Notable Now Toronto: July 13, 2012

Trinity Tuck Shop
Open now through Labour Day weekend at 198 Walnut Avenue (Tuesday-Sunday 12 to 6pm), the Trinity Tuck Shop will be a sweet little go-to for the sun-obsessed revellers of Trinity Bellwoods Park. Selling everything from gelato to ice pops, bathing suits to fashion finds, and even renting tennis rackets, the Trinity Tuck Shop has all you need to amp up your park day in the sun. 

Quinta Restaurant
Chef Leor Zimmerman’s new restaurant, Quinta at 1282 Dundas Street West, is Iberian cuisine with a farmhouse style. Using French techniques – with influences from Portugal and Spain – Quinta’s menu features four apps, four mains, and three desserts, focusing on expediting perfectly-executed dishes over offering a broader selection. 

The Burger Press
The latest gourmet burger joint found at 167 Bathurst Street, The Burger Press is all about customization. The flavour comes from the ingredients you can have added to your ground chuck instead of overwhelming your patties with toppings. Beautifully seasoned/spiced meat aside, The Burger Press also features a grilled falafel burger, a salmon offering, and lets you choose your patty’s size.

Just Opened: The Rochester
Those who took note of Plaza Flamingo’s closure at 423 College Street will be delighted to hear it’s reopened as The Rochester, bringing a vast venue for drinks and live music back to the College Street strip. Used heavily during NXNE, The Rochester has great acoustics, regular DJs, cheap drinks, and a fully-equipped kitchen for late night eats.

Toronto Summer Music Festival
For three weeks – from July 17th to August 4th – the Toronto Summer Music Festival will wow audiences the city-wide with world-class classical music experiences. Taking place at various music halls downtown, this fest will showcase performers like Colin Ainsworth and Mark Fewer and Friends, as well as Masterclasses with the likes of Ian Brown and Wolfgang Redik.

T&T Waterfront Night Market
From July 20th through 22nd at 222 Cherry Street (the Toronto Port Lands), the T&T Waterfront Night Market is back for a third year of incredible Asian-themed street food delights. More than 150 different vendors will showcase delicacies from the Orient, like last year’s most-talked about ‘treat’ was smelly tofu. It’s a culinary extravaganza of Godzilla sized proportions.

Photo courtesy Quinta Restaurant