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Please help me prioritise: Business trip to Toronto

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Please help me prioritise: Business trip to Toronto

Kelly | Jun 6, 2014 04:49 AM

Hi Toronto 'hounds --

I'm eagerly looking forward to my first trip to your city tomorrow (coming from Brussels). Would be even more excited if I had real free time, but I'll be trying to cram a couple of eating opportunities around a busy conference schedule.

I've got a short list of restaurants I'd like to try:

Actinolite
Bar Isabel
Momofuku Daisho or Noodle Bar
Grand Electric
Richmond Station
Carbon Bar
Buca
Hopgood's

Are there any, from recent experience, that you'd toss off the list? Conversely, are there one or two that you would tell a Toronto visitor that her life lacked meaning unless she tried them?

And a more specific question: A Toronto-based colleague has booked us for dinner at Canoe. Can't quite put my finger on why, but I'm not thrilled by their website/menu. In terms of sheer deliciousness, would Hopgood's or Actinolite get the nod over Canoe? (I care nothing for fanciness and views!)

FWIW, I'll be staying at the Holiday Inn Downtown Centre on Carlton St.; my conference is at the Sheraton Centre on Queen St. No car.

Thanks so much for your thoughts!

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