marketing gurus, and the like: Dx3 Canada kicks off for a two-day stint next week on the 25th and 26th, bringing vendors and innovative minds from the worlds of advertising, marketing and retail together at the MTCC. A must attend for anyone in the digital realm.

Notable Members Only: Bloke & 4th Launch
After opening privately in early December, Bloke & 4th (401 King Street West) is ready to open to the public, and has the inside ticket (literally). On Saturday the 14th (that’s tomorrow kids) join the Notable crew at Bloke & 4th for a night of drinks and dancing to beats by DJ Your Boy Brian. Head over to to find out how to get on the list.

Steal This Idea!
Panelists Sook-Yin Lee (CBC Radio, filmaker), author Rick Smith (Environmental Defence), and MP Olivia Chow are set to discuss and debate ideas from the social justice, sustainability, and culture fields and their adaptability to Toronto. On January 26th, the three, along with Ryerson president Sheldon Levy, will present to the idea-driven audience at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street).