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Seeing how we’ve all adapted our day to day lives is a reflection of our resilience and strength as a community. Though we don’t know how long things will stay the way they are, we can still find ways to enjoy moments at home and support local businesses!

Resto List: Takeout Tonight

Here’s a list of a few of my favourite restaurants that are offering takeout meals and drinks to make for a great at home dining evening!

Union Restaurant – everyone’s favourite Ossington go-to is now available on UberEats, from their classic Union Salad to their fall off the bone Sticky Ribs, you can bring home a bit of Union. Oh, and their killer brunch menu is available on weekends too! Simple done right, indeed.

Imanishi Japanese Kitchen – Dundas West’s unassuming Japanese spot is offering pre-packaged meals, along with sake and beer. Pick up Imanishi faves like their Gyu Don and curry at their walk-up window from Thursday though Sunday between 3pm to 7pm. Check their Instagram for their menu @imanishijapanesekitchen

Après Wine Bar – Queen West’s natural wine bar has temporarily transformed into Kang Bang Chicken, a pop-up serving up KFC (Korean Fried Chicken!), kimchi and wines from Après’ stellar natural and biodynamic wine list. They sell out consistently, so get your order in early and pick up days are Thursday through Saturday between 4pm – 7pm. Check out their Instagram for more details @kb_furaidochikin

Archive 909 – nearly every Toronto wine enthusiast and Sommelier’s go to wine bar is offering charcuterie and wine take out. Bottles on their incredible wine list are discounted and guaranteed to expand your palate. At home wine tasting anyone? Visit their website for menu, wine lists and information on ordering and pick up days.

So Fresh, So Clean: Self Care

Helmed by Toronto’s top stylists, Sarah Amson and Justin GermanBang Salon has just started offering “The Re-Up.” Contactless pickup of haircare products. Replenish your home supply of Kevin Murphy, Oribe and R&Co hair care products and stay tuned for details of their home hair colour kits. Order by email info@bangsalontoronto.com  

Spirit of York in The Distillery District has gone from spirit distilling to hand sanitizer producing. All proceeds from the sale of their hand sanitizer are being donated to Feed Ontario to fund emergency food boxes for food banks across the province. At only $3 a bottle and 2 bottles per person, it’s a simple way to stay safe and feel good. Their pick up window is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Check out their Instagram for more info @spiritofyork 


As we move further into April, we’ll begin to gain a better perspective on Toronto’s real estate market, including the effects of COVID-19 and trends on sales and values that will begin to emerge. We’ve all felt the impacts of the current situation in so many different ways, but we are all in this together.

I’ll send out more recommendations and market updates again soon – and if you have a suggestion on a local small business who are continuing to service  and support their community, let me know!

Stay safe and healthy!