With Canada’s 150th birthday fast approaching, we reflect on all the little joys that make Ontario so special. From the food we eat, the theatre we watch, to the historical gems tucked away, Ontario is steeped in history and full of ‘must see’ surprises. And who better to ask then those who know our communities inside and out: our MPPs and candidates!
Each of them was asked a list of questions on what makes Ontario so unique and special. Every day leading up to our country’s 150th, we reveal their favourites – from eateries, to icons, to the best haunted houses, we’ve got you covered. Feel free to add your recommendation on what you believe makes your community one-of-a-kind.
Ontario is loaded with the works when it comes to fantastic burger joints. Bon appétit!
Webers ~ Orillia.
Picked by Jill Dunlop (Candidate for Simcoe North)
“Good meat quality and nice setting.”
Little known fact—When Webers first opened in 1963, it was so popular that folks risked their lives by running across Hwy 11 to grab a burger! While their patties are indeed tasty, the Webers came to the conclusion that no burger is worth dying for, and shortly thereafter installed a private bridge across the highway. The footbridge came from Toronto as part of the CN Tower’s SkyWalk. They flip 800 patties an hour and 8000 burgers on a typical Friday!
Main St. Burgers ~ Stouffville
Picked by Paul Calandra (Candidate for Markham-Stouffvile)
Apache Burger ~ Etobicoke
Picked by Kinga Surma (Candidate for Etobicoke Centre)
“Long standing tradition in Etobicoke.”
Vera’s Bells Corners ~ Nepean
Picked by Lisa MacLeod (MPP for Nepean-Carleton)
Hambrgr ~ Hamilton
Picked by Ben Levitt (Candidate for Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas)
“Unique hand-made local burgers.”
The spelling is tricky, but it’s the taste that matters when it comes to Hamilton’s gastro go to: Hambrgr. “Keep it simple stupid” is this eatery’s motto which uses all local ingredients from locally raised beef to veggies. Our advice- take your appetite, and maybe someone else’s!
Ba-Li Laffa Kosher ~ Thornhill
Picked by Gila Martow (MPP for Thornhill)
“Best healthy, fresh and contemporary middle-eastern food in the GTA!”
Judge & Jester ~ Grimsby
Picked by Sam Oosterhoff (MPP for Niagara West-Glanbrook)
“Great staff, owner is in the restaurant, best burger.”
McCabes ~ London
Picked by Susan Truppe (Candidate for London North Centre)
“So many great burgers in London.”
Kennedy’s ~ St. Agatha
Picked by Michael Harris (MPP for Kitchener-Conestoga)
“Homemade with sooo many great toppings.”
Sonny's ~ Brampton
Picked by Prabmeet Sarkaria (Candidate for Brampton South)
Coming up tomorrow on our countdown to Canada Day: The Ontario PC Caucus and Candidates must see historical landmarks.