Restaurants of the 70-80s in TO

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Restaurants of the 70-80s in TO

Postby Heather » Fri May 16, 2003 5:28 pm

The Fiesta was way-cool. So was the Bloor Street Diner in the original location (2nd floor on the north side of Bloor, beside Holt Renfrew) in the early days - I loved the black and neon pink decor. Another hang-out was the Metropolitan, which was on the east side of Yonge, just south of Charles (I believe it's an Aldo's shoe store or something now). The original location of Toby's on the south side of Bloor (around Bellair) was loads of fun...back in 1980.


Restaurants of the 70-80s in TO

Postby smokalotapot » Mon Mar 29, 2004 12:05 am

Fran's was fun,but the food was like dennys(DUMPSTERS)the yonge st one was the most entertaining,and probly is still memory of that place to me is when the bus boy dropped the tray of dishes,smashed every thing,he got the loudest applause and howls!for me i used to drink at Freddy's bond hotel.there were always more staff than customers,and the lounge act usually catered to my requests,as sometimes me & the girlfriend were the only ones there!us & a grand piano!

Restaurants of the 70-80s in TO

Postby Lee » Mon Mar 29, 2004 9:47 am

I remember going to the Groaning Board to see the Cannes award-winning international commercials.

For dancing I remember Nutsn'Bolts and Dominoes.

And for bands I remember first The Horseshoe, then The Edge then Larry's Hideaway - all projects of the 2 Garys I believe.

Restaurants of the 70-80s in TO

Postby smokalotapot » Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:27 pm

HEY DOES ANYONE REMEBER "THE PORTS"last time i was in TO i think it's a @%$#ing office building now,progress?and i understand the GASWORKS is gone?oh well no more chronic ear damage!!

Restaurants of the 70-80s in TO

Postby asa » Fri Apr 02, 2004 10:01 am

How about....."The Club at..Richards" or here's another one.....I think the name of the place on Yonge street just south of Bloor was called...'Century 66'. Does anyone remember the name? It was a cool place.

Restaurants of the 70-80s in TO

Postby kaos » Mon Apr 05, 2004 4:51 am

How about-

The Betty Ford XXIV (Or roman numerals like that)
Bovine Sex Club
The Fifth Dimention
Lee's Palace & The Elmo (Sure, still about but they WERE back then as well..)
And that one with all the TV's that were pulled apart & encased in steel... What was that one called? AHH! Catch-22...

And more I'm sure

Restaurants of the 70-80s in TO

Postby Anonymous » Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:57 am

Anyone remember "Grannies" kitty-corner to the Royal York or whatever the hell they call that hotel now? Or what about "Whaler's Wharf"? Great seafood!

Restaurants of the 70-80s in TO

Postby Anonymous » Thu Apr 15, 2004 5:09 pm

Oh yeah, wow, the 80's. I always enjoyed eating at McDonald's back when they had fully sized restraurant at Sherway Gardens mall. Good times.

Restaurants of the 70-80s in TO

Postby TLEJ » Sun Apr 18, 2004 7:36 am

"Hey Earl where's Beverly?" 'She's at Richards' "What's the matter you guys break up or something?" 'NO...THE CLUB AT RICHARDS!!"

This was a commercial on CFNY.....Anyone remember it? And how about the club at RICHARDS!!! Neat place.

Restaurants of the 70-80s in TO

Postby Anonymous » Tue Jul 06, 2004 12:19 pm

The Fiesta was the best! way cool very New York.
Clubs - The Edge (the Two Garys' club at Gerrard and Church - Teardrop Explodes, John Cale, The Police, Chelsea, etc etc), Larry's Hideaway (hell-hole but great bands - I saw Husker Du, Chris and Cosey, Nick Cave, Gun Club, Rain Parade, Hunters and Collectors etc etc etc), Crash n' Burn (brief but fantastic punk club), the Cabana Room (King & Spadina - L'Etranger, Rheostatics), great shows at the concert Hall (The Beat, Iggy Pop, Psychedelic Furs, Cramps, Jam, REM etc etc etc)
Dance Clubs, Domino's Nuts n' Bolts, Voodoo and does anybody remember Start Dancing?...

Restaurants of the 70-80s in TO

Postby Dave Holden » Sat Jul 10, 2004 3:00 am

I used to love the Bloor St. Diner in its original location. Also, The Bam Boo Club on Queen St. Remember Ruddfu... errrr... Fuddrucker's in Bramladesh? Always plugged by the 'ny staff... until (apparently) the big staff party when everyone got food poisoning and all the interns and janitors got their big on-air breaks! (did that really happen or did I just smoke too much pot in High School)
Dave Holden

Restaurants of the 70-80s in TO

Postby Percival » Mon Jul 12, 2004 2:06 pm

There wasn't much I could afford "in the good old days" but there were several that were a bit of fun. The Bloor Street Diner for certain, even though I grew sick of the pink very quickly. Amato, The Big Slice, Cora's. Most of the time though it was just street meat picked up from the hot-dog guy at Queen and University.

As for the bars, it was hard to pin down one place that was more fun than another really. From the Silver Rail to Club Noir, to RPM, to The Phoenix, to The Lizard Lounge to Savage Garden and then, occasionally, to Sanctuary (b4 Starbucks).

I think really that my personal fave ends up being RPM. Sure that $8 cover was a bit much, but get there at just the right time and you could actually go through the buffet two or even three times.

Restaurants of the 70-80s in TO

Postby Spirit Admin (Admin) » Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:48 pm

I think my favorite club was always RPM, especially after 2 am when all the wannabes had gone home. I was the Thursday jock at the Lizard Lounge for quite a while, and did weekends at PM Toronto (at the Dome, it's now Second City) - does anyone remember that place?

How about Astralight in Mississauga, the all-ages converted hockey arena where they snagged Chris Sheppard to do Friday nights?
Spirit Admin (Admin)

Restaurants of the 70-80s in TO

Postby Jason Paris » Tue Jul 27, 2004 5:49 pm

Just curious, where did the Bloor Street Diner used to be located?
Jason Paris

Restaurants of the 70-80s in TO

Postby Anonymous » Wed Jul 28, 2004 4:01 pm

Bloor Street. (rimshot)



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