Discover holiday delights in this Forest Hill shopping district

Streets Of Toronto X Eglinton Way BIA

At the north end of Forest Hill, anchored by the gorgeously stunning art deco Eglinton Grand theatre, is the Eglinton Way — a wonderful destination to support local businesses this holiday season.

This nine block stretch of Eglinton Avenue West is a bustling community that is home to local shops, restaurants, cafes, gyms and businesses. And whether you are looking to find that perfect gift for someone or looking for a great restaurant to get together with family and friends to celebrate the season, there is definitely something for everyone on the Eglinton Way.

Shop2Win on Eglinton returns this year, and runs to Dec. 18. When you spend a minimum of $15 at any of the businesses along the Eglinton Way, you can upload your receipts by Sunday every week to be entered to win a weekly prize of $1,000. Find more details here.

And be sure to check out these businesses we are highlighting for the holiday season…

It may be cold outside, but even in December you can enjoy the cold treats at Hotel Gelato. Try one of their delicious holiday flavours — gingerbread gelato, eggnog gelato and dark chocolate peppermint bark sorbet. You can also warm up with a selection of great specialty coffees and hot chocolates, and indulge in some daily-made pastries. For the holidays, they are offering e-gift card specials until Dec. 26. Purchase a $25 e-gift card and receive a $5 bonus card (to keep or gift to someone special) or purchase a $50 e-gift card and receive a $12 e-gift card bonus. E-gift cards can be purchased through their website

Treat someone to the gift of creativity! Artbarn School has a wide variety of classes for adults and children, including painting, clay, printmaking and more! Whether you choose a Sunday workshop or an eight-week course, your gift will be appreciated. The Artbarn School has been at their Eglinton West location since 2008, and is a registered charity, supporting people living with cancer through their Art for Cancer subsidies.

Give the gift of Mama Rosa’s cooking! 7 Numbers is the go-to place for delicious southern Italian soul food cooked in Mama’s traditional cucina. This holiday season get a $125 gift card for only $100 to give to friends or family… or even yourself! Buon appetito!

To find out more about businesses and services on the Eglinton Way, visit the BIA’s website

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