Toronto! In case you missed my latest FLARE Localist segment on BT Toronto that aired bright and early this morning at 6:20am, here’s a breakdown of everything that was featured so you’re on top of what’s hot (and new!) in TO.
Of course, you can also watch the recording of the segment by clicking HERE! See below for more info on everything that was featured.
For any fellow fitness fanatics out there this is a very exciting time in Toronto because SoulCycle is about to open in the city! If you haven’t heard about SoulCycle yet, it’s a very high intensity and high energy spin class that has a huge cult following in the states. The first Toronto (AND international) studio opens at King and Spadina (435 king West) on March 2nd and if you’re looking for a sweaty and fun workout and I would definitely recommend trying out out – the music is amazing and the instructors and super motivating. Of course your workout outfit is almost as important as your actual workout and SoulCycle has many coveted workout pieces available. They’ve also collaborated with exclusive pieces from Canadian brands like Roots, Brimz and Lululemon.
Good Nectar Kombucha
Good Nectar is a new Kombucha brand that’s made right here in Toronto. In case you’re not familiar with Kombucha, it’s like a super healthy version of sweet tea (which is sweetened iced tea) but with probiotic benefits for your gut health because it’s a fermented tea. That may sound weird but it’s actually delicious! These are made with all organic products and some of the flavours include; Pear + Cardamon. Blueberry + Ginger, Pomegranate + Chia Seed. The creator is a yogi and of course very into health and wellness. For anyone who is interested there is a Nector Flow class at Lululemon on Queen Street everything Thursday morning where you can do a vinyasa class and get a bottle of Good Nectar Kombucha.
Consonant Transformation Trio
Consonant Skincare is a Canadian skincare brand and right now they’re challenging consumers to discover their best skin with their new limited edition Skin Transformation Trio. If your skin is in need of some TLC right now, this is super simple 30-day discovery kit that will get you great results using natural products. These are actually all travel size so since I travel a lot of I’ve had them in my bag with me and loved using them. In the trio you’ll find a Natural Foaming Face Wash, face mask, and ultra moisturizing organic face cream. It’s $30 for the pack (value $66) and can be purchased through ConsonantSkincare.com
Toronto For Everyone
Sadly this weekend kicks off the official farewell party for the iconic Honest Ed’s. The Toronto for Everyone event actually kicked off yesterday but will be running through to Sunday. It’s sure to be an unforgettable four-day festival filled with art and entertainment, but, whether you can attend or not, I am totally obsessed with this merch that you can purchase right now featuring the Honest Ed’s iconic typography to mark the special occasion. These were created by Sid Lee, the same creative agency behind We The North for The Raptors. Beyond t-shirts and sweatshirts they’ve also go some fun tote bags, hats and pins available, and you can shop them at TorontoForEveryone.com/Shop. Personally I would stock up because the make GREAT gifts!
Canadian Apparel Pop Up
This weekend is going to be a really great weekend of local shopping. In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, 10 Canadian designers have come together to launch Canadian Apparel – a 3-day pop-up featuring goods that have all been made in Canada. Brands include Andrew Coimbra, Krane, Muttonhead, Outclass, Sid Neigum and more. The Canadian Apparel pop up is taking place in the old American Apparel flagship store on Queen Street West just west of Spadina. This is a really exciting way to use the space now that the store has closed down. Be sure to check out it out from 12pm today, February 24th to Sunday the 26th!