Stella LOVES good weather Saturdays because she gets to go on crazy long walks that usually involves meeting lots of people and dogs. Also the day usually involves a rest at a patio somewhere where she gets a bowl of water and ice cubes while her peeps drink iced coffee, sangria, Bellini’s, or beer (Stella, of course).
This Saturday was even cooler than usual because she was walking along the Toronto waterfront when someone told her that the Café in Paws Way is now open for business and Stella was welcome to come in and see for herself! The Paws Way Café, officially called Williams Coffee Pub, is the first café in Toronto that is open to people and dogs! So of course Stella dragged us inside where she enjoyed a complimentary bowl of ice water and, at that moment in time, the world’s most amazing piece of doggie sushi ever.
The owner of the coffee pub, Del Tupaz, gave Stella the sushi, which will be available for sale along with yummy human food, to celebrate the fact that Stella was the Café’s first ever doggie customer. How excited was Stella when she found that out?! So we all took a load of pictures and we are posting a few here.
Check out my new haunt!
It is so obvious that Del is my new best friend.
OMD, this is SOOOOO GOOOOD!!!!!
Please Sir, Can I have some more?
BTW, Paws Way is a humongous and mysterious new building that is having its grand opening this coming weekend. Stella thinks that it is going to be a really cool play place for dogs and their people. I think it is sponsored by Purina, who also sponsored Woofstock last weekend.
I did find one press release about it and here it is:
Media advisory - Toronto goes to the dogs - and cats! - at PawsWay
Exclusive media unveiling of Canada's first Pet Discovery Centre
TORONTO, June 16 /CNW/ - The world of dogs and cats comes to life on
Tuesday, June 17th at the exclusive media sneak peek of PawsWay Pet Discovery Centre, a first of its kind venue devoted completely to dogs and cats. Opening its doors to the public Saturday, June 21st, PawsWay is a unique space where pet lovers, from those thinking about a first-time pet to experienced pet owners can learn, play, and celebrate our four-legged friends.
This is an exciting new venue for the city of Toronto and a destination for the millions of annual visitors to the city's Harbourfront Centre.
Visuals: Witness a doggie dance routine, an agility demonstration by the award winning McCann Dogs featuring the world's fastest agility dog, meet the Lions Foundation Dog Guides and be the first to explore the permanent home of the Purina Animal Hall of Fame, celebrating 40 years of Canadian pet heroes.
When: Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
10:15 a.m.: Doors open
10:30 a.m.: Opening session including official "leash"
Speakers: Mary Siemiesz, Purina PetCare Legacy
Councillor Adam Vaughan, Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina
William J.S. Boyle, CEO, Harbourfront Centre
11:00 a.m.: PawsWay Test-Drive!
Where: PawsWay Pet Discovery Centre
245 Queen's Quay West
Parking available at Queen's Quay West & Rees St. (NW corner)
For further information: Nicole Paara, (416) 522-1677,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Ryan Lockhart, (416) 969-2749,