Guidebook for Toronto

Jessica
Guidebook for Toronto

Food Scene

Great Italian restaurant with a lovely patio and balcony during the summer months!
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Trattoria Nervosa
75 Yorkville Ave
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Great Italian restaurant with a lovely patio and balcony during the summer months!
Great Italian restaurant with a delicious menu and great vibe! (May I recommend the octopus grilled appetizer, the lobster ravioli and an Aperol Spritz) ;)
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Cibo Wine Bar Yorkville
133 Yorkville Ave
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Great Italian restaurant with a delicious menu and great vibe! (May I recommend the octopus grilled appetizer, the lobster ravioli and an Aperol Spritz) ;)
Our go-to gelato place
Gemma Gelateria
146 Cumberland Street
Our go-to gelato place
Iconic ice cream shop where many a famous person have been - so delicious
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Summer's Ice Cream
101 Yorkville Ave
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Iconic ice cream shop where many a famous person have been - so delicious
Our go-to breakfast/brunch place just around the corner
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Over Easy
208 Bloor St W
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Our go-to breakfast/brunch place just around the corner
If you're in the mood for tasty Indian food. Try the chai.
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The Host Fine Indian Cuisine (Toronto)
14 Prince Arthur Avenue
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If you're in the mood for tasty Indian food. Try the chai.
If you're in the mood for Japanese food, (whether it's hibachi or sushi), this place is a great place to go.
Yamato Japanese Restaurant
24 Bellair St
If you're in the mood for Japanese food, (whether it's hibachi or sushi), this place is a great place to go.
My favourite Japanese restaurant in the city. I recommend either sitting at the robata grill in the front, or in one of the tatami rooms for an authentic experience.
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Nami Japanese Restaurant
55 Adelaide Street East
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My favourite Japanese restaurant in the city. I recommend either sitting at the robata grill in the front, or in one of the tatami rooms for an authentic experience.
For upscale Chinese food, great place for dim sum
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Dynasty
69 Yorkville Ave
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For upscale Chinese food, great place for dim sum
A little blue cart on the street that makes amazing coffee. Plus they can oblige with dairy free and lactose free milk, which is always a plus!
Jacked Up Coffee
144 Yorkville Ave
A little blue cart on the street that makes amazing coffee. Plus they can oblige with dairy free and lactose free milk, which is always a plus!
If you want to pop in for an espresso, Italian style.
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Zaza espresso bar
75 Yorkville Ave
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If you want to pop in for an espresso, Italian style.
It's always key to know where the nearest Timmy Ho's is. Double double, please?
Tim Hortons
246 Bloor Street West
It's always key to know where the nearest Timmy Ho's is. Double double, please?
Closest Starbucks for when you want to keep things basic.
Starbucks
1 Bedford Rd
Closest Starbucks for when you want to keep things basic.
Great place if you're feeling fancy and want to stop in for afternoon tea in an upscale setting. Everything is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, you name it.
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Sorelle and Co. Bakery
161 Yorkville Ave
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Great place if you're feeling fancy and want to stop in for afternoon tea in an upscale setting. Everything is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, you name it.
One of my favourite places in the city, and where I do my grocery shopping on the weekends. If you're a food and want to feel like you've gone to food heaven, go here. The Farmer's Market is on Saturday if you want to check it out. If you want to try somethings truly Canadian, go to Carousel Bakery for a peameal bacon sandwich (a.k.a. Canadian bacon sandwich), Future's bakery for butter tarts, and the Farmer's Market for golden maple syrup for your morning pancakes. You won't regret it.
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St. Lawrence Market
93 Front St E
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One of my favourite places in the city, and where I do my grocery shopping on the weekends. If you're a food and want to feel like you've gone to food heaven, go here. The Farmer's Market is on Saturday if you want to check it out. If you want to try somethings truly Canadian, go to Carousel Bakery for a peameal bacon sandwich (a.k.a. Canadian bacon sandwich), Future's bakery for butter tarts, and the Farmer's Market for golden maple syrup for your morning pancakes. You won't regret it.
For all things matcha. I love this Japanese matcha café, it's the perfect place for a matcha latte and a matcha dessert to go with it.
Tsujiri Dundas
147 Dundas St W
For all things matcha. I love this Japanese matcha café, it's the perfect place for a matcha latte and a matcha dessert to go with it.
One of the best and trendiest Thai restaurants in the city, definitely worth a visit if you're in the mood for Thai!
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PAI
18 Duncan St
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One of the best and trendiest Thai restaurants in the city, definitely worth a visit if you're in the mood for Thai!
During the summer months, you'll see lines out the door for some of this delicious ice cream, particularly their famous ice cream sandwiches - vegan options are available as well!
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Bang Bang Ice Cream & Bakery
93 Ossington Ave
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During the summer months, you'll see lines out the door for some of this delicious ice cream, particularly their famous ice cream sandwiches - vegan options are available as well!
If you're a brunch person, this is one of the most popular brunch places in the city. Get there early, because you'll be queuing out the door!
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Lady Marmalade
265 Broadview Ave
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If you're a brunch person, this is one of the most popular brunch places in the city. Get there early, because you'll be queuing out the door!
On recommendation from a friend as one of his favourite brunch spots. I can't wait to try it myself!
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Mildred's Temple Kitchen
85 Hanna Ave
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On recommendation from a friend as one of his favourite brunch spots. I can't wait to try it myself!

