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I’ve been meaning to post for a while. Lots of pics of new things in the hood.

  • The empty commercial spot on the east end of 101 Richmond Road has been leased. Zanadu Juice Bar is “opening soon”. Let’s hope it’s not like the cafe on Parkdale and Wellington.
  • Urban Cloud is a strange addition to the hood. It has no store front to entice you in, and I have no clue what they actually sell. Other than e-cigarettes. I guess they must have leased the building because the “For Sale” sign is back in front. Doesn’t make you want to go inside.
  • Going to the Parkdale Market may make you fat. If cold beers at the Carleton Tavern on a hot day aren’t enough to tempt you, maybe the future sweet treats will grab you. Holland’s Cake and Shake is opening soon. You can follow them on twitter here.
  • I had heard a while back that Suzy Q was opening a second location also near the Market. I had no idea how big it was going to be. Check out the big sign on top of the former Orange Gallery location.
  • Summer is here and so is live entertainment on the patio at Westboro Beach. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5 to 11 p.m. Oh, and it’s free! And it’s licensed!
  • And if you’re out on the paths today, take care. If the crazy geese don’t get you, a fallen tree just might.



I still can’t believe I used to blog almost every day when I was at work. Maybe it was to give me a sense of the good things around me. You know, write them down, say them out loud so you’d believe they existed. So glad I’m not at work now. Maybe that’s why I haven’t been blogging as much.

Two things I noticed on a recent walk. Well, maybe it’s been a few days:

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It’s free and it’s in the neighbourhood. And I’m happy they’re back. BOB FM has renamed them to Friday Night Flicks. The only one this summer at Westboro Beach is on Friday, June 13 and will feature The Lego Movie.

Remember, it’s free. You just need to bring a blanket or chair, a bag of popcorn and some DEET. Drinks are available at the canteen. And smokers …. leave your cigarettes at home. There is no smoking on the city beach.

Isobel’s is gone …

Last week we dropped off our car for service at a garage in Little Italy. We decided to drop it off the evening before and walk back through Hintonburg. I didn’t take a lot of photos, but this one caught my eye:

I checked their website and it doesn’t say they’ve moved or closed. I know they seemed to have a lot of problems with the space. I remember shortly after they opened, a water leak from above forced them to close for a week. But who knows, maybe it’s the rent being increased.

But fear not, Suzy Q’s expansion looks complete, and I believe their second location near the Parkdale Market is now open.


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