1. “I love starting off at Telegramme Prints. They have a massive collection of print memorabilia, and going there is a great conversation. You can learn so much about people from their taste in movie posters.” 1103 Queen St. E., Telegramme Prints.
2. “Our local Irish pub has this dangerously delicious club.” Sit down to lunch at the Roy Public House, where they don’t skimp on anything, especially the fries! 894 Queen St. E., Roy Public House.
3. For some post-eats retail therapy, check out the fun and flirty frocks at Doll Factory by Damzels, where “everything has a vintage feel, but it’s all new.” 1122 Queen St. E., Doll Factory by Damzels.
4. Drop in to Swirl Wine Bar for local nibbles, Ontario wines and a charming atmosphere . In a funky-apartment-style setting, white -painted tables have drawers filled with scrap paper to scribble wishes on. “My husband and I have written on so many.” 946 1/2 Queen St. E., Swirl Wine Bar.
5. Make an extra stop for dessert at Ed’s Real Scoop. They make ice cream with ingredients like coffee from Mercury Espresso Bar and maple bacon from Rowe Farms, a local natural butcher. 920 Queen St. E., Ed’s Real Scoop.