Named for its history as a railway intersection, people now meet in this west-end neighbourhood to raise a pint, play pinball or shop for eclectic home decor.
Seafood fiend John Bil doles out an eclectic array of fresh and house-smoked fish at Honest Weight, as well as dishes like mahi mahi ceviche, a choose-your-own-fish sandwich and okonomiyaki, a savoury seafood pancake. 2766 Dundas St. W., honestweight.ca
There’s never a dull moment at 3030 Dundas West, a venue equipped with vintage pinball machines, board games and an in-house art gallery. The kitchen focuses on local fare, with dishes like braised cheek and shank poutine, and a fun twist on chicken and waffles with a peppercorn-béchamel-drizzled fried bird on top of a Parisian crepe. 3030 Dundas St. W., 3030dundaswest.com
Mjölk (pronounced “mi-yelk”) celebrates all things minimalist with lifestyle, housewares and gift items from Scandinavia and Japan, as well as decor finds made right here in Toronto. The selection includes cutting boards, kettles and toys, dining tables, couches and chairs by designers like Luca Nichetto, Osamu Saruyama and Oji Masanori. 2959 Dundas St. W., mjolk.ca
Gerhard prides itself on its curated selection of high-quality, made-in-Canada clothing and lifestyle products for men. Browse everything from outerwear to underwear, from brands like Etat Libre d’Orange,
Malin + Goetz and Reigning Champ. 2949 Dundas St. W., gerhardsupply.com
Discover new and used books (including an ample section of books for kids) at Pandemonium, a Junction shop that also features rare and popular CDs, DVDs and vinyl records. 2920 Dundas St. W., pandemonium.ca
Smash’s curated 4,300-squarefoot showroom is famous for its one-of-a-kind salvaged industrial and architectural items from around the world, including vintage signage, furnishings, fixtures and some local art. 2880 Dundas St. W., smashsalvage.com
Vegans and omnivores alike will enjoy the bounty of delicious delicacies at Bunner’s Bakeshop. Try a maple tahini or chocolate chunk cookie, or order the cocoa buttermilk red velvet cake topped with rich “cream cheese” frosting for someone special.
3054 Dundas St. W., bunners.ca
The Indie Ale House, as its name suggests, independently brews, pours and sells its own beers, including its staple Belgian wit, the Broken Hipster, plus other seasonal taps. The dining room offers a menu of from-scratch pub-style fare like burgers, pizzas and bar snacks. 2876 Dundas St. W., indiealehouse.com
The Hole in the Wall, is exactly what the name implies. Set back from the street, this narrow hangout is a pleasant discovery. Order up a pint of a local draft and dig into the tasty menu of buck-a-shuck oysters and hearty burgers. Stop by for weekend brunch, or for some live music during the week. 2867 Dundas St. W.
Indie Ale House