Support Local when Masking Up!
Now that masks are a mandatory part of visiting public spaces, we’ve compiled a list of a few great spots #intheloop to mask up while supporting local businesses! 1. Marda Loop Brewing Looking for a cold beer and snacks? Marda Loop Brewing offers an incredible selection of craft beers and a delicious menu. Additionally, they are offering branded masks for $10 or disposable...View post
Back to the Origins of Marda Gras
The Marda Gras Street Festival has been a big part of Marda Loop for decades. Due to COVID, this is the first year that Marda Loop has not hosted a summer festival since 1985. As we look forward to returning in 2021, this is a good time to look back on Marda Gras’ beginnings. Marda Gras began as an initiative of a newly founded organization of local businesses, the Marda Loop BRZ (today’s BIA)....View post
Keeping it Sweet in the Loop!
With an upcoming weekend of warm weather, now is the perfect time to try some new ice cream flavours and sweet treats #intheloop! To make your adventure even sweeter, we have compiled a list of a few spots in Marda Loop to get your fix on! Village Ice Cream Here’s the scoop: Village Ice Cream is the perfect place to stop #intheloop for a cold treat on a hot day! With a huge...View post
Father’s Day Shopping #intheloop
With Father’s Day right around the corner, it is time to start considering what to get for dear old (or young), DAD! To help you out, we have put together a list five amazing spots #intheloop to get gifts for Dad. 1. Springbank Cheese Co. Springbank Cheese is perfect for the gourmet Dad! With tonnes of variety, you can get anything from aged-cheddar to chocolate cheese. Thi...View post
Picking-up food in the Loop
Why picking-up picks everyone else up! As we navigate our way through the reopening of our neighbourhood, the Marda Loop BIA would like to remind everyone what GOOD picking-up vs using delivery services does for our hardworking restaurateurs and businesses. We get it, it can be easier to order through delivery services, but when you take a nice little drive or a stroll to your favourite haunt to...View post
Four great places to shop online in the Loop!
There is nothing we love more than to see people out and about in the shops of Marda Loop. But these are strange times and we have had to adapt! We are proud that many of our businesses have developed online shopping opportunities over the last three months. Still in your pajamas after your latest Zoom meeting and want to shop from the comfort of home? Check out these four spots:...View post
Your Guide to GREAT Coffee and Tea in the Loop
Unbeknownst to some, Marda Loop boasts a lot of fabulous coffee houses that offer something for everyone. If you’re looking for a place to soak up some caffeine or rooibos, here’s your guide: For the Casual Coffee Sipper, Phil and Sebastian Phil and Sebastian’s in Marda Loop is kind of the OG of coffee in our neighbourhood. Beyond their great coffee and tea selection, they also carry a va...View post