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The HOLE in the WALL

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
West End
Bar, Pub, Canadian
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2867A Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M6P 1Y9, Canada
+1 416-760-7041
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Today
16:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 03:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have become weekly regulars at this place. We usually come over for a nightcap after having beer at the Indie Ale House. They also have a good selection of beers but we come for the cocktails. There is a cocktail menu but Casey is fabulous and you can just tell him what you have in mind and he'll make... More 

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Thank B G
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a stop over in Toronto my adult son took me to this fabulous place, one of his favourite locals and probably not the well kept secret it's name implies because it really is terrific. A friendy, hip and very knowledgeable barkeep guided me through an excellent selection of rich, delicious reds and my son enjoyed a craft beer and... More 

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Thank Suzanne V
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We so much enjoy the early evening meal with a beer. It's a great alternative when we are not in the mood to cook at home. Fantastic neighbourhood place.

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Thank Katja B
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

If you walk too fast down the street you just might miss the entrance, it really is a hole in the wall. A few years ago the city lifted the ban that made the "Junction" a dry area and since then the number of bars have exploded. The Hole is small, with less than 40 seats. They don't take reservations... More 

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Thank RealtorJimChu
Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Nice cosy bar in the Junction area. Good food options with a good selection of beers. Worth a try if in the area.

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Thank bouile
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Drink, that is. The Cosmo is banal drink you would think, but not when concocted by Evan who passes his hands over it, transforming it into a magical brew. The food is good, the atmosphere cozy, the service friendly, but today, December 2016, the cosmo is the takeway. The lentil+cauliflower curry: same deal. Lentils: meh. Cauliflower: meh. But this dish... More 

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Thank deeevaB
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We have been here a few times. It fills up fast since its such a small place. The atmosphere is lively and tight. Live music is a fun touch. Its a bit of a gem.

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Thank Isaura A
Toronto
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1,035 reviews
696 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

So, this is a small place, no reservations, in the Junction. We landed early, around 6:30, and in short order were able to snag a booth for the three of us. Soon after we arrived the flow through the front door was steady and people had long waits, or had to leave. Long waits are worth it, though, because this... More 

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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I'll say one of the coolest neighborhood bars you'll ever see. They have nice Canadian food and impressive line up of beer. Drinks are reasonable $, food is quite tasty ambiance is really really lax.

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Thank Lion-ent
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Great neighbourhood bar. Comfortable, the bartenders are perfect! The food is great too. But oh, the bourbon sours - yum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 03:00
Monday
16:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 02:00
Thursday
16:00 - 02:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2867A Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M6P 1Y9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-760-7041

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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West End
The go-to area for new business start-ups, the spry and creative persona of the West End thrives along its streets. Its independent boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and shops offer brands that can't be found elsewhere. Buildings with ground floor consumer spaces sport up-top artist's lofts, and the West End attracts artists, designers, and fashion industry professionals to its living quarters. It is in the cross-hairs of gentrification, but still resisting it with ironic relish. Hot deals can still be found here on furniture and knick-knacks,. Its call to culinary glory is in its well-priced homemade Polish food, hosting Toronto's go-to spots for hot pierogis and cold borscht. High Park, the largest green space in the city, is a place for dreamers and poets to wander and rest, not to mention a number of energetic actors staging outdoor plays in the summertime.
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