My ‘Hood: St. Clair and Bathurst

by Debra and Matt

We live between Christie and Bathurst, on St. Clair Avenue, and our neighbourhood’s hot spots for good eats and great shopping are increasing monthly!

Every Saturday, we take our daughter to the amazing Wychwood Barns Farmer’s Market. We like to grab a whitefish sandwich from Ali’s stand, the most incredible maple-smoked trout from Akiwenzie`s Fish (if we’re lucky; they’re not always there), and a wonderful caramelized onion and mozzarella empanada from a Spanish vendor.


For brekkie, it’s no secret that Stockyards is simply amazing, and they have a brunch with a deep fried egg. You gotta try it.

If we’re brave enough to stand in a line resembling mid-July at Canada’s Wonderland, we like to grab some frozen yogurt at Dutch Dreams. If not, and we still have a sweet tooth, Leah’s is always a winner. Have the chocolate caramel salted pretzel. Trust us on this one. 

Delicious frozen treats at Dutch Dreams.


And, if we’re in a pinch, can’t make dinner ourselves and are tired of ordering pizza or sushi, a roti at the legendary Albert’s Real Jamaican Foods is a delicious change.

Par Par Boutique is an amazing go-to place for great gifts. We also love a store called All About Mac, which has been our saving grace when we can’t (or won’t) make the trek to the Apple Store in Yorkdale or the Eaton Centre. 

Our neighbourhood is a great spot for our family, and gives us a million options to get outside, explore the streets and shops, and help support the amazing local businesses that make this city so wonderful. 

Photo credits: localism.com; goodfoodrevolution.wordpress.com; http://www.parparboutique.com