Saint Cinnamon slings sweet, sticky, swirled sustenance into Toronto's taste portals with its world-famous cinnamon rolls, made in full view of the customers. Savour the flavour of piping-hot pastries with a dozen of Saint Cinnamon's Little Cinns—smaller than the bakery's regular-sized rolls but just as delicious and much easier to shove into the pockets of gym shorts for mid-marathon snacking. Customers with wheat allergies or gluten-rejection syndrome can redeem their Groupon for $14.99 worth of spelt or gluten-free baked goods at Saint Cinnamon's Pickering location only.
Violet Bloom's large walk-in cooler stocks a meadow of fresh flowers from which in-house floral architects design modern and traditional seasonal arrangements. Roses include elegant long stems ($29.95/dozen) in passionate reds, appreciative pinks, and radioactive neon greens. Mixed bouquets ($19.95+) and vase arrangements ($29.95+) include the Faith Hill Breathless bouquet ($64.95), a contemporary spin on a classic romantic arrangement that stars lavender roses alongside white cymbidium orchids, lavender hydrangea, white lisianthus, and purple tulips, all plunked into a reflective silver vase. Erupt colour lava all over someone with the Make a Wish arrangement ($39.95), a sunny ensemble of yellow daisy spray chrysanthemums, purple matsumoto asters, hot-pink miniature carnations, orange carnations, alstroemeria, and bupleurum in a miniature ginger vase. Delivery can be arranged for an additional charge ($10+) to motor flora as far as Hamilton and Bowmanville.
Established over 30 years ago by owner and operator David Spiro and his family, Willow Books furnishes bibliophiles of all ages and interests with used tomes in a variety of genres, including cooking, history, and design. Seven days a week word worms can sell their books or scoop up a buffet of literary goodies generally ranging in price from $10–$40. Art and photography books ($10–$150) nourish hungry souls, and wee literati can get their noses stuck in a collection of children’s books ($1+). A pocket book ($3.50+) allows readers to enjoy on-the-go storytelling without the hassles of riding everywhere in Margaret Atwood’s sidecar. Shoppers can stockpile an arsenal of books by purchasing a trio of selected page-turners for $10, effectively bolstering personal libraries and giving resident ghosts more volumes to knock off of shelves while haunting.
Since 1966, Suzy Shier stores have been the career woman's source for modern, fashionable clothes. This commitment to the latest trends is exemplified by their inventory policy, which rotates new pieces each week to keep shoppers on the crest of fashion. Shoppers can find essential workplace outfits, such as a one-button blazer to pair with straight-leg pants or plaid blazers with elbow patches. Beyond business wear, Suzy’s collections showcase weekend and casual styles outfitted with eye-catching embellishments. Sequins shimmer beneath the surface of a layered shell blouse, and metallic studs punctuate faux-suede ballerina flats.
In addition to keeping closets filled with the latest looks, Suzy Shier prioritizes affordability. Many pieces are $40 or less, with more extravagant items, such as coats and boots, ranging between $40 and $90. For frequent shoppers, the Prestige card grants 10% off all items as well as special access to coupons and promotions.
Vivah Jewellry traces its origins back to 1972, when founder Zell Goodbaum began wholesale trading sparkly gems and fashion jewellery back and forth between Canada and his home in India. During his travels, he met self-taught gold- and silversmith Vivah Goldberg, who dazzled Zell with her masterful stone carving, intuitive eye for design, and impressive collection of golden celebrity busts. The Goodbaum-Goldberg alliance came into full fruition in 1985 with the opening of Vivah Jewellery's first location, a partnership that combined Vivah's artistry and technical skill with Zell's business savvy and experience.
Today, each of Vivah Jewellery's locations lures passersby who are easily distracted by shiny objects with more than 8,000 pieces of sterling silver, milky pearl, and precious stones. Appendages become beacons for positive attention when wearing the shop's uncommon, original trinkets, which have included the classic, turn-of-the-century-style art-nouveau crystal pavé watch and the contemporary crystal leaf designer headband.
It's tough to make a kitchen both chef- and kid-friendly, but President's Choice Cooking School has taken on the challenge. Its curriculum has classes for adults, teens, and children, all of which allow for hands-on food prep. Young students learn the life skill of cooking, preparing foods ranging from healthy meals to baked desserts. Adults, on the other hand, take courses that teach more complex skills, such as how to make Greek dinners and homemade ravioli. After baking classes, students can take their culinary creations home for later snacking?other classes always culminate in a group tasting.