Month: December 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season, shop local! Yonge + St. Clair is home to an amazing array of merchants stocked with the perfect gifts for your friends, co-workers, and loved ones.

Heres our guide to help you pick up local gifts for each type of person on your list.


For the ‘Cozy Cottager’

Dorval Faux Fur Pom Toque – $42
1485 Yonge St


Anna Porter: ‘In Other Words’ – $28
Book City
1430 Yonge St


Cranberry Starcut Nordic Mug – $23
2 St. Clair W


CNIB Future Guide Dog Plush – $20 Donation
CNIB Community Hub
1525 Yonge St


Kenzo Takada Sunglasses – $793
Kaltenbock Opticians
2 St. Clair E


Silks Holiday Collection Socks – $12
Legs Beautiful
1470 Yonge St


Snowball Beanie – $30
New Balance
1510 Yonge St


MiiR Travel Thermo 3D Mug – $34
1485 Yonge St


For the ‘Gourmand’

Newfoundland Chocolate Company Extra Dark Bar – $85 (part of gift set)
2 St. Clair E


Yotam Ottolenghi: ‘Ottolenghi Simple’ – $42
Book City
1430 Yonge St


Green Teas Gift Pack and Measuring Spoon – $20 (teas), $7 (spoon)
2 St. Clair W


Vuarnet 002 Timeless Icon Sunglasses – $290
Kaltenbock Opticians
2 St. Clair E


Jacobsons Mince Pies – $8
Paperboy Cards + Gifts
7 Pleasant Blvd


LA Trading Co. Dress Like Coco Cloth – $19
Paperboy Cards + Gifts
7 Pleasant Blvd


Tipsy Tapas Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers – $10
Zelden’s Deli
1446 Yonge St


Maple Syrup – $10
1485 Yonge St


For the ‘Trend Setter’

Virginia Johnson: ‘Travels Through the French Riviera’ – $27
Book City
1430 Yonge St


Só Coconut & Oat Milk Bath – $85 (part of gift set)
2 St. Clair E


Buck Naked Soap Company Vanilla Chai Bar – $35 (part of gift set)
The Health Shoppe
1375 Yonge St


Oliver Goldsmith Decades Sunglasses – $670
Kaltenbock Opticians
2 St. Clair E


Michael Kluthe Hairspray – $12
Michael Kluthe
1428 Yonge St


Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Sneakers – $119
New Balance
1510 Yonge St


Cabin Socks – $19
1485 Yonge St


For the ‘Athlete’

Women’s Heat Loft Funnel Pullover – $90
New Balance
1510 Yonge St


Genius and Almondmilk Cold Pressed Juices – $7 each
Greenhouse Juice
2 St. Clair E


Pop Socks – $18
Pop Physique
1560 Yonge St


Coffee Shop Reading Socks – $25
Legs Beautiful
1470 Yonge St


Tundra Fair Isle Mitts – $48
1485 Yonge St

Holiday Block Party – December 13

This is it – the Yonge + St. Clair BIA’s inaugural Holiday Block Party. With activations from businesses across the neighbourhood together with curated sidewalk attractions, there is no better way to spend an evening. Pay a visit local merchants for special giveaways, promotions, and specials. Plus live music, a roaming Santa with candy canes for the kids, a dance trio, and of course, the Tunnel of Glam.

It all goes down on December 13 from 4pm to 8pm.

Explore the map and descriptions below to learn more about what’s happening in the ‘hood.

1. #TunnelofGlam – Dance Party
1501 Yonge Street, 4 – 8pm
Visit the #TunnelofGlam and be treated to non-stop beats.

2. Sidewalk Santa
Various locations, 4 – 8pm
Santa will be traversing the Yonge + St. Clair neighbourhood handing out candy canes. Can you find him?

3. Sapphire Dance Trio
Various locations, 4 – 8pm
The Sapphire Dance Trio will be glammed up in holiday sequins and spreading the festive spirit all over the neighbourhood. Plus, they’ll be handing out free glow bracelets for kids!

4. Juice Box Brass Band
Corner of Yonge + St. Clair, 4 – 8pm
Your favourite summer brass band returns to play holiday hits at the Four Corners.

