Walking through the doors of 1 Hotel, one might feel as though they’re in familiar territory. Located at the site of the former Thompson Hotel, 1 Hotel Toronto is the first Canadian property by 1 Hotels, a luxury hotel brand inspired by nature. The brand currently has properties scattered across North America, in major cities
Since 1987, this East Toronto bar and restaurant, steps from Broadview station, has served up whiskey, beer, wine and food to both locals and those in the neighbourhood for a show at the adjacent Danforth Music Hall. The menu focuses on naturally-raised organic meats and Ontario produce, and is more ambitious than your regular pub
These days King Street West is a bit of a scene. From the transit-only streets, to the exclusive rooftop pools and elitist bars and restaurants, it’s getting harder to find a place where you can just relax. Whereas this might be true of Belfast Love on Friday nights, when the bar is filled to capacity
Casa La Palma is a 1,400 square foot lounge perched on top of its sister restaurant, Dundas West favourite La Palma. It’s a physical extension of the downstairs, but there’s a notable difference: its inspiration is not free-wheeling Venice Beach, but stylish Palm Springs. It’s co-owned by the same team as La Palma — culinary
Find this fried chicken in a cone tucked into Ryerson’s Wold Food Market. The Yonge and Dundas pop-up market is the best place to taste interesting otherworldly dishes, like Chickee Kone’s fried chicken in a cone. The waffle cone holds an assortment of different options, like fried chicken, in your choice of sauce, and fish
Janet Zuccarini, Gusto 54 Group’s boss lady and recipient of the 2017 Pinnacle Awards Independent Restaurateur of the Year, is expanding her portfolio of ethnic eats. The restaurateur is partners with Pai and Kiin, but Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen marks her first independent, non-Italian joint, just a stones throw from King West staple, Gusto 101. Chubby’s
When it comes to fried chicken, Cluck Clucks knows what its doing. The compact, counter-serve restaurant offers diners several variations on one dish: chicken and waffles. Whether it’s a group of flavours you thought you’d never see done on chicken and waffles, such as the Shut the Parm Up option, a chicken breast covered in
You’re supposed to fuel up for a workout and replenish calories after, so if shopping is a workout, then the Vaughan Mills location of Evviva Breakfast & Lunch is where to eat before and after. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in a plushy seat and eat the food that is as good as you hoped it
Never has a steakhouse, let alone a fine dining restaurant, been as sleek, modern, and cool as Marbl. Executive Chef Ryan Morrison is at the helm of the ship, guiding diners through an exceptional repertoire of cocktails, refined modern American food, and the gill à la carte options, all of which are made with sustainably
The team behind notable destinations like Pizza Wine Disco, Cibo Wine Bar and even Don Alfonso is back again, this time bringing yet another unique nightlife spot to the city. Paris Texas, takes over the former Arcane building on King West, serving up an elevated, upscale way to watch sports while promoting conversation and connection. It’s
103466This cheerful Thornhill restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it’s best known for its hearty breakfast and brunch. An open kitchen and warm wood walls give the restaurant a relaxed, welcoming ambiance. The dishes at Ramona’s Kitchen are as homey as the vibes, with the brunch menu featuring a line-up of comforting classics like
Located in Liberty Village, School Restaurant is where you want to rush to on a weekend morning, the name notwithstanding. Recognized as one of Toronto’s favourite brunch spots, School keeps people coming in year-round with its refreshed and cosy industrial interior in the winter and its patio during the summer. If you’re not in the
Hailing from the west end of Vancouver, Score Pub Group is inviting us into their world of excess at Score on King: serving up super boozy and colossal caesars, like the Checkmate, $60, that has everything on it but the kitchen sink (seriously, there’s an entire cornish hen on top), you’ll be sure to find
Sisters & Co is a cheerful brunch spot located in Trinity-Bellwoods. Co-owners Hilary, Michelle and Vivian have been friends for over 10 years. They consider themselves to be as close as sisters, giving Sisters & Co its name, and founded the restaurant to celebrate their shared passion for food and hospitality. Sisters & Co specializes
Co-owners and best friends Hilary, Michelle and Vivian founded Sisters & Co on the principles of friendship, diversity and good food. The dishes at this Trinity Bellwoods spot are comprised of simple but fresh ingredients with an Asian flare. The menu features items, like spicy tomato oxtail stew and chicken katsu club sandwich, as well
Eastside restaurant veterans John Sinopoli and Erik Joyal (Ascari Enoteca, Gare de L’Est Brasserie) have been quite busy over the past little while. They built four kitchens in the span of a year, half of them are in the Broadview Hotel, where the duo manages the entire food program from the café to the rooftop patio to the hotel restaurant, The Civic.
The Hogtown Vegan is probably one of the meatiest vegan restaurants in the city. Of course it doesn’t carry any dairy or meat products in the restaurant, but it does have a stacked list of omnivorous favourites that look and taste like the real deal. Take the meat- and dairy-free Philly cheese steak sandwich, which
The Lakeview Restaurant is one of Toronto’s most popular late-night spots, and of all the comfort foods on the menu — from 24-hour breakfast like eggs in a basket ($10) to classic diner fare like mac ‘n’ cheese ($12) — it’s probably the fresh-baked apple pie ($5.50) that is most satisfying at 3 a.m.
In a prime location across from the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and the Rogers Centre, the Rec Room has 40,000 square feet of interactive games, restaurants and live entertainment. The Rec Room’s biggest draw is The Yard, a grown up mid-way featuring over 90 games.