NOW Magazine Readers’ Choice 2016 Local Winners and Runners-Up

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NOW Magazine Readers’ Choice 2016 Local Winners and Runners-Up

Toronto’s NOW Magazine has released its 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards and a number of the finalists from the area ended up as winners and runners-up! Our congratulations go out to them and to the finalists too!

Winners and Runners-Up:
Best pool – Regent Park Aquatic Centre (winner)
Best condo developer – Daniels (winner) and Streetcar (runner-up)
Best men’s clothing store – Gotstyle, 21 Trinity, Distillery (winner)
Best pet store – Pet Valu, 240 Carlton and other locations (runner-up)
Best caterer – Daniel et Daniel, 248 Carlton (winner)
Best chocolate – Soma, 32 Tank House Lane, Distillery (winner)
Best gastro-pub – House on Parliament, 454 Parliament (runner-up)
Best pub – House on Parliament, 454 Parliament (runner-up)
Best Thai restaurant – Sukhothai, 274 Parliament and other locations (winner)
Best large theatre company – Soulpepper, 50 Tank House Lane, Distillery (winner)

Best MP – Bill Morneau
Best MPP – Glen Murray
Best Neighbourhood Festival – Cabbagetown Festival
Best Park – Allan Gardens and Riverdale Park
Best Pool – Regent Park Aquatic Centre and Riverdale Park
Best Public Space – Allan Gardens
Best Social Justice Group – EGALE
Best Youth Organization – Art Heart – Regent Park
Best Barber Shop/Men’s Salon – Hastings Barber Shop
Best Bicycle Store – Cycle Solutions
Best Design Firm (Architecture, Interior or Product) – Kendall & Co.
Best Jewellery Store – Fair Trade Jewellery Co.
Best Pet Store – PetValu
Best Bakery – Andrea’s Gerrard Street Bakery and St. John’s Bakery
Best BBQ Restaurant – 420 Smokehouse
Best Bartender – Colin Henderson (Stout Irish Pub)
Best Beer Selection – Stout Irish Pub
Best Bread – St. John’s Bakery
Best Burrito – Chino Locos
Best Butcher – St. James Town Steak & Chops
Best Caterer – Daniel et Daniel
Best Gastro-Pub – House on Parliament
Best Japanese Restaurant – Kingyo Izakaya
Best Local Microbrew – Louis Cifer Brew Works (a bit outside of our area, but Erin sells this beer at her other pub…Stout Irish Pub)
Best New Restaurant – Kanpai Snack Bar
Best Pub – House on Parliament, Stout Irish Pub

Our thanks to Doug Fisher for going through the list and listing the winners and runners-up on his Cabbagetown Neighbourhood Review!

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