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60's style Diner in Toronto

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Hello,

Anyone know of a 60's diner in Toronto, coming from LA to do a photoshoot and the client wants a 60's kitchy diner to shoot it in. Ideally, bright and colorful in the cheesy way!

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  1. new and shiny or original and a bit grungy?

    1. The Bus Terminal at Danforth and Coxwell -
      http://www.doublecrossed.ca/?showimag...
      http://www.tasteto.com/2007/03/22/the...

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      Bus Terminal
      1606 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C1H6, CA

      1. well, there's Johnny Rokets. I'm not sure how a 60's restaurant would look like, but @ Johnny's they got the old retro looking restaurant. (I am guessing its more of 80's style since it was founded that year, but with some google'ing its looks about the same).
        As for location, there's one at Toronto Life Square located on dundas station

        1. The George Street Diner has a pretty good look.

          1. Gale's is definitely authentic 60's. It'll take considerable propping to be cheesy.

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/389250

            Good luck.

              1. There's Patrician Grill on King E and also one @ Logan and Gerrard (I think it's called Logan Grill) Jim's restaurant on Queen E., There's one on Carlton, between Church and Sherbourne on the south side...

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                1. re: currycue

                  Yes, Logan Grill gets a lot of film shoots. Never really see many people eating there, so renting it out is an easier way to make some money. The light is pretty good. (I shoot full time, so I'm always looking for this.)
                  Gale's was used in Hairspray. Very small and grungy, but totally authentic.

                2. Is there a finder's fee?...Marimba!