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Financial District

The Financial District is Toronto's ground zero for law firms, investment banks and the movers and shakers than give Bay Street its reputation. From blue suits to big bucks you'll find it all here. Home to the TSX, Canada's most prominent stock exchange, The Financial District has the tall towers, the power lunch spots and the private clubs to give any Bay Street boy a sense of worth.


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Acqua Ristorante / Restaurants

10 Front St. West 416.368.7171 Website
Acqua Ristorante

Acqua aims to reel in the tourists wide-eyed from their visit downstairs at the Hockey Hall of Fame or the nearby Hummingbird. $19 Macaroni and Cheese and $38 Australian Rack...


Adelaide Club / Fitness Clubs

1 First Canadian Place 416.367.9957 Website
Adelaide Club

The Adelaide Club is found at the north end of First Canadian Place. Catering almost exclusively to ibankers, money managers, lawyers and other Bay St. professionals, the club recently underwent...


Akco Lounge / Restaurants

100 King Street West 416.368.0125 Website
Akco Lounge

Akco Lounge is a busy, mid-scale wine and sushi bar catering to the busy business crowd along the Financial District's underground PATH. Nicely decorated with dark wood tones and silver...


Aria Ristorante / Restaurants

25 York St. 416.363.2742 Website
Aria Ristorante

Aria is pure eye candy. Taking its name from the Italian meaning for air, the restaurant has a breathtakingly beautiful interior, with 35 foot high ceilings in the prime and...


B. Sleuth & Statesman / Grocery Stores

130 King St. W 416.363.7575 Website
B. Sleuth & Statesman

B. Sleuth & Statesman opened in First Canadian Place in 1987 as Winston & Holmes (the new name is a pun on the original,) it was taken over by in...


Bannock / Restaurants

401 Bay St. 416.861.6996 Website
Bannock

Bannock opened about a year ago, marking an effort from Oliver and Bonacini to revamp the food options at the flagship Bay department store on Queen Street. While some people...


Bardi's Steakhouse / Restaurants

56 York Street 416.366.9211 Website
Bardi's Steakhouse

Bardi's has served the business district crowd since before Trudeaumania, but got a new shot in the arm with the pre-game crowd on their way to their private boxes at...


Beerbistro / Bars

18 King Street East 416.861.9872 Website
Beerbistro

When I stepped into Beerbistro, my eyes were immediately drawn to the bar. An cyan-illuminated glass backdrop emphasized the silhouettes of bottles of all shapes and sizes, along with an...



Ben McNally Books / Bookstores

366 Bay Street 416.361.0032 Website
Ben McNally Books

I feel a confession is in order at the outset of this profile: these days I buy almost all my books online. It didn't used to be so. ...


Biff's Bistro / Restaurants

33 Yonge St. 416.860.0086 Website
Biff's Bistro

Biff's Bistro is part of the Oliver & Bonacini group of companies that also includes nextdoor neighbour Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill plus Jump, Canoe, Auberge du Pommier, Luna and...


Bikkuri / Restaurants

36 King Street East 416.369.0330 Website
Bikkuri

Bikkuri is a popular sushi restaurant on the fringes of Toronto's Financial District. A good friend of mine swears by this place as the only sushi joint she'll get take-out...


Blowfish on Bay / Restaurants

333 Bay St. 416.860.0606 Website
Blowfish on Bay

Blowfish on Bay is the second Toronto location for this high end sushi purveyor that first wooed maki fans at their swank restaurant on King West....


Bosk / Restaurants

188 University Avenue 647.788.8858 Website
Bosk

Bosk is the other restaurant at Toronto's Shangri-La Hotel. While the various Momofuku restaurants might be top of mind when it comes to this hotel, it's Bosk that does the...


Brava Boutique / Fashion Stores

25 King St W, Commerce Court North 416.363.1843 Website
Brava Boutique

A (somewhat) hidden gem, Brava Boutique has been properly outfitting women with luxurious bras (from 32A to 52JJ) for 11 years. Certified Prosthetic Fitters. ...


Brick Street Bakery (First Canadian Place) / Baked Goods

100 King St. West 647.288.8080 Website
Brick Street Bakery (First Canadian Place)

Brick Street Bakery has brought some of Toronto's best bread to the Financial District. Find their fourth location on the concourse level of First Canadian Place....


Bymark / Restaurants

66 Wellington St. West 416.777.1144 Website
Bymark

Bymark belongs in the Financial District. Where else but Bay Street can you charge these kind of prices for lunch. Fat cats and expense accounts flock here for their infamous...



Cafe on the Square / Restaurants

100 Queen Street West 416.861.0101
Cafe on the Square

What do city councillors do when they break from squabbling about pop machines at Toronto parks and rec facilities? Head downstairs and crack open a Coke? Maybe. Canned soda is...


Cambridge Suites Hotel / Hotels

15 Richmond Street East 416.368.1990 Website
Cambridge Suites Hotel

The Cambridge Suites Hotel is found on the fringes of the Financial District and is a good option for those in town for business meetings in the area. It's also...


