Month: June 2020

Patio Season Is Back at Yonge + St. Clair


Patio season is back at Yonge + St. Clair meaning you can find great food and drinks all around the neighbourhood. In addition, newly installed CafeTO curb lane patios will provide even more seating space. Check in with your favourite places to dine + drink before you visit for operating hours and reservations!

Last updated: July 31, 2020


Zelden’s Deli and Desserts

Location: 1446 Yonge St.

Zelden’s is the perfect blend of classic deli dishes and more modern dishes aimed at evolving the style. Housed in what can only be described as a jazzy, vintage-modern locale Zelden’s prides itself as the evolution of deli. Visit their storefront patio for some must-try classics. See their menu here.



Union Social Eatery

Location: 21 St. Clair W

A local hotspot, Union Social Eatery is opening their curbside patio (soon!) to serve their classic fare. Stay tuned for more information. Contact 416-901-3456 or visit their website for more information.

Capocaccia Trattoria

Location: 1366 Yonge St.

Capocaccia is a neighbourhood trattoria inspired by the rustic cuisine of southern Italy. Join them on their patio, and call ahead to inquire about reservations: (416) 921-3141 or visit their website for more information.



Midtown Gastro Hub

Location: 1535 Yonge St.

This iconic multi-storey hotspot is back in action with their outdoor patio open to serve you. Catch up on some classic bites and drinks and kick off your season right! For full details and to inquire about how to land a spot, see their website. Additionally, take out and delivery is available from their site.



iQ Food Co.

Location: 2 St. Clair W, on Yonge.

iQ serves up healthy meals choices with a modern flair. From salads, to smoothies, to feel-good desserts you’ll find it at iQ. Pull up a chair on their new sidewalk patio. Contact them at or (647) 350-7722 for store hours.


Location: 1 Balmoral Ave. Hours: Mon – Sat Noon – 9PM. Sun 530PM – 830PM

Catch up over trendy culinary dishes and beverages at Barnsteiner’s with their patio seating. The quintessential restaurant dining experience you’ve missed so much is back! You can contact Barnsteiner’s directly at 416 515 0551 or visit their website for more details or to order food to go.


Ambiyan on Yonge

Location: 1560 Yonge St. – Tucked away in the plaza corridor near Popeye’s

Tucked away along the busy Yonge St. corridor, Ambiyan on Yonge serves modern Indian cuisine and beverages on their patio. It may be one of your new favourite hangouts this season since their patio has partial cover in the Delisle Court plaza offering both an outdoor + indoor atmosphere. See their website for menu and options. Call 416 792 5656 for reservations.



Nove Trattoria

Location: 1406 Yonge St.

Traditional Italian cuisine you can now enjoy on Nove’s new outdoor seating. Call to place orders or to learn more about their patio schedule (647) 345-5848.


9Bars Cafe

Location: 46 St. Clair E Hours: Wed – Sat 4PM – 8PM, and Sun 11AM – 3PM.

9Bars cafe is a cozy local cafe with gelato being served on their patio. Enjoy a quick treat on their patio or get something to go through pickup or delivery!



Mermaid Fish and Grill House

Location: 44 St. Clair E

With Mediterranean inspired cuisine, attentive, and seamless service, Mermaid Fish and Grill House Restaurant offers an exquisite menu with high-quality ingredients and fresh fish recipes. Book your spot on their patio by calling (416) 546 9158, or see their menu here.


Browne’s Bistro

Location 1251 Yonge Street  Patio Time Slots: 4:30 – 6:30 PM; 6:30 – 8:30 PM; 8:30 – 10:30 PM

Limited patio seating now available! Call (416) 924-8132 or email to make a reservation!



Great meals are available for takeout if you want to find some bites and drinks to take home. See the full list of what’s open nearby here: What’s Open at Yonge + St. Clair

Or if you’d like to notify us of local patio you’ve spotted that’s now open, contact us at

COVID-19: What’s Open for Business at Yonge + St. Clair

Local businesses at Yonge + St. Clair businesses are reopening, or offering additional ways to shop and support local in response to the impacts of COVID-19. This page contains frequent updates about what’s open at Yonge + St. Clair, sorted by business category, and includes modified operating hours and ways to get in touch. Remember to bookmark and save this page for added convenience.

Last updated: August 21, 2020.

Additional businesses and services in Toronto have been be authorized to reopen according to Ontario’s stage 3 health and safety guidelines, including patio seating and limited indoor dining. 



