This gem lies at the southeast corner of Trinity Bellwoods Park. Owner and chef Nadege Nourian takes the art of French pastry making and spins it to perfection. Her creations are known as much for their beauty as they are for their taste. Be prepared for lineups out the door on weekends.
Camilia Nicoara's concept shop specializes in natural beauty products, alongside women's clothing and accessories. The heart of the store's philosophy lies in its name itself—Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights reads "to enjoy the arts and to share scientific advancement and its benefits."
Named after the legendary albino squirrels that roam Trinity Bellwoods, this coffee establishment at the entrance of the park is a hub of activity, receiving heavy foot traffic. The coffee is good, fair-trade, and organic.
Best friends Heidi Sopinka and Claudia Dey took a leap of faith in 2012 when they set their writing careers aside to make a line of dresses. After two years, the Toronto designers now have a roster of boutiques from Toronto to Tokyo featuring their deceptively simple pieces.
Chef/owner Teo Paul has an impeccable pedigree and an artful eye. The food is local and organic, and the setting is charming. Large murals of barnyard animals provide the backdrop for indoor dining, and there's also an intimate patio out back. Up the street, Union's offspring, Cote de Boeuf, resembles a Parisian butcher shop circa 1890.
Transplanted from the original Vancouver location, this designer clothing boutique brings with it an air of sophistication to the Ossington strip. Local designers like Horses Atelier share space with international labels such as Isabel Marant, Helmut Lang, and Rag & Bone.
For craft beer and a buzzing crowd, this is the place to go. The patio is lit up at night with strings of tiny lights, and the cantilever design by Unit A Architects make this an inviting space to while away an afternoon or evening. There is even a bottle shop next door if you want to take home a local brew.