Canoe / Restaurants

66 Wellington Street West 416.364.0054 Website
Canoe

Looking out over Toronto Island from the 54th floor of the 66 Wellington TD Tower, I am happy. Last week my father and I indulged in a dinner at Canoe. I...


Casablanca Tobacconist / Grocery Stores

4 King St. W 416.362.5724 Website
Casablanca Tobacconist

Casablanca Tobacconist sells cigars alongside clocks, globes, crystal figurines and a whole lot of what we used to call head shop stuff. They rely on the local banks and towers...


Crave Healthy Habits / Restaurants

145 King St W 416.238.2628 Website
Crave Healthy Habits

Crave Healthy Habits makes health-conscious fast food. Their menu includes creative takes on breakfasts, salads, and steam boxes; plus modifications like fruit purees as salad dressings. The California salad is...


deKefir / Restaurants

333 Bay St. 647.352.2220 Website
deKefir

deKefir is a little shop on the PATH offering fresh, locally made kefir. If you're wondering what that is--don't worry, I was too. In fact, having never tasted kefir and...


DEQ at the Ritz Carlton / Restaurants

181 Wellington St. West 416.585.2500 Website
DEQ at the Ritz Carlton

DEQ at the Ritz Carlton is a lavish outdoor restaurant and lounge with great views of the downtown skyline. Aside from snacks like flatbreads and charcuterie, the other draw here...


Dineen Coffee Co. / Cafes

140 Yonge St 416.900.0949 Website
Dineen Coffee Co.

The Dineen Coffee Co. opened its doors to the anxiously awaiting public at Yonge and Temperance today — a corner which, though bustling with foot traffic from the tourists of...



Downtown Camera / Services

55 Queen St E 416.363.1749 Website
Downtown Camera

Downtown Camera strikes a good balance between mega-stores like Henry's and Vistek and smaller, more service-oriented shops. The well-stocked shop is mostly attitude-free, and equipped to handle the needs of...


Drake 150 / Restaurants

150 York St. 416.363.6150 Website
Drake 150

The Drake One Fifty, the first standalone offshoot of the iconic Queen West hotel is now open on York Street in the Financial District. The new 180-seat restaurant and bar...


Duke of Devon / Restaurants

66 Wellington Street West 416.642.3853 Website
Duke of Devon

The Duke of Devon is a sibling pub to the nearby Duke of Westminster. But while the name might be different, the formula stays the same - pub favourites like...


Duke of Westminster / Restaurants

100 King St. West 416.368.2761 Website
Duke of Westminster

The Duke of Westminster is a popular Bay Street pub at the north end of First Canadian Place. Fresh faced and overworked Analysts and Associates gravitate here for some much...


e11even / Restaurants

15 York Street 416.815.1111 Website
e11even

e11even restaurant is MLSE's foray into high end dining next to the ACC. The menu includes lots of sports-fan friendly fare like steaks and chops, baby back ribs and a...


Earls Toronto / Restaurants

150 King Street West 416.916.0227 Website
Earls Toronto

Earls' Toronto location on King West in the Financial District is the first in the city for the west-cost chain. The restaurant caters to a similar crowd to The Keg...


Eight Wine Bar / Restaurants

8 Colborne St. 416.350.8188 Website
Eight Wine Bar

At Eight Wine Bar, located inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel, you will find a selection of upscale dishes and a list of a few dozen wines that changes on a weekly...


Equinox Fitness Toronto / Fitness Clubs

199 Bay St. 647.497.5158 Website
Equinox Fitness Toronto

Equinox, the U.S.-based fitness chain, opened its first Canadian location at Commerce Court a month ago. As a high-end club catering to the Bay Street folks with deep pockets...



Fairmont Royal York / Hotels

100 Front Street West 1.866.540.4489 Website
Fairmont Royal York

The Royal York in Toronto has a modern, historic dichotomy which means rooms with really comfy pillows, but furniture that has seen better days, and no fans in the bathroom....


Far Niente / Restaurants

187 Bay Street 416.214.9922 Website
Far Niente

Far Niente isn't a restaurant for pretenders. Their web site takes the understated route, boasting "unsurpassed style" and "stunning presentations". Someone should go over their and boost up their sagging...


Fast Fresh Foods / Restaurants

79 Yonge St. 416.916.4742 Website
Fast Fresh Foods

Fast Fresh Foods is sort of like Lettuce Eatery except there's more emphasis on sandwiches. Like Lettuce, FFF serves premium and custom crafted salads, but they also do brisk business...


Federal Publications / Bookstores

425 University Avenue Ste 401 416.860.1611 Website
Federal Publications

As far as bookstores go, things might not get any more niche in Toronto than a store near Adelaide and University. Just on the outskirts of the Financial District sits...


Fiore / Restaurants

4 Temperance St. 416.366.6464 Website
Fiore

Fiore is a new lunch and after work spot that has opened at the corner of Yonge and Temperance. Menu highlights include a crispy chicken sandwich, angus ciabatta burger, sausage...


