What do you get, when you assemble some of Toronto’s most hyped restaurant chefs & baristas? You get Assembly Chef’s Hall, where 17 chefs from some of Toronto’s hottest restaurants serve up their signature dishes! The 18th spot acts as a rotational pop-up for local & visiting chefs to test new concepts. Some highlights from the launch party include: 1. Mini Bara-Chirashi from Shari, by Chef Jackie Lin. We were pleasantly surprised by the freshness of the sashimi but a bit alarmed by the high prices for each bowl of chirashi – hopefully they’ll be able to maintain the quality once Assembly Chef’s Hall isRead More →

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Situated on Ward’s Island by the boardwalk, The Rectory Café is a cozy, picturesque restaurant with a cottage feel. The Rectory was a residence built in 1948 and is one of the last original buildings still remaining on the island since Metro Toronto’s razing of the island in the 1960s. The restaurant boasts a large patio with direct views of Lake Ontario and the Leslie Spit. Rectory had been a regular spot for island locals and visitors, but unfortunately, due to the flooding in the summer of 2016, Rectory Café is set to close its doors for good after Thanksgiving. It’s incredible that just 20 minsRead More →