+ Alleen’s Custom Window Treatments – Open for curbside pickup and virtual consultations via their website.

+ Ava Pharmacy – Open in-store. See website for more details.

+ Book City – Contactless delivery for book purchases from this indie book store. Shop and learn more: Visit the Book City Website. Contactless pickup starting May 20.

+ Canadian Outlet – Storefront open. Mon – Fri, 8AM – 8PM, Sat 9AM-8PM, Sun 10AM-7 PM. Call 647 748 5454 for storefront.

+ Dove Cleaners – Modified hours: Mon – Fri, 10AM – 6PM. Sat and Sun, 9AM – 3PM.

+ Ginger Flower Studio – Order and shop the floral shop completely online, with delivery: Visit Ginger Flower Studio’s Website

+ Home Hardware Deer Park – Open Monday to Friday, 9AM – 6PM

+ Deluxe Cleaners. Open Mon – Fri, 10AM – 5PM.

+ Eden Flowers – Open in-store.

+ Florigens – Open for delivery, 10am – 1pm. Call 416-935-0130 or visit

+ ID Eyewear – Open in- store via shopping appointment. Tues – Fri from 12PM – 3PM. Contact or call 416-926-9200.


+ Marquess Jewellers – Shop online, visit Marquess Jeweller’s online shop.

+ Midtown Tech – To service your tech needs and to order items for delivery call 416-925-8524. Midtown Tech is an authorized Apple product retailer.

+ Moore Park Cleaners – Open. Mon – Sat, 10AM – 5PM

+ Olsson Optical – Professional opticians providing essential visual care: prescription eyewear and lenses , sunglasses, repairs. COVID-19 emergency hours: Tuesday through Friday 11.00 am till 4 pm. Also available by personal appointment outside of temporary business hours. (please e-mail, or call 416 924-0900)

+ Paperboy Cards and Gifts – Open for retail Mon – Sat from 10AM – 5PM. You can reach staff at 416-926-8622. You will receive a call back if the call is missed.

+ Roots – Mon – Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun 11AM-5pm.

+ Shoppers Drug Mart – Yonge + St. Clair store location open. Hours may vary.

+ St. Clair Greetings – Open Mon – Fri, 12PM – 5PM and Sat, 12PM – 4PM. For more details visit their website.

+ The Chocolate Tulip –  Order and shop online. For upcoming special occasions, advance orders are accepted. No contact delivery. Call 416-921-559 or Visit Chocolate Tulip’s Website.

+ TPH The Printing House –  Is open for contactless orders at 2 St. Clair E. Requests must be emailed to between 9AM-5PM, Monday to Friday. Or call 416-964-6580 for further inquiries.

+ The Health Shoppe – Open at their new location at 1376 Yonge St., and offering a wide selection of health and beauty products, supplements, fresh foods, giftware etc. Visit their website here or call (416) 968 1225.

+ The Papery – Open in-store 10AM to 4PM. See The Papery website or contact 416-968-0706.

+ Venus Lingerie – Open Tues, Thurs, and Sat from 11am to 5pm. Visit their website here, call 416-923-5217, or email

+ Walking on a Cloud. Open Tues and Wed, 11AM to 5PM, Thurs from 12PM to 7PM, and Fri and Sat from 11AM to 5PM. To order curb-side pickup call 416-925-4990.


Health + Wellness

Gyms + Fitness + Massage

+ Ace Sports Clinic – In-person services are now reopened for Mon – Sat. Book an appointment.  For ongoing programs and services, see the Ace Sports Clinic booking page and website. Follow Ace Sports Clinic on their Instagram page for upcoming promotions, and ongoing free digital wellness content.

+ b-Stretched – Open for appointments with stretch therapy practitioners. Call 416-901-0103 or email

+ Balance Fitness – Gym now open via appointment. Call 416-BALANCE (225-2623) and follow Balance Fitness’ Instagram Posts Page for wellness and workout content.

+ barre3 – Book now for online, outdoor, and indoor classes. Ongoing 45 min livestream classes are bookable just like barre3’s traditional studio classes. See pricing and reservations on the barre3 Toronto website and MindBody page.  Livestreams and the existing barre3 online monthly memberships feature on-demand classes ranging from 10-60 mins. Please note there is a 20%

+ Chi Spa – In-person appointments, and in-store retail now open. Please call 416 515 8288 for bookings and appointments, and more information.

+ Healthy Habits 360 – Livestreaming classes are on Instagram: Visit Healthy Habits 360’s Instagram Page. Livestream schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2PM.

