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IS­LAND FOODS (1182 KING ST W)

Toronto has its fair share of tasty roti spots (shoutout to Pam’s Roti), but Is­land Foods is worth the long line­ups. On the bor­der of the eclec­tic Park­dale neigh­bour­hood, you’ll be quickly charmed by the old-school decor and Trinida­dian twin sis­ters who run the joint. Or­der the shrimp roti and thank me later.

COM­EDY BAR (945 BLOOR ST W)

The “What took you so long?” of Toronto venues, this has been a per­fect ad­di­tion since 2008. Given that the city (and coun­try) are at an all-time high of comedic tal­ent, you’re guar­an­teed a much-needed gut laugh. They’re also open late, when you’ll of­ten find co­me­di­ans at their deliri­ous best, ei­ther on stage or just at the bar.

(224 AU­GUSTA AVE)

In the heart of Kens­ing­ton Mar­ket, this jazz bar is the coolest and co­zi­est joint in the hood. There’s al­ways some­thing mu­si­cally spe­cial hap­pen­ing ev­ery time I step through the doors. The lo­ca­tion is unas­sum­ing yet hard to miss, due to the mas­sive paint­ing of Miles Davis on the front en­trance.

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