Think Wikipedia for cool places curated by designers.
On the Grid’s mission is to cover every awesome place in every creative neighbourhood in the world. Needless to say, we jumped at the opportunity to participate.
Created by Hyperakt of Brooklyn, On the Grid is a user-friendly guide curated by local designers who want to share the specialities of their neighbourhood with the rest of the world.
Whether experiencing an authentic Thai experience at Pai, chilling with cows in the financial district, sipping an Americano at Dark Horse, printing a personal letterpress card at Mackenzie House or exploring the rare children’s book section at Lillian H. Smith Library, Downtown Toronto (Queen’s Park > Jarvis > Waterfront > Spadina) is super diverse and home to many best-kept secrets.
With three universities, four major sports teams and countless shopping districts, restaurants, music venues and museums all vying for attention, it was a big task to take on but we were able to narrow our list of 70 down to 27 and had a blast unveiling some hidden gems.
Here’s the full list of our “go-to” places:
Swipe Design / Union Juice / Sweet Jesus / Tap Phong Trading Company / Wide Open / Horseshoe Tavern / St. Lawrence Market / Cubeshops / Mackenzie House / Toronto Dominion Centre / Second Cup Coffee Co. / Osgoode Hall / Ryerson Student Learning Centre / Dark Horse Espresso Bar / Dineen Coffee Co. / Lillian H. Smith Toronto Public Library / Detox Market / Drake One Fifty / Devonian Pond / Lavish & Squalor / Bar Volo / Pai / Urbane Cycle / Music Gallery / Sonic Boom / Hart House / Grange Park
And here’s the full post: