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30 Best Food Spots in Scarborough

30 Best Food Spots in Scarborough…     People often overlook Scarborough as a foodie’s paradise.. but I am telling you, it is the place to be for good eats! So many options and ethnicities to choose from.  Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world and Scarborough definitely showcases that through its restaurants. Whether its fast food or dine in, most of these establishments have been around for decades and there is a reason. Quality AND Quantity. Great Service and Great Prices.  Yes, Downtown Toronto is known as the ‘it’ spot for great restaurants and bars, but ever notice that some don’t last very long? Scarborough eateries have established a reputation for high quality of food, level of service and most importantly the price points - hence their sustainability.     Take a look at our top choices:  Federicks - 1920 Ellesmere Rd  Type - Hakka  Samosa King/Embassy - 5210 Finch Ave Cuisine Type - Indian  Armenian Kitchen - 1646 Victoria Park Ave Cuisine Type - Middle Eastern  ACR Hot Doubles - 2680 Lawrence Ave E Cuisine Type - Caribbean  Diana’s Oyster Bar and Grill - 2105 Lawrence Ave E CuisineType - Seafood  Fishman Lobster Clubhouse  - 680 Silver Star Blvd CuisineType - Asian  Perfect Chinese Restaurant - 4386 Sheppard Ave E. Cuisine Type - Chinese  Johnny’ s Hamburgers - 2595 Victoria Park Ave Cuisine Type - North American  Len Duckworth’s Fish and Chips - 2282 Kingston Rd Cuisine Type - North American  Ten-Ichi Japanese Cuisine - 4814 Sheppard Ave E Cuisine Type - Japanese  The Roti Hut - 351 Pitfield Rd Cuisine Type - Caribbean  One 2 Snacks - 8 Glen Watford Dr Cuisine Type - Malaysian  Mamajoun Armenian Pizza - 209 Ellesmere Rd Cuisine Type - Armenian  Smith Brothers Steakhouse - 880 Warden Ave Cuisine Type - North American  Congee Queen 3850 Sheppard Ave E. Cuisine Type - Chinese  Chris Jerk Caribbean Bistro - 2570 Birchmount Rd Cuisine Type - Caribbean  Babu - 4800 Sheppard Ave E. Cuisine Type - Indian/Sri Lankan  The Wexford - 2072 Lawrence Ave E. Cuisine Type - North American  Remezzo Italian Bistro - 3335 Sheppard Ave E. Cuisine Type - Italian  The Royal Chinese Restaurant - 3587 Sheppard AVe E. Cuisine Type - Chinese  Fahmee Bakery - 119 Montezuma Trail Cuisine Type - Jamaican  Drupati’s - 1085 Bellamy Rd Cuisine Type - Caribbean  Hopper Hut - 880 Ellesmere Rd Cuisine Type - Sri Lankan  Gourmet Malaysia - 4466 Sheppard Ave E. Cuisine Type - Malaysian  Karaikudi Chettinad Indian Restaurant - 1225 Kennedy Rd  Cusine Type - Tamil and South Indian  Jatujak - 1466 Kingston Rd Cuisine Type - Thai  Fratelli Village Pizzeria - 384 Old Kingston Rd Cuisine Type - Italian  Agincourt Bakery - 3059 Pharmacy Ave Cuisine Type - European  Tara Inn - 2365 Kingston Rd Cuisine Type - Irish  Aoyama and Sushi Restaurant - 2765 Victoria Park Ave Cuisine Type - Japanese     We didn’t rank them from 1-30, simply for the fact that they are all very very good - satisfaction gauranteed. Next time you are feeling a bit pekish or ‘hangry’.. stop by one of these spots, tell them EastGTALiving sent you.  Happy Eats!     Sources:  Arti Patel - The Huffington Post Canada  Ashley Allinson - The Toronto Food Blog

30 Best Food Spots in Scarborough…


People often overlook Scarborough as a foodie’s paradise.. but I am telling you, it is the place to be for good eats! So many options and ethnicities to choose from.

Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world and Scarborough definitely showcases that through its restaurants. Whether its fast food or dine in, most of these establishments have been around for decades and there is a reason. Quality AND Quantity. Great Service and Great Prices.

Yes, Downtown Toronto is known as the ‘it’ spot for great restaurants and bars, but ever notice that some don’t last very long? Scarborough eateries have established a reputation for high quality of food, level of service and most importantly the price points - hence their sustainability.


Take a look at our top choices:

