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.

Springing it up at Manulife Centre

We knew Erica Wark from her blog, Erica On Fashion, but we had no idea what a fan she was of Manulife Centre. So when she came to us with the idea of doing her entire spring prep ritual in one visit to our little corner of the world, we jumped at the chance to break out all the stops.

On March 29th, Erica will be spending the day at Bloor & Better getting her wardrobe warm-weather ready. She’ll be showing us what she does to clean out and organize her closet, the can’t-miss 2016 trends and why one visit to Manulife Centre is all she needs.

You’ll be able to follow her throughout the day on Twitter and Instagram. And we’ll do a full recap of what she did and what she found here on the blog.

Until then, here are a few spring prep tips for you to think about:

Check your sunblock situation
Unless you went south over the winter, you probably haven’t looked at your suntan lotion in a while. But now that it’s getting warmer, make sure you’re fully stocked. If you’re running low, you can stock up at Pharma Plus on the concourse level.

Get BBQ ready
If you went to town with your grill last summer, your tools may not be in the best shape. No problem. A visit to Indigo can change that. And while you’re there, check out the new titles in the cooking section.

Think weekend road trips
From Muskoka to Niagara to Prince Edward County, we’re blessed with options in Southern Ontario. If you don’t yet have small luggage options for a two-day jaunt, Bonny Satchels ’n Duffels can hook you up.