For Kevin Bonnici, proprietor of Caffe Furbo, the Distillery District is not just a place of work; it’s where he lives too!

This eclectic eatery draws you in with its imposing ceiling of original yellow pine and large Douglas Fir beams, and captivates you with its chic Euro-Parisian ambience.

Kevin opened Caffe Furbo in January of 2011 and has since painstakingly detailed it to reflect the Distillery District’s unique, contemporary Victorian vibe.  The food is simple but as he says “what we lack in quantity is well made up in value conscious quality. ”

Caffe Furbo is a minimalist sanctuary for traditional Italian coffee and exceptional european wines; scrumptious savory paninis, soups (fall & winter), exquisite wraps (spring & summer), and desserts; in the heart of Toronto’s Historic Distillery District.

Caffe Furbo is also available for unique, private functions and they enjoy collaborating with their clients to make any event as successful and enjoyable as it can be.

Caffe Furbo hosts and exhibits paintings and fine art photography.  A man of many talents, Kevin Bonnici’s own works of art can often be found on display here.

Plan to drop by Caffe Furbo while you are visiting The Leslieville Flea on Sunday, February 23rd from 10am-5pm.  Caffe Furbo is located just around the corner at 12 Case Goods Lane!


Apr 12 - Launch Party

What: Kryart Studio is launching in Leslieville! This is the party to celebrate its new beginning!  5-11pm we will have live painters creating art, live music, a DJ, and tea infused vodka and Grolsch! It is a new concept Art studio for making art in a social atmosphere. 

This event is free, but the art, drinks and merch is for sale.

Date: April 12, 2014

Time: 7pm - 11pm

Place: Kryart Studio 980 Queen St E, enter via carlaw

Cost: free

Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/kryart-studio-launch-party-tickets-11204489931


Cold weather could not keep these folk from the Fermenting cellar at the Distillery.  Once inside  hoods came off  freeing up shoppers to enjoy the mix of vendors at the Leslieville Flea.  Andi and Megan chose graphics from Sophia Saunders while Michelle and Craig took home a terrarium from eco|stems and a very cool box from Vintage Cabin.

Thank you to everyone who made their way down to the Distillery and a special thanks to the loyal Leslieviller’s who came by car and by bus ( route  72 which runs along Pape) to visit us.

What did you find at the Leslieville Flea? Send us your pics or post on Instagram.  We hope to see you again February 23rd for another spectacular day of hunting for finds at the Leslieville Flea.


Jump ahead 8 years. Broomie visits me in Toronto, outside the G20 makeshift prisons on Pape Avenue. Our neighbourhood. We are there to support the 400 odd innocent protestors arrested the day before. The supporters are having a peaceful time. Some even sing Kumbabya. Then the police storm, both ends of Pape. Broomie gets hit with a rubber bullet and tells me and my children to run. I haven’t seen her since.

When I got my first tattoo I was warned to “stop there” - that if you get more than one you’ll get 30. Now with four stories painted on my skin (and reminders that “a tattoo is no more permanent than I am”) I may well be destined for many more, but I never considered that a bad road to be on. I thought all this, and that maybe my days in Leslieville would be marked here, but that was based on the interpretation/assumption this hand pointed to a tattoo parlour. The Anchored Social Club below isn’t that at all. #the100DayProject #100daysofLeslieville

anonymous asked:

Know of anywhere under $1000


If you’re not into the roomie scenario, the $1000 price point can be tricky but impossible is nothing. Our advice would be to be open minded to bright basements. Listings in Parkdale, the west Junction, and east of Broadview and north of Leslieville, can be surprising too. 

In the meantime, check this out.

Good luck on your quest.




AMP Sales is a double duty business, offering vintage, antique and other wares as well as a comprehensive transition service for families who are downsizing in the GTA. They sell a combination of antiques, vintage pieces, collectables, oddities and furniture on behalf of their clients and have been actively selling in markets all throughout Ontario.

Visit them at the Leslieville Flea to take a look at their great items for sale and check out their website and Facebook page too.



Registration is on now!

At long last…

Summer is just around the corner!

Pape House Camp will operate for 9 weeks during summer 2015.

- Participants must be 6-12 years of age

- Cost = $100.00/week

- Program runs June 29 to August 28, 2015

- There will be NO CAMP on stat. holidays ( July 1st and Aug 3rd )

- Camp hours are 8:30am - 4:30pm

- Participants will need to bring their own lunch

- Please be aware of potential nut allergies

- Activities include community trips, sports, cooking, music, art, etc.

To register, or if you have any questions, please contact:

- Angela Ruscica (on site lead) @ 416-645-6000 ext 1112



- Lori Gray (manager) @ 416-645-6000 ext 3408