St. Clair West Foodie Spotlight

The ground has broken on our latest Oben Flats project! We’re excited to move into the St. Clair West neighbourhood and experience everything it has to offer. We know our residents love food, culture and design — so do we. From cafes and brunch to the latest trends and desserts, our new flats will be steps away from some of the tastiest restaurants Toronto has to offer. Here are some of our favourite foodie hotspots near St. Clair West.

Dutch Dreams
With a menu of over 60 rotating speciality ice cream flavours, gourmet waffle cones and quirky candy from Holland, Dutch Dreams is a go to spot near St. Clair West. With warmer days headed our way, stroll over to Dutch Dreams to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Gourmet Gringos
Craving some authentic Mexican grill? A short walk down Bathurst and you’ll find the bricks and mortar location of one of Toronto’s favourite food trucks. If you’re looking to satisfy a taco craving, this casual take-out style restaurant will do the trick.

Starving Artist
Love waffles? Do you really, really love waffles? If the answer is yes, then Starving Artist is for you! This bright and cheerful brunch spot boasts eggs benny and burgers served on waffles. If sweet and savoury is your thing, don’t miss the waffle bacon.

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How to Spring Clean

With Toronto experiencing dramatic fluctuating temperatures, it can be hard to believe that spring has really sprung. Spring forward into warmer seasons with a thorough deep clean. Even if you are living the most minimalist of lifestyles, there's always some forgotten dust bunnies! Here are our top items to deep clean every spring:

Dishwasher

It might seem strange but, yes, you need to clean your dishwasher! Remove and clean the filter then replace. Soak the bottom of the dishwasher overnight with 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of baking soda to deodorise. In the morning, run an empty cycle.

Lighting Fixtures

Dust and wash lighting fixtures. Often forgotten about, your lighting fixtures can be home to hidden cobwebs and dead bugs. Make sure all pieces of your lighting fixture are thoroughly dry before reassembling.  

Dust Bookshelves

Even the most avid reader needs to dust away the cobwebs, from time to time. Take everything off each shelf and dust gently using an appropriate cleaner. For delicate wood be sure to check what cleaner is best for your shelf. For laminate, try vinegar diluted with water.

Wash Switch Plates

Frequently used but often overlooked, switch plates need to be cleaned too. Unscrew the plates from the wall and gently soak them if especially grimy. For light wear and tear, wipe down with a damp cloth and reaffix when totally dry.

Change your Bedding

Spruce up your decor by changing your bedding. Put away any heavy wool blankets and experiment with bright, refreshing colours and textures.