Federicks - 1920 Ellesmere Rd
Type - Hakka

Samosa King/Embassy - 5210 Finch Ave
Cuisine Type - Indian

Armenian Kitchen - 1646 Victoria Park Ave
Cuisine Type - Middle Eastern

ACR Hot Doubles - 2680 Lawrence Ave E
Cuisine Type - Caribbean

Diana’s Oyster Bar and Grill - 2105 Lawrence Ave E
CuisineType - Seafood

Fishman Lobster Clubhouse  - 680 Silver Star Blvd
CuisineType - Asian

Perfect Chinese Restaurant - 4386 Sheppard Ave E.
Cuisine Type - Chinese

Johnny’ s Hamburgers - 2595 Victoria Park Ave
Cuisine Type - North American

Len Duckworth’s Fish and Chips - 2282 Kingston Rd
Cuisine Type - North American

Ten-Ichi Japanese Cuisine - 4814 Sheppard Ave E
Cuisine Type - Japanese

The Roti Hut - 351 Pitfield Rd
Cuisine Type - Caribbean

One 2 Snacks - 8 Glen Watford Dr
Cuisine Type - Malaysian

Mamajoun Armenian Pizza - 209 Ellesmere Rd
Cuisine Type - Armenian

Smith Brothers Steakhouse - 880 Warden Ave
Cuisine Type - North American

Congee Queen 3850 Sheppard Ave E.
Cuisine Type - Chinese

Chris Jerk Caribbean Bistro - 2570 Birchmount Rd
Cuisine Type - Caribbean

Babu - 4800 Sheppard Ave E.
Cuisine Type - Indian/Sri Lankan

The Wexford - 2072 Lawrence Ave E.
Cuisine Type - North American

Remezzo Italian Bistro - 3335 Sheppard Ave E.
Cuisine Type - Italian

The Royal Chinese Restaurant - 3587 Sheppard AVe E.
Cuisine Type - Chinese

Fahmee Bakery - 119 Montezuma Trail
Cuisine Type - Jamaican

Drupati’s - 1085 Bellamy Rd
Cuisine Type - Caribbean

Hopper Hut - 880 Ellesmere Rd
Cuisine Type - Sri Lankan

Gourmet Malaysia - 4466 Sheppard Ave E.
Cuisine Type - Malaysian

Karaikudi Chettinad Indian Restaurant - 1225 Kennedy Rd

Cusine Type - Tamil and South Indian

Jatujak - 1466 Kingston Rd
Cuisine Type - Thai

Fratelli Village Pizzeria - 384 Old Kingston Rd
Cuisine Type - Italian

Agincourt Bakery - 3059 Pharmacy Ave
Cuisine Type - European

Tara Inn - 2365 Kingston Rd
Cuisine Type - Irish

Aoyama and Sushi Restaurant - 2765 Victoria Park Ave
Cuisine Type - Japanese


We didn’t rank them from 1-30, simply for the fact that they are all very very good - satisfaction gauranteed. Next time you are feeling a bit pekish or ‘hangry’.. stop by one of these spots, tell them EastGTALiving sent you.

Happy Eats!


Sources:
Arti Patel - The Huffington Post Canada
Ashley Allinson - The Toronto Food Blog

Press Release - Healthy first-time buyer segment expected to bolster GTA home sales

 For immediate release

 

Healthy first-time buyer segment expected to bolster GTA home sales

in 2015/2016, says RE/MAX Hallmark Homebuyer Survey

41 per cent of first-time surveyed buyers are single

 

Toronto, ON (October 5, 2015) –  First-time purchasers represent almost one-third (32 per cent) of surveyed homebuyers seriously intent on making a move over the next 18 months in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), according to a survey released today by RE/MAX Hallmark Ltd., one of the country’s largest real estate franchises.

The RE/MAX Hallmark GTA Homebuyer Survey, conducted among 505 prospective purchasers between Sept. 22 and Sept. 28, 2015, is a barometer of home buying intentions for the remainder of 2015 and 2016. Despite challenges in terms of housing affordability and availability, especially evident at entry-level price points, surveyed first-time buyers are ready to move forward with their plans of homeownership.

“We initially set out to gauge how the convergence of negative influences, including the ‘technical recession,’ stock market volatility and global uncertainty, would impact homebuying activity in the GTA,” says Ken McLachlan, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Hallmark Ltd.  “What we found was the key to the underlying strength of the overall market – a healthy first-time buying segment.”

In the next 18 months, surveyed first-time buyers intend to spend an average of $455,000 on their first home, with a mean downpayment of 22 per cent.  More than 50 per cent will utilize the Home Buyer’s Plan to realize homeownership. One in four surveyed first-time buyers will receive help from family/gift. The survey also found that 57 per cent of first-time buyers are millennials – 18 to 34 years of age.  Forty-one per cent of first-time buyers are single. 

“A new picture is emerging in terms of the first-time buyer,” says McLachlan.  “They’re a key player in today’s market.  They’re young and fiscally responsible.  Fifty-eight per cent are currently renting.  Six out of 10 – 61 per cent – are looking at properties in the City of Toronto, in close proximity to employment and transportation.  Nearly half are seeking homes priced under $450,000.”

Homeownership will likely take the form of a condominium apartment for many, especially those purchasers who favour the downtown core.  While 56 per cent of surveyed first-time buyers prefer single detached homes, condominium apartments rank second at 44 per cent.  The suburbs also have a following, with 39 per cent of first-time buyers planning to make their moves outside of the 416 area code.

“The emphasis that millennials, in particular, place on homeownership is especially interesting,” says McLachlan. “It appears that owning a home is just as coveted by those born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s as in previous generations.”

The challenges, in terms of achieving homeownership, are vastly different than those their parents faced, explains McLachlan.  Low interest rates make the timing ideal to enter the market, but the threat of higher rates down the road has proved disconcerting for many.  Furthermore, rising housing values in large centres such as the GTA have limited choice for first-time buyers, with compromise on size and location a given in most neighbourhoods.  Yet, 84 per cent of surveyed first-time buyers believe that buying a home now is a good financial decision for them/and their families.

Survey Methodology

From September 22nd to September 28th, an online survey was conducted among 505 Angus Reid Forum panel members who are GTA residents aged 18+ and intend to purchase a home in the GTA in the next 18 months.

RE/MAX Hallmark

RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd. is one of the largest real estate franchises in Canada, with more than 700 sales associates operating out of 10 offices throughout the Greater Toronto Area and Muskoka Region. The team specializes in all aspects of real estate, including residential, recreational and commercial properties.  RE/MAX Hallmark is firmly entrenched in the communities it serves through its involvement in Children’s Miracle Network and grassroots fundraising initiatives. Visit the RE/MAX Hallmark website at: www.torontohomesandcondos.com

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For more information:


Ken McLachlan, Broker-Owner                             

RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd.                               

416.565.4572                                                        

ken@remaxhallmark.com     


Eva Blay-Silverberg

Point Blank Communications

416.505.0627

eva@pointblankcommunications.ca