I will be visiting Toronto in September for a wedding and as I always do when I travel, I would like to experience the new place with new food. My question is... what does Toronto have that is either unique to the region or particularly tasty in that region?
-Southern California has Mexican Food, Chili Burgers/Dogs/Fries and artichoke hearts on pizza.
-Chicago has beef sandwiches, chicago-style pizza and gourmet hot dogs, etc.
-NYC has shawarma, street hot dogs, NY-style pizza, etc.
I've been reading the chowhound boards, but most of the Toronto restaurants I see mentioned look like the usual delicious-but-universal upscale types of eateries. What would a Toronto local recommend to an out-of-towner, for the local experience?
Fast food, hole-in-the-walls, homey-diners, ethnic markets, etc...?