❤️ Avenue Open Kitchen at 7 Camden Street is still the best diner/deli in the ‘hood. Check out their website for hours and daily specials. Sending GDNA ❤️ to Martina and the staff.
Seeing sign after sign of small, family and independent businesses with closed or “for lease” signs shows how severe the pandemic has impacted our business neighbours who are often friends as well. Darkened windows bring an array of other problems along with adding a sombre tone to the tough situation we are experiencing. We hate to think what Queen, King and Spadina Streets will look like if we don’t show some or more love.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business, which may not include any of the really small shops, has started a campaign #SmallBusinessEveryDay. This hashtag gives us something to latch onto, and as signs of vibrancy are re-appearing, we are going to promote our local businesses that deserve our support. Above all, go in and buy something. Restaurants are offering takeout and many have opened up for dining in and patio service. Over the coming days, we will post and blurbs about small businesses in our catchment, and we encourage people to purchase according to your budget and ability to our collective benefit.