The organizers love tango, as much as they love good coffee, good food, good wine and nice accommodation that is close to all the actions in a metropolitan city like Toronto. The Tango8Fest team is happy to make your tango adventure in Toronto a fabulous one.
We didn't receive any benefit by recommending these places, they are either tried and trusted by us or Toronto Tango Community, or are goodies we found online.

GETTING AROUND

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BY TTC TORONTO PUBLIC TRANSIT

It is CAD$3 every trip, connecting all the subway trains, buses & streetcar. When taking TTC, remember to take a transfer ticket upon paying or using a token. You will need that in order to change to different vehicles.
Closest Airport
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)
You can walk to downtown through underground tunnel. Or enjoy a short ferry ride, or take a free shuttle bus to downtown Union Station. From there these locations, you are only $10 taxi ride to venue, or 8 minutes by subway to Queen's Park station.

From Pearson Airport
Look for a TTC sign in the Arrival Halls. From Terminal 1 Terminal 3 you can take the Airport Rocket Bus #192 going to Kipling Subway station. Pay $3 on bus, get the Transfer Ticket when paying and continue your journey from Kipling Station to downtown Spadina Station, keep the transfer and change to 510 streetcar to get off at Nassau Street. Walk into Cecil St. on the left for 2 blocks and Beverley Halls is right there on the corner of St. George and Beverley St.

From Metro Toronto Bus Terminal
The Metro Toronto Bus Termianl is located on Bay St. at the north of Dundas. You can simple take Dundas streetcar all the way to Beverley Street. Turn right and walk along Beverley St. until Cecil St., you will find us on the corner.

BY CAR

There are plenty of free parking spots under the Beverley Halls and adjacent parking lot (with permit). Street parking is free on Beverley St. after 9pm till 6am. You should also be able to find a lot of paid parking on Dundas St., and Baldwin St., paid cover parking on Huron St. & College St.

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GOOD STUFF in Toronto

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FOR THE COFFEE LOVERS

> Jimmy's Coffee

The Lattes are are strong and chocolaty, and they do have a few locations near the venue in downtown. All of them furnished with vintage furniture and is one of the most cozy place to brew your "Tangover" away.

191 Baldwin Street in Kensington Market    Map It !
King West - 107 Portland Street   Map It !

> Bicerin Espresso Bar, 37 Baldwin St.(Fair Trade)

Organic, Fair Trade Coffee in a quiet and sunny little room one block away. Coffee is medium strong and perfect for afternoon.   Map It !

> Cafe Pamenar, 307 Augusta Ave.

Good quality Lattes with Stylish rustic loft Interior in Kensington Market . It's a small hidden door between 2 stores and as you walk in, it's a whole different world  Map It !

> Voodoo ChIld, 388 College St.

Serves light brunch and good coffee plus baked goodies and variety of tea. The place is not big but really popular  Map It !

Well...of course there is Starbucks.

It is just half a one block away. You can see it from the entrance of venue.

FOOD & WINE

> Gusto 101 (Brunch . Lunch . Dinner)

Rustic, cozy and reasonable priced Italian restaurant in Fashion District serving great pizzas, pastas and salad with very fresh ingredients. Perfect for Brunch, Lunch or Dinner.
They also have decent house red and white wine at $1 per Oz. Plus a good selection of wines by glass and bottles.
Full of people rain or shine. Make sure you have reservation in advance.   Map It !

> BUCA (Brunch . Lunch . Dinner)

Highly recommended to spend your brunch there. Right under the high value loft designed by Philip Stark with beautifully presented brunches, prosecco with quality ingredients. Favorite Dish. Duck egg with scallops, pinenuts and prosciutto crunch.  Map It ! 604 King St W.

> Portland Variety (Brunch . Lunch . Dinner)

Located in the prime Fashion District in Toronto. Right under the high value loft designed by Philip Stark with beautifully presented brunches, prosecco with quality ingredients. Favorite Dish. Duck egg with scallops, pinenuts and prosciutto crunch.  Map It !
604 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M6

> Kinton Ramen (Lunch . Dinner)

Real Al Dente Japanese soup noodles on Baldwin St. close to venue. The hearty hot soup keeps you warm and energized, definitely good quality food for low prices. And everything taste better by adding a marinated soft boiled egg.  Map It !

