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Jul 7, 2008 05:54 PM

Diner near Carlton?

I've been reading up on where to eat in Toronto and I've come across 3 message boards that say there is a great diner near my hotel (Days Inn) on Carlton. Of course they don't give the name or location. Does anybody know what it could be?


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  1. Is it the one on the SE corner of Church and Carlton? Not sure about the name but I drive by each day. I'm sure that another CH will know its name.

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    1. re: Zengarden

      Studio restaurant? i wouldn't say it's anything memorable.

      1. re: thenurse

        I wouldn't call Daybreak a diner, it's more of a brunch place to me. I wouldn't consider it a "great" place either. Just OK for big portions of breakfast food.

      2. Perhaps they meant Fran's which is at College and Yonge? It's not know for its food, but it's kind of a Toronto landmark, I suppose...

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        1. re: foxymoron

          Im 50 and my parents used to go to Fran's before the Maple Leaf Games at he old Maple Leaf Gardens (before my birth)

        2. Could be The Senator, on Victoria, just south of Dundas, a short walk from your hotel. It's a vintage diner, well preserved, but if you're over 4 feet tall you won't enjoy the uncomfortable seats, and having had a burger and fries there recently I would say that the food has gone downhill, but perhaps I should have ordered something else.
          There is another place just next door (west of, same side) to your hotel, don't know the name, it's subterranean, and looks like a breakfasty/diner type place.
          Agree with the other poster about Fran's - would not eat there even at gunpoint!

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          1. re: KitchenVoodoo

            I really don't understand the appeal of The Senator. We went there and found the food to be decent but very overpriced.

          2. Could also be Chew Chew Diner on Carlton near Sherbourne. Haven't been myself, but has gotten some positive mentions on CH. Here's one recent discussion: