7. %Arabica opening first downtown Toronto location
Kyoto-born luxury coffee brand %Arabica is opening its first downtown Toronto location, on Wednesday, July 26th, in Union Station. A brand rooted in the quest for the purity of a perfect cup, %Arabica is now the fastest-growing specialty coffee brand in the world with more than 150 locations dotted around the globe. Designed by world-renowned architect Jeremy Barbour, the Union Station iteration offers guests a clean, modern backdrop to a menu of espresso-based beverages, matcha lattes, matcha soft serve, cold drinks, and more. The city's second %Arabica (the first opened at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in 2022) is located on the retail level of Union Station, in the Bay Street Promenade.