Fisherman's Wharf / Restaurants

60 Richmond St. West 416.364.1344 Website
Fisherman's Wharf

FIsherman's Wharf is a long time resident of Richmond St. that continues to serve up oyster shooters, crab cakes and lobster to hungry Bay St. brokers....


Foodwares Market / Restaurants

176 Yonge St. Website
Foodwares Market

Foodwares Market is a casual eatery on the lower level of The Bay near Queen and Bay St. It's a mostly take-out spot to grab prepared foods, salads and sandwiches...


FOUR Restaurant / Restaurants

187 Bay Street 416.368.1444 Website
FOUR Restaurant

FOUR Restaurant is a new edition to the Bay Street dining scene. Fancier than the food courts that litter Commerce Court, FOUR serves an eclectic mix of healthy eating options...



Fran's Diner (Front St.) / Restaurants

33 Yonge St. 647.352.3300 Website
Fran's Diner (Front St.)

Fran's Diner is a chain of 24 hour diners in Toronto serving standard diner fair. Their Yonge and Front street location is their newest restaurant in Toronto....


Freshwest Grill / Restaurants

100 Wellington Street West 416.861.8163 Website
Freshwest Grill

Freshwest Grill has all the makings of a successful burrito chain, but two years since its opening there's still only one location - in the TD Centre food court. Get...


Garrison Bespoke / Fashion Stores

26 Wellington East 416.566.2041 Website
Garrison Bespoke

Garrison Bespoke present a sophisticated and savvy aplomb, much as their suits do. They are probably the most mentioned tailors (reviled and revelled), though no one should dismiss the high...


Greenleafs / Restaurants

1 First Canadian Pl 416.363.7085 Website
Greenleafs

Greenleafs has a healthy menu, from fresh fruit and vegetable juices, to selection of salads and wraps. Pick up a small veggie and dip, or fresh cut mango and strawberry...


Hawthorne Food and Drink / Restaurants

60 Richmond St. East 647.930.9517 Website
Hawthorne Food and Drink

Hawthorne Food + Drink is a glass encased restaurant just steps from the Financial District and around the corner from Downtown Camera. The chef/owner previously made friends at Fabarnak on...


Hilton Hotel Toronto / Hotels

145 Richmond Street West 416.869.3456 Website
Hilton Hotel Toronto

The Hilton Hotel in Toronto is not unlike the Hilton Hotels in other cities across North America. It's a good choice for large groups and conferences as there's more than...


Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square / Hotels

75 Bremner Blvd 416.649.7575 Website
Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square

Hotel Le Germain has recently opened its second location in Toronto - this time mere footsteps from the ACC inside Maple Leaf Square. It's an odd choice for a boutique...but...


Hotel Victoria / Hotels

56 Yonge Street 416.363.1666 Website
Hotel Victoria

The Hotel Victoria in Toronto is a good option for those looking for a smaller hotel in the Financial District, near Union Station or around the corner from tourist attractions...



Hotel Yoga / Fitness Clubs

367 King St. West 647.998.9942 Website
Hotel Yoga

Hotel Yoga is the Shangri La Hotel's resident fitness area, and truly tries to emulate both the luxury of a hotel, and the serenity of a post-yoga-workout endorphin high. Having...


House of Salgado / Fashion Stores

66 Wellington Street W 416.865.0094 Website
House of Salgado

House of Salgado have been in the game for over 40 years. Located at the Toronto Dominion Centre, they are very Bay Street orientated and their bread and butter is...


Houston Avenue Bar and Grill / Restaurants

33 Yonge St. 416.214.2207 Website
Houston Avenue Bar and Grill

Houston Avenue Bar and Grill has recently undergone a major renovation and changed its name from the former Houston Steaks and Ribs. But carnivores shouldn't fret - the restaurant is...


Hy's Steakhouse / Restaurants

101-120 Adelaide Street W 416.364.6600 Website
Hy's Steakhouse

Hy's Streakhouse is where Bay Street traders and big spenders go to blow big bucks on fat cow. Pair a 22oz Porterhouse for $48.95 with some $17.95 steak tartare. Then...


InterContinental Toronto Centre / Hotels

225 Front Street West 416.597.1400 Website
InterContinental Toronto Centre

The Intercontinental Toronto Centre's wall-sized view out over Toronto's lakeside skyline makes you want to ponder your life, in semi-transparent pink underwear (regardless of gender). The art is modern and clean...


IQ Food Co. / Restaurants

100 Wellington Street West 647.352.7792 Website
IQ Food Co.

IQ Food Co. is a new lunch option for food-court frequenters in the Financial District. They serve various kinds of healthier options compared to your typical fast food stalls. Think...


IQ Food Co. (Bay St.) / Restaurants

181 Bay Street 647.346.0792 Website
IQ Food Co. (Bay St.)

IQ Food Co. (Bay St.) has been open just over a month, and although it mostly shares a menu with its original location at Wellington and York, the ground-level, high-ceilinged...


Irish Embassy / Restaurants

49 Yonge Street 416.866.8282 Website
Irish Embassy

The Irish Embassy is In a fabulous old bank building on the corner of Yonge and Wellington. This is the rowdier, sportier and even more suit filled older brother to...



