New coffee shop headlines midtown openings

North Toronto is home to a new coffee shop. All the baking at The Espresso Room, which opened in September on Yonge Street near Teddington Park Avenue, is done in front of customers. That includes freshly baked bread. The café offers lattes, cappuccinos, brownies, focaccia, butter tarts and other staples, as well as seasonal treats like pumpkin muffins.
3429 Yonge St. 416-932-8338.

Royal LePage on Yonge is celebrating its fifth rebranding anniversary with an open house at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24. The event comes complete with food and drinks, and broker-manager Trish Manning and her team of realtors will be joined by special guest master sommelier Tony Aspler. Cocktail attire is recommended. The Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue location was formerly known as The Parks Branch.
3080 Yonge St. 416-487-4311.

Although he has a sweet name, Dr. Perry Sugar is all about protecting teeth. He recently moved his practice, Uptown Yonge Dental, and his family from Brampton to midtown Toronto because he loves the area. Dr. Sugar, a clinical instructor at the University of Toronto, specializes in family, cosmetic and laser dentistry, dental implants and Invisalign.
2717 Yonge St. 416-487-3333.

Formocha opened up shop in the former home of Bulldog Coffee on Eglinton Avenue just east of Yonge Street to serve Taiwanese bubble tea, milk tea, chewy juice, fresh tea and tea lattes in flavours such as sweetand-sour grapefruit, oolong, matcha, vanilla bean and red bean. Customers can customize drinks by adding toppings and selecting how much ice and sugar they want. Those longing for a caffeine fix can still get traditional espresso-based drinks on site. Loyalty cards are available to get a 12th drink on the house.
55 Eglinton Ave. East. 416-545-0007

Leaside’s Olive Oil Emporium is celebrating its first anniversary on Bayview Avenue. Andreas and Mary Voulgaris offer more than 50 extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars on tap. To keep their selection fresh, the oil is bottled only after customers select the kind they want to take home. The shop carries olive oils from both hemispheres, which are harvested during different times of the year. Shoppers can ask for free samples to discover how the flavour profiles can range from grassy to fruity and from mild to intense.
1707 Bayview Ave. 416-902-9060.

It’s been more than a decade since audiologist Jeffrey Switzer opened Global Hearing Aid Clinic. Having hearing loss himself, Switzer understands the challenges and knows how a hearing aid should fit into people’s lifestyles. Services include custom ear mold impressions for precision ear molds, hearing instrument fitting and follow-ups after the initial fitting.
3080 Yonge St. 416-488-4422.

Sorry ladies, but Sport Clips Leaside is for only men and boys. With sports playing on the TV screen, guys can sit back and enjoy a haircut, along with a neck, shoulder and scalp massage and a steamed towel treatment, all in about 20 minutes. No appointments are necessary. Sport Clips Haircuts is also a sponsor of auto racing, including drivers Denny Hamlin and Elliott Sadler.
1538 Bayview Ave. 647-351-5540.

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Posted: Oct 31 2013 3:28 pm
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Edition: Toronto