Now that it’s March, we’re already thinking green – and no, we don’t mean spring just yet. We’re thinking Saint Patrick’s Day! Toronto has a great pub scene that hosts some excellent Saint Patrick celebrations. Our first Greenrock Property Management blog of March is dedicated to embracing your Irish spirit and scouting out your Saint Patrick’s destination in Toronto.
We think the best way to celebrate on Saint Patrick’s Day is at a Pub, so order yourself some Shephard’s pie and let the Guinness flow on Sunday, March 17, 2013. The team at Greenrock has rounded up some of the best suggestions for pubs across this city. Check out the festivities with Irish beer and grub, live music and food at one of Toronto’s best pubs.
For residents of Greenrock’s downtown apartment community, Village Green Apartments (50 Alexander Street, 40 Alexander Street, 55 Maitland Street), you have your pick of great locations nearby. We’ve narrowed down a few solid selections within walking distance or easily accessible via TTC.
Pogue Mahone’s (777 Bay St.) gives you the experience of an Irish Alehouse and Pub in the heart of the city. It has an excellent pub menu and an Irish brunch to start the Sunday festivities off right. And though Caesars aren’t particularly Irish, they are particularly delicious, and Pogue’s has a make your own Caesar bar on weekends.
Church Mouse & Firkin (475 Church St.), located in the Church-Wellesley Village is guaranteed to be an excellent party for St. Patty’s! Just remember to get there early, you really have no excuse! This pub is a two minute walk from your downtown Toronto apartment at Village Green.
We’ve previously covered our picks for great pubs and bars within a five to ten minute walk from Davisville Village. We think our selections will still provide great fun to celebrate the Irish way. Another Firkin pub, The Bull and Firkin (1835 Yonge St.) is a large pub and lively spot to lift a pint or two with friends.
The Twisted Kilt Pub and Eatery (1954 Yonge Street) has 22 beers on tap and is just steps away from 45 Balliol Street. Location and atmosphere make this pub is a perfect local option to get a little Irish.
Popular Toronto chain Fionn MacCool’s (1867 Yonge Street) is another fun choice for the evening. If you’re planning on celebrating at this cozy bar, we recommend arriving early in the day! This spot is renowned for their weekly features such as sociable Wednesday and Two Fisted Friday, so we’re sure the staff will have something awesome up their sleeves for Saint Patrick’s.
While not Irish, the Duke of Kent (2315 Yonge St.) is a classic style pub at Yonge and Eglinton. The establishment is two levels and it’s known to be loud, boisterous and dark like a good pub should be. Perfect for Saint Patrick’s celebrations!
North York- Don Mills
We invite residents of our North York apartments at Wingreen Court (2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Wingreen Court North York) to submit their picks for best local options. We like this neighbourhood’s upscale vibe for Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations. Our picks aren’t traditional pubs but the locations guarantee a unique and fun Saint Patrick’s Day.
Bier Markt (7 O’Neill Rd.) has 150 brands of biers from 30 countries around the world. This includes a selection of amazing Irish and European beers. This is perfect spot for beer enthusiasts to sample a number of unique pints.
Jack Astor’s (1060 Don Mills Rd.) at The Shops at Don Mills is incredibly close to Wingreen Court. Take the quick stroll over to this lively restaurant and pub. The staff is friendly, the food is great and pints are plentiful.
No matter where you live in Toronto- it’s worth checking out The Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It begins at 12:00 noon when the procession starts at Bloor and St. George (near U of T’s Varsity Stadium). The parade will continue along Bloor Street down Yonge and finishes on Queen St. at Nathan Philips Square. The parade runs approximately 1-1/2 hours past any given point. The route is easily accessible via TTC from St. George, Bloor & Yonge, Wellesley, College, Dundas and Queen stations.
Greenrock Property Management has apartment communities in the Central, Downtown and North York neighbourhoods of the city. Enjoy the convenience of urban living while exploring a new neighbourhood with nearby transit, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.
May the lilt of Irish laughter lighten every load. May the mist of Irish magic shorten every road… And may all your friends remember all the favours you are owed!