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Friday, November 26, 2010

Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Christmas shopping season has officially begun and pop-up shops are all the rage this year. Danforth East is officially on-trend, with this weekend's upcoming pop-up shop, which Pioneer knows will be all the rage with new moms in the neighbourhood.

The sale runs this weekend and has everything from jerseys to Morgan and Milo trainers, your little man will look dashing while dashing through the snow! The location is at 1390 Danforth, which is the north-west corner of Danforth and Monarch Park.

The sale is cash only.

November 27-29, 10am-7pm
Where: 1390 Danforth Ave.
More info: 416-937-7191

Friday, November 5, 2010

Free Fitness!

Nothing gets people excited like something that is free, and so all you east-enders better get excited about this deal:

Pegasus Studios, the best dance/fitness studio in our neighbourhood, is offering some free introductory classes next week for their "Free Fitness Week".

Check out the schedule and registration details here:

All lit up

If you didn't happen to see East Lynn Park at dusk this past Monday evening, you missed a highlight of the year: the DECA Pumpkin Parade.

Hundreds of pumpkins lined the walkway and the swimming pool, their beautiful and sometimes gruesome faces lit up with flickering candlelight. It was really breathtaking to see - and this was combined with the energy of hundreds of community members strolling along and checking out the artwork of their neighbours. It was a great evening to be on Danforth East!

In case you missed it, here are some images courtesy of Natasha Granatstein and DECA:

Monday, November 1, 2010

Delish Dish

It's been awhile since Pioneer has been able to post a restaurant review - even though eating (and eating 'out') could be considered one of our "hobbies".

It was girls night this past weekend, and since staying in the 'hood' is always preferred, we found ourselves at relish bar and grill on Danforth. While Pioneer missed the actual dinner portion of the evening, the leading ladies I was with declared the tapas to be 'totally delish'. With perfect timing, my arrival on the scene coincided with the next bottle of wine being opened and the cheese plate being ordered.

The restaurant itself has a comfortable, cozy atmosphere - so cozy, that our neighboring table was slightly amused as Pioneer sporadically yelled out the CFL scores. The staff was also quick and friendly, considering that it was a Friday and every table was occupied.

The highlight of the evening was perhaps the finest martini that we have ever tasted on Danforth - and even beyond. While we've since forgotten the name, the pomegranate and prosecco concoction was to die for.

So next time it's ladies night (or date night!), look no further than Woodbine and Danforth for some mouth-watering tapas, savoury cheese and only a short walk home!