We love our local people, places and businesses… and every year they are amongst the nominees for the NOW Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards. If you would like to support them, take a few minutes to let the rest of the city know how wonderful they are!
Here is a list of categories and nominees that are either in the neighbourhood, nearby or closely associated:
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
Voting is open until September 16, 2016.