Yonge + St. Clair

June 17, 2020

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

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