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So many of you are enjoying discovering things in our new neighbourhood and so I wanted to share some things that you might want to check out, next time you're in the area. Maybe you can plan to meet up with a friend and have a meal before or after your shopping trip. 

There are directions on the website, just below our store hours, about how to get here and if you're driving, we have FREE parking. 

77 Florence Street is just one block west of the West Queen West neighbourhood and two blocks north of Parkdale. We're really close to Liberty Village, Ossington,  Dundas West, Brockton Village, Junction and Roncesvalles neighbourhoods & here's a brief guide to just some of the interesting things you can check out while visiting Logan & Finley. 

Let's start with the closest

 Sequel Jeans  on Wednesdays, by appointment only right next door to us. They sell upcycled vintage jeans made to fit your body. From their website: "Choose the wash you want, the style you love, and send us your measurements. Then we'll deliver you the holy grail of perfectly fitting, worn-in pre-loved denim. They're good for your buns, but even better for the Earth." Click HERE to learn more about what they do. 

Many people know the McCormick Rec Centre, for their arena, pool,  playground, dog park, and Imanishi Sando Bar - you can get sandwiches and drinks from a shipping container located right in the park. This is about a 2 minute walk north on either Brock or Sheridan

Pictures by Stefanie Nakumura

Soma Chocolate has a location about a 3 minute walk south on Brock Street, and they have amazing chocolates, ice cream and coffee. Literally everything I have tried is delicious and feel free to ask for a recommendation!

Sole Survivor is a appointment based business that repairs shoes. I have used them and they do really good work. It's on Noble Street, due South and about a 5 minute walk from us.

One of my favourite places to get coffee and baked goods is Sam James and Robinson Bakery & they are a five minute walk, south on Brock and they share a space on the west side just north of Queen. Everything is amazing and I highly recommend it. My coffee favourites are a Cortado or a Cold Brew and the Cheese and Herb Scone is my favourite at Robinson, but I do like everything they make. 

 

 

Made You Look is on Queen West and is Toronto’s famous indie jewellery store. Representing over 100 local jewellery designers. Specializing in wedding and engagement rings, jewellery repairs and alteration services. and it's about a 7 minute walk from us, go south on Brock and left at Queen.

Paper Plus Cloth is a specialty paper shop that also offers workshops and it's right next to Made You Look.

The Workroom is a Toronto maker space/shop for fabric, notions, patterns, books, sewing machines, inspiration, and project cheerleading. They have learn to sew classes and they are about a 7 minute walk away as well. Walk south on Brock and turn right at Queen and left onto Cowan and it's just behind the Library. 

For those of you who like my hair cuts, my stylist is Katherine Kates and she's amazing and in the same building as the Workroom and you're welcome to contact me for a referral.

 

Places to get lunch/brunch:

Mildred's Temple Kitchen is one of my favourite places to eat, in general, but they have a really popular brunch and you might have to try the pancakes. On a nice day if you felt like walk,  it's only about 20 minutes away from the shop

Picture from Mildred's Temple Kitchen Website

School is another great place for Brunch in Liberty Village

The Drake and The Gladstone are reliable places, especially if you have a large group of people, and the Drake has a nice patio. Not on the map, but a little further east is a Fresh location if you would like a vegetarian/vegan option and it's right by Trinity Bellwoods park and a short walk to Logan & Finley

I'm sure there are lots of options on Ossington, but this is maybe where you would head for dinner after shopping with friends

Pictures by Stefanie Nakamura

Milou is on my list to try, but I have heard good things about it. It's a French Style neighbourhood bistro with a nice patio.

The Federal is a great place for brunch

The Good Fork is a place that customers have told me about and they really enjoy it and it's at the top of Sheridan street, so about a 5 minute walk away.

 

Some interesting places on Dundas West: 

Have a browse along Dundas West the next time you visit. There are some interesting small businesses within walking distance including restaurants, hair salons and clothing shops.

Grape Witches is a woman owned specialty wine shop. They sell local wine and host workshops as well.

Pictures by Stefanie Nakamura

Hoi Bo is a locally made clothing brand that is opening/has opened their flagship shop on Dundas West

The Kitten and the Bear sells the most delicious scones and jam and you can get all the supplies for a high tea there

We've heard about new shop selling slow fashion called Grays just up the street

And we have seen some really nice hair cuts from 1512, also right up the street

 

Maybe you're visiting before or after a Queen West day....we're so close....really!!!

One of my favourite walks is through the small streets over and through Trinity Bellwoods Park and some of my favourite shops by the park are:

Nadege - a french patisserie overlooking a park. And in the summer they also have Ice Cream. Need I say more?!

The Spice Trader  it's a lovely specialty food shop and they have some events and classes sometimes and my favourite cinnamon that I use everyday in something is their Saigon Cinnamon

Type Books Indie bookstores are the best and they are so good at helping you pick out things there.

The Paper Place if you like nice wrapping paper and stationery, you would love this shop

Euclid Farms  is an urban flower farm, florist and flower shop right opposite the park

Forno Culturo is an italian bakery and cafe and it has a small seating area as well.

Poppies Plants of Joy  A few of the plants that you admire in the shop are originally from Poppies

 

 

Plan a fitness/spa day for yourself or with friends as part of your day out in the area.

On Queen West:

There's a lovely place called Laya Spa where you can go for a massage or other wellness treatments and they have a  steam room. Afterwards pick up a healthy vegan lunch and smoothie at The Goods - both are women owned small businesses with wellness at their core. 

I haven't been to these two, but I hear often how much people enjoy the experience at Float and the atmosphere at Good Space Yoga Studio. 

On College:

They have facials at Health Hut, ( the Province Apothecary has been on my wishlist for a while) you can do a Sauna and Ice Bath at Alter and of course there's the West End YMCA

 Pictures at Alter, by Stefanie Nakamura

Great places to shop for local, organic & package free;

 Looking to shop local and avoid the large grocery chains? 

Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market is on Tuesdays from 3-7, rain or shine until October 29th

Fiesta Farms is a locally owned independent grocer and you might just keep an eye out for some good outfits while you are there, since I almost always see customers when I am shopping there and they almost always are wearing something from Logan & Finley.

Saponetti is a refill shop located due north of us a Bloor and Brock and they also deliver refills in mason jars  within Toronto.  You might recognize one of its owners as she is a frequent model for us.

Unboxed Market is a zero waste grocery store on Dundas West

Good Rebel Vegan Market This is a vegan grocery store within walking distance of the shop. 

The Source Bulk Foods is a very pretty shop where you can buy dry goods and nut butters and snacks package free.

Sorauren Farmers Market runs Mondays until the end of October and one of our favourite women owned food brands is a vendor there. Have you tried Earth & City? Back when we had regular events at the shop, they were who we ordered our food and drinks from. Their breakfast parfait, smoothies, lemonades, dips, crackers, cookies are all so delicious and all vegan.

 

Pictures by Stefanie Nakamura

We will add some more places as we discover them and/or hear about them from you. I hope you enjoy your visit to Logan & Finley and enjoy the neighbourhood while you're here.  

 

I shared, with permission, some of a neighbourhood photographers shots. If you're looking for a photographer and or a studio rental, check out Stefanie Nakamura's website for details. Logan & Finley has used her services in the past. 

 

 

 

 

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