John Allan's Toronto (The Bay) / Fashion Stores

176 Queen St West 416.861.6307 Website
John Allan's Toronto (The Bay)

John Allan's has arrived in Toronto and is the latest part of The Hudson's Bay Company's makeover under new CEO Bonnie Brooks. Much of the major surgery has been applied...


John and Sons Oyster House (Bay St.) / Restaurants

56 Temperance St 416.703.1111 Website
John and Sons Oyster House (Bay St.)

John & Sons Oyster House (formerly Rodney's By Bay) is, in essence, a more intimate version of the original and better-known Rodney's Oyster House on King West. Opened in the...


Jump / Restaurants

18 Wellington St. West 416.363.3400 Website
Jump

Jump is where you go when you're recruiting for Goldman Sachs and you want to woo the bright-eyed Analyst to join the firm and work for slave for two-years before...


Karir Eyewear / Fashion Stores

138 Cumberland St. 416.975.0536 Website
Karir Eyewear

Karir Eyewear, one branch of Bob Karir's eyewear mini-empire, features innovative eyewear like Linwood Optical's Blac line of carbon fibre frames, and cutting edge design from companies like Hoet. Karir...


Ki / Restaurants

181 Bay Street 416.308.5888 Website
Ki

Toronto is a city of sushi for the masses. It's cheap and plentiful; there seems to be at least one shop on every block. Even I need my weekly fix....


Kupfert & Kim / Restaurants

100 King St. West 416.504.1233 Website
Kupfert & Kim

Kupfert and Kim opened up recently in the winding maze that is the PATH (making it an automatic take-out only space, although I did spy a nearby recessed wooden cubby...


La Bettola di Terroni / Restaurants

106 Victoria Street 416.504.9998 Website
La Bettola di Terroni

La Bettola di Terroni, aside from the yet to open Summerhill location, is the most recent addition to the ever-expanding Terroni empire. The restaurant's website explains that in Italy, a...


Little Anthony's / Restaurants

121 Richmond St W 416.368.2223 Website
Little Anthony's

LA's Italian Bar is an updated version of Little Anthony's, which has occupied the corner of Richmond and York streets for 17 years. Recently taken over by the next-gen...



MedX Precision Fitness / Fitness Clubs

80 Richmond Street West, Suite 100 416.360.1450 Website
MedX Precision Fitness

MedX Precision Fitness is hidden away inside a building near Richmond and Bay in the Financial District. Inside, the pristine white space is home to the ultimate time-saving personal training...


Mercatto / Restaurants

15 Toronto St. 416.366.4567 Website
Mercatto

Mercatto is an always bustling lunch spot with two locations - the best of which is at 15 Toronto St. The menu is very Terroni-esque with pizza, panini, pasta and...


Mercatto (Bay St.) / Restaurants

330 Bay St 416.306.0467 Website
Mercatto (Bay St.)

Mercatto gets compared to Terroni quite a bit, which is probably fair given that both menus are focused on southern Italian pasta staples and Neapolitan-sytle pizza. Given the Bay Street...


Metropolitan / Restaurants

20 Victoria St 416.868.6748 Website
Metropolitan

A bar/restaurant combo, Metropolitan serves up martinis and an eclectic array of dishes, priced surprisingly reasonably for the location....


Michael's on Simcoe / Restaurants

100 Simcoe St 416.260.5100 Website
Michael's on Simcoe

Michael's on Simcoe recently opened to the public after hosting hordes of celebrities during TIFF. The work of former Harbour Sixty GM Michael Dabic, the restaurant positions itself as an...


Miller Tavern (downtown) / Restaurants

31 Bay Street 416.366.5544 Website
Miller Tavern (downtown)

Miller Tavern has recently come south from its Hogg's Hollow location and opened up a second location on Bay Street, specializing in high-quality seafood. ...


Mio RistoBar / Restaurants

40 King Street West 416.364.9740 Website
Mio RistoBar

Mio RistoBar brings shared antipasto and calamari fritto to Bay Street. Their menu is decidedly Italian complete with pizza, pasta, veal piccata, Santal Italian fruit juices and Illy espresso....


Miraj Hammam Shangri La Hotel / Fashion Stores

188 University Ave 647.253.5770 Website
Miraj Hammam Shangri La Hotel

Miraj Hammam Shangri La Hotel sets itself apart from the luxury-spa pack with a full roster of 'Vinotherapie' treatments from luxury skin care line Caudalie (think crushed cabernet body scrubs...



Mirto Italian / Restaurants

25 Toronto Street 416.601.9444
Mirto Italian

Mirto Italian is a Toronto Street haunt for diners who like a bit more formality with their bruschetta. The white table clothed restaurant serves up Italian classics Caprese salad, grilled...


Modus Ristorante / Restaurants

145 King St. West 416.861.9977 Website
Modus Ristorante

Modus Ristorante is a formal Italian restaurant found on the fringe of the Financial District. This is a place for Bay St. bankers, tourists and other craving a menu stacked...


