The area that surrounds Christie Pits Park is named after the former Christie Sand Pits, a landmark rich in remnants of the last ice age. It was later converted into a park, once home to the historic Toronto Maple Leafs baseball team and the site of the 1933 Christie Pits Riot.
Mounzer Jamous has been serving up freshly baked pastries to sweet-toothed Torontonians for over 15 years. Regulars would cram into the original Patisserie Royale, located on Lawrence East, picking up desserts by the kilo. Boxes would be stuffed full of the best baklava in town, pretty petit fours and various other finely crafted pastries.
With car parks a relatively easy discovery in the 905, residents may question the need for parking assistance. However, for those seeking out trendy Ossington eats and Queen West shopping finds, the sharing economy is ready to assist residents in the search for one of downtown Toronto’s most desired commodities: a parking space.
Albert’s Real Jamaican is a mainstay of St. Clair West, serving authentic West Indian fare to a loyal clientele. Patrons order at the counter before tucking into the grub in the low key environs. Eats include island favourites like curry goat, jerk chicken and oxtail and peas — though we’re partial to the jerk chicken sandwich ($6.50).
Rebecca Eckler tries out the bird poo facial that is specially imported from Japan and is a favourite among Japanese geishas. Trinity Medispa and Wellness at Yonge and St. Clair is the only Toronto operation offering this treatment.