Editor’s Welcome

Feeling festive? Not really, and not yet? Maybe never? In the era of COVID-19, it’s understandable if your spirits are feeling a little bit dampened this year.

But never fear. We’ll soon have you lighting candles, dancing on the table, and reaching for the eggnog. Well, maybe not that last one.

Welcome to the holiday edition of Leaside Life, the issue that’s bound to leave you feeling just that much brighter and less burdened by the issues of the day.

Looking for gift-buying leads right in Leaside? Check! How about quaffing some drinks, both alcoholic and non-, conceived and made right here? Check! And what about meeting some people (virtually) who embody the holiday spirit? Check!

For starters, we sent writer Susan Scandiffio on a mission to scout some of the sparkliest and most interesting must-have holiday offerings from the many, many wonderful Leaside retailers. She went window-shopping up and down Bayview and on Millwood to find treasures for the holiday season. The list is by no means exhaustive, but should whet your appetite to get out there and shop local, since there are so many options right around the corner, in your hood.

So, don’t let pandemic fatigue take over your life. There are still so many ways your holiday season can be bright.

Happy holidays from all of us at Leaside Life!

About Jane Auster 56 Articles
Jane Auster is the editor of Leaside Life. Jane is an award-winning professional editor and writer for print and digital who has covered a variety of industries in Canada for more than 25 years. As a print journalist, Jane has contributed to many of the major consumer magazine markets in Canada, including Maclean’s, Canadian Business, and The Globe and Mail.