Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Mount Pleasant Guide:

Our 26 favorite spots along Toronto's strip of charm

As posted on Toronto Life's Daily Dish
December 7 2009

The Mount Pleasant strip isn't exactly the next hot 'hood or the new Queen West or the developer district du jour. No, the Mount Pleasant strip is as it always has been: a charming stretch between Eglinton and Davisville that is lined with European bakeries, amazing Gallic restaurants (where the servers still speak French), whimsical shops and one-screen movie houses that take us back to the Toronto of yore. Unlike other shopping and dining districts, customers aren't paying for the view, the rent or the trend - they're paying for a slice of authenticity in an ever-gentrifying city. Here, we visit 26 favourite spots along Mount Pleasant, finding quirky antiques, fanciful items for kids, refined meals and stunning baguettes.

Click here for the complete article in Toronto Life online and the Mount Pleasant Guide Slide Show...