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by Eric Emin Wood on April 7, 2014
We asked near Spadina Road and Lonsdale Avenue: “What, if anything, do you think is missing from a complete retail experience in Forest Hill?”


Vasu Sood, financial analyst
“If there was more shopping around here there would be more...(More)
by Eric McMillan on December 6, 2013
Black Friday. Cyber Monday. The discount shopping days imported from south of the border keep rolling in — and expanding, with some large stores stretching them out before and after the official days.

And our homegrown day of purported sales bonanzas, Boxing Day — now lengthened...(More)
by Brian Baker on December 6, 2013
As our fathers get older, it gets tougher to find special gifts come Christmastime.

They tend to get things when they need them, leaving many children and wives with nothing left to buy come holiday season.

Here we’ve focused on five types of dads, and visited local...(More)
by Eric Emin Wood on December 6, 2013
Perhaps money can’t buy happiness, but it can provide a variety of intangibles that may be the next best thing. Instead of new clothes or the latest smartphone this year, try presenting someone with the gift of...

...Riding in a winter wonderland

Whether...(More)
by Ann Ruppenstein on December 6, 2013
This holiday season give a little bit from closer to home. We’ve selected 10 gift ideas, all created in the city you love. There’s something for family, friends and those hard to impress people — like the beauty buff, the foodie, the art collector, the beer connoisseur — on your shopping...(More)
by Karolyn Coorsh on January 5, 2012
Condo dwellers in South Swansea are lamenting the loss of a neighbourhood shopping plaza as developers prepare to build a pair of residential towers with limited retail space in its place.  

Residents living adjacent to 34 Southport St., near Windermere Avenue and The...(More)
by Kelly Gadzala on November 8, 2010
When I shop, well, it’s kinda all about me. Like any retail columnist, I report on the items that rock my world, and that I can imagine myself or other stylish chicks like me wearing.

But a visit from a hunkie British gent recently gave me a chance to reexamine my shopping sense —...(More)
by Caitlin Orr on July 8, 2011
The road to a good bra is a one-way street — once you get one, there’s no turning back.

Such gems of boudoir know-how can be mined from Liliana Mann, owner of Linea Intima lingerie stores.

For 16 years now, the trained architect and interior designer has been turning...(More)
by Kelly Gadzala on May 17, 2011
Toronto’s mega malls aren’t the only ones renovating themselves to the hilt: closer to the heart of the city in Yorkville, Hazelton Lanes Shopping Centre is in the midst of a renovation of its own.

The $10 million dollar investment, split between mall owners Hazelton Lanes Inc. and...(More)
by Kelly Gadzala on April 7, 2011
They graduated from fashion school just three years ago, but business partners Courtney Brooke and Eileen Zhang have fast-tracked their retail apparel business to open a third location in the Shops at Don Mills this May.

Their active wear clothing company, Titika, launched in the Beach...(More)
by Kelly Gadzala on February 22, 2011
It’s getting bigger.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre announced at the end of January it will spend $220 million on an expansion that would see 40 new stores being added to the retail mix.

The addition, which will be built in the parking lot outside Sears on the south-west end of...(More)
by Yael Panet on January 24, 2011
With so many incredible stores and boutiques all around the GTA, being a yummy mummy has never been easier.

When I was pregnant with my daughter in 2007, I believe I had the maternity wear market cornered. I was hip on all the best styles and was able to show off my protruding belly...(More)
by Kelly Gadzala on January 21, 2011
It’s mid-morning in the new Canadian Thrift shop at 1053 Pape Avenue, and a steady stream of customers filter in to browse and buy.

The surprising thing, for this reporter: Most of the shoppers are men.

They come to sift through the racks of leather bomber and motorcycle...(More)
by Kelly Gadzala on January 19, 2011
January. Month of perpetual grey skies ever-plummeting temperatures, and supposed renewed verve to lose weight and get in shape.

All I feel like doing is huddling under my duvet with a good book and mounds of comfort food.

If there are other New Year’s resolution...(More)
by Kelly Gadzala on December 23, 2010
At 12, she was selling her handmade rainbow pins to Yorkville jean shop Rainbow (now called Over the Rainbow) for $12 each.

At 14, she was the top seller at ladies’ fashion shop Fairweather, even though she worked there only two days a week.

“I’ve always been an...(More)
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