Arts & Culture

How perfect that it's only a block away!
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Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park
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How perfect that it's only a block away!
If you're into shoes/fashion and having a Carrie Bradshaw moment, check out Mrs. Bata's incredible shoe collection - I'm dying to see the Manolo Blahník exhibit myself
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Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor St W
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If you're into shoes/fashion and having a Carrie Bradshaw moment, check out Mrs. Bata's incredible shoe collection - I'm dying to see the Manolo Blahník exhibit myself
A beautiful museum with some great permanent collections and special exhibits throughout the year. It's nice to even just come to check out the architecture.
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Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St W
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A beautiful museum with some great permanent collections and special exhibits throughout the year. It's nice to even just come to check out the architecture.
An awesome science centre if you're in the mood for some learning.
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Ontario Science Center
770 Don Mills Rd
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An awesome science centre if you're in the mood for some learning.
A fascinating museum about Islamic art, Iranian art and Muslim culture. And a beautiful building to boot.
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Aga Khan Museum
77 Wynford Dr
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A fascinating museum about Islamic art, Iranian art and Muslim culture. And a beautiful building to boot.
Designed by Raymond Moriyama, this iconic library features an epic atrium with serpentine floors best viewed from one of the cylindrical elevators. It was most recently featured in The Weeknd's music video for his song "Secrets" (who fun fact, are also Torontonians). Take a few moments to walk in and check out the busiest urban library system in the world.
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Toronto Public Library - Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St
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Designed by Raymond Moriyama, this iconic library features an epic atrium with serpentine floors best viewed from one of the cylindrical elevators. It was most recently featured in The Weeknd's music video for his song "Secrets" (who fun fact, are also Torontonians). Take a few moments to walk in and check out the busiest urban library system in the world.
See a show in this beautiful heritage venue!
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Royal Alexandra Theatre
260 King St W
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See a show in this beautiful heritage venue!
If you're a fan of the opera, see if you can catch a show while you're in town!
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Canadian Opera Company
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If you're a fan of the opera, see if you can catch a show while you're in town!

Essentials

Delicious organic food for a pretty penny (the closest grocery store to me)
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Whole Foods Market
87 Avenue Rd
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Delicious organic food for a pretty penny (the closest grocery store to me)
Where I usually go for my groceries
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Bloor Street Market
55 Bloor St W
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Where I usually go for my groceries
If you need to pick up something from the pharmacy (and collect Optimum points)
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Shoppers Drug Mart
236 Bloor St W
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If you need to pick up something from the pharmacy (and collect Optimum points)
If you need to pick up something from the pharmacy (and collect Air Miles)
Rexall
87 Avenue Rd
If you need to pick up something from the pharmacy (and collect Air Miles)

Getting Around

Closest entrance on Bedford Rd
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St George Station
139 Saint George St.
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Closest entrance on Bedford Rd
Closest entrance on the west side of Avenue Rd
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Museum
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Closest entrance on the west side of Avenue Rd
Closest entrance on Cumberland although the entrance on Bellair is not too far
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Bay
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Closest entrance on Cumberland although the entrance on Bellair is not too far
If you need to get the train to the airport, you can take Museum all the way to Union and get the Express to Pearson from there. It's also just a beautiful station in general.
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Union Station
65 Front St W
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If you need to get the train to the airport, you can take Museum all the way to Union and get the Express to Pearson from there. It's also just a beautiful station in general.

