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HELP.... Yonge & Front Buffet Brunch recommendations please

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Chris P Bacon Nov 15, 2010 05:45 AM

A large group of us will be getting together for the Santa Claus parade near Yonge & Front and we want to find a good brunch place that will keep the kids busy and the adults satisfied

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    andyman Nov 15, 2010 06:17 AM

    I would suggest Hot House at Church and Front if you can get a reservation!

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    Hot House
    35 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5E 1T3, CA

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      Gary Nov 15, 2010 06:55 AM

      Since the Santa Claus parade ends near there, everything will be extremely packed at that time. In fact I live nearby and tend to stay away at that time every year because everything is a madhouse of crowds, street closures and cranky traffic cops.

      Hot House was the first place that came to mind for me, too, but it's extremely busy on a normal Sunday so you will need to call ASAP to make reservations. If that fails, another option might be the newly re-opened Marche in Brookfield Place, which is big enough to hold a large group and is sort of a buffet, I guess. As fallback there is also the new Fran's diner at Front St East and Scott, though it's quite small and the food is hit and miss. And it's not a buffet.

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      Hot House
      35 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5E 1T3, CA

      1. Herb Nov 15, 2010 07:23 AM

        You and 300,00 others looking for exactly the same. Bring a sandwich.

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          Chris P Bacon Nov 15, 2010 10:30 AM

          That's what I was afraid of... I was hoping for some other possible buffet options other than the Hot house :(

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            phoenikia Nov 15, 2010 10:45 AM

            How much are you prepared to spend? Victoria's inside the King Eddy (east of Yonge on King) has a buffet brunch that's considerably better than Hot House. It costs around $50 pp, but there might be a reduced rate for children. Not sure if you and your friends would want to spend that kind of money on your children. I'm sure some chowkids would love going to the King Eddy for brunch.

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            Hot House
            35 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5E 1T3, CA

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              Chris P Bacon Nov 15, 2010 11:42 AM

              Yeah umm not so much lol... I think $20-$30 pp is fair :)

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                sillybuns79 Nov 15, 2010 02:41 PM

                Tundra at the Toronto Hilton has a breakfast buffet in your price range. It's about 1 km from Yonge and Front, but it's very close to the parade route.

                There's also a free pre-parade breakfast at Yonge-Dundas Square that's being provided by President's Choice. I don't have high expectations for the food, but the kids would probably enjoy the magicians and face painters that will be there.

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