+ King Thai Massage –  Opens July 1, 2020.  Visit their website or contact 416-924-1818 for more info.

+ Modo Yoga Uptown – Livestreaming classes and schedules are on Instagram: Visit Modo Yoga Uptown’s Instagram Page. Also accepting contributions and donations to keep the free classes running. Donate and support: Visit the Modo Yoga GoFundMe page.

+ Oxygen Yoga and Fitness at Yonge + St. Clair – Gym now open! Book an online Instagram class here: Oxygen Yoga and Fitness’ Site. Order natural health supplements delivered to your home: Visit the online store. Also accepting contributions and donations to keep the free classes running. Donate and support: Visit Oxygen’s GoFundMe page.

+ Spring Wellness Clinic – In-clinic appointments open. You can visit their website to book online or email for more information.



+ Forest Hill Orthodontics – Open online for virtual dental consultations. Book a time by visiting the Forest Hill Orthodontics webpage.

+ Midtown Physiotherapy – Is open for in-clinic and at home.  Also, virtual physiotherapy is available (online, using a laptop or camera-enabled device), which gives a social-distancing option to people who would prefer that. Appointment times are managed to minimize waiting and overlaps. The clinic is open full days Mon – Fri, and you can book clinic visits online, or call to arrange a time.

+ Mosaic Physiotherapy  – Open for in-person bookings via this link. Visit the Mosaic Physiotherapy website for more details.

+ The Centre for Health, Fitness and Performance – Location now open 5 days a week for Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, and Naturopathic care. In addition, offering Virtual Therapy for Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Psychotherapy, and Jaw therapy 7 days a week. They are also available for emergency and urgent cases, please contact by phone 416-972-6279 or email to inquire. Visit for more information on services, virtual care, and emergency care policies.

+ The Chiropractic and Health Associates Clinic – Re-opened for in-person appointments. Patients can email Dr. Green directly to make an appointment. Phone (416) 924-0777  or visit their website.

+ Toronto Foot Clinic / Ask Podiatrist – Contact podiatrist, Andrew Klayman by visiting the Ask Podiatrist website for foot-related healthcare.


Salons + Beauty

+ Blowdry Lounge – In-person appointments now open. Book your appointment online.

+ Cozy Spa – In-person appointments open 1030 – 730 PM Offering curb-side pickup. Call 647-609-0211 or email

+ David Scott Beauty – Visit the new for salon product orders.

+ Glamour Secrets – In-person appointments now open. Call 416 923 4526 to book.

+ Hair Artisans – In-person appointments now open. Contact their team to learn more by visiting their website. Contact-free purchases and deliveries of salon products available: Contact

+ Laser Essential – Accepting bookings and appointments for in-clinic. Visit

+ Manis Cosmetic Consulting – In-clinic appointments open. Virtual care and teleconferencing available. Call 416 522 8286. Cosmetic products are available to be purchased for curbside and contactless delivery. Visit the Manis Cosmetic Consulting online store.

+ Michael Kluthe Salon – In-person appointments now open. To book or more information visit their website. For currently available salon products available for purchase, message

+ Robert Dunne Salon – Offering retail products for pickup, or local delivery. Fridays for salon pickup. Gift cards are also available for prepayment of your next service. For order or questions email

+ Skin Care by Corina – In-clinic appointments open. Call 416-921-9288 or text 416-526-1337  or message to get in touch with them.

+ Salon Lyol – Open for in-person appointments. Request an appointment online by registering for an account.

+ Salon Scavo – Open with regular in-person business hours as listed online. For more information email or call 416-964-1229.

+ Yonge + St. Clair Tanning Spa – In-person appointments open. Call 416 923 2411 to book an appointment.


+ CC Pharmacy – Open. Mon – Fri, 10AM – 4PM. Doctor consultations available by phone – email to set up an appointment.

+ Pharmasave – Open Mon – Fri, 8:30AM to 7PM, and Sat from 9AM to 3PM.


Office + Specialty

+ Chestnut Park – Real estate, brokerage. Mon – Fri, 9AM – 5PM.

+ Eggersman. Available for design consultation. Learn more by contacting or by phone at 416-420-9565

+ My Tailor – Open. Mon – Friday, 11AM – 3PM, and Sat from 10AM to 3PM

+  Oxford Learning Rosedale – Online tutoring services for all ages. Contact (647) 492-8273 or email


Food + Drink

The following storefronts remain closed, however will be open to take orders.

