Come to this West Toronto institution to celebrate all things fromage. The cheese boutique features hundreds of imported cheeses from exotic locales like France and Italy, as well as from this side of pond like Ontario and Quebec. Cheese is aged on-site, with one of the aging rooms even open to the public for those
For Hanif Harji and Charles Khabouth, it’s all about the details. Originally slated to open properly in time for TIFF — when it did open for a brief stint — Patria officially swung open its doors a few weeks ago. Harji and Khabouth’s latest offering is an ode to all things Spanish. Translating into “fatherland,” the term patria is reflective of the restaurant’s desire to showcase traditional Spanish cuisine.
The Cheese Boutique has been a long-standing draw for both chefs and regular folk on the hunt for the perfect fromage. And although plenty of other gourmet options for the cultured palate abound, the gelateria is here for the masses. The owners bought a Carpigiani ice cream maker and built an addition to the side
A stone’s throw from Trinity Bellwoods Park, the Lucky Penny General Store and Cafe is essentially the community’s one-stop everything shop. The grocery store and café carries fresh produce, boutique cheeses, Sense Appeal coffee (available by the bag) and bread from Blackbird Baking Co. and Fred’s Bread. Pretty much everything available comes from local Toronto