March 19–25 Karma Week

Oxygen Yoga and Fitness is moving into our 305 Roehampton and Hampton House neighbourhood. To celebrate its grand opening, Oxygen is holding Karma week, a week of free yoga classes and collecting donations for Childhood Cancer Canada. Karma Week runs March 19–25 and has a great schedule of different classes available throughout the day.

Oxygen Yoga and Fitness is conveniently located on Eglinton, just west of Avenue Rd. and offers a variety of both yoga and fitness classes. Hot yoga, barre fusion, boxing, tone and sculpt, and candlelight deep stretch are just a few of the many types of classes that are available at Oxygen.

If you can’t make it to Karma Week, don’t stress! Oxygen offers a one week new member trial for only $10.

For more information check out the Oxygen Yoga and Fitness website:



West Elm

Contemporary furniture store, West Elm has opened its second Toronto location just a 15-minute walk from our 305 Roehampton and Hampton House communities. The furniture chain that started out in Brooklyn, New York is a Branch of Williams-Sonoma. Lighter furniture pieces are its specialty, so West Elm is the perfect place to get furniture and décor for your apartment.

Another reason to love West Elm is that it’s all about making a difference and supporting our community. The new location in our neighbourhood features its own line, as well as local Toronto designers, furniture makers, and artisans while 20% of all its products are handcrafted. West Elm boasts fair trade, sustainably sourced items that are made from organic fibres and materials and has set goals for the future to maintain and improve upon these standards.

With West Elm in our neighbourhood, socially conscious, modern and affordable pieces are even closer to home.

For more information, check out West Elm’s website.


Local Live Music

From jazz bands to karaoke nights, our neighbourhood is home to some great live music events.

Here are some of the best spots in our 305 Roehampton and Hampton House neighbourhood to hang out, have a drink or a bite, and enjoy some live music.


Alley Catz

This restaurant serves Italian food with what it calls a “Mediterranean flair”. Every Wednesday at Alley Catz, Mark Stafford hosts an open mic blues night starting at 7pm. On weekends, a live band and a DJ play funk, soul, R&B and reggae. Other events include free dance lessons on Salsa Mondays and Bachata Tuesdays.


Rose and Crown

The Rose and Crown is a traditional, “rock n’ roll” pub that hosts live music every night of the week. The menu features the usual pub fare, along with an assortment of other dishes. Pool and dart tournaments are also on the events calendar and big screen TVs allow you to keep an eye on your favourite sports teams.



Friendly and family-owned Kramer’s is a two-level pub and lounge. On the first floor, Friday and Saturday nights are packed with people singing karaoke. The fusion food menu consists of classic entrees and appetizers. Kramer’s also hosts meetup groups, other live music events, and trivia nights.

Cozy café days

Bored of big brand coffee? When you live in one of our communities, you have so much to choose from.



Here are some of the best independent and less-known cafés in our neighbourhood.



Close to our 305 Roehampton and Hampton House communities


La Bohème Café

French inspired pastries and sandwiches, free wifi, and plentiful seating make La Bohème a great place to spend time with others, or with your laptop.


de Mello Palheta Coffee Roasters

De Mello is a cozy, rustic, hole-in-the-wall café that roasts its own coffee in-house.


Istanbul Café

Istanbul Café is all about the culture of Turkey. They have Turkish delight, Turkish coffee, a custom Istanbul blend espresso, and sweet and savory Turkish snacks.



Close to our 105 Harrison and Oakburn communities


H Café

H Café specializes in both traditional and modern takes on Japanese baked goods and desserts.


Bake Code

This Taiwanese “boutique café” features a mashup of European and Asian baking traditions.


Dazzling Café

Pretty and pink is the theme of Dazzling café. Everything is dainty and cute from its food and drinks, to its decorations—the chairs even have little bunny ears on them!



Having fun isn’t hard, when you’ve got a library card

The library isn’t just a place to borrow books; there are also activities and events at your nearest TPL location.


The Northern District location of the Toronto Public Library is only a 12-minute walk from our 305 Roehampton and Hampton House communities, and provides weekly activities, events, and programs for babies, kids, teens, adults, and seniors.


Every month they hold workshops for adults on skills like budgeting and money management or how to use programs like Microsoft Excel and Adobe Photoshop. On Thursday afternoons from 2pm to 3pm they feature entertainment like musical performances, and author visits.


For kids, they have Shakespeare club, After School club, P.A. Day movie screenings and more. Your local library has activities for the whole family to enjoy.


