These two areas stretch out from the Don Valley Parkway towards Toronto’s Beach or Beaches neighbourhood. Here are some spots to check out:
- In Leslieville, Descendant serves delicious Detroit-style pizza (square, deep dish pies with the sauce on top).
- Mercury Espresso Bar is a tiny spot in Riverdale/Riverside with a cool vibe. On a typical sitting you’ll be entertained with music alternating between The Beatles and Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor.
- Bergstrom Original features sleek dresses, unusual shoes and striking purses made in Toronto.
The Ritz-Carlton Recommends: Ruby Watchco is a fabulous restaurant run by celebrity chefs Lynn Crawford and Lara Kirk with varying menus that focus on fresh, local ingredients for a lovely Canadian feel.