Retail and Dining in East Village. What's Your Pleasure?

EV already has caffeine of many kinds, snacks of every sort, and choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. There’s makeup and medicine. Haircuts and home accents. And soon, a major grocery store now under construction. 

More than 2,500 people call EV home, and one day, there’ll be 11,500. The community’s retail strategy is designed to ensure that residents, neighbours and visitors can shop for everything they need and virtually anything they want right here in the neighbourhood. We searched for the right big partners for everyday necessities, and for small, smart independent boutique owners who bring energy and a unique shopping experience.  


Village Format.

The independent energy and destination retail promised by our Village Format strategy have been brought to life in the historic Simmons Building, where Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters, Charbar and Sidewalk Citizen Bakery nourish our ever-growing community. Entrepreneurial and innovative, EV’s Village retailers are small spaces with big ideas about visitor experience.

Urban Format.

Urban Format shopping is all about needs: the need for groceries, drug store items, a few clothes for fun. The RioCan “5th & THIRD” retail centre is the heart of this idea, bringing a full-scale Loblaws City Market and a Shoppers Drug Mart to EV, with other retailers to be announced soon.