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Whether or not you’re religious, Easter has some pretty magical traditions that we love. This year, we heard the Easter Bunny was looking to shake things up by shopping local in his favourite west end neighbourhoods.  That’s right, the Easter Bunny loves the west as much as we do. So, how can you help the Easter Bunny create the ultimate Easter celebration this year?  With spring weather around the corner, it’s the perfect time to stroll around the neighbourhood and visit some of The Easter Bunny’s go-to West Toronto shops. 


Shops with Easter treats:


Lemon and Lavender

In Bloor West Village, the Easter Bunny loves to pop into Lemon and Lavender.  Every square inch of this shop is packed with perfect little gifts the kids will be delighted to find on Easter morning.  With an incredible selection of Jellycat stuffies, puzzles for all ages, a slew of sensory toys such as kinetic sand, fidget spinners and Nee-Doh to the latest and greatest fan favourite, Squishmallows! If the Easter Bunny is planning on leaving heirloom gifts, Lemon and Lavender has a wonderful collection of Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit pieces.  If you are looking to decorate for the occasion, this shop also has so many beautiful, Easter-themed decorations to help make your home an Easter wonderland this year.  

Lemon and Lavender is located at 2314 Bloor St West.


Scooter Girl 

On Roncy, the Easter Bunny never misses an opportunity to check out Scooter Girl.  This shop is a Roncy institution, being the go-to toy store for every occasion since 2002. With gifts for kids of all ages, the Easter Bunny likes to pick up toys for the tweens on his list.  Scooter Girl has so many cool gifts your tweens will love.  Check out their hair chalk kits for mom-approved coloured highlights, bath bomb making sets they can use to  make mom a nice mother’s day gift, hint hint. Soap making kits, horseshoe game sets, magnetic darts, the list goes on.  If you’ve got tweens in your home, this is the place to go for gifts they’ll actually love and put to good use. 

Scooter Girl is located at 187 Roncesvalles Ave. 


Early Bird & Worm 

While on Roncy, the Easter Bunny always makes sure to hop on down to Early Bird and Worm. Though this beautifully curated space stocks  toys, gifts and clothing for all ages, including adults, the Easter Bunny is going for the balloons.  Early Bird and Worm has a beautiful selection of unique and whimsical balloons you’ll want to keep around long after the holiday is over.  From beautiful foil number or letter balloons, to balloons in the shape of their favourite Paw Patrol or Sesame Street character.  When the Easter Bunny is planning an Easter balloon surprise, this is his spot.  

Early Bird and Worm is located at 149 Roncesvalles Ave. 

Looking for more fun experiences to enjoy in the West End? Here are some ideas to get you started:

Hop no further… this Easter event is a must!


Toronto 25K Easter Egg Hunt 

Get the entire family together and join the largest Easter egg hunt in the GTA!  25,000 Easter eggs, toys and treats have been hidden by the Easter Bunny on Harbord Street.  With staggered entry time divided by age group, there is fun for everyone.  Children 1-3 will collect plastic eggs redeemable for chocolate eggs, toys and treats while older children will have a scavenger hunt with added trivia questions and a chance at an Easter Prize pack.  In addition to all this fun, there will also be a select few golden eggs to be found, redeemable for a very special surprise Easter treat.  The Easter Bunny will be there with his family and photo ops are encouraged.  This event must be registered for in advance.  Check out the details at 

A local inspired Easter Feast…


Russell’s Butcher and Deli 

It wouldn’t be a big Easter dinner without roasted ham, lamb or roast beef.  Russel’s Butcher and Deli is our go to for unique and local meats and recipes. If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, they offer butchery classes so you can learn all the ins and outs and take your cooking game up a level. Russel’s stocks plenty of local purveyors as well as products from across Canada.   

Russels Butcher and Deli is located at 401 Roncesvalles Ave.


Snappers Fish Market 

On Good Friday, it’s tradition for some to eat fish rather than meat. This fish market in the heart of Bloor West Village is a local’s favourite, serving up the freshest selection of seafood anywhere in the west end.  With over 250 5-star google reviews, it’s no wonder The Easter bunny shops here.  It’s time to plan those healthier Easter meals and treat your guests to some herb crusted salmon, east coast oysters or even lobster.  If you need some inspiration, check out the delicious recipes the owners feature on their instagram and the website. You will get some great dinner ideas here!

Snappers Fish Market is located at 263 Durie Street.


Bennas Bakery and Deli 

Bennas Bakery on Roncy never disappoints.  Choose from a selection of traditional painted easter eggs, baked goods and marzipan.  This is the go-to spot for beautiful, old-world style Easter treats and one of the last original Polish bakeries remaining in the west end. This is a great place to pick up your favourite chaiccutteri board meats and cheeses, appetizers, fresh bread as well as an array of cakes – you have to try the fruit cheesecake!

Benna’s Bakery and Deli  is located at 135 Roncesvalles Ave.  


Hot Oven Bakery  

If you’ve ever used the crosswalk at the corner of Roncy and Fern Ave. or strolled past Bloor and Runnymede Rd. then you’ve most certainly been treated to the delicious smell of freshly baked bread and cookies wafting from the doors of Hot Oven Bakery.  The Easter Bunny will absolutely be stopping here to pick up some freshly baked hot cross buns to go with his Easter morning coffee. Baked fresh daily, the hot cross buns at Hot Oven Bakery are among the best in the city.  This popular Easter treat is sure to sell out, you can pre-order by email or over the phone to ensure you don’t go without.  

Hot Oven Bakery is located at 177 Roncescalles Ave & 2226 Bloor St West


The Chocolateria 

Where does the Easter Bunny get all that chocolate anyway? Well, when he’s in the west end, he always makes a stop at the Chocolateria on Roncy.  Here you’ll find an entire Easter chocolate collection. Chocolate eggs, bunny lollies, peanut butter bunny bars, traditional cream eggs,eggs stuffed with candy and so much more.  It is truly an Easter chocolate extravaganza. 

The Chocolateria is located at 361 Ronccesvalles Ave. 

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