It seems the price of a decent loaf of bread in the GTA nowadays is about $3.50-$4 or thereabouts. Some designer loaves are higher, some ethnic loaves somewhat lower. I'd be intrigued to learn which loaves Chowhounders regard as their favorites from bakeries across Toronto. Whether under or above the $4 average, let them be loaves you continually go back to for their consistently good taste and which you regard as well worth the price, whatever it might be.
And just to start us off, let me mention my favorite, the Calabrese loaf by Nino D'Aversa, which I stumbled upon a few years ago. Nino D'Aversa's is a small chain of Italian bakeries whose loaves are also available at Highland Farms (I get mine at Highland Farms on north Dufferin St.) and perhaps other major markets as well. For $1.89, it's a big loaf with a good crunchy crust and airy, slightly chewy innards that seems to keep its taste and flavor for four or five days, and, even after five days, still makes good toast for several days more. In my view, a mad buy, though not something I buy every time out, variety being important. But I always come back evertually to that Calabrese loaf.
So what's yours?