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Hot Oven Bakery serves up delicious baked goods

The Kingsway has been lucky to be home to Hot Oven Bakery. When it comes to bread and baked goods, you won’t find any better. Having been established in 1957, Hot Oven Bakery now has five locations in the GTA, with the Kingsway location being their third opening. You...

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Azarias Restaurant

If you’re looking for a dinner spot that has a little bit of everything to offer, Azarias is the place for you. Nestled right on Bloor Street, it’s the perfect place to stop in for a date or a big group to share some tapas and wine. It has all the charm of a...

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Growing Minds Tutoring

Sometimes we need a bit of extra help when it comes to learning, especially when everyone learns and develops at different speeds with different methods being more helpful than others. Thankfully, Growing Minds understands and has created a space that offers tutoring and learning services.
Teaching ages from preschool to university, Growing Minds offers a wide range of tutoring services.

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Healthy Living Plus, Your Health and Wellness Store

Healthy Living Plus is a great place to get all of the natural health products you need to enrich your life and overall wellbeing. From vitamins and supplements, to organic and gluten free food, to skin care, the selection at Healthy Living Plus has...

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Sushi2Go Serves Up Delicious Sushi and Sake

When you live in the city, chances are you’ve tried one of the many sushi places in the city. For the Kingsway, we’re lucky to have Sushi2Go. With three locations in the city, their Bloor & Royal York location is the location we like to call home. While Sushi2Go has...

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Get your Zen on at Bliss Yoga Studio

There’s nothing better than getting in a good stretch or workout, and Bliss Yoga Studio is the perfect place to do just that. One block east of Bloor and Royal York, Bliss Yoga Studio offers a wide array of classes for all levels of yogis. Whether you’re a beginner or...

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An Oasis in the City at Royal Spa by Monica

We all need to carve time out of our busy lives to stop, relax, and pamper our minds and bodies. Entering into the soothing atmosphere at Royal Spa by Monica, you’ll instantly feel at ease. Whether you’re opting for a head-to-toe service, or simply a facial or...

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Footloose Dancewear – Everything You Need to Get Moving

It can be hard to find exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to a special hobby. It’s nice when you can go to one place, rather than running around the city or scouring the internet for items of clothing. Those dancers, gymnasts, and figure skaters know...

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Jules Café Patisserie – Authentically Delicious

Jules Café Patisserie is perched in the heart of the Kingsway and in the year and a half they’ve been delighting their neighbours with tasty treats, they have become proud, active and touted members of the community. They were even bestowed a coveted Gem of Etobicoke...

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Dickson BBQ Centre – For The Love Of All Things Grilled

For more than 25 years, customers have been experiencing the #dicksondifference with unparalleled customer service and an enormous range of top brand BBQs. Most of this quarter century has been spent at their flagship store on Avenue Road, with the recent addition of...

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Shoppers Drug Mart – Exceptional service for 25 years

A quarter century. Silver anniversary. Nine thousand, one hundred and twenty-five days. Any way you say it twenty-five years is a long time to be in one place! To Shoppers Drug Mart’s Kingsway location at Royal York and Bloor, all of us here at the Kingsway BIA would...

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Beaulieu Vision Care

When Cathy Beaulieu opened her store at 2938 Bloor Street West back in 1999 with her brother Tom Giores, she already felt like she was home. Having worked as an optician in the Kingsway for 15 years leading up to going it on her own, Cathy recognized that this was the...

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Dolled up Cupcakes – Created to be Devoured

Welcome to the neighbourhood, Dolled Up Cupcakes! Operating since mid-June, this award-winning bakery has already seen huge success and has garnered rave reviews from their customers and new neighbours alike. With the success of Dolled Up’s Mississauga location,...

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Henry VIII Ale House

At the end of the week it’s great to enjoy a cold beer and good friends at the local pub. Henry VIII Ale House offers just that, a place to relax and enjoy time with family, friends and a huge selection of global draughts, scotches and wines. Not only that but this...

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North Brentwood Massage Therapy Clinic

Since 2014, the North Brentwood Massage Therapy Clinic has been providing stress relieving services to satisfied clients. The team of highly trained specialized staff focuses on their goal to “help people achieve a pain free, relaxed life by providing a personalized...

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Excalibur Comics

  Just up the stairs from The Kingsway Cinema is a hidden gem for comic collectors that has been around for over 25 years. Excalibur Comics caters to die-hard fans and collectors as well as the occasional comic book reader and also operates a consignment for old...

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Simply Chic Fine Lingerie

Let’s face it, Ladies – we’ve all had a hard time choosing the right bra at some point in our lives and according to the Huffington Post, about 80 per cent of women have been wearing the wrong bra size for YEARS! Enter Henny Varga, owner and operator of Simply Chic...

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Kingsway Boxing Club

Kingsway Boxing Club is a veteran of Taste of the Kingsway, celebrating its 10 year anniversary participating in the festival in 2016! In 2006 the team “hit the streets as true street fighters” to start building interest in the sport and eventually grew from a 14’x14’...

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Queen Spectacle

Whether it’s your first pair of glasses or your 23rd, Queen Spectacle has designer frames and services for you. Queen Spectacle has been owned and operated by Silvia Yeomans for the last fifteen years. The location on The Kingsway has been up and running for over 50...

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Bake Sale on The Kingsway

If you dream of sweet, fluffy cupcakes and multi-coloured, delicate macarons, handmade from scratch each day, than you need to check out Bake Sale on The Kingsway. This buttery business has been creating delicious cupcakes, cookies, squares and cakepops as well as...

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The Kingsway, Community Charm for Everyone

From its roots in Toronto’s long history to now, The Kingsway has been a destination for local charm, community and boutique shopping. Only a short subway ride away from Toronto’s downtown core, you can experience some of the best events and specialty shops that the...

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La Veranda Osteria

Just across the street from Royal York subway station is a delicious haven of Italian cuisine, La Veranda Osteria Ristorante. With over 20 years experience in Italian dining, owners Flora and Dario and Chef Tommasso deliver on taste, quality and experience with every...

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