> Bodega (Lunch . Dinner)

French Bistro on Baldwin St. with a twist of Spanish and Mediterranean touch to the flavor. Nice a la carte menu for brunch and dinner quite a nice selection of wine and beer. It is unpretentious with old world charm. You get a prix fix of $25 for lunch and $35 for dinner.  Map It !

> Krepesz - Crepes and Coffee (Breakfast . Lunch)

Small Crepes Restaurant in Kensington Market serving Czech Republic version of freshly made Crepes. Decent lattes and beers on tap to go with crepes with different flavors.  Map It !

> Insomnia, 563 Bloor St W

Nice Brunch and fusion dinner. Asparagus pasta with Walnut Pesto is definitely tasty. They also have 50 cocktails on list and late night snacks till 2am.  Map It !

> Guu SakaBar, 559 Bloor St W

Japanese Sake Bar with great food and a 5 course tasting menu for $30. A big bottle of sake is only $29 for sharing.  Map It !

> Big Smoke Burger (Organic beef option)

If there is some point in life that you fancy a burger, go for this one! They have organic burgers freshly cooked at this local joint in Fashion District.  Map It !

> WVRST

It is a beautiful beer and sausage restaurant. Quite a stunning sight of 50 types of beer on tap on a giant wall, plus list of sausages from all over the world, including wild games.  Map It !

> Bier Markt King West

Located in the Fashion District, A little pricy but they carry up to 150 types of beers from around the world.  Map It !

> Pomegranate restaurant, 420 College St.

Recommended by our beautiful Tanguera, Popular Persian/Iranian¬†in Kensington Market. They close pretty early and make sure you get a reservation.  Map It !

Vegetarian, Fair Trade, Organic or Sustainable

> FRESH on SPADINA, 147 Spadina Av. (Vegan & Sustainable)

Recommended by our Tanguero, they serve great menus of vegetarian food and made-to-order juice.  Map It !


 

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LIVE
Walking Distance

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Hotel OCHO

What a coincident! The boutique named HOTEL OCHO is right on Spadina & Suilivan, a short walk away from Tango8Fest. Beautiful space with nice restaurant and bar on ground floor. And we go there every other Sunday for fresh draft beer from tap, it's only $5!!

Bond Place Hotel

65 Dundas Street East

Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre

30 Carlton Street, M5B 2E9

University of Toronto New College Residences

40 Willcocks Street

Baldwin Village Inn http://www.baldwininn.com/

9 Baldwin St.

Beverley Place

226 Beverley St.
Two x two-storey restored Victorian homes right next to the venue.

10 Minutes by TTC

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GLOBAL GUEST HOUSE

9 Spadina Road

Located in Annex in the heart of downtown Toronto on Bloor & Yonge. It is a small traditional guest house

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Downtown

335 Jarvis Street, M5B 2C2

Glengrove At Maple Leaf

390 Queens Quay West, M5V 3A6

Super 8 Downtown Toronto

222 Spadina Avenue, M5T 2C2

Fine with 15-minute drive?

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Comfy Guesthouse & Suite

250 Gerrard Street. East
http://www.comfyguesthousetoronto.com/rates.html
Very affordable room rates and suites

Isabella Hotel & Suites

556 Sherbourne Street, M4X 1L3 

Courtyard Living Hostel

287 Parliament Street, M5V 2Z6 Toronto, Canada
real good price and a streetcar ride will take you to 2 blocks from venue

 

PLAY

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The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

Only one block away on 317 Dundas St. W from venue. It's nice space with beautifully designed cafe outlooking Dundas West. Perfect for sunny, rainy or even snowy day. The Store is filled with gorgeous, interesting and beautifully designed stuff. Don't miss it!

The Lakeshore

Weather is still nice in November and you can walk or take a small streetcar ride all the way to see the beautiful lake, now full of concerts, a beach, a music garden, art shows and more...

Location and Contacts

Polish Hall, 206 Beverley Street, Toronto, Canada

Phone: +1.647.621.2368

Email: info@tango8fest.com

Web: http://www.tango8fest.com