How to Help During Covid-19

It's a delicate balancing act to keep people safe and healthy and to support the economy.  The food services industry has and will continue to be hard hit until this pandemic is wrestled to the ground.  You can help by ordering online for contactless delivery from many fine Toronto restaurants.  We've rounded up some of our favourite spots offering delivery on apps like Doordash, UberEats and Foodora or through their websites.

  • Aba's Bagels is offering delivery on orders of $25 and over. Plus, their 'Bagel it Forward' program lets you send a $30 package to family, friends or loved ones.
  • Akira Back is serving fresh sushi from Bisha Hotels' ground level cafe, French Made, every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Alma (UberEats). 
  • Aloette is now available on Ritual and Doordash.
  • Annabelle is now offering takeout and curb side pick-up daily from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (647 398 1585)
  • Bar Mercurio's organic, ancient flour pizzas are now available on UberEats.
  • Big Trouble Pizza is offering takeout and delivery from their Spadina location. (Foodora)
  • Boonsik is giving you $5 off when you spend $20 or more (UberEats).
  • Cactus Club is offering some of their fave eats for delivery, plus a Happy Hour special every day from open until 4pm, starting at $6. Enjoy $5 drink specials, six packs starting at $17 and 1/2 price bottles of wine from a selection of fine favourites. Order pick up online or get delivery with DoorDash.
  • Chantecler will offer next day home-delivery. Cut off is at 3 p.m. (416 628 3586).
  • CIBO is offering most of their regular a la carte menu, plus beer and wine is available. All three CIBO Wine Bar locations are open daily for takeout and delivery (through Uber, Skip, DoorDash etc). 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Calii Love's King Street West location will prepare healthy menu items for both pickup and delivery while supplies last. Beginning this weekend, three varieties of nutritious and affordable wraps will be available for $6.99 each.
  • General Assembly Pizza is available for takeout and delivery and will also be offering pizza kits. Each kit makes two pizzas and includes instructions. Choose from the Loving Cup ($21) or Mila Margherita kit ($19). 
  • Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria is offering 10 per cent off all phone-in orders at their Bloor St. West location, and providing the option for curbside pick-up or home delivery via Skip The Dishes, Foodora and Door Dash.
  • FIGO is offering carb-filled dishes for takeout and delivery through Ritual and Uber Eats now, and Foodora and DoorDash next week. Place your order for pizza, pasta, and other Italian favourite French Made.
  • Frankie's Italian is now offering takeout and Uber Delivery daily from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. plus curb side pick-up (647 351 2524). 2 for 1 on personal pizzas.
  • Good Hombres will be taking pre-orders for a specific menu by Instagram direct message, email ( or text message (647 621 6949).
  • Hadrien Verrier Patisserie is delivering faves like their salted caramel bread pudding on UberEats from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Alternatively email
  • Miku is providing takeout – call 647-347-7347 or use Ritual and UberEats.
  • Rudy's Rude Dude double cheeseburger is available on Doordash for $5. Type promocode 5DEALS at checkout.
  • Oretta is currently offering a limited menu of pizza, pasta and salad. On UberEats exclusively, Oretta has a buy 1 get one free offer for their Margherita Pizza, Paccheri Bolognese and Barbabietola Insalata items.
  • The Oxley is open seven days a week from 12 till 6 p.m. Delivery is available: south of St. Claire Ave, east of Bathurst, north of Dundas and west of the DVP. Orders for delivery should be placed and paid for over the phone the day before delivery which will be made between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at no charge (647 348 1300).
  • Pizzeria Libretto’s King Street West and Danforth locations are delivering their famous Neapolitan- style pizzas and an assortment of classic Italian dishes.
  • Pukka is offering 10 per cent off takeout orders.
  • Weslodge has partnered with food delivery services to serve you their signature items in the comfort of your own home. They’re also open for good old fashioned take-away. Menu items will be available on Foodora and Uber Eats this week, and Ritual and DoorDash next week.
  • The Shozan Room is offering a free avocado roll with your next order on Ritual.
  • TORA's menu offers a variety of Japanese dishes including comforting miso soup, crispy gyoza and of course their signature flame-seared Aburi oshi. (Ritual, UberEats).

For more Toronto restaurants and bars offering takeout and delivery, check out Takeout COVID.


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Selling Your Home During a Pandemic? Navigating the Toronto Housing Market in Uncertain Times

The coronavirus pandemic is creating a unique set of circumstances for nearly every industry. The received wisdom isn't always working these days, and if you're trying to sell your home during the pandemic, you need more than just general knowledge about the Toronto housing market. You need specific, real-time information about how things are playing out.

Navigating the Toronto Housing Market in Uncertain Times

1. Know What's Happening

The Bad News

There's no way to sugar-coat what's happening. The real estate market throughout Canada, and in Toronto, is reeling. Adjusted seasonally, the market for homes has fallen more than 66% since March.
Some of this is due to required social distancing, which makes it harder to get buyers in to look at a home. The economy has also taken a hit, driving down prices from March even as buyers decide to wait a bit before making a move.

The Good News

The good news is that the market is still holding its own. Yes, there has been a price drop since March, but the average selling price hasn't changed much year-on-year from this time in 2019, and the benchmark price rose by 10%.

This is due in part to the new reality of the home as the center of the universe. People are working from home, educating their kids from home, even attending parties and church from home. Home prices are stable in part because, even as the economy dips, the home is more important than ever.

2. Get Digital Assistance

Because things are changing quickly, it's more important than ever to work with someone who has their ear to the ground. You're going to need them to help you think outside the box.

Choose agents with a 24-hour-a-day online presence and the tools to offer digital solutions. Agents who are already connected and used to a digital environment will be ready to help you work around traditional marketing tactics that can't be used during a pandemic.

3. Develop Pandemic Strategies

Ask About a Video Tour

Now is not the time to be hosting an open house, but it's a great time to put together a video tour to upload with photos to MLS websites.

A video allows buyers to actually feel the layout of the home in a way static pictures cannot. While potential buyers will always have to come to see the place in person eventually, you'll narrow the field more quickly to the truly serious buyers by providing a good video.

Stay Clean

Clean your home between showings, and make sure anyone who comes to see it knows you're taking sanitation seriously. Make people feel safe about coming, and you'll get more serious inquires.

Learn to Use Teleconferencing

Another reason to work with an excellent local Toronto agent who can navigate the digital world? Technology allows you to do much of the process online--if you have the right tools. You can talk with buyers, hold negotiations, meet with your agent, and even sign contracts remotely.

Get the Help You Need

A great agent is always essential: that has never been more true. It is possible to sell your home quickly and for a reasonable price, even during a pandemic. Reach out to GTA Selling now and make it happen.