Local Lives Here!!! These are the fantastic and friendly businesses who keep Local available for you to pick up. Click on each location to find out about per issue specials or more about these businesses. If you don’t find Local in these locations, feel free to ask them to call us for more copies. Enjoy!!!

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Balmy Beach Club

Friend of Local
Ask about the BBC's reasonable membership rates
  • Foot of Beech Avenue on the Boardwalk View map
  • tel (416) 691-9962

Balsam Dental

Drop by Balsam Dental’s welcoming yellow setting and pick up a copy of Local from their waiting room.

Beaches Bake Shop

Amazing home-made quiches and fabulous and innovative salads - not to mention the great selection of baked goods make this a favourite lunch stop.
  • 900 Kingston Road View map
  • tel (416) 686-2391

Brick Street Bakery

Friend of Local
Treat yourself to a fabulous sandwich or sweet! All made fresh daily!
  • 1969 Queen Street East (south side just west of Kennilworth) View map
  • tel (416) 690-9900

Celena’s Bakery

A wonderful home spun feel with wonderful home spun baked goods. Lots of space to enjoy your time here.

Close to the Bone

Friend of Local

Cobalt Gallery

Friend of Local
Sign up now for Summer Pottery Lessons & Kids Camps

Courage Foods

Friend of Local

Karen and her crew serve up hot lunches, snacks and dinners or farm fresh veggies, sauces and more to help make your own.

  • 946 Kingston Road View map
  • tel 416 693 2233

Dark Horse Espresso Bar

Always full of intense, artistic folk who clearly enjoy their conversation as much as their coffee. Local can be tough to find in the fray but we're there.
  • 682 Queen Street East View map
  • tel (647) 436-3460

Dimensions Custom Framing & Gallery

Drop by for creative framing tips and strategies for your favourite pieces or to see the artwork from featured artists. Never a dull moment and always great atmosphere at Dimensions.

Eastside Social

Friend of Local

Stop in for a classy cocktail, to-die-for fish tacos, or any number of other taste sensations – with friends or on your own to decompress, Eastside Social is the spot to be.

Ed’s Real Scoop – Beaches

Nothing says YUM like the hand made ice cream and gelato at Ed’s Real Scoop in the Beach and in Leslieville. Innovative flavours are fan favourites and everything is made from natural ingredients. YUM!!


THE place for fabulous children's book titles - support your local business where they know which titles kids love.

Fallingbrook Market & Cafe

Try their fresh, fabulous sandwiches and hot dinners
  • 158 Fallingbrook Rd (at Kingston Road) View map
  • tel (416) 690-6655

Fox Theatre

Friend of Local
Call about the Fox's great rental rates

Green Dragon

Friend of Local

You will always feel welcome at the Dragon. And the menu will bring you and your family back for more great hospitality and huge portions at a huge value.

  • 1032 Kingston Road (just west of Victoria Park) View map
  • tel (416) 690-1782


The Grinder's coffee and atmosphere are great anytime. Try them with a dose of Sunday folk music from 1:30 to 3.
  • 126 Main Street View map
  • tel (416) 901-0290

Lazy Daisy’s Cafe

Friend of Local

Leslieville Cheese Market

Wonderful selection of fresh, local cheeses and fantastic fresh breads, crackers and compotes.

Life is Sweet

Great cupcakes AND great gifts in store

Main Fitness

Drop by for a magazine and stay for a class. Main Fitness has the most varied and innovative schedule full of popular classes around. They’ll keep you on your toes and having fun!


Drop in to Majesteas for a memorable cup of tea and to participate in loonies for local our new initiative that asks readers to pay $2 for their copy. Help us offset costs and discover fabulous teas in the process!

Mercury Espresso Bar

  • 915 Queen Street East View map
  • tel 647 435 4779

Metro Hound

Great place for your dirty dog's spring cleaning - drop in and give 'em a bath today.
  • 1003 Kingston Road (South side between Bingham and Kingswood) View map
  • tel 416 693 2951


Omega is not be missed. Located in Henley Gardens (Vic Park and Kingston), they are a one of a kind, one stop shop for all your training needs. Programs are for all ages and the facility is equipped with both weights and massage tables! You'll have to see it to believe it! Go on, they're great people! Check out Local's Mind Body issue (Feb 2012) to read a great story written by Dr. Ty in the meantime!


Drop by the Outrigger and enjoy something from their extensive and delicious menu, or just have a drink at the bar or out on the patio and take in the ambience.

  • 2232 Queen St. E. View map
  • tel 647 748 2232

Red Rocket Cafe

  • 1364 Danforth Ave View map
  • tel (416) 406.0880

Rowe Farms – Beach

Check out the incredibly innovative pre-prepared marinated meat.

Rowe Farms – Leslieville

Not just great meat but lovely local veggies for your table and tummy as well.

Royal Bank – Lawlor Branch

Pick Local up in the lobby today!
  • 936 Kingston Rd View map
  • tel 416-698-7109

Royal Bank – Lee Branch

Pick Local up in the lobby today!
  • 2175 Queen Street East (at Lee) View map
  • tel 416-698-5244

Seagull Classics

Seagull goes through more magazines than most Local locations. That’s likely because Seagull is centrally located in the Beach and features fantastic custom furniture as well as wonderful accents for your home or as gifts for others. Always worth dropping in to this ever-changing, friendly family-run business.

Strawberry Fields

Treat yourself to a fresh facial

Sweet Bliss Baking Company

Friend of Local
Wonderful country-style home decor as well as some of the best baking in the east end.


Friend of Local

Tails is THE place to go for small furry, feathered or scaled pets and all the gear and information you need to set them up in a happy home.

The Big Carrot

Friend of Local

We try to keep Local at The Carrot but they go so fast that there is sometimes some lag between available copies. Feel free to email us if you have trouble finding your copy or ask for Local at the Customer Service desk.

The Feathers

Friend of Local

Great music at the Feathers every Saturday night. You’ll come for the music and come back for the atmosphere and the menu. See you there!!!

The Great Escape Bookstore

Friend of Local
Buy and Sell Books at this great local independent shop. Half price off all non-fiction titles in February!
  • 957 Kingston Road (just east of Scarborough Road on the south side) View map
  • tel 416 691 7150

The Remarkable Bean

Friend of Local
Get some fresh roasted free trade coffee today
  • 2242 Queen Street East View map
  • tel 416 463 1162

The Roy

Drop by the Roy for great food, great service, great people and AIR CONDITIONING to help you beat the heat.

Variety Village

Check out the great facilities and fantastic membership rates at Variety Village. Who else has an indoor track, windowed cardio room AND full size pool on site? Not to mention the great people you'll meet.

Vi Vetha

If you're looking for amazing pasta, look no further although the daily specials may make you dizzy with decision making.

Zane Patisserie & Boulangerie

Friend of Local
The most heavenly smelling spot on our delivery route, Zane has wonderful ready-prepared cookies and cakes to make any fete a compli. Set yourself up with any baked good and a coffee for a special treat.
  • 1842 Queen Street East View map
  • tel 416 690 2813