Hart House Gallery Grill Toronto

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So you have explored. You have discovered and now feel like going to a quiet, cozy, almost century old spot to relax? Perhaps have a coffee or a casual Happy Hour drink by the fireplace or better yet, brunch at a table with a view of the sculpture garden in Hart House’s famous Quadrangle? Well, it is time to check this Neo-Gothic styled Toronto secret.

Which ironically is not so much for most U of T students but it is for most Torontonians. So… Shhh… don’t tell anyone. 

Opening its doors November 11th 1911 (Remembrance Day), the Hart House is one of Toronto’s architectural treasures and well worth exploring on the way to your pint or dinner waiting for you on the second floor. Art can be found hanging in public areas for you to you to traverse, in fact the House’s collection of Canadian artist is currently worth around the 10 million dollar. Simply ask at the help desk on the main floor, they will let you know where to go. 

Not to mention walking through U of T campus is a historically pleasant experience, especially during the Summer or Fall. I personally would recommend getting off at the Museum TTC subway station and then strolling your way south through the Philosopher’s Walk path. It definitely adds to the gravitas of the your visit instead of taking the more direct Queen’s Park TTC station route.

Check their website for their curated, Gourmet Menu. I am sure you will enjoy it.

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Mauricio from Toronto

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7 Hart House Circle, Toronto

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Opening Times

Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30, Wed - Thu 16:00 - 19:30, Sun 11:00 - 02:00


For dinner : C$ 20


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