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2007/09/18 Toronto Portlands: Chinese supermarket, Cirque du Soleil

A quick bike ride to the Toronto Port Lands had two new sights: the T&T Supermarket, and the tents of Cirque du Soleil.
Living in South Riverdale in Toronto, there’s not much of the city south of us. Between our home and Lake Ontario, there’s the Port Lands — an industrial area gradually being taken over by movie production. Since I hadn’t been around Toronto for much of the summer, I hopped on my bike just to see what’s new. The first big change was the opening, on Cherry Street, of a T&T Supermarket: a branch of the upscale, full-service chain originally in Vancouver area, with some branches up in the northern suburbs of Richmond Hill and Markham.

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I used to shop in this location when the store was a Knob Hill Farms. That was a downscale warehouse experience, with lots of European imports and low prices. The T&T store was a complete renovation of the building, and it’s well lit, with extensive services of take-out food (dim sum and sushi), a bakery, and tanks of live fish. Continue reading2007/09/18 Toronto Portlands: Chinese supermarket, Cirque du Soleil

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