Collected by Adrian
Glow is a hip grill & wine bar a bit removed from the hustle and bustle of downtown, which makes getting in and out during peak hours a breeze. And then the fun begins. The menu is marked by healthy, light, hand-crafted, farm-fresh choices, while...
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 3X8, Canada
The Evergreen Brick Works, a reclaimed quarry in the lush Don Valley, is a showcase for sustainable and green living, as well as for urban design. A community has been established in this once-derelict industrial site and former landfill. ...
1301 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1C2, Canada
When champion oyster shucker Patrick McMurray of Starfish opened this authentic Irish pub on the edges of Leslieville, the area suddenly got a little more interesting. Locals could enjoy the craic without crossing the Bloor Viaduct. Even more...
1128 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K9, Canada
While most places in Toronto charge on average $13 pre-tax for that most important meal of the day, Okay Okay charges under $10 for the majority of its brunch items. In a retro-diner setting and a expansive street-side patio, you can get...
1022 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K4, Canada
The word "detox" is not usually in my vocabulary but when I need to take a break from the caloric-inducing meals from my travels, my preferred place is Belmonte Raw, located in the heart of Leslieville. Not only do they offer a variety of cleanses...
929 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J6, Canada
Being able to impress Torontonians with something brand spankin' new is no easy feat, but Leslieville Pumps has done just that. Located in––where else?––Leslieville, this joint is a bit of everything rolled up into one cool package: smokehouse,...
898 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J3, Canada
There is always a line here and for good reason. Other than Eggsmart, Lady Marmalade knows the permutations of eggs and its eggs bennies. You can even get them gluten free! Aside from eggs, they punch up their comprehensive AM menu with some sweet...
807 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y5, Canada
Just north of Leslieville and east of Toronto's East Chinatown is home to Hammersmiths at Logan and Gerrard. It's a non-descript location and you won't find the lines you will at Lady Marmalade just down the street. Savour pots of tea, munch on...
635 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y2, Canada
Andrea knows her baked goods. With experience at some of the most esteemed bakeries and brunch restaurants in Toronto including Edward Levesque’s and Café Belong, this talented baker has finally struck out on her own in the non-descript East...
479 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2N4, Canada
It's one of the most beautifully decorated places in the city. It's away from the tourist fray in the East End, but if you're lucky to have your cuppa here, you'll be rewarded with a sweeping view of the skyline from Riverdale Park. This is a...
5 Lesmill Rd, North York, ON M3B 2T3, Canada
In a hurry? Pop into Red Mango for the quick lunch special for around $5. Red Mango is probably the only Thai-Chinese joint I've ever visited in the GTA, but I'm not about to complain about a green curry and sweet and sour pork combo—delicious.
10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0, Canada
Whether it’s actually true or a myth that Canadians love to believe, there is something about the national psyche that insists that we are a function of our environment, a part of nature itself. Nowhere is this more evident than in a Canadian icon...
10480 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0, Canada
I’m no espresso connoisseur, but I know what I like and I like the Cookie Crumble Café up in Kleinburg. Then again, once you’ve bitten into one of the homemade pastries sold here (I’m thinking the butter tart that looks to weigh in at around two...
7960 Kipling Ave, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1Z9, Canada
After World War II, a tidal wave of Italians flooded Toronto, creating one of the largest concentrations of those passionate (and food-loving) people outside of Terra Nostra itself. Their children migrated to the suburbs in nearby Woodbridge. That...
7509 Yonge St, Thornhill, ON L3T 2B4, Canada
This indoor market couldn't be more out of place if it tried, and that's just fine by me. This is a throwback to the Ontario of old, and should be experienced when you've got a bit of time on your hands, and find yourself a little north of...
5120 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 5N9, Canada
Even if you're not in the mood to read, this library is worth a visit. Imagine four open, modern stories filled with books on, well, everything you could imagine—from graphic novels to large business and science sections. There are also individual...