Liberty Village is one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Toronto.
There’s no shortage of things to do and places to eat in Liberty Village, and since they’ll be adding the pathway to King Street, it’ll be even easier to get to in the coming years.
I’ve actually worked at two different companies that operate out of Liberty Village, so I’ve been able to spend a lot of time in the area over the years!
If you’re looking for things to do and places to eat in Liberty Village, keep on reading!
1. Brunch at School Restaurant
Kick off your day exploring in Liberty Village with some delicious brunch at this adorable restaurant with industrial vibes.
They’ve got everything from blueberry pancake stacks to juicy buttermilk chicken and waffles, so you can take your pick or sweet or savoury brunch.
They also make their own hot sauce in-house, which is pretty cool!
LOCATION: 70 Fraser Ave, Toronto, ON | Website
2. Explore the street art around Liberty Village
There’s always an abundance of cool murals in Toronto, and you’ll certainly find some of the coolest street art in Liberty Village.
The Toronto Carpet Factory and “hustle” murals are both super popular on Instagram.
You can find the cool carpet mural at the Toronto Carpet Factory, and the “hustle” mural outside the Liberty Market Building!
3. Lunch at ‘ONO Poké Bar
You probably won’t want a big lunch after such a heavy brunch, and ‘ONO Poké Bar is the perfect spot to visit.
If you haven’t had poké before, it’s basically sushi in a bowl, and there are plenty of incredible poké spots in Toronto.
Poké is a traditionally Hawaiian dish, and the poké you’ll find in Toronto is more Japanese-inspired with lots of Asian toppings.
I absolute adore the torched poké bowls at ‘ONO, and you can choose between a snack size or regular size.
‘ONO has multiple locations in Toronto, including one here in Liberty Village!
Plus, you can order ahead on Ritual and get points towards free food – feel free to use my code to get $10 off your first order!
LOCATION: 100 Western Battery Rd #2, Toronto, ON | Website
4. Sip on coffee at Louie Craft Coffee
Louie Craft Coffee is a cozy and rustic café in Liberty Village, and it’s a great spot for a mid-day pick-me-up.
It’s not a huge café, but there is seating inside if you’re looking for it!
The beans come from local coffee roaster Social Coffee Roasters, and they have their own personalized house blend.
The café is owned by two sisters, and they named it after their dog Louie.
LOCATION: 1187 King St. West, Toronto, ON | Website
5. Shop homemade bread at Brodflour
End off your day picking up some freshly-made bread at Brodflour.
They source their grain from local farmers and mill the grain on-site here in Liberty Village, which is pretty awesome!
If you’re in need of some more caffeination, they serve up hot drinks here as well.
You can also order ahead on Ritual (use my code to get $10 off your first order)!
LOCATION: 8 Pardee Ave, Toronto, ON | Website
6. Enjoy dinner at LOCAL Public Eatery
LOCAL is the hotspot in Liberty Village for craft beer and pub food.
Adam and I stumbled across it a couple years ago after going to the Budlight Dreams Festival, and we loved the vibes here!
If you’re into craft beer, you might enjoy this post on the best craft breweries in Toronto!
LOCATION: 100-171 E Liberty St, Toronto, ON | Website
7. Stop by the Canadian National Exhibition
The CNE (formerly known as the Ex) opens up for 2 weeks at the end of summer, and it’s an annual tradition for locals to visit.
I used to love visiting with my friends as a sort of send-off to summer before we started school again.
You can do all kinds of fun carnival games to win prizes and try weird foods at the CNE!
LOCATION: 100 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON | Website
Best things to do in Liberty Village:
- Brunch at School Restaurant
- Explore the street art around Liberty Village
- Lunch at ‘ONO Poké Bar
- Sip on coffee at Louie Craft Coffee
- Shop homemade bread at Brodflour
- Enjoy dinner at LOCAL Public Eatery
- Stop by the Canadian National Exhibition
I always love visiting the Liberty Village neighbourhood here in Toronto.
I’d totally love to actually live here in the Liberty Village neighbourhood, but I’ve heard too many nightmares about the Airbnb parties that happen there.
Anyway, it’s still a really nice area to visit and explore!
Be sure to check out some local tours as well, if you’re looking to do some fun and unique activities.
If you’re looking for more Toronto neighbourhoods to explore, check out some of my other posts on the best things to do in various neighbourhoods:
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