The County General
This new resto/bar at Queen and Shaw (936 Queen Street West) is awash in wood accents and a lumber-heavy interior, and boasts a locally-sourced menu of down-home goodness. With bourbon galore and a mix of tunes to complement your heirloom tomato sandwich, expect this brunch, lunch, dinner spot to be a foodie haven…generally speaking, of course.
F As In Frank
This extension of the Vancouver-based vintage shop is sure-to-be a hotspot for 90s-loving shopaholics. Situated at 418 Queen West, F As In Frank boasts stretched band tanks, old school ballcaps, plaid oxfords, and pretty much any bad trend piece you can think of from the past two decades. Of course, they make perfect standout pieces to nearly any updated guy or doll wardrobe.
Toronto has yet another Italian restaurant on the scene, but cause for buzz is notable with Modus Ristorante, helmed by ex-Brassaii chef Bruce Woods. Modus (at 145 King Street West) is upscale Italian dining at its finest, with a chic and swanky room and plenty of contemporary dishes. Expect it to be the Financial District’s next noteworthy hotspot.
Feast for the Fight
One of the easiest, and more interestingly, most delicious ways to support cancer research is through Feast for the Fight. Hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society, choose from nearly 20 of Toronto’s most popular restaurants, have a meal with your most notable company, and all spots will donate proceeds from your nosh to the worthy cause. Feast for the fight delights diners on October 19th.
Call of the Wild
This is a unique fundraising event if I’ve ever heard one: a lingerie fashion show will double as a fundraiser to support an educational/travel experience to produce film content to educate audiences on devastating environmental circumstances that affect endangered species around the world. Help raise awareness at Ultra Supper Club (314 Queen Street West) on October 18th.
Art with Heart
Purveyors of the “at-home experience” will tout the glory of independent works of art…and I’ll back them up any day. Head over to the Carlu (444 Yonge Street) on the 18th and help support Casey House while outfitting your own (house, that is) with some of the most intricate and detailed art works by both established and emerging Canadian artists.