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Things to do on Woodbridge Avenue

Check out the newly improved Woodbridge Avenue! We’ve got your trip covered with tips on shopping locally, delicious dining, and places to explore in the rejuvenated area. Getting here is easy since you can take advantage of the new and convenient on-street parking. Plan your perfect trip to Woodbridge Avenue with our recommendations below.

At Essence Bistro, discover dishes featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant’s chef has over 20 years of experience and has created a menu that is Mediterranean, European and a touch of Asian. Bask in their warm and cozy mid-century interiors and

Looking to pick up something on the go? Cataldi Fresh Market is a true European specialty market. You’ll find fresh meat, deli, imported and domestic cheeses, fresh produce, cut flowers, an in-store bakery, and prepared foods with an open kitchen concept and espresso bar.

For a sweet treat, be sure to visit Big Cannoli Lane and indulge in some of their fresh pastries. You can sip on an authentic Italian coffee and relax while you plan your day.

Espresso being poured into two metal cups.

Support local business

Brando’s was founded in 1985, and founders Helen and Tony wanted to create a retail store that shared their passion for fashion. Over three decades, Brando’s has become a trusted name in the community, offering stylish and high-quality garments for individuals who appreciate timeless elegance and unique pieces.

W Beauty Bar will help you glow, literally! Whether you indulge in a lash extension, oxygen treatment or their 24k gold facial treatment, get ready to get pampered.

Looking for the perfect gift or wanting to stock up your kitchen? Head to Northwest Kitchenware and Gifts. From kitchen gadgets and small appliances to imported cappuccino espresso machines, if it belongs in your kitchen you can find it here. Northwest has been offering quality products to the community since 1982 and continues to have a wide selection of the latest and greatest in kitchenware.

Seeking some sparkle? Visit Woodbridge Jewellers, where you can either create your dream piece of custom jewelry or shop the dazzling designs in-store. Bridal jewelry, special gifts, and children’s pieces are just some of the options for you to browse.

Explore the area

The Woodbridge War Memorial Tower honours the twenty-six men from the Woodbridge area killed in the First World War. The memorial park is an impressive and beautiful site, consisting of numerous features. The tower is atop a hill, with four tiers leading to the top, accessed by a staircase up the middle.

Woodbridge Farmers Market: The Woodbridge Village Farmers’ Market is a friendly, big-hearted market located on the northwest corner of Hwy #7 and Islington Ave., at the Woodbridge Memorial Arena parking lot. The market runs every Saturday, rain or shine, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. from mid-June to early October.

Woodbridge War Memorial with greenery and flowers surrounding it

Why not grab your coffee to go and take a moment for yourself? Head over to the banks of the Humber River, the perfect place for a stroll. Did you know the Humber River is the only Canadian Heritage River in the Greater Toronto Area and one of only 41 such designated rivers across Canada? Learn more about the Riverwalk Neighbourhood Walk at

The Woodbridge Fall Fair is a family tradition for many and has been attracting vendors and visitors for over 175 years. Run by the Woodbridge Agricultural Society, the fair is family-friendly and includes events such as a giant pumpkin contest and a classic car show.

If you’re looking for an art adventure, Woodbridge Avenue has four new public art stops to add to your plans! Four traffic signal boxes along the street’s boulevard have been transformed into extraordinary works of art through the City’s ARTonBOXES program. Create a fun scavenger hunt with your family and see who can spot all the boxes first! You’ll find them at the following intersections:

There’s so much to explore and enjoy on Woodbridge Avenue – whether you’re having a coffee break, shopping for your loved ones, or treating yourself. Conveniently located near trails, Woodbridge Avenue is a unique spot where you can find inspirational, educational and heritage elements all in one place.

Vaughan is a great one-day trip, but it’s an even better weekend getaway! With so much fun in store and places to explore, 24 hours simply isn’t enough. Find your perfect stay now.


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