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Stay...downtown...food...fun nightlife

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Stay...downtown...food...fun nightlife

My daughters (late 20's) and I (50ish) are going to be in town. Staying either Eaton Centre Mariott or Hilton Garden...Want to be close to active part of town. Also want to check out The Beach and Casa Loma, Market not sure of name. Any suggestions for restaraunts..not too pricey. Tapas? Chinese? Italian? Do we need to check out Little Italy and Chinatown? What are some fun bars in the area?

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1. Re: Stay...downtown...food...fun nightlife


For a nice restaurant, only one block east of the Eaton Centre, is the Senator Diner, at 249 Victoria Street.


I think you're thinking of the St. Lawrence Market.


Toronto is a city of neighbourhoods. I would suggest having a look at the traveller article "Toronto: Neighborhoods" which is here on TA;


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Not much Spanish tapas in town, but check out Guu Izakaya for Japanese tapas: http://www.guu-izakaya.com/toronto.html - it's on Church st. just south of Carlton. No reservations, so go early or late, and be prepared to wait a bit. The place is noisy, boistrous and a lot of fun. And the food is fantastic.

If you want Chinese, yes, go to Chinatown. Asian Legend on Dundas for northern; Swatow on Spadina (or any of a dozen other good places) for cheap. Lee Garden is a place that's a bit more expensive than the Chinatown average and always packed, but mostly caters to white folks (like me).

Italian? So many options. My favourite is Romagna Mia, on Front just east of Jarvis. Not glamorous, but really fantastic, authentic regional cuisine.

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3. Re: Stay...downtown...food...fun nightlife

Little Italy is very busy and a lot of fun in the summer. Your daughters will probably love the energy, the patios, gelato bars, etc. Bar Italia is a mainstay due to their large patio and young vibe, but for great food we love Sorriso just a few doors further east on College.

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Sorriso was great, then not so great, and then gone. There's another shingle hanging over it now. Can't remember what it's called - probably won't last long either.

Personally, I think Little Italy is past it. Foodwise unexciting - more and more cheap sushi, etc. (Sidecar, Negroni and Grace are the exceptions) - and authenticity-wise dead. There are hardly any original Italian businesses left.

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