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
Restaurant 3030 Dundas West is a hotbed of culture in the ever-more-happening Junction. The cavernous space is a bit of everything: a bar, restaurant, art gallery and concert hall rolled into one. Paintings from local artists — like cool cat Nick Sweetman — oversee patrons downing local brews and tucking into eats before heading to
At 7 Baker, European and Asian flavours come together to create totally unique and delectable baked goods. With traditional European bread and pastry recipes infused with Asian flavours, this bakery is unlike anything you’ve ever laid eyes on. The shiny space features gold finishings that make the bakery gleam from the outside. If the shiny
Etobicoke’s own special little spot, 850 Degrees Pizzeria serves up homemade pizzas, featuring local ingredients, cooked in an authentic wood oven. There is nothing not to love about its pizzas. The dough is homemade using a 120-year-old recipe from southern Italy. The meats come from the Belaga family siblings’ family farm in Ontario, who all
This little St Clair coffee shop has got huge B.D.E. Tucked behind a small storefront, this coffee and sandwich shop compensates for its puny space with some wicked sammies and a fantastic cup of joe. The wine-coloured walls with the 9 Bars decal painted on them make this room cosy and welcoming, which is perfect
Every day is Rib Fest at this central Texas‒style barbecue joint. AAA Bar is serving up some of the city’s best barbecue and isn’t ashamed to say it. The award-winning dry-rub ribs, brisket and other favourites are smoked daily and made to feed the masses. At AAA, they also are proud to tell their guests
Aburi Hana is a posh new Japanese restaurant from Aburi Restaurants Canada, the restaurant group behind Miku Toronto and TORA. Tucked in a pedestrian laneway off Yorkville Avenue, Aburi Hana offers an intimate, kyō-kaiseki experience, a lavish style of dining that draws on the traditions of Japanese tea ceremonies. The restaurant’s name comes from a
This pizza joint is home to good old-fashioned Detroit-style pan pies. With affordable classics like pepperoni and veggie, pizza lovers can’t go wrong at Aces Pizza. Customers can’t get enough of the signature Dirty Burger, a classic Ace pizza topped with ground beef, smoked bacon, gooey brick cheese, queso jalapeno cheese sauce, and vegetables. Alternatives
Every dessert made at Adamson Bakery is surely made with love. The bakery opened up as a passion project by the same staff of Adamson Barbecue following prep cook Daniel Rios’s development of bread and bun recipes for Adamson’s authentic central Texas barbecue style. After another cook, Matthew Rushworth, made southern-style pies for the lunch
Aney Gesualdi Macarons offers a wide selection of French macarons, from signature flavours to limited edition seasonal ones. All macarons are made from fresh ingredients and with the utmost care. AG macarons has two locations, on Dupont and on the Queensway, and also supplies more than 200 retailers, so it must be doing something right.
Down on Dockside Drive, Against the Grain is one of the most picturesque patios in the city. Sitting right at Sugar Beach, this waterfront Urban Tavern has beautiful views, but even better, you can enjoy them with a good feed. The menu here is full of upscale pub fare that is a perfect accompaniment to
Be it for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks, AGO Bistro will delight museum visitors with its quality fresh ingredients all sourced locally. Prix fixe menus are available for lunch and dinner, and a good time is guaranteed no matter the time or how big the dining party is.
The Agora greek market is on Mamakas Food Group’s expanding list of restaurants. The Agora, meaning “assembly” or “gathering place,” was once a central public space in ancient Greece. Located on Queen Street West, across from Trinity Bellwoods Park, this market is the perfect stop on the way to an afternoon feast in the sun.
Toronto meets Windsor at this pizza joint located across from Ossington Subway Station. Owners Gaetano Pugliese and Rene Chauvin opened Ambassador Pizza Co. as the first restaurant in the city to feature traditional Windsor pizza. These specialty pies are made with dough that is light and crunchy, topped with canned mushrooms and shredded pepperoni to give