1. Dundas West/Little Portugal
Now that the breakneck speed at which Ossington was morphing from sleepy hipster strip to the hottest ‘hood in the entire city has slowed, Dundas West is taking over. The length of Dundas between Ossington and Dufferin is packed with great spots to eat & drink, and they just seem to keep multiplying. Mr. Flamingo packs ‘em in nightly, Essen is doing stylish comfort food you can only wish your Mom used to make, and Nathan Isberg’s Atlantic (where diners barter for food or pay what they think the meal is worth), was recently given a rave review by Giles Coren, head resto critic at The Times of London. Plus, bars like The Dock Ellis, Get Well, Bambi’s, and Unloveable are just a few places in the ‘hood worthy of your booze money.