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brunch/lunch near canon theatre

We are attending a matinee of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum on Sun Jan 2. Are there any decent places to have brunch/lunch nearby? I was thinking of the Senator. All suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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  1. The only place that i know close to the Canon is the Senator, but their food is sub-par

    1. And come to think of it, I think that Harlem serves brunch and it is in walking distance from the Canon

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      1. re: kwass

        Thanks for the suggestion. It looks great.

      2. Sorry, just me again...I haven't been there myself yet, but If you don't mind about a 15 minute walk, I hear that Fire on the East Side is really good!!

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        1. re: kwass

          I've been to FOTES for brunch. I'd never go back. Crowded, rushed service, ordinary food.

        2. You'll spend the same amount of $$ at Queen & Beaver and have a much nicer meal.

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          Queen & Beaver
          35 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G, CA

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          1. re: Herb

            Thanks Herb...I have been wanting to try FOTES...but now you've saved me a trip

            1. re: kwass

              I like FOTES. I've always had what I consider good value for money food. Nothing special but better than many places of the space price point. I've been probably a dozen times over the years.

              1. re: kwass

                Hey, some people like being raced through not very good Eggs Benedict while crammed into a corner.

                1. re: Herb

                  I've never had that experience. Never rushed, never sat in a cramped corner. Food is ok but nothing in that hood is better than ok imo.

                  I'm a fan of the Queen and Beaver and you'll see I've recommended then a lot in the past but I think FOTES is a good value for money. Unlike places such as Fran's, Bloor Street Diner, etc.

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                  Bloor Street Diner
                  55 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M4W1A5, CA

            2. I'll second the Queen and Beaver recommendation. Original brunch menu, great service, and it's about 5-7 mins walking distance from the Canon.

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              1. re: Nella Kay

                Thanks to everyone for the great suggestions. Unfortunately we were running late so we ended up at the Senator. I enjoyed the huevos rancheros and mr leny liked his melted ham & cheese sandwich very much. Prices are a bit high but the servings were quite generous and the service was great. The bonus was the decor - I am a sucker for wood booths. Booths of any kind really. I find them really cozy and romantic.