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Your Super Friendly Design District Guide – Uptown

We asked our friends at Uptown showrooms where best to eat, drink and discover. Because who knows better than the purveyors of great design?

By Designlines

You should venture Uptown if you’re in need of Yorkdale-level retail therapy followed by a freshly baked ACE baguette.

Word of Mouth

1 “Ace Bakery (1 Hafis Rd) is really a tiny cafe in front of its bread-making facility in a commercial area. Fresh and fast, but with space to sit.” – Fabia Sadoch, Palazzetti

2 “I love Greek food and I think Krystos Modern Greek Cuisine (3200 Dufferin St, Unit #22) has the best in Toronto. The food is always freshly cooked and, so far, my experience with the service has been great!” – Shan Shrestha, Amala


Must-Stop Shopping Spots

3 “Holt Renfrew (Yorkdale Mall, 3401 Dufferin St), regrettably for my wallet. It keeps me going back to see what’s new and fashionable. And Scavolini Toronto (1330 Castlefield Ave) is always a beautiful stop.” – Fabia Sadoch, Palazzetti

Stone Tile

4 “I love to wander and dive into stores of all kinds – it inspires my lighting design and opens my mind to new ideas. Stone Tile (1451 Castlefield Ave) is always inspiring with its beautiful selection of textured tiles and cool displays.” – Orly Meyer, AM Studio


Sights Worth Seeing

Wenderly Park (89 Wenderly Dr) is one of my favourite parks in this area. It is small and well-maintained with quiet and lush greenspace lined with old willow trees.” – Shan Shrestha, Amala

“One of the buildings that inspires me is the old Hilroy factory (670 Caledonia Rd). The entrance is designed with art deco elements and the entire building has spectacular spaces.” – Orly Meyer, AM Studio

Explore the rest of Toronto with our other Super Friendly Guides to Queen West, Midtown, West End, King West, King East, and Queen East


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