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imzen Jan 14, 2011 07:44 PM

Two years ago I had a 6 hour layover in Toronto for the train to Jasper and I had a wonderful food experience. It was a restaurant which had many vendors. I was given a card and you would go around getting your food and they would put the charge on the card. There were sandwiches, salads, a raw bar, desert, wine, beer, fruit, pasta, chicken etc. Does anyone know the name of this establishment? It was the first time I had seen this type of food venue and it was so enjoyable. Many Thanks. I have friends visiting your fair city and wanted them to try it out.

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    piccola Jan 15, 2011 02:33 AM

    That sounds like Richtree or Movenpick -- probably the former, since this was two years ago. I generally like Movenpick better. It's at Yonge and Wellington. Richtree is (I think) in the Eaton Centre now, though I haven't been there since the move.

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      TorontoJo Jan 15, 2011 03:53 AM

      Just to clarify for imzen -- the place you're looking for is the one at Yonge and Wellington in BCE place. It was originally called Movenpick Marche, then was bought and called Richtree Market, but is now back to being a Movenpick Marche. BCE Place is stunning and worth a visit. The food at Marche? Meh.

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        Gary Jan 15, 2011 06:05 AM

        Yes, definitely, imzen wants the new Marche in Brookfield Place (formerly known as BCE Place). Brookfield Place is just northeast of Union Station; you can enter either from Bay St or Yonge St.

        http://marche.moevenpick.com/#/restau...

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          imzen Jan 15, 2011 04:31 PM

          Thank You. I remember it was in a very upscale type building with interesting architectural beams. Richtree Market sounds familiar. What do you think of the food experience there? It was the perfect beginning to an amazing cross Canada train ride!

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            myriam5555 Feb 13, 2011 06:51 PM

            I work in Brookfield place so have eaten at Marche more times than I care to admit. The food is very mediocre, but if you like the novelty of the multiple vendors, you'll probably have a good experience, especially given the addition of nostalgia. You could visit the hockey hall of fame and st. lawrence market and make an afternoon outing out of it.

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