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10 Toronto restaurants to dine at during Hot Docs

Tuesday , March 29th , 2016

North America’s largest documentary festival, Hot Docs, takes place from April 28 to May 8, and offers audiences an outstanding selection of more than 200 films from Canada and around the world.

Whether you’re seeking a hot spot for film industry types or a VIP dining experience worthy of rave reviews, Hot Docs is a great time to explore Toronto’s rich and vibrant culinary landscape, starting with the following cast of restaurants.


With its cosmopolitan menu of comfort food classics, this Bloor Street West restaurant is a neighbourhood favourite for brunch, lunch and dinner.


A near-institution in the Annex neighbourhood, this casual pub is home to the city’s best kept secret — a stunning rooftop patio overlooking Toronto’s…


Art comes to life in the form of pizza at this Bathurst Street restaurant that prides itself on using San Marzano tomatoes and flour from Italy to prepare…


Located a short subway ride away from the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, this restaurant provides guests with the perfect blend of American diner meets French…


For your viewing pleasure, this restaurant is set atop the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre, and offers guests outstanding vistas along with fantastic…


Diners at this Dundas Street West restaurant delight in authentic Portuguese cuisine, including tasty seafood and chicken dishes, in a warm and friendly…


With two Toronto locations, this simply delicious Italian eatery specializes in wood-oven-baked Neapolitan-style pizzas prepared with fresh, quality ingredients.


This Dundas Street East eatery is a must-try for comfort food classics such as whole-roasted chicken, smoked meat sandwiches, and spaghetti and meatballs.…


Located on Bloor Street West, this local haunt for writers, journalists and academics is a perfect spot for a casual pre- or post-film meal and drinks.…


With multiple locations throughout the city, this popular plant-based eatery and juice bar is a great choice for vegetarians, vegans and those seeking…

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