As of September 3rd 2017, the time-based transfer will no longer be available to riders on the St.Clair Avenue West 512 route. This transfer was introduced in 2005 as a goodwill gesture to customers and businesses to thank them for their patience during construction. With the introduction of the new streetcars, the TTC has decided that it is no longer feasible to continue the program.
The Regal Height Village Business Improvement Area is strongly against the discontinuation of this service as it has not only been a benefit to the businesses along St. Clair Avenue West, but a huge benefit to the community at large. With the loss of this program, there is the potential for a decline in business and activity in our area.
We ask that you help us in our plea to the TTC and the appropriate government sectors to reconsider their disposal of this program or to find an appropriate solution.
I love bagels. I love cream cheese. Salmon…..mehh…never been a big fan. It’s my own issue, I get it, but there is something about fish, salmon, tuna…anything fish like that makes me make that face. You know that face. The same face your 8 month old makes when you feed them mashed up peas for the first time. Have I ever really eaten salmon? In all honesty, no. So my harsh judgements on salmon and it’s cousins is based on a completely ignorant palate.
Today…today was the day that I became a lover of salmon. My palate has become a newly introduced connoisseur of “lox”. Paired with a great tasting bagel, some amazing cream cheese, hand crafted pickled onions and a sprig of dill I am now hooked.
I am out and about in Regal Heights Village often and was excited to visit the newly opened Lox & Schmear, located at 1030 St. Clair Avenue West. My original intention was to pick up a couple of bags of their St. Urbain Bagels, have a quick chat and head on my way. Clean, modern and very welcoming is what you will find when you enter Lox & Schmear. Oh and don’t forget the amazing smell of bagels and smoking salmon. I admittedly did not know what Lox was and Lev & Kiki were more than happy to explain the in store process of curing and smoking amazing cuts of fresh farmed Atlantic salmon. I was sceptical at first when they offered me a sample of some of their fresh salmon but upon trying it I rather enjoyed it. It wasn’t until Lev whipped up a small tasting of the lox, cream cheese, pickled onion, and dill that I had to order a Lox & Schmear sandwich.
I honestly cannot say enough about this place. We have a lot of great businesses in Regal Heights Village and this is an amazing addition to that roster. Be sure to head in and check it out. Buy a bag of bagels, order a sandwich and have a chat with the owner Lev and her sidekick Kiki. You won’t be disappointed!