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24 hr eats in downtown toronto

mikom Sep 3, 2007 02:43 PM

hi guys....i will be in toronto, somewhere near the old mapleleaf arena i think.

can anyone suggest a 24/7 place to eat/snack. at that hour, a diner would be fine, but i would like to hear of other options. it doesn't have to be in the vicinity, but not far either,,,,and with easy parking.

also,,,,is there chinese or korean?


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  1. vorpal RE: mikom Sep 3, 2007 04:33 PM

    There's always Fran's just west of Yonge on College, but the few times I've been there have been quite disappointing. Very boring diner food that I could easily make better at home. I guess it would suit the bill if you're having a craving, though, and probably moreso if you consumed large quantities of alcohol before heading there.

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      markdsgraham RE: mikom Sep 3, 2007 06:59 PM

      There's a disgusting Golden Griddle directly across the street. I don't know whether they are 24 hours, but there are lots of Chinese places on Spadina between College and Queen that are open long enough after the bars close to have your post-party meal. There is parking on Spadina at night.

      At Bloor just east of Bathurst there is Mel's Diner, which is twenty four hours and, IMO, excellent at what it does (Montreal diner/breakfast food).

      1. Wiley RE: mikom Sep 3, 2007 07:06 PM

        A 24-hour Korean, if that's what you're after, is The Owl of Minerva, but it doesn't meet your "not far" requirement, unfortunately. Yonge, between Sheppard and Finch.

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          Delish RE: Wiley Sep 4, 2007 12:16 PM

          There is an Owl of Minerva on Bloor between Bathurst and Christie - near Clinton, I think

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          c_snapper RE: mikom Sep 3, 2007 07:47 PM

          7 west on charles and yonge...2 mins drive, or 10 min walk. green p parking nearby.

          i would NOT go to golden griddle or frans

          if you're into chinese, definitely hit up spadina between dundas and college for late night chinese food. rol san, new ho, epan etc.

          I'm not sure what Korea Town(bloor between bathurst and christie) has to offer in terms of late night

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            duder RE: mikom Sep 3, 2007 09:16 PM

            24 hrs. King Palace Pakastani -- if you're not afraid of some heat (Sherbourne and Adelaide).

            1. xtal RE: mikom Sep 4, 2007 08:02 AM

              I'm pretty sure that some of the Chinese restaurants on Dundas near Elizabeth (between University & Bay) are open 24 hours.

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                KevinB RE: mikom Sep 4, 2007 11:55 AM

                Two spots a little farther north are People's Foods at St. George and Dupont (about 2 blocks north of Bloor) for burgers, sandwiches, and so on. Just a few lights farther west is the Vesta Lunch (Bathurst & Dupont), a typical lunch counter. Both offer a pretty weird ambiance late at night, but there's generally easy parking nearby, the food is basic but tasty, and neither will kill your wallet.

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                  estufarian RE: KevinB Sep 4, 2007 12:52 PM

                  People's now closes at 10 pm.
                  Vesta is still open all-night but does fall short on food quality (compared to People's).

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