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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.
Restaurant
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“Our favourite place for brunch -- and apparently everyone else’s as well! Get there early on weekends to avoid a lineup. It’s an unpretentious hidden gem with absolutely fabulous food. Closed Tuesdays. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“If you love waffles, don’t miss Starving Artist. Lovely atmosphere, spotty service, waffles, waffles, waffles. Good coffee. Very short walk from here. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Straight down the centre, diner breakfasts and lunches. Not fancy, but solid and good. Good for those who are not in the mood for an ethnic adventure. Bacon, eggs, pancakes etc.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Extremely family friendly (especially popular on Friday evenings), with good Italian food - the seafood is especially good. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Offers a fresh take on Indian cuisine. Owned by Harsh Chawla and sommelier Derek Valleau, the new spot boasts snackable street foods, family style feasts and even a few lighter selections”
  • 27 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“This park runs across a big part of the city. Nice walking trail. Be prepared to see a lot of runners and a lot of dogs!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“This is our go-to place for take-away pizza. Just the right distance so the pizza is perfect eating temperature when you get home with it! They also have an eat-in section. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“The LCBO is the government-run liquor store in Ontario. There’s one at the corner of St. Clair West and Alberta -- just across from No Frills. It’s relatively small, but has a good selection. It sells wine, beer and liquor. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Doce Minho is great for bread and treats but also sells basics such as milk, eggs, juice.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Local coffee shop, good place to set up your laptop if you need to get work done, or just to start your day off right :)”
  • 8 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Simple little Thai-Cambodian restaurant very nearby. Their soups and the golden beef are their stand-out dishes. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The owner Tony is amazing, the coffee is second to none, and you get to see a lot of awesome people grabbing coffee with their cute babies. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Joint
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“Pick up a family meal of BBQ chicken, potatoes, rice and salad for about $25. So good. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“This little Italian joint has the cutest back courtyard, and amazing service. They even offer 1/2 litres of wine, which I find to be the perfect amount for two.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Good food and a nice atmosphere for either a family evening out or a relaxed date. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
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Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Our favourite place for brunch -- and apparently everyone else’s as well! Get there early on weekends to avoid a lineup. It’s an unpretentious hidden gem with absolutely fabulous food. Closed Tuesdays. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“If you love waffles, don’t miss Starving Artist. Lovely atmosphere, spotty service, waffles, waffles, waffles. Good coffee. Very short walk from here. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Straight down the centre, diner breakfasts and lunches. Not fancy, but solid and good. Good for those who are not in the mood for an ethnic adventure. Bacon, eggs, pancakes etc.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Extremely family friendly (especially popular on Friday evenings), with good Italian food - the seafood is especially good. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Offers a fresh take on Indian cuisine. Owned by Harsh Chawla and sommelier Derek Valleau, the new spot boasts snackable street foods, family style feasts and even a few lighter selections”
  • 27 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“This is our go-to place for take-away pizza. Just the right distance so the pizza is perfect eating temperature when you get home with it! They also have an eat-in section. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bakery
“Doce Minho is great for bread and treats but also sells basics such as milk, eggs, juice.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Simple little Thai-Cambodian restaurant very nearby. Their soups and the golden beef are their stand-out dishes. ”
  • 12 locals recommend

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