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New Year Shopping in OEV

The new year has arrived, and many have made their New Year’s resolutions to start 2023 with their best foot forward. The OEV BIA is launching a 'New Year Shopping in OEV' Social Media Giveaway for a gift card Prize Pack valued at $475 to help a lucky winner support local. The gift cards as part of the Prize Pack are for the businesses mentioned below. There are some new businesses to enjoy as well as old favourites!


Whether it’s going for a haircut to get a refresh and a new look, pampering your pets at home, or drinking tea, 2023 is the time to get a fresh start. Check out these businesses and explore Old East Village in the New Year.


Check out Wisdom Teashop and Cafe for your tea needs!

Wisdom Teashop and Cafe – 610 Dundas St.

What better way to start the New Year than sipping some relaxing tea? Wisdom Teashop and Cafe has reopened under a new owner, TaraLee Sanderson, and is ready for retail and online orders! Check out the new shop with 156 kinds of loose-leaf tea to choose from, teapots, accessories, and a delicious menu! Make sure to check out their grand opening on Wednesday, January 11th.


Grab a bite to eat at Willie's Cafe and some Fireroasted Coffee.

Willie’s Café – 630 Dundas St.

Ring in the new year by enjoying a delicious healthy lunch at Willie’s Café! Grab a break from the office and head on over to the East Village Market (630 Dundas St) for a soup or sandwich at Willie's and a coffee, and make sure to check out the exciting changes at the East Village Market. It’s a cozy place to visit in the cooler weather!


Get a re-fresh for your look at ED Hair + Tattoo!

Ed Hair and Tattoo – 674 Dundas St.

Start off the new year with a new look and get a haircut at the award-winning salon, ED Hair and Tattoo! Run by the hairdresser, Erin Fernandes, and tattoo artist Dana Carnegie, ED Hair and Tattoo is a welcoming space with a chic interior and a range of talented hair stylists and colorists to give you the perfect new look in the new year.


Grab all of your pets needs at The Cat's Bark.

The Cat’s Bark – 572 Dundas St.

Treat your pet well in 2023 and pay a visit to the well-loved local pet shop, The Cat’s Bark! This shop has everything from pet health food, to toys, and more to treat your pet like gold. They carry the finest human-grade pet food to ensure that your pet is healthy and happy for years to come.

Visit the new London City Store and check out the lovely artisan wares.

London City Store – 870 Dundas St.

Of course, you’ll also have to treat yourself well this new year and grab a small token of appreciation for yourself too! Check out the new London City Store, a retail store opened by London Inc. Magazine to spotlight local makers and entrepreneurs. The stockists they carry will be switched up regularly so there will be lots of new wares to browse. What a way to truly support local!

And there you have it! Make sure to check out all these and more options in Old East Village in 2023. Start the new year off by treating yourself, supporting local businesses, and exploring all there is to offer in OEV.


Make sure to visit our social media @DIGOEV to enter the contest for a chance to win and follow our page for more Old East Village updates!


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