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Toronto’s Bayview Strip

Where does Preloved designer, owner and mother of three, Julia Grieve love to hang out?  Near home, along Toronto’s Bayview strip.   She showed me some of her favourite shops & resto’s for an article I wrote for Pure Canada.

Here, a few of her faves didn’t make it into the piece:

De La Mer – home of the cutest fishmongers in the city.  Julia knows Dave and Blake well, they delivered their shucked oysters to Julia’s holiday parties this year.

The Source Menswear is where Julia’s husband buys his stuff.  “The owners are the best buyers I’ve ever seen!  This tiny space carries so much variety and every trend,” she says.

Every Wednesday is “date night” for Julia and her husband at Kamasutra Indian Restaurant.  “They have a fantastic wine bar, and my favourite is the Chicken Tikka Salad, it’s an appetizer but I use it as a full meal.”

De La Mer, 1543 Bayview Ave., 647-350-3355
The Source Menswear, 1567 Bayview Ave., 416-483-0531
Kama Sutra Indian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 1522 Bayview Ave., 416-489-4899


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What does the CFO of Maple Leaf Sports think of Toronto?

I sat down with Ian Clarke, VP and CFO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and found out how the Montreal native, who spends 200 nights a year schmoozing clients at games, unwinds in the city.  Read the interview in my latest blogTO column.

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Shane Belcourt’s Toronto on blogTO

shane_belcourtEver struggle with coming out of your parent’s shadows?  Try having a father who is one of the most famous Aboriginal activists and thinkers in Canada.  But filmmaker and musician Shane Belcourt has done better than most.  Find out how the Ottawa-born native lives his life in Toronto – he’s the latest subject for my blogT.O. Toronto through the eyes of column.

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