Fallin’ For It

It’s officially Fall in Toronto – the days are shorter, the evenings are cooler, and the leaves are slowly changing to their golden hue. While we’re sad to bid summer adieu, there’s plenty about Fall to look forward to. Here’s a selection of products from around Manulife Centre that we’re totally fallin’ for, and will help you embrace the season.


Fall Focus

Whether you’re back to school or back to work, Fall is a time to refocus after the excitement of summer. With stylish desk accessories from Nirvana Home Collection and Indigo, this Fall is sure to be your most productive season yet.

Products (L-R): Planter, Nirvana Home Collection; Planner, Indigo; Water Bottle, Indigo; Magazine Rack, Nirvana Home Collection


Harvest Celebrations

While we think of Summer as the time for fresh produce, there’s no denying that Fall is a time of bountiful harvest. Whether you’re stocking up on snacks for game day, preparing for Thanksgiving or picking up treats for Halloween, the best that Fall has to offer can be found at Bloor Street Market and the LCBO. We personally love the autumnal pairing of sweet potato chips and craft cider made from fresh Ontario apples – is there anything better?

Products (L-R): Ontario Craft Cider, LCBO; Sweet Potato and Beet Chips, Bloor Street Market


Lounge in Style

While the cooler weather means some of our favourite outdoor activities are off the table, what it also means is that we can spend more time doing the things we love to do indoors. For us that means putting on our best Ron White loafers, putting our favourite record on our turntable from Bay Bloor Radio and lounging in style.

Products (L-R): Loafers, Ron White Shoes; Record Player, Bau Bloor Radio


Autumn Hues

If there’s one thing we love about Fall, it’s the fashion. The warm tones, bold prints and classic styling that just scream “Fall” are all in store at Petra Karthaus. Whether worn to the office or out in Yorkville, this look will turn heads and leave you feeling chic.

Products (L-R): Trousers, Petra Karthaus; Leopard Print Blouse, Petra Karthaus; Suede Belt, Petra Karthaus


Deeper Dives

While summer reads are all about the light and easy, in Fall we love to dive deeper into bigger topics and longer tomes. We love the selection of non-fiction books and magazines at Indigo to satisfy this intellectual itch. If you’re having trouble reading the often smaller font, be sure to book an appointment at Toronto Eye Care and get a new pair of stylish specs.

Products (L-R): Magazines, Indigo; The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs, Indigo; Glasses, Toronto Eye Care



Something for Dad

The sun is finally shining, the trees are showing their colours again and the smell of freshly mowed grass is fills the air, which means it’s that time of year again! No, not Summer – Father’s Day of course! Looking for something to help you celebrate the dad in your life? Look no further than these stylish selections from around Manulife Centre.

The Gift of Quiet Time

“Dad! Dad! Dad! Dad!” is the soundtrack of every young Dad’s life, so give him the gift of a little quiet time with a pair of quality Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones from Bay Bloor Radio. These noise cancelling headphones will give him the break he deserves along with a fun new piece of tech to play with. Time to rock out!

For the “Cool Dad”

Of course, all dads are cool dads, but only some can pull off these stylish sunglasses from Toronto Eye Care. While they have an incredible selection of unique eyewear, this pair in particular have all of the best 80’s dad glasses vibes with none of terrible haircuts. Pick a pair up for Dad and let him know that you know.

The Gift of Organization

We all know at least one dad who suffers from the “Dad Pocket”. You know the one. Usually the back pocket of a well-loved pair of jeans, totally misshapen and faded around edge of his overstuffed wallet. For the sake of his jeans (and his posture), it’s time to streamline. Pick him up a colourful and fun leather RFID card wallet from DeCatarina Leather. It makes finding cards a breeze and protects from unwanted tapping.

A Gift to Satisfy

Picture this: Dad’s spent all day in the yard mowing the lawn, building a fence, and digging out that fire pit he’s always wanted. What better way to enjoy the spoils of his labour than sitting down in front of the fire with a wee dram of delicious whisky. The Bruichladdich 10 is a great whisky that is sure to satisfy in any situation. Pick up a bottle at the LCBO on our Concourse Level!

Something Special

It’s not every day that you get to treat Dad to something special, so make this Father’s Day the time you do. With its striking blue face, this watch from Birks will happily take him from the work week to the week end, and will be cherished for a long time to come.

Get Revved up at Manulife this Father’s Day

A recent Canadian poll shows that 80% of Canadian dads simply want “quality time with their families” on Father’s Day. So instead of tired ties, more cologne or another Blue Jays cap, show him real quality at the 7th annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show.

Walk along the actual red carpet from 12pm–5pm on Bloor Street West Sunday June 18th between Avenue Road and Bay Street, and get up close and personal with the hottest automotive designs from around the globe. This free festival hosts over 120 exotic cars from the likes of Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini, as well as classic Mustangs, Beemers, ‘Vettes and more.

With proceeds from the event funding Prostate Cancer Canada’s research, any donation you make, a loonie or toonie, goes straight to a relevant and worthwhile cause! So grab a beer on a patio nearby and jam out to local musical acts while you bask in the shiny glint of the newest 2017 Corvette. Or, a mint vintage Aston Martin if you’re partial to the bond aesthetic like we are.


Driving down?

Park at Manulife Centre (free for 2 hours with a $25 purchase at Manulife Centre), grab yourself a FREE SNOW CONE from 1pm–4pm in the main entrance atrium off Bloor Street, then head across the road.

We’re sponsoring the event again, and stepping it up with a $500 gift card giveaway to Bay Bloor Radio. They’re closed Sundays but you can do a little window shopping before you go over on concourse level AND Level 1 by the Charles Street exit. Then come back another day to check out BBR’s Canada Day 150 sale and the perfect game night speakers, just in time for CFL kickoff on June 22.


Keep the adrenaline pumping.

For some fast-paced action after the show, look no further than The Mummy starring Tom Cruise or the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie –both playing at The Varsity up on the second floor by the back escalators.


Wishing you a happy Father’s Day and even happier dream-car hunting.