Bibby Blog

Discover great restaurants, services and cafes in Toronto. Learn about real estate. Learn about Toronto.  There are posts based on the owners' start up stories of local businesses here in Toronto, about real estate in Toronto and about Toronto in general.  

Discover - Loop Line - Annex - Toronto

Thursday Nov 17th, 2022

Loop Line Food and Wine - Annex, Toronto

Discover - Loop Line - Annex, Toronto Written by: Wayne Bibby   Loop Line Wine Shop at 643 Dupont St. W. across form Loblaw's For months I have peered across the street from the lineup at Loblaws to a very attractive black awning with the name Loop Line on it in bold sharp white letters.  It made me curious, but I was never able to find time to actually see what was in the shop…. until last week. Peeking in through the window I discovered wine, lots of... [read more]

Discover - Napoli Centrale - Annex - Toronto

Tuesday Mar 8th, 2022


Discover: Napoli Centrale – Annex – Toronto Written by Wayne Bibby   Neapolitan Pizza Right Here in Seaton Village (Follis and Bathurst) As we are slowly returning to in-restaurant dining and hopefully getting back to a somewhat more normal existence, I thought I would let you know about one of Toronto’s gems. I began this blog post prior to Covid and am finally posting it.  Napoli Centrale is a restaurant that makes authentic Naples style pizza... [read more]

Discover - Mr. Nonno Barber Shop - Annex - Toronto

Wednesday Dec 22nd, 2021

Wayne Getting a Cut from Fadel

Discover – Mr. Nonno – Annex, Toronto    Written by Wayne Bibby (photos pre-pandemic)      I first wrote this piece back in early 2020, just before the pandemic, lockdowns and the days of attempted self-barbering.    I met Fadel Alokili in 2007. Athough he had been cutting hair for some time in Iraq before coming to Canada in 2006, he was the “new”... [read more]

Discover - Sonny’s Christmas Trees - Annex

Saturday Dec 4th, 2021

Wayne Bibby and Bobbi Johnston-Flanagan

Discover - Sonny's Christmas Trees - Annex  Written By: Wayne Bibby Well, December seemed to have arrived quite quickly this year.  And with December, the thought of Christmas trees is not far behind for many people, me included. Although I have purchased Christmas trees from a number of locations and even cut some down at farms north of the city, I thought about the great little spot on Markham St. at St. Peter's Church that I have been to over the last few... [read more]

Discover - Grapefruit Moon - Annex - Toronto

Thursday Feb 20th, 2020

Rhia Wicks, Jarvis Taylor and Wayne Bibby

Discover - Grapefruit Moon - Annex - Toronto Written By Wayne Bibby The Grapefruit Moon Restaurant has been around for over twenty years, and before that it was the first location of the Victory Café which was on Markham St. and now is at Howland and Bloor according to managing partner Jarvis Taylor. The owner, Rhiannon Wicks began working at the Grapefruit Moon when her mom, who was managing the place said that there was a job available and an apartment right above as well.... [read more]

Discover - Grandmama's Waffles - Annex

Monday Feb 10th, 2020

Rhu and Wayne at Grandmama's Waffles

Discover - Grandmama's Waffles - Annex Written By Wayne Bibby I just wanted to let everyone know about a cool new spot that opened up a few months ago on Clinton, just north of Bloor called Grandmama's Waffles.  It's a cool concept - take away waffles.  It's not new in the world, as Europe has been doing it for a while according to Rhu Proudfood, owner and brainchild behind the business.  Rhu grew up in Ottawa and then moved to Montreal... [read more]

Discover - Chaveta Coffee - Annex

Wednesday Jan 29th, 2020

Chaveta Coffee

Discover - Chaveta Coffee - Annex Written By Wayne Bibby Chaveta Coffee is relatively new to the Annex, although in its short time it has made an impact on many in our community. Julian and his wife Michelle have created an amazing spot. With loads of charm and the practical location of Olive and Bathurst, Chaveta’s warmth is waiting for you. Excellent coffee in all forms can be purchased at a reasonable price. They have a selection of baked goods delivered... [read more]


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