5. Michelle Thibodeau – Musical Performance
1406 Yonge Street, 5 – 6pm

6. Carmen Toth – Musical Performance
1406 Yonge Street, 7 – 8pm

7. Hair Artisans – 20%-off All Retail 
76 St. Clair W, 4 – 8pm
20% off all retail items, including holiday gift sets!

8. Paperboy Cards & Gifts – Free Tea Sandwiches 
7 Pleasant Blvd, 4 – 8pm
Enjoy complimentary tea sandwiches while you shop the wide selection of holiday gifts!

9. St. Clair Dental Associates – Toothbrush Giveaway
65 St. Clair E, 4pm – 8pm

10. Sylvan Learning Centre – Coding Fun
60 St Clair E, #101, 5 – 8pm
Drop by our centre to learn how to code! Kids (and kids at heart) will create their own apps or games they can show their parents, and we’ll also print Hour of Code certificates they can bring home. And, it’s fun! With interactive, hands-on activities, students will learn computational thinking skills in an approachable way.

11. Holiday Craft Market
55 St. Clair W, 12 – 7pm
Holiday Market featuring one of a kind goods from local artisans.

12. Oxford Learning – FREE Gift Wrapping & come in to schedule a Dynamic Assessment for 50% off for the month of December!
44 St. Clair E, 5 – 8pm

Dynamic Assessment is an interactive way of conducting a learning assessment on students, and helps identify the unique skills and learning potential of every child. Also offering FREE gift wrapping from 5-8pm along with a Hot Chocolate bar!

13. Calvin Presbyterian/Deer Park United Church – Choir and Crafts 
26 Delisle Ave, 6:30 – 7pm
Come tour the sanctuary and enjoy a 15 minute uplifting choir concert beginning at 6:45 p.m. A kids craft corner will be available as well!

14. DAVIDsTEA – Hot Tea Giveaway 
2 St. Clair W, 4 – 8pm
Drop by DAVIDs TEA for complimentary hot tea!

15. Kaltenbock Opticians – $100 Gift Card Giveaway
2 St. Clair E, 10am – 6pm
Visit Kaltenbock Opticians and you’ll receive a free $100 gift card!

16. Baskits – 10%-off Store-wide
2 St. Clair E, 9am – 8pm
Store wide sale – 10% off!  Plus, we’ll be 
raffling one of our favourite holiday baskits “Sleigh” (valued at $160). For a raffle ticket, we will be accepting donations to The Shoebox Project. (The Shoebox Project for Women, supported by Dream, collects and distributes gift-filled Shoeboxes to women impacted by homelessness in communities across Canada and the US. Each thoughtfully created and decorated Shoebox is filled with items valued at $50 that can enhance self-esteem and reduce feelings of isolation for women in need.)

17. Stonerose Hair Studio – 20%-off Services
1504 Yonge St, 4 – 8pm
20% off all services if you mention the Yonge + St. Clair block party. Plus, buy a blow-dry package and receive 20% off any colour services.

18. Delisle Court – Photo Opportunity and Loot Bags Giveaway
1560 Yonge St, 4 – 8pm
We will be setting up a large inflatable penguin family in our pad on Delisle and besides that we will have holiday scene backdrop with photobooth props. We also plan to give away loot bags to visitors with contents donated by Delisle tenants

19. Pet Valu – Free Dog Treats
1560 Yonge St, 4 – 8pm
Enjoy a complimentary holiday dog treat!

20. Midtown Gastro-Hub – 15%-off All Food
1535 Yonge St, 4 – 8pm
Come watch the Leafs game and enjoy 15% off all food!

21. CNIB – Virtual Reality Jamboree
1525 Yonge St, 4 – 7pm
This will be a fun event involving refreshments snacks and a virtual reality experience that will indulge your senses and expose you to new inclusive ways of accessing Yonge and St Clair.

22. Chestnut Park Real Estate – Free Hot Chocolate
1501 Yonge St, 4 – 8pm
Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, cookies, and coffee, courtesy of Chestnut Park Real Estate

23. Legs Beautiful – Win a Gift Basket
1495 Yonge St, 9am – 8pm
Enter the draw to win 1 of 4 gift baskets!

24. Roots – Meet the Roots Beaver
1485 Yonge St, 4 – 8pm
Come meet the Roots Beaver, and receive complimentary candy canes. Plus, spend $75+ and receive a free pair of cabin socks!

