Pop-up Drive In Movie Nights Come to Forest Hill, Plus Checkout These 5 Local Businesses

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Grab your favourite movie snacks because Drive-in Movie Night on Eglinton is back again this year! This family-friendly event is presented by the Eglinton Way BIA, and takes over the Green P parking lot at 125 Burnaby Blvd. tonight, Friday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. to present Spider-Man: No Way Home and then again next Friday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. to present Back to the Future. Tickets are $20 per car load and come with a complimentary bag of popcorn. All proceeds go towards the Daily Bread Food Bank.

But that’s not all that’s going on in the Eglinton Way this fall. Located at the north end of Forest Hill, you will find a wide-ranging community of shops, services and restaurants to explore in this thriving neighbourhood. Here are five businesses we checked in with along the Eglinton Way for you to discover this September.

Artbarn School on Eglinton Way

Artbarn School is celebrating its 17th anniversary this fall! This midtown art school is a welcome spot for novice and experienced artists of all ages to explore their creativity and make art through a broad range of programming. From Saturday cartooning classes for kids, to weekly adult printmaking, or drawing for the terrified beginner on Zoom – you are sure to find something that will spark your artistry! They are planning to celebrate their anniversary with a big party and auction fundraiser this winter. Tickets will be available through their website later this fall.

Le Reve Skin Clinic on Eglinton Way

As the season changes, so too does our skin needs change. Le Reve Skin Clinic wants you to love your skin this fall, and can help rejuvenate and transform your skin with their innovative and medical grade class services and treatments that cater for all skin types. Book your next facial with them and get a hydra facial, oxygen infusion facial or tightening facial for $129 (per treatment).  They also have a microneedling package of three visits for $900, or an IPL three-visit package for $600. Their highly trained and experienced staff will make sure you get the best results!

Lumos Vision Care on Eglinton Way

Did you know that 80 per cent of classroom learning is visual?  As your child progresses in their education, the amount of time that they spend studying will increase. Development in academics, athletics and social interactions can be greatly affected from vision. Prepare them for the school year by having their annual eye examinations completed at Lumos Vision Care! As well as comprehensive eye exams, they also have specialty services such as advanced dry eye treatments, ocular disease management, myopia control treatment and vision therapy. And be sure to stop by to see their new arrivals for fall from brands including Tom Ford, Dior, Celine and Saint Laurent.

Vicky’s Jewellery is also celebrating an anniversary this year – 50 fabulous years of business on Eglinton! This unique shop features antique, vintage and contemporary jewellery and objects from around the world. If it’s pretty or intriguing, you’ll find it at Vicky’s! They also have an amazing team of jewellers and artisans who can repair and restore your fine and costume jewellery, restring your pearls or repair your watches. Everyone has something that needs fixing in their jewellery box and you can’t wear it if it’s broken! Not sure if it can be fixed? Be sure to give Vicky’s a call.

The Centre for MindBody Health (CMBH) is a highly regarded mental health clinic that offers a range of psychotherapy and assessment services. Launched in 2014 by clinic founders, Dr. Shelley McMain and Dr. Shari Geller, Registered Clinical Psychologists, they are currently accepting new clients for individual, couples, group and family psychotherapy. They are also pleased to announce that the next cohort of their Family & Friends Group will be starting on Oct. 12. This group is designed for those with relationships with individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or otherwise challenged with emotional dysregulation.

Other programs available this fall include an eight-week mindful self-compassion online program led by Dr. Shari Geller and Megan Prager from Oct. 28 – Dec. 16, and Drs. Martin Bohus and Shelley McMain are leading training for advanced dialectical behaviour therapy for complex post-traumatic stress disorder from Nov. 7-8. Please call 416-855-2624 for more details and to register.

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