My Weekly Toronto Shenanigans
I had heard a lot about Underground Garage which is an upper level casual bar on King West… I know, the opposite of both its name and location. Straight, off a Maple Leaf win before they ultimately lost, Garage was full of fans in jersey, women in flats, and Blue Ribbon beer. All in all, a casual, fun place to have a drink and dance. Get there early though! The place is small and fills up quickly.
On Mother’s Day I went to see The Great Gatsby at Fairview Mall. A lovely film; I recommend it for those who liked Moulin Rouge and like Leo!
For dinner we went to Asian Legend, located in a plaza at Finch and Leslie. The place is your typical Asian restaurant: countless servers coming and going, delicious stir-fries… and long waits. Finally, we got take out.
The Hot Docs Volunteer Party was that evening. I’m sure I’m allowed to now divulge where it was… the Steam Whistle Roundhouse! Oh how excited I was! I got a tour: built in 1929, The Roundhouse cleaned and maintained trains coming and going from Union Station. It closed in 1988. But, in 1999, Steam Whistle Brewing took it over, and now it houses all their brewing needs!
A great place for cheap beer and great onion rings, W Burger Bar at Younge and College. I met my a friend there after work for a 9.99 pitcher! I know, pretty great.
Just north of Carlton on Church sits Hair of the Dog, I’ve written about it before. To recap: great food (original chip nachos), a Canadian craft beer list, and a lovely intimate patio make for a great time.
Finally this weekend, I am heading out like some many of the Greater Toronto Area, to my cottage. A typical Canadian experience and a welcome change, as much as I love Toronto! See you next week!