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[Video] Around the Block: Trinity-Bellwoods

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Trinity-Bellwoods, named after the large park that takes up a portion of this area, is a neighbourhood located in the heart of the city, and is a popular go-to destination for Torontonians. Often referred to as a ‘hipster’ neighbourhood, this area is comprised of a younger demographic, and is home to an array of one-off shops, hip bars and trendy restaurants.

Although this neighbourhood is full of endless options, here are some spots we recommend checking out.

Restaurants

  • Terroni (720 Queen Street West)
    Opened in 1992, this is the first of now three Toronto locations. This Italian eatery’s outpost on Queen West is always busy with patrons looking for one of their famous pasta or pizza dishes.
  • The Black Hoof (928 Dundas Street West)
    Owned and operated by Toronto restaurateur Jen Agg, Black Hoof  is for the adventurous eater, with horse tartare and smoked tongue on the menu. It’s a meat centric menu, so if you are a vegetarian you should look elsewhere.
  • Oyster Boy (872 Queen Street West)
    Dedicated to bringing a delicious seafood experience to the masses, their speciality as their name suggests is oysters. They receive regular shipments from harvesters on both the east and west coast, so you are guaranteed freshness.

Bars/Nightlife

  • Bellwoods Brewery (124 Ossington Avenue)
    Opened in 2012 beginning as a small local brewery and pub, they were met increasing demand, and opened their bottle shop next door a year later. With an open air space and large patio, Bellwoods is constantly swarmed with beer lovers and is worth checking out.
  • The Ossington (61 Ossington Avenue)
    Also located on the Ossington strip,  the aptly named The Ossington, is a low-key candlelit bar with nightly events such as trivia and local dj’s on the weekends.

Notable staples

  • Trinity-Bellwoods Park (790 Queen Street West)
    Spanning between Queen and Dundas Streets West, this large urban park is a popular Toronto hangout, especially once warm weather hits. Whether you are sunbathing on a lazy afternoon, reading a book or bringing your dog to the off-leash dog bowl, it’s a must see.
  • The Ossington Strip (Ossington Avenue between Dundas and Queen Streets West)
    Known as a hotspot for trendy bars, restaurants and one off shops, the Ossington strip as many refer to it, is the go-to spot for a night out. Whether you are looking to have a fancy dinner at La Banane, grab an Instagram worthy ice cream sandwich from Bang Bang or hit up a night spot like Baby Huey, this area caters to everyone.

Whether you’re looking to take a walk in the park, immerse yourself in some great food and drink or browse the local shops, the neighbourhood of Trinity-Bellwoods is the perfect choice.

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