Toronto's Top Ten


187 pages
Contains Illustrations
ISBN 0-458-96840-4




Reviewed by Ross Willmot

Ross Willmot is Executive Director of the Ontario Association for
Continuing Education.


Even native Torontonians who pride themselves on their knowledge of their home city will learn much from this compilation of what these two boosters classify as the best people, events, and places for dining, entertaining, shopping, sightseeing, and playing. Endorsed by the Toronto Sesquicentennial Committee 1984, the book concludes with a mish-mash of items that testify to Toronto’s well-known “civic pride.” As if this is not enough self-glorification, a contest entry form asks readers to send in their top ten nominations, in any category they choose, for possible inclusion in a revised edition. One entry drawn by lot will receive a free dinner for two at one of Toronto’s Top Ten Restaurants. Fair enough — but Toronto is changing so rapidly that it is possible the restaurants here included, like some of the other choices listed, will have disappeared by then to become a pleasant memory.


Russell, Paul, and Robert Jeffrey, “Toronto's Top Ten,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 19, 2024,