Momofuku Daisho / Restaurants

190 University Avenue 647.253.8000 Website
Momofuku Daisho

Momofuku Daisho, the center of the Momofuku sandwich housed inside the Shangri-La Hotel on University, is the moderate option from David Chang's highly anticipated arrival in Toronto. Specializing in shared...


Momofuku Milk Bar Toronto / Grocery Stores

190 University Ave 647.253.8000 Website
Momofuku Milk Bar Toronto

Momofuku Milk Bar opened in Toronto on Friday after weeks of speculation that Toronto would be the first international outpost of the cult confectionery shop. The tiny refrigerated glass room...


Momofuku Shoto / Restaurants

190 University Avenue 647.253.8000 Website
Momofuku Shoto

Shoto, the top-tier restaurant of Chef David Chang's Momofuku complex at the Shangri-La Hotel is likely the most exclusive dining to be had in Toronto. The ultra-exclusive 22-seater dining room...


Momofuku Toronto / Restaurants

190 University Avenue 647.253.8000 Website
Momofuku Toronto

Momofuku Toronto has finally opened its doors after a summer full of eager anticipation. The Noodle Bar, from famed, New York chef David Chang, is the first of three restaurants...


Mr. Ivan Hair Salon / Fashion Stores

21 Victoria Street 416.364.3876
Mr. Ivan Hair Salon

Mr. Ivan Hair Salon, on the fringes of the Financial District, is famous for being the barber of choice for the incarcerated Conrad Black and the late Ted Rogers....


Mr. Sushi / Restaurants

20 Toronto Street 416.994.2313
Mr. Sushi

Mr. Sushi is a great new addition to cheap sushi eats near the Financial District. Found on Toronto Street, the mostly take-out spot serves up a range of pre-prepared maki...



Mucho Burrito / Restaurants

100 King St. West 416.203.9920 Website
Mucho Burrito

Mucho Burrito is a global burrito chain quickly taking over the Financial District. Now with three locations in the area - including this one in the Mezzanine level food court...


Nashtah Tandoori Grill / Restaurants

100 King St West
Nashtah Tandoori Grill

Nashtah Tandoori Grill is welcome find in the food court on the mezzanine of First Canadian Place in the Financial District. In a neighbourhood where ubiquitous fast food chains rule...


Naturally Yours / Grocery Stores

1 First Canadian Place 416.368.0100 Website
Naturally Yours

Naturally Yours would probably do exceptionally well in Kensington or on the Danforth. Of course, those areas already have health food stores catering to their needs, so another shop would...


Nikai / Bars

190 University Avenue 647.253.8000 Website
Nikai

Nikai, despite being just up the stairs from the famed Momofuku, deserves to be known as more than a prequel to an amazing dinner. In terms of appetite-piquing cocktails and...


Ninki Izakaya / Restaurants

133 Richmond St. West 647.748.2388 Website
Ninki Izakaya

Ninki Izakaya has opened just steps from the Hilton Hotel on Richmond Street. They serve up traditional Japanese eats as well as a long list of sake options....


O & B Cafe Grill / Restaurants

33 Yonge St. 647.260.2070 Website
O & B Cafe Grill

O&B Cafe Grill lives up to the opulence that's expected of an Oliver & Bonacini restaurant. The starters include B.C. albacore tuna tataki with ginger and wasabi dressing, and beef...


O&B Artisan / Baked Goods

176 Yonge St. Website
O&B Artisan

O&B Artisan bakes up fresh bread, pastries and cakes on the lower level of The Bay at Yonge and Queen....


Old Bleu / Cafes

73 Queen St. East 416.861.0819 Website
Old Bleu

The Old Bleu Cafe & Eatery is a new edition to Queen East. Found on the relatively uninteresting stretch of pavement between Yonge and Church St., the Old Bleu is...



Old Spaghetti Factory / Restaurants

54 The Esplanade 416.864.9761 Website
Old Spaghetti Factory

An institution on the Esplanade, the Old Spaghetti Factory still packs 'em in, doing brisk business from the tourist trade and families looking for a meal before or after a...


Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill / Restaurants

33 Yonge St. 647.260.2070 Website
Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill

Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill has a new location near Yonge and Front. Replacing the old Shopsy's deli, this corporate chain restaurant serves up lunch, brunch and dinner in the...


One King West / Hotels

1 King St. West 416.548.8100 Website
One King West

One King West is a long, tall sliver of a hotel tower sprouting out of the former headquarters of the Toronto Dominion bank. There's a forest of business district office...


Osteria Ciceri e Tria / Restaurants

106 Victoria St. 416.955.0258
Osteria Ciceri e Tria

Osteria Ciceria e Tria feels like a remote Southern Italian escape, far removed from the bustling financial district just blocks away. Heralding our entrance are two sculptural relief...


P.J. O'Brien / Restaurants

39 Colborne Street 416.815.7562 Website
P.J. O'Brien

P.J. O'Brien has whiskies, a long brass topped bar and no kilts on the waitresses. Older crisply dressed Irish gentlemen can almost always be found sharing a story or a...


