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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Hotel
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“This West Queen West patio pairs twisting, tubular, light-up artwork with good food, drinks and boho and artsy vibes. There are covered drinking and dining areas in case it rains as well as more loungy space perfect for wiling away a lazy afternoon.”
  • 319 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“If you crave Mexican food, this is our go to spot! Baja fish taco, Steak and Chicken Quesadillas...and a lot more! Price is $$.”
  • 156 locals recommend
Hotel
“Two reasons: most delicious baked french toast & weekend karaoke nights! :)”
  • 117 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Looooove them for brunch. Real good food. Be prepared to wait a bit as they’re busy and take no reservations.”
  • 54 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Kitschy BBQ joint offering smoked meats & craft beer, plus rock tunes, picnic tables & a patio.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bar
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“Mainstay with an eclectic menu, huge patio & strong focus on beer, with local brews & 300+ bottles.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Café
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“At the top of Dunn on Queen - great place with kids - espresso based drinks are good”
  • 56 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Best burger in town. The few places where they don't overcook the patty. The basement turns into a hip hop music venue on the weekends. This place gets packed, and occasionally gets graced with the present of Toronto's very own hip hop legend: Drake. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“One stop shopping for beer, wine, and liquor. You guessed it! ...right down the street.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“One of the best spots for coffee on Roncesvalles and also amazing croissants! ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Watch knights fight each other on horses while you eat and cheer! A unique and entertaining spectacle to enjoy.”
  • 28 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“This gem has amazing fancy drinks and beautiful food. It’s small so make a reservation or go early. Plus!! They have just opened a butcher right next door. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Café
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“Creative takes on brunch fare using seasonal, local ingredients are served in an art-filled setting. Sweet little neighbourhood café, excellent breakfast / brunch options, friendly service.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Our preferred brunch place. After a stroll across beautiful High Park, it's selection of bennies, egg, bacon and such are perfect end to a good walk.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Lounge
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“This place has it all, great pub food (try the Burger and the sky high nachos), live music weekend evenings and matinee's on weekends, karaoke Saturday night in the back. Best patio in town and tons of beers on tap. Also family friendly brunch and dinner/lunch meals. Occasional children's programming. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bakery
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“They call it Paris in Parkdale. Parkdale is still a little rough around the edges (but thankfully not fully gentrified yet), so it may not seem like Paris from the outside of the shop (the area is totally safe, its right across from the public library that we frequent with our kids). But If we're judging that by the delectable treats they serve, and the quaint atmosphere inside, I think we've got a winner. The so-nice-to-look-at-you-don't-want-to-eat-it.... -almost treats are amazing. Grab a lunch or breakfast there as well with tasty croissants and sandwiches. Don't be fooled by the name of their chocolate bread pudding - to die for! And they sell tasty Montreal style bagels and sourdough bread by Blackbird (a bakery based in Kensington and well touted as the best sourdough in the city). All in all, this coffee shop has food that will blow your mind.”
  • 36 locals recommend