+ 9 Bars Cafe – Monday – Sunday 11AM to 8PM. Gelato sold on the patio throughout summer, with some patio seating now available. Takeout available. Ritual and Uber eats available. Pick up orders at 416-901-9227.

+ Ambiyan on Yonge – Patio is now open call (416) 792-5656 to reserve spots. 3:30 PM – 9:00 PM weekdays. 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM weekends. Delivery within 4 km radius available for orders over $40.

+ Aroma Espresso Bar – Open Monday to Friday, 8am – 2pm, for take-out only. No cash payment.

+ Barnsteiner’s – Patio is open for dining and happy hour, as well as indoor dining reservations. Open Tues – Thurs 5PM – 8PM. Fri – Sat 430PM-830PM. Accepting orders starting 4PM daily. Open for patio dining, takeout, delivery via DoorDash only, pickup, curbside ordering, and online ordering. Order online here or by phone 4165150551. See the menu here. 

+ Bombay Roti – Pickup and delivery available on their webpage 

+ Brownes Bistro – Patio now open! Patio timeslots available are 430PM – 630PM, 630PM – 830PM, 830PM – 130PM Email: | Takeout and pickup available 4PM – 9PM daily.  Call 416-924-8132 to place your order.

+ BUCA – Pickup and delivery available for 2 St. Clair W. See website for more details.

+ Capoccacia Trattoria – Patio open! Free online pickup and delivery orders can be placed on Capoccacia’s ordering page including wine and Italian fine food pantry items.

+ Greenhouse Juice – The Greenhouse Juice street-level pickup window is open. Visit the Greenhouse Juice delivery page to learn more about delivery zones.

+ Holy Chuck Burgers – Mon-Sat 11AM – 10PM. Sun 12PM-8PM.

+ iQ FOOD – Open for takeout Mon – Fri, 11AM – 4:30PM. Order ahead for pickup on the Ritual app.

+ Kwan Dim Sum – Open for takeout. Available on Uber Eats. Contact (416) 901-6618.

+ La Barista Cafe – Open in-store. 12 St. Clair E, located down the escalators.

+ Loblaws

+ Longo’s

+ Mary Be Kitchen – Offering full meal kits through the Mary Be Kitchen grocery page in addition to takeout and delivery. For more options on ordering options, visit Mary Be Kitchen’s ordering page.

+ McDonald’s

+ Mean Bao – Sun-Mon Closed. Tues – Sat Open 12 PM – 7 PM.

+ Midtown Gastro Hub – 4PM – 10 PM daily. Visit the Midtown Hub website for ordering options, or order from Uber Eats, Skip The Dishes or Doordash.

+ Nove Trattoria – Open for takeout. Call 647 345 5848.

+ Pasta Pronta – Pickup or delivery available, visit their website.

+ Shawarma Q – Open for takeout and delivery. Call (647) 430-7266.

+ Sobey’s

+ Starbucks – 2 St. Clair E.

+ Starbucks – 5 Rosehill Ave.

+ Sunny Morning Breakfast + Lunch – 7AM – 3PM daily, now with indoor dining seating and ongoing local pickup or order through Uber Eats delivery.

+ Sushi Garden  – See website for online orders, or call in at 416-922-9226 between 11AM – 915PM

+ Tim Horton’s 

+ The Hive E-Sports Bar – Open 4PM – midnight 7 Days a week with occasional front door takeout specials. Takeout menu available, and beer and wine to-go menu available. Contact 647-348-6344.

+ Zelden’s Deli and Desserts – Order directly from Zelden’s by calling 647 347 3474 or visit Zelden’s webpage for more delivery options. Pickup between 11AM – 6PM.

This list is updated on an ongoing basis. If you see or own a local business that has not yet been included, or would like to request an update to an existing business listing, you may contact the Yonge + St. Clair BIA directly at


Things to Do on Father’s Day Weekend at Yonge + St. Clair

Celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday, June 21, 2020! Whether you want to spend time enjoying the neighbourhood with dad, or you just want to quickly shop for the essentials, here are some up-to-date local services, retail, and dining options that are open to serve you.

A message from the community: Your support at Yonge + St. Clair directly benefits small and independently owned businesses, which go a long way to keeping the neighbourhood vibrant and thriving while you plan your Father’s Day!


Father’s Day is also gelato season in the area and that means it’s time to put on your summer wear and choose your flavours!

