Westboro Villager December 2019

A message of Cheer from our Chair


Another holiday season is upon us and 2019 is quickly coming to an end. From Shop the Village in June to another spectacular Westboro FUSE in August, Wickedly Wesboro in October and countless other fun events sprinkled throughout the year. 

Next time you are walking down Richmond Road, be sure to notice our new Westboro Village street signs! Find them at various intersections  And if you haven’t already, be sure to experience the beautiful outdoor photography installation by Michelle Valberg. There are nine photographs for you to discover – find them wrapped around utility boxes. 

I think it is safe to say we have packed a lot of fun into the past twelve months and by all accounts, it sounds like you were there! 

It seems like the weeks leading up to the holidays go by in a blink. I hope to slow it down and make some time to do the little things that make this time special.

The New Year will be upon us and I am sure I am not alone in my plans to try new things. I already have some ideas taking shape. But, for now, I hope we all find ourselves exactly where we want to be in the coming days. 

Happy Holidays to you and yours!


Molly van der Schee

Chair, Westboro Village BIA


Get glitzy for the holidays in Westboro Village!

Due any day now, Tallow, located at 358 Richmond Rd., patiently awaits their holiday time capsule full of glitzy, glittery party-ready evening wear that embraces both comfort and elegance. 

Choose from dazzling dresses, fun, shimmery sweaters and accessories to make you shine bright all throughout the sparkling holiday season! Westboro’s new favourite boho-chic boutique offers an Aussie-Cali coastal vibe, perfect for your vaycay wardrobe south to escape winter. Look good while you have fun in the sun! Tallow is known for its’ hand-picked designer swimwear collection from labels like Beth Richards Swim, Amuse Swimwear, Rhythm, Frankie’s Bikini’s, and more will keep you looking fabulous all year long!

Manhattan West Boutique (322 Richmond Road) is your sparkling holiday headquarters! Get that #LBD (little black dress) for your holiday gatherings that suits your style and self-expression. Browse Canadian adored designer women’s labels from: Mackage, Melissa Neptune, Studio Anne to name a few local faves. Love your international designer brands too? 

For some jaw-dropping stunning holiday wear find classically beautiful, well-made clothing from Italian designers such as Rinascimento, Gaudi, to other hand-picked international high-end designers. The collections are thoughtful, fun,and made from the highest quality material available. Discover classically designed, practical brands that are made to last throughout the trends. Be the envy of the party and look your best self in a new Manhatten West holiday wardrobe!

Where do distinguished gentlemen shop in Westboro for sharp holiday suits and business casual wear? E.R. Fisher Menswear at199 Richmond Rd. (corner of Kirkwood Ave.), established in 1905, offers full service custom tailoring, available onsite to cater to your needs in the most personalized way. And Baby, it’s cold outside! Find sleek and stylish coats too that will keep you looking sharp and feeling cozy all winter long!


Westboro Village ready to rock the new year

Not sure what to do for New Year’s Eve? Stay in your own charming neighbourhood. There are plenty of options to choose from to accommodate everyone’s dietary needs and wants. Bonus? You can enjoy the walk home afterwards, no DD’s required!

Want to keep that promise to yourself of eating healthy and feeling good – even on New Year’s Eve? Indulge at Pure Kitchen (357 Richmond Road) guilt free! 

Share hearty, savoury vegan and vegetarian dishes such as their Belle Poutine, Cauliflower “Wings”, or Divine Dumplings made with shiitake mushrooms. Enjoy a cocktail, pint or glass of bubbly from their Ontario focused wine, beer & cocktail list, including non-alcoholic beverages like locally made Kombucha and healthy green shots to accommodate non-alcoholic drinkers. 

Call to inquire about reservations for New Year’s Eve: 613-680-5500; they will be adjusting their existing reservation policy for that evening only. Prefer to stay in? Check out Pure Kitchen’s new online ordering menu for takeout. Enjoy creative comfort food with a healthy lifestyle at home in your pjs! Soothe your spirit while you welcome 2020.

For those who crave excellence in their restaurant dining experience, Gezellig Dining (337 Richmond Road) is pleased to offer a feast of colourful, innovative and inspiring comfort food to bid farewell to 2019, and hellos to 2020! Known for their creativity in local, sustainable cuisine – and VIP treatment of every single guest, you can trust you and your company will be in good hands. Expect world-class hospitality professionals pouring sommelier hand-picked wines, and dedicated passionate chefs to serve you honest, locally sourced when possible farm to table cuisine. 

Gezillig will offer two seatings on New Year’s eve, an earlier and a later one to accommodate guests dining preferences, with a special menu yet to be released. Call to inquire and reserve your spot now for New Year’s Eve Dining (613) 680-9086. 

Westboro’s southern-style BBQ smoke house, Lexington Smokehouse and Bar (344 Richmond Road), invites you to ring in the New Year with some honest southern cuisine to spice up your life! Boasting warm hospitality and a fun, fresh, contemporary cocktail list in a rich and inviting cozy space, the establishment presents thoughtful décor to make you feel at home. 

Their menu for the evening isn’t finalized yet, but you can expect a similar theme to their regular southern BBQ menu (perhaps you like a good Deviled Egg?), but with a fresh, creative twist. Call ahead (613) 218–8209) to inquire and reserve your spot, seating will be limited. 



Mrs Tiggy Winkles (315 Richmond Road) will have a BOXING DAY SALE 25% OFF your regular priced purchase on December 27th (the store is closed December 26)


Cupcake Lounge (324 Richmond Road): Gingerbread House Workshops run every Saturday at 10am-12pm from November 23rd to December 14th, only $25 per person! Sip a hot chocolate while you create…wine is served at 11!


Wall Space Gallery + Framing (358 Richmond Road) is thrilled to showcase artist David Lidbetter’s new solo exhibition, “out there” from November 30-December 14. Give the gift of contemporary ART, JEWELLERY, FRAMING and CERAMICS! All Lover Fighter jewellery is priced to clear. Gift certificates are readily available! Check out wallspacegallery.ca.


Barley Mow (399 Richmond Road): Dec 1-22nd – Gift Card Promotion – Purchase a gift card and receive 20% back for yourself in Gift Cards (available in increments of $25) Dec 22nd 10am-noon – FREE Pancake Breakfast with Santa (kids up to 12 yrs). 

Dec 31st – New Year’s Eve dinner for 2 Special with Oyster Bay Wine


Back on Track 309-411 Roosevelt Avenue: Share the gift of health this holiday season with our Gift Card Promotion – buy 4 25$ Gift Cards and get the 5th free. Mention seeing this ad to get a 60 minute  massage for $60 starting January 2020. Stop by for a complimentary 20 minute consult with a PT/Chiro. Call 613-792-1166 to book!