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Is the Boardwalk in Toronto and the Harbourfront the same thing?

Is the Boardwalk in Toronto and the Harbourfront the same thing?

Old May 21st, 2008, 06:59 AM
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There are several boat tour companies at Harbourfront, and it will not be hard to find a boat to take your tour.

There's only one -- fairly dumpy but pretty good -- restaurant in the St. Lawrence Market, but lots of others within a five minute walk. Best bet is back bacon sandwiches from a takeout counter, eaten on benches outside the market.

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Old May 21st, 2008, 07:26 AM
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What's the name of the fairly dumpy but pretty good restaurant? Or, the name of one in the area?

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Old May 24th, 2008, 01:29 PM
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Hi CD,

Since BAK hasn't responded I'll try to help.

Just outside the St.Lawrence Market, on Front St., beside the Liquor store ( the LCBO) is a popular restaurant called 'Spring Rolls" which serves nice and reasonably priced pan asian food. All types - Thai, Chinese, Korean, Laotian, Vietnamese, etc. Its modern and quite stylish.

Walking East along Front St. (towards the CN tower) you will pass all sorts of restaurants and coffee shops on both sides of the street, including the Hot House restaurant on the opposite (North) side of the street which will be the venue for the Toronto GTG in August.
Also, down the south end of Church street which intersects Front St., you will find a Keg Restaurant (steak), Le Papillon (Quebecois food and creperie) and one of my favourites, the JK Wine Bar which serves really good Tapas style food with or without wine pairings.

Within the market, there are a variety of eating places. On the main level you'll find the famous spicy portuguese chicken sandwiches (delish !, and they're large) or pea-meal bacon sandwiches that BAK referred to. At the back end on the same level, there's a place that sells freshly made and cooked pasta, and another all kinds of fried seafood. Along the East side, you can pick up all the fixin's for a cheese and cold meat picnic.

If you go downstairs, the food choices are larger. A very reasonable chinese food place, a hugely popular Italian place selling veal and eggplant s'wiches and other tasty things, a Greek place, a Japanese place, a creperie with sweet and savouty offerings, and a couple of green grocers selling frest fruit and veg.
Don't expect posh surroundings; it is a market after all and is pleasantly atmospheric.... and fun.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 04:30 PM
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Thank you Mathieu! Wow, what decisions we will have to make! Honestly, we love markets, we have been to many all over the States and loved each and every one! We love tapa's so I must google the wine bar and get the address, but, did I hear liquor store across the street from the market? We always have wine and scotch in our room!
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Old May 26th, 2008, 05:56 AM
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Hi cd,

Yes, the liquor store is just beside the market at the corner of a small lane. It's one of their smaller stores but should have a sufficient selection of wine and scotch (single malt I hope ) for you.

I made a small error in my previous note: when you are walking away from the market along Front St. towards the CN tower, you'll be walking West, not East.

Wellington St., the street above and parallel to Front also has a good selection of mid to high end restaurants and bistros between Yonge and Church streets.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 06:46 AM
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Absolutely single malt!
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