Parlour Deep Dish Pizza / Restaurants

38 Wellington Street Website
Parlour Deep Dish Pizza

Parlour Deep Dish is not your everyday online pizza delivery service. The project generated some buzz (and raised a few eyebrows) before its launch in October as a covert enterprise...


Petit Four Bakery / Restaurants

187 Bay Street 416.368.1221 Website
Petit Four Bakery

Petit Four is the smaller (and cheaper) sibling to FOUR Restaurant. Tucked near the Commerce Court entrance at Wellington and Bay, the strictly take-out operation serves fresh sandwiches, salads, soups...


Petite Thuet / Baked Goods

1 King St. West 416.867.7977 Website
Petite Thuet

Petite Thuet is Marc Thuet's best move yet. Finally, a place dedicated to showcasing what the local celebrity chef does best: fresh breads and hearty comfort food to take home....



Pizza2Go / Restaurants

Union Station
Pizza2Go

Living in Montreal is a dream come true for the student on a budget. Cheap downtown eats are a dime a dozen, and because there's so much choice, it's not...


Portico / Restaurants

15 Richmond St East 416.601.3774 Website
Portico

Portico is an Italian restaurant located inside the Cambridge Suites Hotel. It's a good option for guests who don't want to make the effort to go outside of the hotel...


Prairie Girl Bakery / Baked Goods

18 King Street East 416.504.2253 Website
Prairie Girl Bakery

Prairie Girl Bakery only does cupcakes. No coffee, no tea, no other light bites. Just cupcakes--two sizes, and a variety of flavours. And it's just as well, since its vanilla/vanilla...


Prairie Girl Bakery (First Canadian Place) / Baked Goods

100 King St. West 416.504.2253 Website
Prairie Girl Bakery (First Canadian Place)

Prairie Girl Bakery has opened its second location in Toronto, this one in the PATH inside First Canadian Place. Already, it's more popular with office workers lining up for a...


Quinn's Steakhouse & Irish Bar / Restaurants

96 Richmond Street West 416.367.8466 Website
Quinn's Steakhouse & Irish Bar

Quinn's Steakhouse & Irish Bar is found on the southern end of the Sheraton Hotel on Richmond Street West. The menu is a mix of steakhouse and pub favourites with...


Real Sports Bar / Restaurants

15 York St. 416.815.7325 Website
Real Sports Bar

The Real Sports Bar at Maple Leaf Square is a mammoth man cave - an adult's arcade and according to ESPN the best sports bar in North America. Call it...


Reds Wine Tavern / Restaurants

77 Adelaide St W 416.862.7337 Website
Reds Wine Tavern

Reds Wine Tavern, a place known for power lunches and after work drinks in the core of Toronto's Financial District, has totally has reinvented itself after a month-long closure. Every...


Richmond Station / Restaurants

1 Richmond St W 647.748.1444 Website
Richmond Station

Richmond Station is the highly anticipated first restaurant from last season's Top Chef Canada winner, Carl Heinrich and Ryan Donovan of the well-loved West Side Beef. The duo, who both...



Richtree Natural Market / Restaurants

14 Queen St. W. 416.506.0400 Website
Richtree Natural Market

Richtree Natural Market has taken over the entirety of the Eaton Centre's former South-end food court. The new space right at the mouth of the Queen TTC station encompasses eleven...


Ritz-Carlton Toronto / Hotels

81 Wellington St W 416.585.2500 Website
Ritz-Carlton Toronto

The Ritz-Carlton Toronto is hard to miss. Being (a part of) Toronto's eighth tallest skyscraper, its got both street presence and some spectacular views. About to celebrate its first...


Rosewater / Restaurants

19 Toronto Street 416-214-5888
Rosewater

The Rosewater has undergone a bit of a makeover and rebranding and is no longer called the Supper Club. Inside, the space is split over two levels and is often...


Ruth's Chris / Restaurants

145 Richmond St. West 416.955.1455 Website
Ruth's Chris

Ruth's Chris is a global steakhouse chain with one location in Toronto inside the Hilton Hotel....


Sam James (PATH) / Cafes

150 King St W Website
Sam James (PATH)

Sam James (PATH) just wrapped up its inaugural week and its momentum at close shows no sign of slowing down. I stop by the third and newest location on a Friday...


Shangri-La Hotel Toronto / Hotels

188 University Avenue 647.788.8888 Website
Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

The Shangri-La Hotel is Toronto's newest luxury hotel. Known for it's impeccable service and amenities, the hotel is adjacent to Momofuku Noodle Bar but also boasts its own signature restaurant,...


Shizen Spa / Fashion Stores

8 Colborne St 800.958.3488 Website
Shizen Spa

Shizen Spa, the original location, sits within the Cosmopolitan Hotel, but there are also Shizen locations within the Pantages Hotel, as well as at Horseshoe Resort. Private suites for...


Shoe Floor at Hudson's Bay / Fashion Stores

176 Yonge St. 416.861.9111 Website
Shoe Floor at Hudson's Bay

The Shoe Floor at Hudson's Bay flagship Toronto location is a whopping 50,000 square feet and holds everything from Sketchers to Louboutins. There's something here for everybody....



