Eating in Toronto

Downtown Toronto has a wide variety of food and drink options. From the Earth Sciences Centre (where the regular LGM schedule is taking place), walking a few minutes in almost any direction will get you something good to eat.

Where can I eat on campus? (some of these outlets will not be open over the weekend)
Veda–affordable, healthy Indian food (1 minute walk, west)
Toronto Supreme Fries–food truck, dispenses burgers, sausages, fish&chips and, of course, poutine (3 minute walk, north-east)
Sid’s Southside Cafe–cafeteria located inside Sid Smith Hall (100 St. George Street, basement level), with a variety of fast food options (2 minute walk, north)

Or go further and visit The Exchange (inside Rotman South Building, 95 St. George Street, 7 minute walk, north-east) for a pretty credible selection of affordable, fast meals.

For other on-campus food options, check out the map of dining locations maintained by the university:

Where can I eat off campus?
At the corner of Harbord and Spadina (5 minute walk, north): Pig Out BBQ, Papa CEO (limited seating), Cora Pizza (limited seating)

Walk three blocks further west on Harbord and try Harbord House if you want to have a sit-down meal.

On College Street, to the east (7 minute walk, south-east): The Saj (pizza, wraps, pasta); Quick Pita (pita wraps, shawarma, falafel, etc.); Subway (sandwiches);

Walk further east on College for other options, including sushi and burritos.

On College Street, to the west (8-10 minute walk, south-west): Caplansky’s Delicatessen; Amato Pizza, Butter Chicken Roti.

Walk a little further west on College and get a variety of pub food at Nirvana, or some nachos at Sneaky Dee’s.

At the corner of Spadina and College (6 minute walk, south): Burger King; Popeye’s Chicken; Pizza Nova.

On Spadina, south of College (8 minute walk, south, worth the extra walk): Mother’s Dumplings ; Simon Sushi; Anh Dao (Vietnamese); Sizzler Kabab (Indian-Pakistani).

Walk one block further south on Spadina and go to Kom Jug Yuen (popular, affordable Chinese) or Seor Ak San (Korean).

Kensington Market (12 minute walk, south-west)
A simple listing of restaurants will neither do justice to Kensington Market, nor encompass all of the options available there. Kensington Market is small, about 600 metres from its northern end (College Street) to its southern boundary (Dundas Street West), and half as wide. In that small area, you can find burritos, vegetarian and vegan food, Jamaican, Thai, Middle Eastern, Greek, Mexian, crepes, grilled cheese, burgers, gluten-free cupcakes, and an entire cafe devoted to pie, among others. Augusta Avenue and Nassau Street have the highest concentrations of restaurants, but the entire Market area is worth a visit.

Where can I get a coffee?
There’s coffee available during breaks, but if you’d like a coffee at a different time, or even just a slightly better coffee, here are some good options:
Moonbean (30 St. Andrew Street, 15 minute walk, south-west)
ideal coffee (84 Nassau Street, 15 minute walk, south-west)
Sonic Cafe (60 Cecil Street, 12 minute walk, south)
L’Espresso Bar Mercurio (321 Bloor Street West, 10 minute walk, north-east)
The Exchange (inside Rotman South Building, 95 St. George Street, 7 minute walk, north-east)
Second Cup (inside the Koffler Student Centre, 214 College Street, 5 minute walk, south-east; also inside Sid Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, east side of building; and another one inside Graduate House, 60 Harbord Street, 5 minute walk, north)
Starbucks (inside Athletic Centre, 55 Harbord Street, 5 minute walk, north)
Tim Hortons (inside Sid’s Southside Cafe (on the basement level of Sid Smith Hall), 100 St. George Street, 2 minute walk, north)