Best Of North Toronto 2013
Our annual guide featuring over 100 of the best, biggest & finest things North Toronto & Leaside have to offer
The 'hood's most happening people tell us their fave spots.
Massimo Capra, Celebrity Chef
BEST BURGER: Holy Chuck, 1450 Yonge St.
“A great spot is Holy Chuck, where I think the best burger in town is made — and it’s dangerously close to Mistura.”
Kristin Booth, Actress
BEST HEALTH SHOP: Peaches & Green, 1561 Bayview Ave.
“There is a community atmosphere with a friendly, well-informed staff offering great reliable products. A North T.O. gem!”
Colin Mochrie, Comedian, Actor, Author
BEST DRESSMAKER: Irene’s Studio, 1560 Bayview Ave.
“Irene is a superb dressmaker with great attention to detail. From hemming a skirt to making a dress, she’s the one to go to. Obviously my wife uses her more than I do… I swear.”
Ela Kowaleska, Handbag Designer
BEST MAKEUP: Gee Beauty, 2 Roxborough St. W.
“It’s a one-stop beauty house. They have their own cosmetics line, which includes a primer that is currently my favourite!”
Christine Cushing, Celebrity Chef
BEST CAPPUCCINO: De Mello Palheta, 2489 Yonge St.
“I love grabbing my morning cappuccino at de Mello Palheta Specialty Coffee Roasters.”
Steve Byers, Actor
BEST BUTCHER: Cumbrae’s, 1636 Bayview Ave.
“One of my favourite places to grab a great steak to grill on the BBQ is Cumbrae’s — it’s the perfect piece of butchery.”