Toronto is a wonderful place to live if you’re looking for a high-paying job that can afford you a good life in this culturally rich and diverse city.
There are ample opportunities in the finance, manufacturing, life sciences, and technology sectors. The average monthly salary is around $2,800.
As you’re deciding on real estate in Toronto, look as well to the nightlife around both your potential home and office. A great way to check out what a new area has to offer is to hit up happy hour and have a drink or two with colleagues to get a feel for the area.
There are many great places to unwind after a long week of work.
Hendrik’s Restaurant (218 Yonge Street)
This award-winning eatery has a Happiest Hour cocktail menu of classics, offering select drinks and beers at discounted prices.
They serve Greek tacos, charred Moroccan octopus, and ahi tuna nachos. There are also classic burgers (both meat and plant-based), salads, and dishes of grilled fish and cooked to perfection steak.
Luma Bar (350 King Street)
Luma’s happy hour is dubbed the Magic Hour, where Manhattans and martinis start at $6 a piece.
Signature drinks include the Out of Office, a mix of tequila, Dillon’s Selby berry bliss, grapefruit juice, lemon, and a tarragon salt rim; a smoked Old Fashioned; and Licorice Pizza, which contains absinthe, apricot brandy, pear nectar, lime, and aquafaba.
There’s also beer and wine to choose from as well as a non-alcoholic drink menu.
The bar bites are superb and range from marinated olives and cheese to beef sliders and empanadas.
Dinner is a seafood-driven menu that has Atlantic cod tagine and roasted salmon, among other dishes.
Sauce on Danforth (1376 Danforth Avenue)
Take a trip back in time in this 1920s, Victorian-inspired space. It coins itself a “Victorian-Goth Bordello-Chic Lounge”.
There are beer drafts on rotation as well as cans and bottles. The signature cocktail list includes classics like the French 75, Negroni, and Old Fashioned. Drinks inspired by the time period include a Gimlet, Harvey Wallbanger, Mary Pickford, and Pimm’s Cup.
Liberty Commons (42 Liberty Street)
Liberty has a great post-work three-hour window to partake in happy hour specials.
A 16-ounce brew goes for $6 and a glass of wine will cost $9. You can also grab flights of four beers for $10 and hard teas for $8.25.
The No Sharing Nachos come with smoked avocado, jalapenos, and brisket burnt ends. The all day menu has Scotch Eggs, Steak Tartare, and Truffle Parmesan Fries.
A late-night menu is also available for those who stay past dinner time and includes burgers, Reubens, calamari, and maple sriracha cauliflower.
Famoso (386 Bloor Street West)
If there’s one thing workers seek to do after a long day it’s relax. Famoso offers this in the way of comfort food of pizza, salads, and sandwiches.The restaurant has recipes inspired by family and takes a cue from the fire-roasted pizzas of Naples, Italy.There are share plates and tapas for a crowd, authentic Italian sandwiches and pastas, and soups and salads.Pizzas have everything from chicken and vegetables to smoked mozzarella and brussels sprouts on them.