Toronto’s first neigh­bour­hood is a treat for ar­chi­tec­ture and his­tory buffs.

Toronto’s first named ‘hood is an ar­chi­tec­turally sig­nif­i­cant en­clave with a ter­rific mix of old and new.

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BRUNCH SPOT

The “pe­tit” in Le Pe­tit De­je­uner’s name has a dou­ble mean­ing, con­sid­er­ing the space’s charm­ingly small size. The restau­rant serves up Bel­gian-style com­fort food and a deca­dent week­end brunch. 191 King St. E., pe­tit­de­je­uner.ca

MOD­ERN FUR­NI­TURE

Stu­dio Pazo is a mid-cen­tu­ry­mod­ern lover’s dream, packed with 20th-cen­tury fur­ni­ture and de­sign items. Along­side a se­lec­tion of vin­tage teak fur­ni­ture (in­clud­ing the oc­ca­sional piece by leg­endary Cana­dian de­signer Rus­sell Span­ner) you’ll find items from Her­man Miller, Arne Ja­cob­sen, Stel­ton, Royal Copen­hagen and more. 219 Queen St. E., stu­diopazo.com

ARTY DOG PARK

Yes, a big part of Ber­czy Park is a dog run, but you re­ally don’t want to miss the new 16-footwide three-tiered cast-iron foun­tain at the cen­tre. The foun­tain’s 27 dog sculp­tures—with a cat and two birds thrown in for good mea­sure—is truly a sight to be­hold. Plus, it pro­vides an up-close view of the Good­er­ham Build­ing, Toronto’s leg­endary flat­iron. 35 Welling­ton St. E.

COF­FEE HOUSE

Neo’s blends and menu change with the sea­sons, ro­tat­ing in­ter­na­tional roasts and treats, such as Ja­panese roll cakes and Neo choux cream puffs. 161 Fred­er­ick St., neo­cof­fee­bar.com

CITY MAR­KET

The St. Lawrence Mar­ket is one of Toronto’s ma­jor at­trac­tions. The public mar­ket dates back to 1845 and fea­tures a va­ri­ety of butch­ers, bak­ers, cheese shops and more. But you don’t need to be shop­ping for a rack of lamb to jus­tify a visit: the mar­ket is also home to food

and drink ven­dors, as well as an art gallery. 93 Front St. E., st­lawrence­mar­ket.com

COZY BAR

C’est What is one of the homi­est bars in the city, lo­cated in the stone base­ment of a his­toric 19th-cen­tury build­ing. It fea­tures a menu of com­fort food and dozens of taps (all Cana­dian) as well as sev­eral casks, not to men­tion pool ta­bles and a fire­place. C’est What is also well known as a live mu­sic venue—Jeff Buck­ley, Wilco, Feist and Sarah Harmer have all played here. 67 Front St. E., ces­t­what.com

AVANT GARDE THEATRE

For en­train­ment that’s a lit­tle off the beaten path, check out Alum­nae Theatre Com­pany. Toronto’s old­est the­atri­cal so­ci­ety, lo­cated in a cen­tury-old fire­house, has been pre­sent­ing un­usual plays—such as Thir­teen Hands by Carol Shields— since 1918. 70 Berke­ley St., alum­naethe­atre.com

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