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EY’s Cool East is now exclusive TO distributor of popular new Xero ‘barefoot’ shoes

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017

A popular new trend in footwear towards minimalist construction to emulate the barefoot experience has been taken to the max by a U.S. company that started in a home bedroom and now exports an expanding line of products around the world.

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New Raw K9 Supply store offers a new twist on pet foods

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017

A great way to ensure your four-legged friend is eating right is to stop by Raw K9 Supply, a new pet food and accessories store …

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CRAFTY TIPPLER 034: Eastbound Brewing Co. is a welcome change for Queen St. at Broadview

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017

There was a time when the block running west at Queen and Broadview, dominated by the infamous strip bar Jilly’s, was a little seedy.  All those businesses are now gone, replaced by upscale businesses.  For me the crown jewel in this redevelopment is right next door to the old Jilly’s: Eastbound Brewing Co. at 700 Queen St. E., is a modest sized brew pub that seems to be doing everything right. I met with Dave Watson, one of the owners, recently and learned some of the fine details of the operation.  The grand opening was late May, but it took a couple of months to get the beer production up and running. At present they have seven different beers including ales and lagers, but they are looking to expand to 10.  Eventually, they also plan to do contract brewing,...

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Residents can air views on proposed 30-floor condo Sept. 14

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017

Some residents near the corner of Main St. and Danforth Avenue were taken aback last month when it was announced that developers have applied to build a 30-storey condominium…

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DECA’s 9th Danforth East Arts Fair highlights an explosion of public art in East York

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017

The ninth annual edition of the Danforth East Arts Fair being put on 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sept. 16-17 by the Danforth East Community Association …

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Platform condos starts pre-build sales of Greenwood-Danforth units

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017

With City Council having approved in July the requested Official Plan amendments to allow the Platform Condos project at 1177 Danforth Ave. at Greenwood and Danforth Ave. to be exempt from on-street parking provisions, the way has been cleared for the project to go ahead. The company has now launched a “pre-construction sales” campaign to sell units before shovels hit the ground. The 102-unit 9-storey building will require demolition of the Beer Store now on the...

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