Soup Market / Restaurants

222 Bay Street 416.304.1383 Website
Soup Market

The Soup Market lives in the bowels of the E&Y Tower on Bay Street. Throngs of soup-seekers gather here at lunch for some tasty take-out soup. Offerings change everyday, but...


Soup Nutsy / Restaurants

222 Bay Street 416.304.1383 Website
Soup Nutsy

At the Soup Nutsy it's hard to believe that anything that started as a running gag on a sitcom could be this good, but it is - service is (suitably)...


Spa My Blend (Ritz Carlton) / Fashion Stores

181 Wellington St. West 416.572.8000 Website
Spa My Blend (Ritz Carlton)

Spa My Blend by Clarins (The Ritz-Carlton's spa -- which received the lofty title of World's Best Hotel Spa from Travel + Leisure magazine in 2013) got a makeover from...


SpeakEasy 21 / Restaurants

21 Adelaide St. West 416.601.0210 Website
SpeakEasy 21

SpeakEasy 21 is a new sleek cocktail lounge in Scotiabank Plaza. Where most prohibition-style pubs aspire to an air of secretiveness, this 1920s-inspired venue is entirely on display, walled with...


Stock Restaurant / Restaurants

325 Bay St. 416.306.5800 Website
Stock Restaurant

Stock Restaurant is where to eat when hunger pains strike at the Trump Hotel. Found on the 31st floor, the II by IV designed restaurant includes an outdoor patio as...


Suits Lobby Lounge / Bars

325 Bay St 416.306.5800 Website
Suits Lobby Lounge

Suits Lobby Lounge is nothing if not convenient. Nestled in the corner of the Trump Tower lobby, it makes for an ideal place for a post-work cocktail for the Bay...


Sukhothai (Wellington) / Restaurants

52 Wellington St East 647.351.4612 Website
Sukhothai (Wellington)

Sukhothai has expanded from its modest roots in Regent Park to a more modern, expansive space on Wellington St., just east of Yonge....


Sweet Lulu (Temperance) / Restaurants

350 Bay St. 416.203.2228 Website
Sweet Lulu (Temperance)

Sweet Lulu has two locations in Toronto including this one at Bay and Temperance. The fast-food style noodle chain serves up relatively cheap bowls "design your own" rice and noodle...



Sweet Temptations / Grocery Stores

130 King St W 416.364.1461 Website
Sweet Temptations

Sweet Temptations is a great place to explore candies of your youth, which, unfortunately, comes with the realization that your youth is now over. A can of Garbage Can-dy can...


Taco Del Mar / Restaurants

127 Bremner Blvd Website
Taco Del Mar

Taco Del Mar on Bremner Blvd. represents the first Toronto location of this North American taco and burrito conglomerate. Don't go here expecting Chino Locos though. The menu (and quality)...


Thai Express / Restaurants

40 King Street West, Scotia Plaza 416-594-9595
Thai Express

If you are a frequent visitor of the Scotia Plaza food court, chances are you are familiar with Thai Express - one of the latest MTY Group franchises to hit...


Thai Island / Restaurants

130 King Street West 416.203.7745
Thai Island

Thai Island is a quick service restaurant in the TD Centre Food Hall. It's a popular lunch options for meat, veggie and tofu combos with noodle and rice. They all...


The Antler Room / Restaurants

146 Front St. West 416.731.3161 Website
The Antler Room

The Antler Room opened late last year in what was once the overflow space for the Loose Moose, acting as a separate venue with live music and a booze-friendly menu....


The Beer Academy / Grocery Stores

75 Victoria St. 416.366.1786 Website
The Beer Academy

The Beer Academy isn't trying to take over the world. It took me some time to wrap my head around the idea that the newly-renovated former home of Duggan's Brewery...


The Blue Chip Truck at City Hall / Restaurants

110 Queen Street West
The Blue Chip Truck at City Hall

The Blue Chip Truck is a well established late-night stop in Toronto, located right in front of City Hall. Whether heading home after a night of dancing, shopping on Queen...


The Chase Fish & Oyster / Restaurants

10 Temperance St. 647.348.7000 Website
The Chase Fish & Oyster

The Chase Fish & Oyster is the more casual of the two restaurants that have opened in the historic Dineen Building at Yonge and Temperance. Located on the ground level,...



The Chase Toronto / Restaurants

10 Temperance St. 647.348.7000 Website
The Chase Toronto

The Chase is the upstairs component of the highly anticipated pair of restaurants that have just opened in the Dineen Building at Yonge and Temperance. Located on what was formerly...


The Fox / Restaurants

35 Bay Street 416.869.3535 Website
The Fox

The Fox is a stone's throw away from the ACC, and is one of the newest options where to have a bite to eat before the game. The restaurant combines...


The Gabardine / Restaurants

372 Bay Street 647.352.3211 Website
The Gabardine

The Gabardine is located in the heart of the Financial District at Bay and Richmond. I came here for the first time on my own around three on a Thursday...