25. Salon Scavo – 15%-off Blow Dry
1470 Yonge St, 4 – 8pm
Come join us Thursday December 13th from 4-8pm at Salon Scavo and enjoy a blow dry at 15% off. Including all retail along with Kerastase gift boxes! Take advantage of this perfect opportunity to do some last minute holiday shopping. With the service you’ll receive a ticket to be entered in a draw to win a gift basket, along with a voucher to come back between January 10-31 and receive 20% off any salon service!

26. Olsson Optical – Holiday Window Display + Germano Gambini Trunk Show
1407 Yonge St, 4 – 8pm
The mouse returns! Enjoy Olsson Optical’s annual holiday troll window display together with their wide selection of frames. Plus – a trunk show by Germano Gambini! Receive a $50.00 discount on any complete pair of Germano Gambini prescription eyeglasses.

27. Chi Laser Spa – Sidewalk Sale
1 Balmoral Ave, #5, 4 – 8pm
Sidewalk sale, offer promo deals, giveaways, and discounted products!

28. Barnsteiner’s – Cookies + Candy Canes
1 Balmoral Ave, 4 – 8pm
Come in for cookies and candy cane giveaways!

29. Honours Driving School – $30 discount on full course packages
46 St. Clair E, #201A
Sign up for a full course this Holiday season and get $30 off! Offer is only valid if you join us for the in-class sessions held from Dec 27 – Dec 30

30. Robert Dunne Salon – 15%-off retail and $25 Blow Dry
1430 Yonge St, 4 – 8pm
Visit Robert Dunne Salon and take 15% off all retail products, and get a $25 blow dry with a junior stylist.

31. Healthy Habits Nutrition and Fitness Consulting Inc. – Breath and Meditation Lecture
85 St. Clair E, 6 – 7pm
We will be serving hot detox tonic with holiday spices and listening to ancient musical tones as we learn about the magic of breath pattern and quick mediation techniques. A sure way to help set a blissful and calm tone for the holiday season.

32. The Health Shoppe – Free Giveaways
1375A Yonge St, 4 – 8pm
Free mini gift bag to the fist 60 customers. Free stainless steel water bottle if you spend $50, while supplies last. Be entered into a draw to win 1 of 3 gift baskets.

33. New Balance – 20% Off Sale
1510 Yonge St, 4 – 8pm
Take 20% off all regular priced apparel!

34. Druxy’s Famous Deli – Sale and Giveaways
2 St. Clair E, 9am – 6pm
Free coffee/ tea with purchase of any breakfast bagel or sandwich. $2 off any lunch sandwiches

35. Rexall – Cosmetic Gift Bag Giveaway
2 St. Clair E, 7am – 10pm

36. Sean’s Quality Shoe Repair – 2 for 1 Shoeshine or Heel Repair
2 St. Clair E, 9am – 6pm
2 for 1 shoeshine OR heel Repair (ladies or mens). Offer expires Dec 31 2018. Must mention ad to receive offer.

37. Glamour Secrets – 20%-Off Coupons
2 St. Clair E, 9am – 6pm
Glamour Secrets will be giving away 20% off coupons (first come, first serve).

38. TPH – Holiday Poster Special
2 St. Clair E, 9am – 6pm
30% savings! 46lb bond – $15. 8mil Satin – $16. Mount to White Foamcore for an additional $5.00

39. CIBC – Hot Chocolate and Candy Cane Giveaway
1 St. Clair W, 4 – 8pm
Stop by CIBC for free hot chocolate and candy canes!

40. Union Social Eatery – Free Appetizer
21 St. Clair W, 4 – 8pm
For tables of 4 persons or more, receive a complimentary appetizer!

41. RBC -Take 20 and Get $20 
10 St. Clair W, 4 – 8pm
Think all banks are the same? With a quick conversation, we can show you how RBC® can help you in ways other in person banks can’t – and get $20 for your time!  We have new, innovative ways to save and make your life more convenient – including partnerships and unique banking tools. Come talk with us for award-winning advice, and experience the RBC difference for yourself.



Follow @YongeStClair on Instagram for 12 days of holiday giveaways from local merchants.

Pop Physique
December 10 – 12
Win a free pair of Pop Socks and 4 free classes

Midtown Gastro-Hub
December 15 – 17

Win $40 in gift certificates

Hair Artisans
December 17 – 19

Win $200 in gift cards

SEMI Sports & Exercise Medicine
December 20 – 22
Win a free 1-hour massage