October 14th, 2011
Secrets of the city: Toronto
Everyone has a favourite city haunt, a little known gem they’d rather keep a secret. But we’re a friendly lot, so we’ll share a few. Just don’t tell anyone.
On weekends grab a coffee and Montreal bagel at the Grinder then head a few doors down for retro cartoon screenings at the revamped Projection Booth cinema. Tickets $8, 10 am Saturdays and Sundays, Projection Booth, 1025 Gerrard St. E., 416-466-3636, www.theprojectionbooth.ca
The leaves for the hand rolled cigars at Frank Correnti Cigars Ltd. are imported directly from Cuba (exclusively). The space is gorgeous, and clients can make custom blends. Simply the sexiest table gift for weddings. Frank Correnti Cigars Ltd., 606 King St. W., 416-504-4108, www.correnticigars.com —Katherine Holland
I love the random selection of sweet stationery and children's exercise books (think handwriting practice) at the Sun Wa Bookstore. Sun Wa Bookstore, 280 Spadina Ave. (at Dundas). —Julie Whelan
The Common is a cute coffee shop by day, and at night, the perfect dimly-lit spot to indulge in prosecco and share a charcuterie plate. Cash only. The Common, 1071 College St., 416-546-7789. —Julie Whelan
She’s quite expensive, and doesn’t always deliver on time, but the alterations Christine Hartmann does are superb. No task is too daunting for this trained couturier. Christine Hartmann Couturier, 221 Ave. Rd., 416-967-4538. —Athena Tsavliris