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Holiday Shopping near Minto Longbranch!


The festive season is upon us and it’s time to get holiday shopping out of the way. Take a trip to Sherway Gardens, a major hotspot in Long Branch that will help you cross off everyone on your shopping list.

Saks Fifth Avenue


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Originally from New York City, Saks Fifth Avenue is the swankiest new shopping destination in Toronto, offering high-end style from designers such as, Céline, Givenchy, Stella McCartney and the Saks’ Fifth Avenue Collection. Long Branch residents now have a new place to find their favourite designer attire. Find the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life or pick up something special for yourself.

Saks Food Hall by Pusateri’s


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What could be better than an 18,500 square foot food hall attached to luxury shopping? Pick up all your holiday party dishes at Pusateri’s. They have a large selection of gourmet, premade meals and an assortment of cheeses and cured meats for the ultimate charcuterie board.

Frank + Oak


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For the stylish man or woman on your list who appreciates the art of a sleek button up shirt or knit sweater, head into Frank + Oak. With an emphasis on simplicity and quality means your Frank + Oak purchase will become a staple in your loved one’s wardrobe.

Pottery Barn


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Do you have a friend or family member who has an eye for classy home décor? Pottery Barn is the perfect place to pick up their gift. Offering items for any room of the home, a gift from Pottery Barn is sure to impress. While you wander, you may even be tempted to pick up something for your own humble abode.

Hudson’s Bay


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A classic Canadian shopping destination, Hudson’s Bay is a great one-stop shop for everyone on your list. With sales like their iconic “Bay Days” you can find anything from designer shoes and apparel, to brand name household appliances.

Nordstrom (Coming Soon)


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After it’s Canadian debut at the Toronto Eaton Centre, Nordstrom is slowly making its way into major malls across the province, including Sherway Gardens. With an increasingly competitive luxury market, Nordstrom has no problem standing out amongst the rest. With a licensed bar and knowledgeable staff, this nationally renowned store will have shopping mavens throughout Long Branch eagerly waiting for the grand opening in fall 2017.

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TIFF in Yorkville: Where to Spot the Stars

TIFF has kicked off in Toronto, marking the 40th anniversary of festival. We’re excited to spot the stars around the city, especially stars like Johnny Depp, Natalie Portman, Matt Damon, Ryan Reynolds, Naomi Watts, Sandra Bullock who are all supposed to be attending the Festival. With so many celebrities in the city for the next week, here are some spots you can stake out to hopefully catch a glimpse of the celebs in Toronto’s most trendiest and luxurious neighbourhood, Yorkville.


The Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville














The Four Seasons and the Hazelton, both on Yorkville Avenue, will be filled with some of the top names in the business. If you can grab a spot at the bar at these hotels, you might be able to catch a glimpse of a star grabbing a drink.  Try DBar at the Four Seasons or the Hazelton’s One Restaurant. Even if you don’t see a celebrity, you’ll feel like one sitting in these swanky bars!



Kasa Moto in Yorkville
Kasa Moto in Yorkville
















There’s no doubt that many of the stars will be dining at some of the top restaurants in the neighbourhood. The new and improved CafeBoulud inside the Four Seasons Hotel will attract many stars that are staying there or ones that are just visiting. The renovated restaurant brings that French café feel to life.

Kasa Moto may be the new kid on the block, but come this weekend it will definitely be the hotspot during TIFF 2015. If you really want to bump into someone famous then this is the place to be. The massive rooftop patio will be a perfect spot to catch celebs sipping on cocktails and having a good time. With offerings such as sushi, seafood and grilled meats and veggies, Kasa Moto will be packed, so get there early!

Located in the InterContinental Hotel, Proof the Vodka Bar & SkyLounge Patio will be shaking up some amazing cocktails for A-list stars during TIFF. You will most likely be able to spot celebrities lounging and sipping on drink at the SkyLounge Patio. The stylish setting and comfortable seating is a perfect spot for celebs to unwind from all the chaos.



Holt Renfew at 50 Bloor St
Holt Renfew at 50 Bloor St
















Yorkville is known to be the number one luxurious shopping area in the city and celebrities love to stop by some of the high-end stores here. Some stores to look out for celebs are Chanel, Hermes, Intermix and of course, Holt Renfrew.

Holt Renfrew is a frequent stop for celebs visiting the city. The store carries some of the most high-end brands in fashion, accessories, makeup, housewares and even food. In years past, Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johannsen and Reese Witherspoon have been spotted leaving the store during TIFF.


TIFF officially kicked off on Thursday, and will run until Sunday Sept. 20. If you’re in the neighbourhood spotting stars, come by and visit the Minto Yorkville Park Sales Centre at 101 Yorkville Ave. And this Saturday you can celebrate with us at our Bellini Bar in our Minto Yorkville Park Sales Centre from 1-4pm!


Kenya Bruce