At Aragon, we find locations that have potential. We explore neighbourhoods to find a glimmer of a bright future. When we discovered the land that Enigma on the Park will be built on, we knew it was special. And we predicted correctly. The artistic community has since flourished with markets, cafes, restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries, creating its own distinctive character in Toronto.
We rounded up a few of our favourite places Enigma on the Park residents will live right next to.
Food and Drinks
Love vegan? How about punk? After a successful Kickstarter campaign, D-Beatstro merged the two together to create a community-focused café and event space. Grab lunch just once at Brock Sandwich and you will never eat a sandwich elsewhere again. People travel across the city for these bread and filling masterpieces. If you’re a night owl, The Four Seven is for you – a new restaurant and bar offering late night eats served until 2am, along with Ontario ciders, craft beer, and cocktails. Check out the wall art designed by local graffiti artist Jimmy Chiale. The Steady Café is known for their award-winning vegan doughnut bagel, and (it gets better) this delicious brunch spot doubles as a karaoke joint at night. Word on the street is it’s also the place to go for a dance party. Drink beer and listen to live music at the newly opened brewery, Burdock. It’s sure to quickly become your local.
The name of Odd Finds General Store says it all. Discover all things vintage or eclectic or both at this small, much loved boutique. Having already built a reputation for their treasures in other parts of the city, The Everyday, a collective selling all kinds of creative goods, is soon coming to Bloordale. Also, head to Town to find the perfect gift, card, or paper product.
The rise of Bloordale could be attributed to the huge number of galleries that opened here early on in the neighbourhood’s growth. Take a look at the Mercer Union Gallery, an artist-run space showcasing Canadian and international contemporary artists. Or Scrap Metal Gallery, previously a scrap metal storage warehouse known for its innovative and bold exhibitions. There’s also Daniel Faria Gallery, a former auto-body shop that exhibits renowned and up-and-coming Canadian artists – Douglas Coupland has even exhibited here.
Learn more about the emerging Bloordale neighbourhood HERE.
Our Enigma on the Park Presentation Centre is open Monday to Thursday from noon to 6pm and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5pm at 138 St. Helens Avenue.