Toronto's gracious, historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel has been dealing with a mess for several years: because of the renovation of Union Station, which is just to the south, Front Street right outside has been torn up and partially closed to traffic. But don't let the construction outside stop you from dropping in. You can enter underground from Union Station subway, or through the hotel's west entrance. And this hotel's cozy Library Bar rewards those who stop by for an expertly poured tipple or an intimate evening meal or a late snack (lunches and afternoon tea are also served). Relax in a wingback chair or couch and enjoy the Old-World charm. Ernest Hemingway was known to hang out here when he was a young reporter for the Toronto Star. Today the Library Bar is known for its selection of rare whiskies, its martinis, and its literary cocktails, including Hemingway's Mojito and Margaret Atwood's Margarita.
100 Front St. West
Our Rating Neighborhood Financial District: 1st floor of Fairmont Royal York Hotel, across the street from Union Station Hours Mon–Fri noon–1am, Sat noon–5pm (closed Sun) Transportation Subway: Union, then enter the hotel walking underground Phone 416/368-2511 Web site Library Bar
Map100 Front St. West Toronto
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