Mabel’s Bakery is expanding to St. Clair West
Mabel’s Bakery, maker of prepared meals and purveyor of perfect almond croissants, is opening a store on St. Clair West in mid-June. The new shop will be at Rushton Road, next to the spot recently vacated by Catch. This is a third location for the bakery, which already has shops on Queen West and Roncesvalles. Co-owner Lorraine Hawley says that she and her partners were on the hunt for a neighbourhood with a “walk-and-shop local” culture and that St. Clair West, finally recovering from years of disruptive roadwork, exemplified that. “There’s a real sense of renewal in the neighbourhood that we’re excited to be a part of,” says Hawley. The new location will carry the same sweet and savoury treats that have proven popular at the bakery’s other spots (house-made bread, pies, cakes and squares), and will undoubtedly provide some friendly competition for neighbouring pâtisserie Pain Perdu.