Sightseeing

How can you not when you're in the 6ix?
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CN Tower
301 Front St W
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How can you not when you're in the 6ix?
"The pedestrian-only Distillery District, set in quaint 19th century buildings that once housed a large whiskey distillery, draws crowds to its cobblestone streets lined with hip indie restaurants, bars and boutiques. Art lovers come for the galleries, outdoor sculptures and dance, music and stage performances at the area's several theatres. In December, the annual Toronto Christmas Market takes over the streets." Not going to lie, I stole that description from Wikipedia. But it's 100% true so check it out. My personal recommendation would be to check out Izumi for some Ontario sake tasting!
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Distillery District
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"The pedestrian-only Distillery District, set in quaint 19th century buildings that once housed a large whiskey distillery, draws crowds to its cobblestone streets lined with hip indie restaurants, bars and boutiques. Art lovers come for the galleries, outdoor sculptures and dance, music and stage performances at the area's several theatres. In December, the annual Toronto Christmas Market takes over the streets." Not going to lie, I stole that description from Wikipedia. But it's 100% true so check it out. My personal recommendation would be to check out Izumi for some Ontario sake tasting!
A unique historic neighbourhood that is the product of decades of waves of immigration from around the world. A great place for some delicious Mexican or Jamaican food. (If I am cooking anything Mexican or South American I come here to get the ingredients).
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Kensington Market
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A unique historic neighbourhood that is the product of decades of waves of immigration from around the world. A great place for some delicious Mexican or Jamaican food. (If I am cooking anything Mexican or South American I come here to get the ingredients).
I love taking the ferry out here and walking around the islands - highly recommend! One of the best views of Toronto can be taken in from these islands. Rent bikes or if you have kids, take them to Centre Island to enjoy the small amusement park.
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Toronto Islands
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I love taking the ferry out here and walking around the islands - highly recommend! One of the best views of Toronto can be taken in from these islands. Rent bikes or if you have kids, take them to Centre Island to enjoy the small amusement park.
Fun aquarium to go check out if you have the time!
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Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
288 Bremner Blvd
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Fun aquarium to go check out if you have the time!
A great place to take some awesome photos. Do it for the gram.
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Graffiti Alley
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A great place to take some awesome photos. Do it for the gram.
LOVE this neighbourhood. Just go wander around the shops, chose a nice restaurant or pub, and take it all in.
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Queen Street West
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LOVE this neighbourhood. Just go wander around the shops, chose a nice restaurant or pub, and take it all in.
My food recommendations: Rol San or Lee Garden, these are local classics. If you want something a bit more upscale, try the Peoples Eatery, which is a Chinese fusion restaurant. My tea recommendations: Crimson Teas. If you like teas the man who works there (Phillip) is extremely knowledgable about Chinese teas, particularly Pu-erh tea. If you are a first-time visitor, he will do a tea tasting for you. The milk tea is delicious as well.
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Chinatown
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My food recommendations: Rol San or Lee Garden, these are local classics. If you want something a bit more upscale, try the Peoples Eatery, which is a Chinese fusion restaurant. My tea recommendations: Crimson Teas. If you like teas the man who works there (Phillip) is extremely knowledgable about Chinese teas, particularly Pu-erh tea. If you are a first-time visitor, he will do a tea tasting for you. The milk tea is delicious as well.
Great place to come for some delicious Korean eats and if you want, a good night out at a Korean pub and Korean karaoke to follow. My favourite restaurant there is the Owl of Minerva (locally known as simply the Owl) for their simple yet delicious dishes. My other favourite is Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu, which specializes in soon tofu dishes.
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Koreatown
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Great place to come for some delicious Korean eats and if you want, a good night out at a Korean pub and Korean karaoke to follow. My favourite restaurant there is the Owl of Minerva (locally known as simply the Owl) for their simple yet delicious dishes. My other favourite is Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu, which specializes in soon tofu dishes.
In the winter, this is a great place to come down and go ice skating at Nathan Phillips Square.
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Toronto City Hall
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In the winter, this is a great place to come down and go ice skating at Nathan Phillips Square.
The lively gay district of Toronto and the epicentre of the Toronto Pride during the month of June.
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Chelsea Area
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The lively gay district of Toronto and the epicentre of the Toronto Pride during the month of June.
I just love this cozy little neighbourhood. My recommended eats include: Kekou Ice Cream for Asian style ice cream, Arctic Bites for Thai style ice cream, Margaritas for tasty Mexican food (beware the spice!), and Kinton Ramen for, well, ramen!
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Baldwin Village
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I just love this cozy little neighbourhood. My recommended eats include: Kekou Ice Cream for Asian style ice cream, Arctic Bites for Thai style ice cream, Margaritas for tasty Mexican food (beware the spice!), and Kinton Ramen for, well, ramen!
If the weather is good, this is a great place to go for a stroll and take in Lake Ontario, especially during the summer.
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The Beaches
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If the weather is good, this is a great place to go for a stroll and take in Lake Ontario, especially during the summer.
Toronto's castle and former residence of financier Sir Henry Pellatt. If you're European this may be commonplace but for North Americans, we don't have have too many of these. A popular filming location for movies and television and venue for wedding ceremonies. Check it out! And while you're up there, treat yourself to ice cream at Dutch Dreams (open year round) or Bar Apé (only open during the summer).
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Casa Loma
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Toronto's castle and former residence of financier Sir Henry Pellatt. If you're European this may be commonplace but for North Americans, we don't have have too many of these. A popular filming location for movies and television and venue for wedding ceremonies. Check it out! And while you're up there, treat yourself to ice cream at Dutch Dreams (open year round) or Bar Apé (only open during the summer).
If you're a hockey fan, this is the place to visit!
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Hockey Hall of Fame
30 Yonge St
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If you're a hockey fan, this is the place to visit!

