Notable Now Toronto: June 7, 2013

Just Opened: Burger Priest’s 3rd Location
Everyone’s favourite burger mongers, Burger’s Priest, just opened their third location this week, and this one’s centrally-located for all to enjoy. Occupying a prime spot near Queen and Spadina (463 Queen West), the new location boasts the same burgers we’ve all grown to love, and has just enough seating for a quick bite on-site.

Just Opened: Fika Cafe in Kensington
From Chef Victor Barry (Splendido, The County General) and Nikki Leigh McKean comes adorable new Fika Cafe. Nestled prettily in Kensington Market (at 28 Kensington Avenue), Fika is serving up amazing edibles (many of which are made at Splendido) alongside espresso’s and javas from Toronto-based Pilot Coffee Roasters.

Just Opened: The Wren Pub
A new pub has sprung up on the Danforth, albeit rather east. Serving up classic fare – like guacamole and chips, pork croquettes, brisket sandwiches, burgers, and pot pie – and oodles of libations to whet any palate, The Wren is bringing new offerings to the Greek-cuisine-filled area of Toronto. You can find it at 1382 Danforth.

On June 8 and 9 in the St. Lawrence Market Area (Front Street from Church to Jarvis), get your bark on at the annual Woofstock. North America’s largest festival for dogs, dog owners, and dog admirers, Woofstock is a veritable cute consortium, bringing together pounds of pooches to play the day away as owners peruse services and products to pamper their pups.

TSO Tailgate and Late Night Concert
On June 15, get your tailgates ready for one heck of an evening. Trading in sports for sound, the TSO Tailgate and Late Night Concert combines the best of summer’s favourite pastime with the passion and fervour for instrumentation only the Toronto Symphony Orchestra can bring. Going down outside Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe Street) this is one street fest you don’t want to miss.

Luminato Presents Big Bang Bash
On June 8 at the Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queen’s Park) get ready for a blast as Luminato presents their inaugural fundraiser, the Big Bang Bash. Debuting Viktor&Rolf’s Dolls exhibit as part of the programming, the night will see the ROM becoming even more of an artistic and cultural hub, as attendees will mix and mingle and toast to Toronto’s famed festival. 

Photo courtesy Fika Cafe