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Toronto, ON

“A unique mix of flavours in a burgeoning always changing landscape. Toronto is also a manageable size to still be fairly accessible. And we got a Drake, where else has their very own Drake??” — Ben Stevenson

photo credit: Jennifer Tweedie

Curated by: Ben Stevenson

 

city guide:
Toronto, ON
food
Cheese Boutique
Cheese Boutique, open since 1970, is located on Ripley Avenue just off South Kingsway. It has been passed down through three generations and has continued to provide a wide range of gourmet ingredients for Toronto chefs such as foie gras, prosciutto, truffles and, of course, cheese.
45 Ripley Ave, Toronto, ON M6S 3P2, Canada
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karaoke
Beaver Cafe
Former gallery that mixes art with comfort food, brunch & nightly dance parties, plus a patio.
1192 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1J6, Canada
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The Baby G
"Perfect size, great vibe, good sound, run by cool people." - Ben Stevenson
1608 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1T8, Canada
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The Common Espresso Bar
This snug, bustling cafe with minimal decor offers teas & espresso-based drinks plus beer & wine.
1071 College Street, Toronto, ON M6H 1B2, Canada
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bar
The Fountain
The Fountain is more of a gallery with a liquor license than a bar with local art on its walls.
1261 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1X6, Canada
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Veghed
This snug take-out spot offers vegetarian sandwiches, vegan soups, juices, smoothies & more.
1199 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1X3, Canada
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