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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.

BBQ Restaurant
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“This place is renowned for its fare; they do one thing well, in many forms (there is even a breakie bbq). Operated by the sole son of a family of Bay Street lawyers, this guy made the right choice to pass up the family biz and instead make his mark in the world of ribs and brisket, etc. Call ahead as there is usually a line up, even though they have now been on Roncy for many years.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Cinema
“If you're in the mood for a throwback, Revenue is a vintage movie theatre playing new and old releases. Check their website to see what's playing.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“Tasty Cuban sandwiches, plates and apps. Quaint back patio and good tunes.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“‘Roncy’ is a village. Roncesvalles Avenue itself is one small strip lined with charming coffee shops, used bookstores and quaint restaurants and bars. Located in Toronto’s West End, a stone’s throw from the glorious High Park, it’s a family-friendly, effortlessly charming neighborhood. Despite how much Roncesvalles has to offer, it’s somewhat removed from the hustle and bustle of city life and so never feels too crowded.”
  • 60 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great brunch and really, any meal. Former Chinese dinner turned a little more upscale. Great steak frites!”
  • 60 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Fascinating art exhibits housed in a renovated aluminum factory. The first floor is free to explore. ”
  • 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
Brewery
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“An open-concept brewery, taproom and patio located inside a former auto shop at Dundas and Roncesvalles. Expect to find 20 beers on tap, including 15 original brews and a handful showcasing fellow craft brewers. Extremely friendly and knowledgable staff!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“One of the best spots for coffee on Roncesvalles and also amazing croissants! ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bar
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“Vintage retro Pub close to home with some live performances and a patio. Very cozy during winter time.”
  • 55 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
Pizza Place
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“Awesome gourmet oven baked pizzas and you can chose the pizza dough. Close to home.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Great selection of beer, liquor, wine, must be over 21 year old to purchase. They ask for government issued ID if you look young. ”
  • 36 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
Gastropub
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“My all-time favourite bar in the city for the coziest candle-lit vibe. Great drink selection in a lovely atmosphere, plus their food menu is also amazing. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Night Club
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“A 200-seat club for famous & emerging folk, jazz, blues & roots acts, plus an eclectic dining menu.”
  • 22 locals recommend