Entertainment, Restaurants, Cafes
There is plenty to do in North York for people of all ages. Those looking for shopping opportunities have a few choices. Yorkdale Shopping Centre in the southern section of the neighbourhood is home to over 270 shops and services. Residents can shop for clothing, accessories, gifts, footwear, beauty products, home furnishings and décor items, entertainment and technology goods, books, and sporting goods. Services include banking, salons, healthcare, optical, shoe repair, tailoring, and a post office. CF Fairview Mall in the eastern section of the neighbourhood has over 170 stores and services, a movie theatre, and a food court. Those interested in sports can head to the Aviva Centre, a multipurpose sports and entertainment complex with a stadium, multiple tennis courts, a large gymnasium, meeting rooms, and an outdoor entertainment area. Events held at the centre include tennis matches, basketball games, indoor rowing competitions, fencing competitions, university convocation ceremonies, concerts, and filming sessions for television and movies.
The North York neighbourhood has many restaurants representing a variety of cuisines. The Copper Chimney on Avenue Road specializes in Northern Indian fare such as tandoori, tikka masala, kebabs, samosas, basmati rice, naan bread, and butter chicken. The cozy dining space is tastefully decorated and tables can be arranged to accommodate large parties. Glow Fresh Grill and Wine Bar on Marie Labatte Road focuses on fresh, local, healthy offerings such as soups, salads, meat, seafood, and pasta, as well as desserts. Vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free options are available. The sleek indoor atmosphere spills out onto the outdoor patio when the weather is fair. For something a little sweeter, Patisserie La Cigogne on Bayview Avenue serves up cakes, macarons, croquembouches, truffles, and gourmet marshmallows, as well as all-day breakfast and brunch items like croissants, tarts, quiches, and other baked goods. Glass cases display the colourful, tempting options, and a small seating area allows visitors to enjoy a treat at the location.