TPL has also recently launched an online movie streaming service called Kanopy—all you need is your library card.


Check out the Toronto Public Library website for more details:

Keeping your dates local

Here’s our list of the best places in the 305 Roehampton and Hampton House neighbourhood to take your date.


Board Games

Snakes and Lattes makes coffee or drinks a little more exciting. The board game café has a library of games to play with your date and is only a seven-minute walk away.


Escape Room

Only a 15-minute drive away, Casa Loma has three different escape games to choose from. Go on an adventure and work together with your date to escape from Casa Loma.



Our neighbourhood is full of romantic restaurants. Walk out to Yonge St. or Eglinton Ave. to find some of our favourites including Cibo, Grazie, La Carnita and Prohibition.



Walk eight minutes to get to Sweet Jesus and treat your date to something delicious and Instagram worthy. Don’t forget to tag us @KGBetterLiving!


From Tokyo to Toronto

With Kinton Ramen at Yonge and Empress, and Sansotei Ramen at Yonge and Byng, our 105 Harrison and Oakburn neighbourhood is already a great place to find delicious ramen. Now, the award-winning Konjiki Ramen is another one to choose from.

Chef Atsushi Yamamoto first opened Konjiki Hototogisu in Tokyo, Japan in 2006. Since then the restaurant has been recommended by Michelin in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Konjiki was also named the number one ramen in Japan in 2016 and number one in Tokyo in 2016 and 2017. Chef Yamamoto chose to open his Toronto location of Konjiki at Yonge and Sheppard, adding another reason to love our neighbourhood. Now, Tokyo’s best ramen is only a 20-minute walk or six-minute drive away.

Laughter is the Best Medicine

It’s that time of year. January is stretching on and it’s easy to curl up with Netflix and a bottle of wine.

But why hide indoors when there are so many fun things to do in our neighbourhood?

Beat the winter blues by laughing out loud to hilarious stand-up performances at Absolute Comedy. Located on Yonge St, just north of Roehampton, Absolute Comedy is just down the street from our 305 Roehampton and Hampton House communities. Tickets range in price from $8 to $20 depending on whether you’re seeing amateurs, pros, or a mix. Each week has a different host and a different headliner to keep you coming back for new jokes and more laughs. Your night of fun-filled entertainment is just an eleven-minute walk away.


For more information, check out Absolute Comedy’s website here:

Delicious Winterlicious

Calling all foodies! Toronto’s Winterlicious is back! The food event starts next weekend and features some of our favourite local spots. From January 26 to February 8 various restaurants in your neighbourhood will be offering three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. Don’t forget to call ahead and book your reservation.


photo of sea bass from Ricarda's restaurant


Close to our 305 Roehampton and Hampton House Communities


North 44

$53 Dinner

Cuisine: French, Contemporary, International

A favourite for both Torontonians and visitors, North 44 describes its atmosphere as sophisticated but relaxed.



$23 Lunch $33 Dinner

Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Tabule is run by a husband and wife so it’s no surprise that the atmosphere is cozy and comfortable. They offer plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.




$23 Lunch $33 Dinner

Cuisine: Contemporary, Gastro Pub

Relatively new to the midtown area, Prohibition is a trendy place with a party atmosphere.



Close to our Harrison and Oakburn Communities


Wildfire Steakhouse

$28 Lunch $43 Dinner

Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Wildfire has a relaxed and friendly environment, and boasts great service for all of their guests.


Auberge du Pomier

$33 Lunch $53 dinner

Cuisine: French

Auberge du Pomier is the perfect blend of rustic and modern, with wood burning fireplaces and a 500 label wine list.


Oliver & Bonacini

$23 Lunch $33 Dinner

With a large airy dining room and an open kitchen, Oliver & Bonacini provides an urban and downtown atmosphere in uptown Toronto.




Check out the full list of participating restaurants here:

Midtown Mystery

At Mysteriously Yours you can eat, laugh, and collect clues to solve the hilarious murder mystery that unfolds before you. Mimico Vice, a brand new story set in 1987 is now playing on Friday and Saturday nights in your neighbourhood.



Located on Yonge St just a few blocks south of Eglinton, Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre is walking distance from our Roehampton community. Enjoy a three course meal beforehand or just come for the show. Solve the mystery by keeping track of the clues and the cast of characters that mix and mingle with the audience. A detective leads the investigation but you can jump right in and do the questioning yourself or just sit back and watch the show.

Check out their website for details: