Everyone has their favourite neighbourhood or bar or park but have you thought hard about which street corners in Toronto rule the most? We did. Why? That’s a good question and one that we will think about and get back to you at a later date.
In the meantime here is the 100% definitive, super-official list of THE best street corners in Toronto south of Bloor (with a few exceptions).
Dundas & Ossington
When you have The Communist Daughter, The Dakota Tavern, Lakeview Lunch, and TPL one one corner, you’re just winning.
Augusta & Baldwin
The heart of one of the coolest and most unique neighbourhoods in Canada.
Queen & Carlaw
A mix of gentrification and hipster charm and also the western gateway into Leslieville. Soon the downtown relief subway line will have a stop on this corner upping the cache.
Jones & Gerrard
The hub of an up-and-coming area in the east-side. Great pubs, Chicago deep-dish pizza are just the beginning.
Queen & Strachan
The entrance to Trinity Bellwoods park and the place to be for ‘day-clubbing’ on Queen West. Nothing to do on a sunny Saturday afternoon? Tri-Bells is a no-brainer. Not to mention great cafes and a sweet indie book store across the street.
Queen & Spadina
Respect the OG Toronto street corner. While mostly retail now, this corner is still at the centre of so, so, so many things to do from The Horseshoe Tavern, cafes, and a short walk to any number of cool areas including Chinatown, Kensington, and King West.
Queen & Gladstone
Because you want to sign Karoake at the Gladstone’s Melody Bar. The Beaver, Drake, Beaconsfield, Hollywood Cone, the list goes on. Spend hours wandering.
Queen & Broadview
This already great corner is about to get 1000x better with the opening of the (drool) Broadview Hotel.
Dundas & Crawford
The North entrance to Trinity Bellwoods Park and a hop skip and jump to Ossington and Little Italy, this corner rules.
Queen & Bathurst
You’ve got personality Queen & Bathurst. You won’t be defined with a mix of trendy indie shops and restos, chain pizza joints, and dive bars. We love you forever.
Bloor & Christie
Home of an underrated Toronto Park – Christie Pits and some great Korean food. It’s got a subway stop to boot.
Bathurst & Dupont
Underrated. It’s nice to get a bit North of Bloor every once in a while. This hub is surrounded by some great neighbourhoods and has one of the coolest diners in the city – Vesta Lunch.
Danforth and Broadview
According to some Scientists, this street corner is the nexus of the Universe and known to throw off the earth’s magnetic fields.
Danforth & Greenwood
One of the most up and coming areas on Danforth this corner is rammed with great bars and restaurants and very close to the hidden gem Monarch Park.
Parliament and Carlton
The hub of Cabbagetown, which is one of Toronto’s oldest most historic neighbourhoods. Take a hike eat and pet the goats at Riverdale Farm or grab some of the best pub food anywhere at the House on Parliament.
Front and Jarvis
Right beside St. Lawrence Market and The Esplanade, this is a great place to spend a warm afternoon before grabbing any number of nearby transit connections to your night-time destination of choice.