Nortown at Eglinton and Bathurst
- Marc Bernstein May 24, 2001 10:59 PM
Nortown at Eglinton and Bathurst:Further report:The quality of their meats has slipped quite a bit. I have ordered meat from the location;the people there are rude,don't get the order correct. Three times I have ordered a variety of meat from Nortown-they have:-#1-sent wrong kind:such as the time I ordered "Baby Veal Chops-First Cut,and they sent huge tough ones instead-without telling me over the phone+ charged extra for them too!! What a rip-off the place has become!! There is a lovely apple cake there-I have ordered it-at leat twice it has arrived moldy!! Garbage!!! I have ordered fresh bread there-Moldy! I live downtown with my mother,(a senior citizen with health problems-she's 80 and has a hard time getting around) I work all the time as projectionist at Famous Players,so my free time is limited. I do not like Nortown too much these days!! Very early this morning,I ordered a large amount of fresh meat from Nortown. The person I spoke to was rude. When they delivered the order(I was not home) my mother was most upset:We had ordered Steaks-London Broil:They sent these huge t-bone steaks with so much fat on them!! We had ordered chopped liver-Sour!! We ordered broiling chickings-not clean-our maid had to clean them-several times. We ordered Soup:Chicken soup:it tasted sour and old. Finally,we ordered fish-boneless salmon:well,we are sending back everything to Nortown tomorrow morning:The fish was full of bones-and it smelled so fishy!! I think that Nortown needs to be visited by the Board Of Health!!
re: Deb H.
Ok:Why I continue to order from Nortown at Eglinton and Bathurst,even though I despise it so much-#1=it used to be very good. The meats were of good quality. The service was always warm and helpful. #2=My family and I go back along way:shpping at Nortown at Eglinton and Bathurst was a tradition in my family for more than 40 odd years! More importantly,my family's roots:very important:My father,Jack Bernstein,was president of Famous Players Theatres,and a long time pioneer in all fields of the motion picture industry-dating back to 1937! So,he shopped (and he liked Nortown alot back in those wonderful years.) My Uncle,Dr.Abraham Bernstein,(formerly of Mount Sinai Hospital) was/is one of Canada/Toronto's chief medical specialists-he is well-known to many old-time members of Toronto's Jewish community. (He also shops at Nortown-or he used to,till quality slipped.-now he shops other butchers-north) My mother,Soprano Mary Simmons,used to love to shop at Nortown before we moved downtown. But,for her and my sister (Harriet Bernstein-at "Dreamworks Films") also a long-time shopper,along with her son:Marc Bernstein-we regard Nortown with contempt-#1-the meats are filthy!! #2-The Service is rude!! #3-The owner is a hostile,argumentive butcher!!! He also is an uncivilized BOOR!!!!! Plus:My late) Grandfather(Zaida) A Great Cantor:at "Beth Tzedec Synagogue",Cantor Akiva Bernstein-one of four Cantorial Brothers-well-known+ loved by Toronto's Jewish Community-goes back to the 1930's in Toronto. He used to shop at Nortown-when they had different owners-so for my family:to be treated this way by this present crummy and bull-dog of an owner of this third rate butcher shop-well:We Bernsteins ARE GOING TO BOYCOTT "NORTOWN"!!! I WILL CALL THE BOARD OF HEALTH!!! "NORTOWN" NEEDS it's "wings" clipped!!! Marc Paul Bernstein!! It's "Marche" for me!!
I used to find Nortown had particulrly good quality items, although it has been a while. I know my sister wouldn't shop anywhere else. I wonder if the two other Nortown locations are just as bad? (York Mills and the Promenade)
As far as rude service, isn't that sort of a Landsman thing? ( or maybe it is just my sister!!!)