Testimonials

What have people been saying about Pop-Up Tours?

Businesses:

It was such a pleasure to stay open for your tour. It is a wonderful thing that you are doing for both residents and shop owners in our community. Thank you very much for including us. – Latitude 44 Gallery Framing Decor

Your concept is a really good idea and the group was great. – Natureal

[T]hank you for setting up the event. I had a wonderful time and it looks like the guests did too. – Humble Beginnings

[S]o glad we were able to participate! – Art Works Art School

[W]hat a fun event – well organized and lovely people – especially appreciated for me as a new business in the area – More Than Pies

[I] wanted to thank you for organizing a great evening. It’s a perfect way to bring the community together. – A Changing Nest

A great night tonight – I had a lot of fun and it was great to host a small group of interested and interesting people! Thanks so much for including us! – Wine Lovers Agency

Thanks so much for organizing  – it was a lovely group, and a pleasure to host them all! – Centauri Arts

Attendees:

Very entertaining and informative, I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an introduction to what’s going on in our neighbourhood. – Caroline M.

I joined the Westside Story’s pop-up last week and was simply amazed. I always thought I knew my area well but this mini adventure in my own hood revealed some real gems. The tour was fun, social, inspiring and insightful. What a refreshing change from the regular “drinks in the hood”. – Liesbeth Teerink

I learned so much about these hidden gems. And enjoyed a great night out with the girls! – Katherine D.

I went on the Art & Artisans of Baby Point pop up tour last night and it was AMAZING! So much incredible talent in our neighbourhood. I highly recommend you join in on these tours – a great way to explore the neighbourhood and a chance to meet the people behind the businesses which make it so unique. – Kathy O’Meara

Had an enjoyable evening out learning about the art supply stores and art classes in the neighbourhood. It was a nice chance to get together with friends and neighbours. Jody put together a very nice tour and I look forward to attending more. – Cathy Branch

I went on the first pop-up tour and had a great time! An evening of art, chocolate, laughter and a great opportunity to spend time with the amazing business owners. The Junction is truly a treasure trove of unique, friendly businesses and this was a great opportunity to go behind the scenes! – Victoria

Went on the Art Tour in the Junction a few weeks ago. So different. So much fun. So worth it!!! I can’t wait to hop onto the next one to discover my hood. This is a really superb idea for anybody who is interested in a real experience versus same old-same old. – L.T.

I’ve just signed up for my second pop up tour with Jodi! The first one was fun and informative. It’s a great opportunity to get to know what’s out there in the community and also to meet some ‘neighbours’ too. Jodi was a great guide and makes you feel comfortable from the start! A wonderful idea for a casual outing!– AM

I had a fantastic time on a recent pop-up tour in the Junction neighbourhood. We sampled an amazing ‘urban’ high tea at Humble Beginnings, had a lesson on dressing for your body type at Natureal and finished the tour off at Latitude 44 Gallery learning a few tricks about framing artwork. It’s definitely a fun night out and a great way to check out spots in the ‘hood that you might not have ‘popped’ into yet. – Judy McKinnon

I enjoyed the Health Beauty and Wellness tour in the Village. I found out about some interesting local businesses and came away with some cool samples! A coupon for a free Yoga class, bath salts, healthy / yummy treats. Everything was well organized and went off like clockwork. I’m looking forward to the Tasting popups coming soon! – Catherine

Pop up tours are a unique way to get to know your local businesses, sample their product or service and have an enjoyable evening with friends or make new friends! I was fortunate to attend Good Taste at Runnymede and Annette and experience Butcher by Nature’s food and history, learns some tips for decorating at A Changing Nest (have you seen the beauty inside this shop?) and enjoy some Ontario cheese and vino at Creme Fraiche while chatting about local food and the new Farmer’s Market, Wednesdays across Annette at the Presbyterian church parking lot. The tour was excellently run and I’ll be back! – Laurie

What a fun night out on the Bloor West Village Tasting Tour! With restaurants and cafes coming and going in BWV I’d lost track of how much good food there is to be had in our neighbourhood. The tasting was amazing, and I really enjoyed hearing the behind-the-scenes stories. I will definitely be back to Baka, Zaza, and Bloom and look forward to joining another of your tours sometime this summer. Great way to meet new people too! – Joanne O.