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Sep 8, 2008 10:58 AM

good fancyish lunch place in gay village?

So I'm new to Toronto and live in the gay village (Wellesley & Church). My parents are visiting and will take me (and several friends) out to brunch/lunch on Sunday for my birthday and I was hoping for some recommendations. I don't really care about what cuisine, I just want a delicious meal at a nice place! Easy walking distance is definitely preferable.

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  1. Not sure what your definition of "fancyish" is, but you could try Wish @ Charles & Yonge.

    1. Try "Fire on the East Side" at Yonge and Gloucester. The food is usually quite good. It is popular and therefore quite busy. Some of the staff and patrons are also easy on the eyes. If the weather holds out, there is a patio in front. They have a website, too.

      1. Not too many great choices in the village. Fire on the East Side (FOTES) is probably your best best for brunch if you want something within walking distance. Fuzion is better food but it's more of a dinner place. If you want to walk a bit further south King East has a number of good brunch places including Le Petit Dejeuner (might be tough to fit a crowd). Toba is very good for brunch and could accomodate a crowd.

        1. Oh yeah. Don't go to Zeldas!!!!!!

          1. I live in the hood also, brunch and wish and fire on the east for sure are you best bets. If you walk down Gerrard to Parliment you'll open up to a few other choices, but that may be out of walking range.