August is here, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy summer and support local! Old East Village is home to many businesses within a few short blocks that can set you up for the perfect summer day. Plan your trip using the latest detour information and come support them during construction.
Summer Outfits from Illbury + Goose (884 Dundas)
Update your closet at Illbury + Goose! Their clothing will help you stay cool and look cool. Their t-shirts and tank tops are perfectly designed for hot Canadian summers. Their colourful collection of shorties are a must-have and come in several bright designs that are perfect for a day at the lake. Whatever your style, they have a hat for you. Thanks to their high-quality products and sustainable values, you can feel great about shopping here.
Bread & Pastries from Artisan Bakery (864 Dundas)
Sunny days are perfect for enjoying picnics and lunch on the porch. Artisan Bakery makes their delicious products from scratch daily. Get staples like fresh bread, croissants, and sourdough or pick up something sweet for dessert with their sugar cookies, fudge brownies, and sweet brioche buns. Their offerings depend on the day of the week, so browse their Wednesday to Sunday menus before you order for pickup!
Snacks from London CityStore (870 Dundas)
Featuring many local artists and entrepreneurs under one roof, this is a great place to stock up on summer snacks. Find jams and spreads from Harcroft Estates Artisan Preserves and Youth Opportunities Unlimited to compliment your charcuterie board. Planning a hike? Pick up goodies for on the go, like plant-based treats from Plantworthy Food or chickpea chips from Peacasa. London CityStore’s Hot Stuff Box includes a collection of local hot sauces to spice up your next BBQ. Don’t forget beverages from London Brewing!
Flowers & Plants from Grow & Bloom (898 Dundas)
Bring some beauty into your home with a summery bouquet from Grow & Bloom Co. They recently merged their downtown location with their OEV storefront, meaning everything bright and lovely can now be found in one place right here in Old East Village. Brighten your day or someone else’s with an elegant floral arrangement, a beautiful houseplant, or some decor from their summer collection. Their inventory is stocked and the re-opened store is beautiful!
BBQ Necessities from The Hungary Butcher (892 Dundas
This local favourite is your one-stop shop for backyard BBQs. They’re famous for their handmade sausages, which are made from local, grass-fed meat. Their products are ketogenic, paleo, and gluten-free so your cookout can have something for everyone to enjoy. Try their traditional Hungarian salami and creative burger flavours like chipotle maple whiskey or jalapeno cheddar! The Hungary Butcher posts their specials every week on their social media, so follow them to keep an eye out for the latest flavours and products.
New Ink from Village Tattoo Company (890 Dundas)
Last but not least, plan your next tattoo at Village Tattoo Company. They offer custom tattooing and are home to several experienced artists who can help you find a style that’s right for you. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can call/email ahead to book your spot!
Old East Village is home to many small businesses that have a lot of heart and who appreciate your support during construction season. We’re proud to offer so many amazing summer options. Explore the full OEV business directory and plan your trip today!