There's a new restaurant in Chinatown that my friends and I had DimSum at this past Sunday. It's called Golden Leaf (who are also the same owners as King's Garden on King St.) They are right beside Swatow.
The food has the same (high) quality as its sister location but this Golden Leaf concentrates more on less formal chinese cuisine - ie, wonton noodle soup dishes, chow mein, rice dishes, etc.
Although they did not have an extensive selection on their Dim Sum menu, I was told that since they are new, they are currently experimenting with their dishes (to monitor success or not). However, whatever we did order was extremely tasty and satisfying.
Please note that the style of cuisine and service is more comparable to the Chinese restaurants that you will find in Richmond Hill. They are managed by restauranteurs who are more sophisticated than your average mom and pop resto in Chinatown. Therefore, the prices are a little higher, but well worth it.
Thought I would also mention another selling point - The washrooms are clean and the floors are not sticky!!!
I really think that it's a great relief to have this new breed of restaurants in Chinatown - Asian Legend, Shanghai Lily, Golden Leaf, etc. It's a great way to raise the bar without compromising the great taste of the food.
I will be going there to dinner later this week..so I'll give you a report on that experience too..