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The Grange

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Address: 317 Dundas St. W. | (at McCaul St.), Toronto, Ontario M4A 2P9, Canada
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This restored brick home is open to the public and formerly housed the Art...

This restored brick home is open to the public and formerly housed the Art Museum of Toronto.

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The Grange is a historic mansion built in the 1800s in downtown Toronto and is part of the Art Gallery of Obtario. In fact, it was the original Gallery and was home to a mayor of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2012
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Mississauga, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having lunch in the Grange used to be a complete pleasure. I have always loved sitting at the clean tables in the room with light streaming in from the Grange park, and being able to gaze outside or admire the works of art on the walls. Alas, this past Friday was the second visit in about 4 months where the... More 

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Vancouver
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I honestly want to love this place like I used to. The lobster roll when in season, is fantastic, as are the handmade potato chips. But it feels like, after numerous visits in the last six years, the last year and a half, two years, the service is abysmal. Its members only, but no one checks that at the door... More 

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I make a point to have a leisurely tea or coffee here on every trip. Most relaxing. I must plan better and book ahead for high tea as that looks marvelous.

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Thank Alan E
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The lounge is good for a coffee and pastry, but today we were there for lunch. The food is good, but sitting at a low table, hunched over your meal to keep from dropping food on the floor, is not my idea of a pleasurable meal. If you want lunch, go to Frank instead.

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Thank operalover939
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

You must be a member to go or go with someone who is. Considering an AGO memberships many perks it's well worthwhile. On a very busy Saturday the food was excellent. The service was very laid back and it's a nice place for a leisurely lunch to break up your gallery visit. The building is under some construction outdoors but... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

The Grange, in the 19th century the home of the Boulton family and then the historian and public intellectual Goldwin Smith, is now the members' lounge of the AGO. I liked it better when it was maintained as a historical site, but I can understand that the AGO wanted to put it to a different use. I try to have... More 

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Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

There are some history associated with this building and the park nearby, if you care to read about it. The building is old by the local standard. Not much really.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

When the back aches from standing, and the neck aches from craning, it's time to hurry to the Norma Ridley Lounge. One critical detail: you must be a paid-up member of the AGO. A small price to pay for the comfort of this tucked away spot. The menus are inspired -- fresh, ever-changing, eye-catching, and of course delicious; it's quiet,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

I am almost ashamed to admit that this lounge for members only open for lunch is a major reason why I renew my AGO membership every year ! Located within the old Grange mansion this exquisite café is by far the best place to retreat after visiting an exhibit here. The space offers a choice of sinking into beautiful modern... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

The Grange is a historic mansion built in the 1800s in downtown Toronto and is part of the Art Gallery of Obtario. In fact, it was the original Gallery and was home to a mayor of Toronto and MP. If you are at the AGO, make sure to visit this gorgeous, restored home that is also part of the Norma... More 

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Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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