The Keg (Financial District) / Restaurants

165 York St 416.703.1773 Website
The Keg (Financial District)

The Keg has multiple locations throughout Toronto, but this one in the Financial District upholds the area's penchant for high-end decor, and you can enjoy your meal inside or on...


The Loose Moose / Restaurants

146 Front St. West 416.977.8840 Website
The Loose Moose

The Loose Moose, located downtown at Front and University, claims to have the largest draught selection in the city. While we can't say we've verified that 100 per cent, they...


The Men's Salon / Fashion Stores

100 Front St. West 416.364.7995 Website
The Men's Salon

Located in the basement of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, this full service establishment offers everything from shaves and haircuts, to pedicures, manicures, facials and scalp massages. A two-chair room...


The Shore Club / Restaurants

155 Wellington St. West 416.351.3311 Website
The Shore Club

The Shore Club is a Canadian steakhouse chain with locations in Ottawa, Vancouver and, now, downtown Toronto. On the menu are a long list of meat and seafood options like...


TOCA Restaurant / Restaurants

181 Wellington St. West 416.572.8008 Website
TOCA Restaurant

TOCA is the destination restaurant at the still new-feeling Ritz-Carlton Toronto. When making a visit here, it is absolutely necessary to tell everyone that you're going to the Ritz. But...



Tom Jones / Restaurants

17 Leader Lane 416.366.6583 Website
Tom Jones

Tom Jones is one of Toronto's surviving old guard of original steakhouses. It has been in its charming little home in the shadow of the King Eddy since 1966, and...


Tony's Men's Hair Styling / Fashion Stores

1649 Bayview Avenue 416.488.0226
Tony's Men's Hair Styling

In business since 1959, and operated by Amri Khatib since 2003, Tony's Men's Hair Styling offers a minimalist take on the traditional barber shop. New chairs and a sparse yet...


Toronto Athletic Club / Fitness Clubs

79 Wellington St. West 416.865.0900 Website
Toronto Athletic Club

The Toronto Athletic Club has lake views and a 38th floor penthouse pool that deservedly draw the suit-wearing Bay street crowd. There's a large spinning studio with flat screens for...


Toronto Ladies Gym / Fitness Clubs

67 Richmond St. West 416.367.5356 Website
Toronto Ladies Gym

The Toronto Ladies Gym caters only to men. That's right, the name is a misnomer and if you haven't clued in that this is sarcasm then you really need to...


Troika Vodka Boutique / Bars

95 King St. East 416.361.0404 Website
Troika Vodka Boutique

Troika Vodka Boutique is a lounge inspired by Russian elegance, located on the cusp of the Financial District. Prior to my visit, I did what any red-blooded Canadian who loves...


Truefitt & Hill / Fashion Stores

161 Bay St. 416.640.1210 Website
Truefitt & Hill

Truefitt & Hill is a haircutting shop for the executive class, and preferably by appointment. Toronto's two Truefitts are in the business district, where the barbers wear ties and work...


Trump Hotel Toronto / Hotels

325 Bay Street 416.214.2800 Website
Trump Hotel Toronto

The Trump Hotel Toronto combines luxurious hotel rooms and condominiums in a primo location. Located at Bay and Adelaide, the building is typical Trump--pseudo art deco, gilded gold upon gold, showing...


Turf Lounge / Restaurants

330 Bay Street 416.367.2111 Website
Turf Lounge

Turf Lounge is something of a throwback to an older Bay Street, one that conjures up the dark-hued masculinity popularized by Mad Men over the last few years. While by...



Umi Sushi Express / Restaurants

100 Wellington St. West
Umi Sushi Express

Umi Sushi Express innocently calls it a bonito hot dog. As I stand amid a teeming mass of hungry Financial District suits however, my disbelief at what I'm seeing gives...


Vertical Restaurant / Restaurants

100 King Street West 416.214.2252 Website
Vertical Restaurant

Vertical Restaurant occupies prime space on the second floor of First Canadian Place. With a patio, swish dining room and a couple private rooms it's a prime spot for Bay...


Volos / Restaurants

113 Richmond St. West 416.861.1211 Website
Volos

Volos is the best thing to happen to Greek food in Toronto since forever. Housed in the space formerly home to Mediterra, this sleek restaurant serves up lunch and dinner...


Walter Beauchamp Tailors / Fashion Stores

145 Wellington Street West 416.595.5454 Website
Walter Beauchamp Tailors

Walter Beauchamp's history reaches back to 1908 and have suited men and soldiers in its time. Buying a suit there is like buying part of Toronto's heritage, but truthfully there's...


Wellington Club / Fitness Clubs

111 Wellington St. West 416.362.2582 Website
Wellington Club

The Wellington Club is a massive fitness club in the Financial District that has recently been taken over by Extreme Fitness. The best thing about this club is the squash...


Z-Teca / Restaurants

199 Bay Street (Commerce Court) 416.862.9200 Website
Z-Teca

Z-Teca just opened and already it has the look and attitude of a burgeoning burrito chain. It probably doesn't help (or hurt, depending on your preference) that their first location...



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