The Perfect Saturday at Yonge and Eglinton

Looking for a way to spend a spring Saturday at Yonge and Eglinton? You’ll have no shortage of things to keep you busy.

Saturday at Yonge and Eglinton: Early Morning

Get some exercise in with a walk in Eglinton Park, just north west of the Yonge and Eglinton corner. There is a great play structure and some gorgeous green fields where dog lovers toss balls and frisbees. If you time it right, the spring bloom is awesome. Grab a coffee from one of the many shops along the strip before you head in.

Saturday at Yonge and Eglinton: Mid-Morning

Once you’ve gotten your appetite going, take your empty belly over to Uncle Betty’s at 2590 Yonge Street for their scrumptious chocolate donuts that are only available on the weekends. You won’t be disappointed. Donuts not your thing? No problem. Their brunch menu is known as one of the best in the ‘hood.

Saturday at Yonge and Eglinton: Late Morning

This is prime people-watching time, and one thing Saturdays at Yonge and Eglinton has is people. And with all the new condos in the area, the mix of people you’ll see is inspiring. It used to be fairly homogeneous around here…but not anymore.

Saturday at Yonge and Eglinton: Lunch

The strip’s full of choice, but we’re big fans of the Pickle Barrel at the Yonge Eglinton Centre, mostly because there’s something for everyone. We highly recommend the deli sandwiches. Mmm.

Saturday at Yonge and Eglinton: Mid-Afternoon

Get your shopping on in the Yonge Eglinton Centre and beyond. The west side of Yonge Street is where you’ll find more of the bigger box stores, but the east side is lined with boutiques of all kinds. The exception is Sporting Life at the southeast corner of Yonge and Lytton. It’s a neighbourhood staple and a must-visit.

Saturday at Yonge and Eglinton: Late afternoon

Been outside and on your feet all day? Reward yourself with a movie at the Silver City Yonge and Eglinton. Here’s what’s playing today