9 Bars Cafe

This cozy cafe is located steps away from the intersection of Yonge + St. Clair. Walk a minute east to 9 Bars Cafe at 46 St Clair Ave E where you’ll find a mix of their seasonal gelato flavours, and remember to also check out their coffee beans, pasta menu, brunch menu and much more! Throughout the year, you can enjoy their patio and modern interior for a much welcomed hangout spot to catch up on a book, chat with a coworker, over a bite and hot coffee.

Current, up-to-date hours and services: Pickup and takeout Mon – Sun 11AM – 8PM. Ritual App, and Uber Eats options available.


Capocaccia Trattoria

With an occasional sidewalk gelato stand appearing throughout the summer months, Capocaccia is serving you at 1366 Yonge St. Did we also mention that Capocaccia also sells culinary ingredients, wine, and offers takeout and delivery through their website too?

Current, up-to-date hours and services: Delivery and takeout 11AM – 9PM. Wine half off 11AM – 9PM.


Cucina Buca

The Buca at 2 St. Clair W is selling gelato by the pint! Open for pickup and delivery this new neighbourhood staple is also providing pre-packaged, cook-at-home meals in addition to other Buca favourites. Pictured below: milk + honey gelato.

Current, up-to-date hours and services: Pickup and delivery Wed – Sat 4PM – 8PM, and Sun 11AM – 3PM.




Yonge + St. Clair is connected to the ravine park that runs below the bridge at St. Clair E. It’s an ideal way to soak in the sun and explore the natural scenery. Whereas you may find downtown parks with an ever-increasing crowd, you can rest assured that you’ll find an entirely new pace to nature nearby.

How to access it: Just head east on Heath St. E north of the Yonge + St. Clair intersection and go down the staircase, or head to St. Clair E + Avoca Ave where you’ll spot a path takes you down to the trail under the bridge. There are also other nearby greenspaces to explore.


Photo: Tanya Mok – BlogTO


Mary Be Kitchen

A Father’s Day only Salmon Burger Bundle is available this weekend only. Add this to your must-eats because it’s available for delivery or pickup on Friday June 19, and pick-up only on Saturday June 20.

Current, up-to-date hours and services: Open 9AM – 8PM for pickup, takeout and delivery. Visit their website to see their menu, grocery list, and to order your meal for other health conscious meals and bites.



Capocaccia Trattoria

Yes, they’ve made this list twice! An upscale three-course Father’s Day BBQ for 4 with wine is on their menu this week.

Current, up-to-date hours and services: Order the Father’s Day meal online. Delivery and takeout 11AM – 9PM. Wine half off 11AM – 9PM.



Zelden’s Deli

One of the last two remaining Jewish delis in all of Toronto, Zelden’s Deli and Desserts offers classic deli options via takeout and delivery. It’s hearty and delicious, it’s perfect comfort food for the weekend.

Current, up-to-date hours and services: Order directly from Zelden’s by calling 647 347 3474 or visit Zelden’s webpage for more delivery options. Pickup between 11AM – 6PM.

More places to order Food + Drink?

See the full list of currently available food + drink spots open now: What’s Open at Yonge + St. Clair.


Book City

Is dad more inclined to stay home and lounge with a great read? Local independent book chain Book City has been offering contact-free delivery throughout the COVID-19 measures. You might even save yourself from having to step foot out of the house if that’s your preference.

Current, up-to-date hours and services: Order and arrange delivery here from their website: Shop online here.

Paperboy Cards and Gifts

This boutique gift store has the same charm, energy and gift ideas that you’d think you were shopping somewhere on West Queen West. Carrying a wide variety of unique gifts and cheeky cards, be sure to swing by.

Current, up-to-date hours and services: Visit in-store at 7 Pleasant Blvd. Open for retail Mon – Sat from 10AM – 5PM. You can reach staff at 416-926-8622.

St. Clair Greetings

Just a few steps south of the Yonge + St. Clair intersection, St. Clair Gifts offers a wide variety of quick and easy gift items.

Current, up-to-date hours and services: Open Mon – Fri, 12PM – 5PM and Sat, 12PM – 4PM. For more details visit their website.

Midtown Tech

Looking for some spiffy Apple products for dad or need your tech repaired? Midtown Tech is an Apple authorized retailer serving the midtown neighbourhood.

Current, up-to-date hours and services: Call 416-925-8524 to reach an associate.

Looking for more Ideas for Father’s Day?

See the full list of what’s open here: What’s Open at Yonge + St. Clair

Or if you’d like to submit a Father’s Day update that we’ve missed, contact us at