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Earls

You Are Here: King Street West

Hallowed performance halls are the main attraction on this strip, but a variety of shops and restaurants entice visitors to stick around regardless of show time.

Roy Thomson Hall is neighbourhood landmark (photo by Neill Sturgess)

GEAR UP! A supply haven for almost every outdoor activity, Vancouver’s Mountain Equipment Co-Op has been in Toronto since 1985. The member-owned retailer sells gear for climbing, hiking, camping and more, plus ruggedly stylish apparel for men and women. The company also taps into community spirit by offering courses and events for active-living enthusiasts. (more…)

Hot Dining: Meet at Earls

Financial District denizens: loosen those ties and let down that hair! A “West Coast casual” dining experience has arrived courtesy of Earls. The Alberta- and B.C.-based chain has opened its first Toronto destination for affordable, high-quality, globally inspired fare such as pastas, lauded burgers, signature steaks and Ocean Wise–certified fish. With a ceiling made from shipping pallets, a 44-foot marble feature wall and other chic adornments, the 10,000-square-foot restaurant also offers the kind of stylish yet welcoming setting that Torontonians—and Bay Streeters, especially—have come to expect.