Oliva

Oliva

3190 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4N 2L1

Call: 416-483-9990

Oliva is a growing café with several locations in Toronto. We decided to visit the Yonge & Lawrence space which has been a welcome addition to the Lawrence Park neighbourhood. Oliva offers a cozy spot to get some work done, meet friends or enjoy a cup of joe. It is a small and bright spot that offers healthy sandwiches, pastries and salads along with hot and cold beverages.

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Amano Pasta

Amano Pasta

65 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E6

Call: (647) 350-0092

A place for those who want to pause for breath on the way home from work in Toronto’s busiest commuter hub. Located on the lower level of the west wing of Union Station at the corner of York and Front Street, this open concept restaurant offers coffees and baked goods, as well as handmade pastas and salads. Its pastas made fresh daily with contemporary Canadian influences have helped Amano Pasta move to the top spot on BlogTO’s Top 10 Restaurants near the Sony Centre in Toronto

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Spirit of York Distillery Co.

Spirit of York Distillery Co.

12 Trinity St, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Call: (416) 777-0001

In the heart of the Distillery District, popular for both tourist and locals, you’ll find the Spirit of York tasting room.  In a heritage building, this fun spot allows you to view all the distillation equipment while sampling their liquor creations- either by a tasting flight or in a fancy cocktail.

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Cucina di Paisano

Cucina di Paisano

865 York Mills Rd #8, North York, ON M3B 1Y6

Call: (416) 222-5487

This Italian eatery is located in the Don Mills & York Mills neighbourhood serving up generous portions of flavorful food in a friendly environment.  The staff are attentive without being pushy and are happy to accommodate special requests. Service animals are also welcome!

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The Social Gardener Cafe

The Social Gardener Cafe

1326 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1Z1

Call: (416) 465-6021

After attending an east end Jane’s Walk I found myself enjoying a cup of coffee at The Social Gardener Cafe. Beyond serving excellent coffee, the cafe is a social enterprise project of the Riverdale Hub, and is designed to provide opportunities for training and skill-building for marginalized women in the Riverdale/Gerrard East community.

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Tosto- Leaside

Tosto- Leaside

609 Roehampton Ave, Toronto, ON, M4P 1S7

Call: (416) 322-0609

Tosto Quickfire Pizza Pasta is an Italian food lovers dream located in the heart of Leaside at Bayview and Eglinton. Tosto aims to serve delicious, premium food in a quick and affordable manner. The pizza dough and pasta are made fresh in-house daily by expert chefs for an authentic and fresh taste. Tosto also offers a selection of appetizers, salads and sandwiches.  

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Virtuous Pie

Virtuous Pie

611 College Street, Toronto, ON M6G 1B5

Call: (647) 729-9943

Virtuous Pie, originating in Vancouver, has just settled its first joint in Toronto, more specifically in the heart of Little Italy. The restaurant has accommodations with an accessible, modern space where you can enjoy Italian tastes of plant-based food options, as well as desserts for lunch or dinner.

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La Carnita- Eglinton

La Carnita- Eglinton

130 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON M4P 2X9

Call: (647) 351-0130

Looking to add a little spice in your life? La Carnita on Eglinton Ave has you covered with a variety of tacos, churros, original cocktails and more. This location is just a few blocks east of the accessible Eglinton Station on line 1. There are also several public parking lots in the area surrounding the restaurant.

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