Live 3-minutes from one of the best bakeries in the city
December 1, 2020

There are a lot of perks to living at Nørdic – easy access to York University, Seneca’s York U satellite campus, and many more of the city’s most esteemed educational institutions; a transit hub with a near perfect score of 98%; acres of green space in half a dozen nearby parks; more than 2-million square feet of best-in-class retail at Yorkdale; and a lineup of local cafés, restaurants, bakeries, and gourmet food shops that includes one of the Best Bakeries in Toronto as named by blogTO.

Grodzinski Bakery (or “Grodz” as it’s known to locals) is just a 3-minute drive from Nørdic, which means you can be inhaling the sweet scent of freshly-baked challah – available in plain, spelt, raisin, or multigrain – faster than you can say “mazel tov.” Not only is Grodzinski one of the oldest kosher bakeries in the city, but it has a history that stretches back 132 years and nearly 6,000 kilometres.

In 1888, Harris and Judith Grodzinski migrated from the Eastern Bloc to London’s East End, setting up the original bakery at 31 Fieldgate Street. Over the next 11 decades the business expanded and flourished with the help of nephews, siblings, and children, becoming a true family affair. In 1999 it made an epic voyage across the Atlantic with the opening of the first Grodzinski Bakery in Toronto, continuing the family tradition into the fourth and fifth generations.

Residents at Nørdic are sure to become locals at this historic bakery, a spot blogTO called “one of the city's best destinations for challah.” But don’t stop at the braided loaves; Grodzinski also serves up delectable bubkas, rogallach, cream horns, lemon tarts, and sugar cookies, all made in house, from scratch.

Good bakeries are the sweet spot of any good neighbourhood and the type of local business that help create the vibrant, inspiring, complete community at Nørdic, now under construction in the heart of Wilson Heights.

Grodzinski Bakery is currently offering home delivery and curbside pickup. Visit to learn more about one of our local favourites and how you can shop local during this time.