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The 'Food & Wine' magazine placed the St. Lawrence Market among the 25 best markets in the world. You won't find a better place in the town for fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and fish. Not to mention exotic foods from every ethnic corner. The historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood also has over 50 vendors offering some of the best delicatessens and restaurants in the city, with a wide range of speciality foods, deli meats, fish and seafood, baked goods and gourmet teas and coffees. Opening hours differ for the farmers market and south market.
Social Butterfly is aptly named as it is for women who love to go out and have an amazing time. Established in 2008, you will find a range of clothing and accessories that are beautifully designed to make you look even more gorgeous. Browse through their stylish collection of denims, dresses, skirts, tops, jackets, shoes, scarves, bags and belts at your leisure. You will surely be tempted to buy an item or two.
The name “Châtelet” means “little castle” in French. Let your inner queen find expression at Châtelet, replete with pristine white vintage furniture fit for Parisian aristocracy. This furniture and vintage boutique is big on styles where shabby chic, Hollywood glam, French country and Paris apartment home decor styles come alive with a bang. Walking into this store, you might be deluded into thinking you are on the sets of a classic French film. Shop for mirrored furniture that reflects and bathes the room in light, crystal and beaded chandeliers in leafy and floral patterns, soft quilts, ornate mirrors, vintage clocks with minute detailing, and quirky wall art sourced from eclectic flea markets. And if your heirloom needs repainting, this place will paint and polish it to restore it to its former grandeur.
Kolkid is a one-stop shop for all children's shopping needs. It boasts of designer apparel, shoes, home decor, luggage, kid's cutlery, art and craft items, toys, maternity accessories as well as a range of products for special needs. Shop for dresses, swimsuits, shorts, leggings and booties from brands such as Stella Cove and Forell Axel. The shoes too are available from a variety of fashion labels like Native and Inkkas. Other items include growth charts, floor mats, bedding and holiday equipment, wall decals, plates, bowls and bibs. Kids will also delight in the musical toys, dolls, puppets, crayons, art sets, puzzles and the pretend play section. The Special Need merchandise covers educational toys and games to help improve motor, auditory, oral, visual and tactile skills.
The Leslieville Flea becomes a vibrant market on the third Sunday of every month. During summers it is in The Fermenting Cellar and winters are in The Jimmy Simpson Rec Center. But no matter where it is located, it is a popular bazaar for unique items. You will find retro furniture, artisanal designs, antiques, vintage textiles and designer works. They also have food stalls to satisfy your hunger pangs while shopping.
Grasshopper Records is a modern music connoisseur's delight, nestled in the Dundas West neighborhood of Toronto. Its airy, red brick-walled interiors offer racks replete with CDs and DVDs featuring established as well as upcoming local artists. The genres of music covered include Soul, Classic Rock, Reggae, No Wave, Psychedelic, Noise, Dub and New Wave among others. Shoppers can even get their hands on posters of their favorite concert scenes and rock stars. Discover the groovy or soulful music of a lesser-known artist and browse through a fine selection of music and art books at this music haven.