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FrankieLymon Feb 2, 2010 06:43 PM

I will be visiting the enchanting city of Toronto soon with my girlfriend. It will be her first time in Canada, I have been priviliged enough to spend time in Vancouver and Montreal. If anybody feels like taking the time to give some suggestions that are within a 30 minute walk type distance of the downtown area it would be much appreciated. Nothing too expensive please ($20-25 CAD entrees at the most). Chinese is what we like the most and will be staying close to Chinatown. My gf mentioned her boss had come back from Toronto talking about her meal at "Blowfish" and from what I know about her boss, I knew it would be places like that we want to AVOID. Trendy hype jobs, small portions. See and be seen garbage. We looked it up and sure enough I was right, had a good laugh. Big portions are fantastic, love a hearty breakfast place, maybe some carribean food, etc. thanks Ontario

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    FrankieLymon RE: FrankieLymon Feb 2, 2010 08:01 PM

    The Hoof Cafe looks good

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      Tor.hound RE: FrankieLymon Feb 2, 2010 09:25 PM

      It is good but I don't know that The Hoof fits your request for "not to expensive". But if your a meat lover might be worth it.

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      Livingtoeat RE: FrankieLymon Feb 3, 2010 03:40 AM

      Here are some message strings that were written by/for previous visitors to Toronto that you may find interesting:

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/678994

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/675487

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/665808

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/660906

      To boil it all down for you, good breakfast places downtown are:

      The Senator http://www.thesenator.com/

      Aunties and Uncles http://auntiesanduncles.ca/

      The Patrician Grill http://www.thejewelsoffood.com/index.... http://www.restaurantica.com/on/toron...

      St. Lawrence Market is a Toronto foodie's Mecca. Lots a places to grab a bite. Good Chinese can be found in the downtown Chinatown (Spadina and Dundas).

      Good luck, have fun, and welcome to one of the most wonderful cities in North America!!

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