Shopping

If you're looking for everything in one place and want to check out Dundas Square as well.
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CF Toronto Eaton Centre
220 Yonge St
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If you're looking for everything in one place and want to check out Dundas Square as well.
I do most of my shopping here and along Bloor St (a.k.a. the Mink Mile) because it's so close by, highly recommend!
Manulife Centre
44 Charles St W
I do most of my shopping here and along Bloor St (a.k.a. the Mink Mile) because it's so close by, highly recommend!
A Canadian department store where you can find some uniquely Canadian clothing, items, etc. in addition to all the usual things you would expect at a department store.
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Hudson's Bay Centre
2 Bloor St E
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A Canadian department store where you can find some uniquely Canadian clothing, items, etc. in addition to all the usual things you would expect at a department store.
An upscale Canadian department store.
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Holt Renfrew | Canada’s Designer Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Retailer
50 Bloor St W
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An upscale Canadian department store.
A uniquely Canadian clothing store with iconic sweatpants, leather bags, and wool socks. Nearly every Canadian owns something from this store!
Roots
80 Bloor St W
A uniquely Canadian clothing store with iconic sweatpants, leather bags, and wool socks. Nearly every Canadian owns something from this store!

Drinks & Nightlife

When I feel like barhopping close to home, I go here and then to the Duke of York across the street (or vice versa). I just love the cozy atmosphere.
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The Bedford Academy
36 Prince Arthur Avenue
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When I feel like barhopping close to home, I go here and then to the Duke of York across the street (or vice versa). I just love the cozy atmosphere.
When I feel like barhopping close to home, I go here and then to the Bedford Academy across the street (or vice versa). I just love the cozy atmosphere.
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Duke of York
39 Prince Arthur Avenue
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When I feel like barhopping close to home, I go here and then to the Bedford Academy across the street (or vice versa). I just love the cozy atmosphere.
If you love Belgian beer (as I do), go here.
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Sin & Redemption
136 McCaul St
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If you love Belgian beer (as I do), go here.
Love this cozy English pub, especially during patio season.
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The Oxley Public House
121 Yorkville Ave
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Love this cozy English pub, especially during patio season.
A lively Japanese bar with a long sake list - fun place to go if you've never been to an izakaya!
Don Don Izakaya
130 Dundas St W
A lively Japanese bar with a long sake list - fun place to go if you've never been to an izakaya!
A fun izakaya offering Japanese small plates & drinks in a lively atmosphere.
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KINKA IZAKAYA ORIGINAL
398 Church St
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A fun izakaya offering Japanese small plates & drinks in a lively atmosphere.
All the craft beer your heart could desire.
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CRAFT Beer Market - Toronto
1 Adelaide St E
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All the craft beer your heart could desire.
A great little local brewery with great craft beers and delicious food if you want to try something local! Plus the surrounding shops on Ossington are nice to check out.
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Bellwoods Brewery
124 Ossington Ave
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A great little local brewery with great craft beers and delicious food if you want to try something local! Plus the surrounding shops on Ossington are nice to check out.
Cold Tea is one of Kensington Market’s worst-kept secrets. In a neighbourhood where a hidden speakeasy or after-hours club is always right under your nose waiting to be stumbled upon, this bar in Kensington Mall marked only by a red light above the door fits right in. The name itself is taken from local jargon, code for beer often served less than legally in teapots at Toronto’s nearby Chinatown restaurants.
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Cold Tea
60 Kensington Ave
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Cold Tea is one of Kensington Market’s worst-kept secrets. In a neighbourhood where a hidden speakeasy or after-hours club is always right under your nose waiting to be stumbled upon, this bar in Kensington Mall marked only by a red light above the door fits right in. The name itself is taken from local jargon, code for beer often served less than legally in teapots at Toronto’s nearby Chinatown restaurants.
Perched on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre on Bloor St, this bar offers one of the best views of Toronto (because you can't see the CN Tower from the CN Tower). Said to be the highest patio in all of Canada, the Panorama serves up a 180-degree view of the city.
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The One Eighty
55 Bloor St W
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Perched on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre on Bloor St, this bar offers one of the best views of Toronto (because you can't see the CN Tower from the CN Tower). Said to be the highest patio in all of Canada, the Panorama serves up a 180-degree view of the city.