While doing my filing, I found an article from the TO Star dated may 26, 04 that I had been saving. (That will tell you how often I do my filing!)
Said article mentions Toronto's Lee Garden and Markham's Magic Wok as Best Chinese Restaurants "for caring enough about quality to serve superior dinners instead of discount lunches. And they are run by brothers. Lee Garden (331 Spadina Ave. 416-593-9524) has been a Chinatown fixture since 1978." Special mention: "the daily soup, the stir-fried Lo-Hong Vegetables in Bird's Nest with Cashew Nuts and specials scrawled on blackboards, i.e. peppered steak with chunks of warm avocado. Cantonese-inspired feast with Szechuan, Hakka and Western touches" - Dinner only, no reservations.
Magic Wok (4331 14th Ave, West of Kennedy Rd., 905-305-6088)is a freestanding eatery opened in 1984 and "relocated to its current digs in 1995". Open only for dinner. Takes reservations. Free parking.