Spring is Here

As Winter continues to drag on in Toronto we’re desperately looking for the signs that spring is just around the corner. While we are having trouble finding them outside, inside Manulife Centre Spring is in full bloom! Check out some of our favourite products from around the centre that will fill your life with the spirit of the season until the weather catches up with our mindset.

Spring is Sweet

Easter Candy | Bloor Street Market
There’s nothing like the appearance of Cadbury Mini Eggs on grocery store shelves to mark the start of Spring. We love the whole selection of Easter treats on the seasonal shelf in Bloor Street Market, including these neon gummy bunnies. Stock up for your seasonal celebrations or simply grab a treat for yourself to enjoy the colours and flavours of the season.

Spruce up your Space

Umbra Woodrow Spruce Wastepaper Basket | Nirvana Home Collection
With Spring comes Spring Cleaning, so why not make the most of your annual decluttering by treating your space to a beautifully designed wastepaper basket. The Woodrow Spruce wastepaper basket from Umbra is not only a beautiful colour that will compliment almost any decor, but it’s an affordable and practical purchase that will serve you for years to come. Pick one up at Nirvana Home Collection and bring home something that will spark joy every time you dispose of unwanted clutter.

Succulent Fever

Succulents Tea Mug with Stainless Infuser | Indigo Books, Gifts & Toys
We all have it. There’s no denying the appeal of these easy to care for plants. But for those with the brownest of thumbs, it’s better to find other ways to achieve #PlantLady status. That’s why we love this gorgeous tea mug from Indigo. This mug will bring the outside in while we wait for the city’s foliage to return with an added bonus: you can’t kill it.

Step into Spring

Men’s Dilan Slip-on Sneakers in Jeans | Ron White Shoes
It really starts to feel like Spring the you can step out of your heavy winter boots and into your light spring shoes. These casual yet classy slip-ons from Ron White Shoes are the epitome of spring footwear and will carry you through sunny walks in Yorkville to brunch at The One Eighty. Pick up a pair at Ron White Shoes and be sure to take in their newly refreshed space while you’re there!

Spring Hues

 
Vincent Collection Floral Scarf by Anja Gockel | Petra Karthaus
With Winter (mostly) behind us it’s time to add a little colour back into our wardrobes. Petra Karthaus makes it easy with this bright and beautiful floral scarf that would make the perfect addition to your closet. These bright spring hues are sure brighten up any day. If you love this pattern as much as we do, be sure to visit Petra Karthaus on our Main Level as they have the whole collection in store.

Sunlight Savings

 

 

Dior Sunglasses | Toronto Eye Care
While the weather is not fully there yet, we have been blessed with several sunny days throughout March. It’s also officially Spring, so our days are not just sunnier, but they’re longer too. So how better to celebrate these longer days than with a new pair of sunglasses! Good thing Toronto Eye Care’s selection is second to none. This tortoiseshell pair from Dior are truly classic and will never go out of style. Find Toronto Eye Care in their new location on our Main Level next to Bay Bloor Radio.

Victoria Day Weekend at the Movies

The first official long weekend of the summer is finally here (took long enough). And though the warmer weather is a fabulous reason to celebrate, so is the kick-off to summer blockbuster season at the Varsity. From long-awaited action and sci-fi sequels, to super early Oscar buzz, the sidewalk isn’t the only thing heating up.

And since you can now order a beer, a cocktail or a glass of premium wine at the Varsity lounge bar and bring it into any theatre with you, it’s the perfect place to raise a glass to the Queen.

So whether you’re honouring your extra day off with a beverage or an arguably more delicious frozen yogurt from the Varsity’s Yoyo’s Yogurt Café, grab a cold one and let’s go to the movies!

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The reunion of the Guardians finds Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) unravelling the mystery of his true parentage. Armed with his family of intergalactic misfits, including a gun-toting genetically engineered raccoon, Peter and the guardians must save the cosmos from the being who created the entire universe. For Marvel lovers and movie buffs alike, it’s a feel-good movie that’s easy to love.

 

I, Daniel Blake

Winner at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, it tells the story of a gruff but good man down on his luck after a heart attack. A quiet observation about the triumphs and defeats of daily life, watch as Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) fights for his dignity and transforms the lives of those who struggle around him.

 

Maudie

When Everett Lewis hires a fragile yet bright-eyed artist Maudie as his housekeeper, the two soon find themselves falling in love. Said to be the first Oscar-worthy performance of 2017, Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke star in this unlikely romance.

 

Their Finest

Set in 1949 London, Catrin Cole is hired as a scriptwriter for British propaganda films. When her natural flair gets her noticed, she is propelled into the epic feature film world.

 

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Acclaimed director of Snatch and Sherlock Holmes, Guy Richie freshens up the classic Excalibur myth with his trademark high-octane style.

 

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2

A francophone cop and Anglophone RCMP officer team up once again to investigate a Canadian auto-theft ring. With even more action packed into this amazing sequel, the mis-matched duo soon get in over their heads with the Italian mob.

 

Snatched

The latest from Jill-of-all-trades-comedian Amy Schumer convinces her ultra-cautious mother Linda (Goldie Hawn) to join her on vacation and the two find themselves on a jungle misadventure. Awesome comedic chemistry makes for some laughably weird mother-daughter moments.

 

The Lost City of Z

Journey deep into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century with explorer Percy Fawcett. It’s an incredible true story about Fawcett’s unimaginable discoveries before his mysterious disappearance.

 

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Norman Oppenheimer is an opportunist; just not a very good one. A wheeler-dealer of sorts, Norman falls in with an Israeli politician on the rise. He soon becomes an esteemed figure within the New York Jewish community, even though he may be a bit of a sham. A charming performance by Richard Gere makes Norman both infuriating and endearing, all at once.

 

Enjoy the show, and the long weekend! And if you’ll be driving here for the film, don’t forget to validate your parking on the way out.