Toronto North York for Anyone
Collected by Francisco Aguilar
Toronto has a beautiful, historical heart, which has become home to one of the most interesting, and avant-garde, food movements in the country. Situated at water's edge, Toronto is a cosmopolitan center, with culture, art, and architecture to match.
176 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R 2E6, Canada
Tucked behind the popular Rose and Sons is the large yet clandestine wooden back patio of Big Crow. The CN Rail Train and lots of chatter provide the background noise for groups of friends gathering around over some incredible baby back ribs....
1090 Don Mills Rd, North York, ON M3C 3R6, Canada
In the summertime Ontario's first open-air shopping center shines with its village square–like atmosphere, but in the winter, when its seasonal outdoor ice rink opens, I think it’s the most fun. Warm up with piping hot chocolate and lace those...
3885 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N 2P2, Canada
Dating back to the 1860s, when it was known as the York Mills Hotel, nowadays the Miller is more country club than village pub, especially after a recent $10 million renovation, but you’ll still get a warm welcome. Snuggle in at one of the cozy...
900 York Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3B 3H2, Canada
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...
516 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S 2M2, Canada
Toronto's been on a lobster roll lately (cue symbols) and its newest introduction has been this cozy hideaway near Davisville on Mount Pleasant. Whether you're looking for your rolls hot or cold, they are in full abundance with a side of chowder...
5445 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6K7, Canada
Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu is as close to an authentic Korean experience as you’ll ever find in Toronto. Both the kimchi stew and the stone pot bibimbap are tremendous, and the finishing touches – from the metal chopsticks to the multitude of side...
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...
895 Lawrence Ave E #8, North York, ON M3C 3L2, Canada
You'll find it difficult to believe that congee hasn't caught on as a breakfast or dinner staple in Canada—especially once you've seen what Congee Queen can do with this Asian delight. The dining room is cozy, the service is excellent, and the...
317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4, Canada
Frank Gehry was born inToronto, but his dramatic 2008renovation and expansion ofthis Beaux-Arts museum washis first Canadian commission.He first discovered art on childhood visits to its vast collection,which spans the world. Now themuseum...
1240 Sheppard Ave E, North York, ON M2K 2W1, Canada
If you're anything like me, you like to get lost. Unfortunately, I can't always find my way back home. That has never happened in Toronto—not when the city is never more than a kilometer or two away—but it's sometimes fun to pretend. The East Don...
12 Bushbury Dr, North York, ON M3A 2Z7, Canada
Donalda is an exclusive member club in the heart of North York, but isn't completely out of reach for the non-member. Guests of members have always been welcome at Donalda, and playing the 6,500 yard course tucked deep in Toronto is an experience...
865 York Mills Rd, North York, ON M3B 1Y6, Canada
WonderPho Tonight is my favorite Bob Seger song. WonderPho North York is my favorite pseudo-street food sit down joint. Coincidence? I think not. Everything on the menu is made from scratch, and that menu is as concise and well curated as any...
4695 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 5M3, Canada
A great option for a quick breakfast, Eggsmart has a few locations scattered throughout Toronto and the GTA. We Canadians love breakfast, because we're about the only people in the world able to figure out peameal bacon. You might know it as...
245 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON M4P 3B7, Canada
It seems as though only diehard brew misers know about Granite, which is a shame, considering it's one of the very best brew pubs in the country. It could have something to do with the fact that the pub is located at Eglington and Mt Pleasant,...
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...
188 Strachan Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2S9, Canada
Bicyclette is on my Top 3 list of boutiques in Toronto. Located in the hipsterdome that is the neighbourhood of West Queen West, Bicyclette was made for Betties who wear pretty dresses and ride bikes. As the store site states, Bicyclette is a...
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