Dufferin Grove: What to expect and enjoy, plus more.
By appointment only
A warm welcome
Operating out of a 100+ year old Victorian wood-framed, red brick building, in a neighbourhood known as Dufferin Grove The bustle of the outside world still to be heard but fades as you settle in the light, airy space. Sparsely furnished with personality, and thoughtfully-appointed to inspire calm and clarity. Bathed in natural light and devoid of personal effects, with the old world charm beneath a modern identity, to help you feel at ease.
Plenty of parking, at hand
If you're travelling by car there's plenty of parking behind Paradise Theatre, North of Bloor between Bartlet Street and Westmorland Road.
Walk over. Metro nearby
Travelling by foot, subway, bus or streetcar? Only 6 metro stops West from Bloor and Yonge. Dufferin and Ossington stations are only a five minute walk. When arriving by subway to Ossington station exit the platform to Delaware Avenue for a closer route to my studio.
Before and after
Enjoy some Bloorcourt Village shopping at Popbox MicroMrkt for snacks on the go, visit Osteria Rialto for a bite and brew on their sunny patio, browse Muddy George for smart style. A favourite is Monkey's Paw, an internationally recognized book store of old and unusual printed matter.
Bloordale Village: Where it feels like the weekend every day
In the mood to explore? Step 5 minutes further West to Bloordale Village on Bloor. Grab a creative and expertly made cocktail at Grey Tiger, or a tongue-in-cheek card at TOWN.
Outpost Coffee Roasters: Bean and banter by The Park:
Love coffee? Walk 25 minutes further West by High Park on Bloor Street to Outpost Coffee Roasters. A roasting-focused coffee company for speciality coffee shops, the office, and home brewing – but not just. Step into their café for counsel on coffee and gadgets; to taste their intelligently roasted beans, along with a bit of banter, as either a precisely pulled espresso or a delicious drip alongside traditional and creatively inspired espresso-based concoctions.
Easy to find
Google Maps (below) highlights more than just Bloorcourt and Bloordale Village. But also the shops listed above are starred for an easy find along Bloor Street West, at least for viewing on a personal computer. My exact address will be given on confirmation of your appointment.