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04-24-2006, 10:57 PM
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OT : Habs fans in Toronto

I am from Quebec, and I went to toronto this weekend. I found a place called Kilgour's bar meet grill , on bloor street , downtown TO. Good food, Great Habs Fans wearing jerseys-caps and very loudy. THat was a great night. Every Single game are on TV [RDS]. If you are goin' to toronto during the playoff, that's the place.

Kilgour's bar meet grill

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04-24-2006, 11:09 PM
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Madison is good too.

Sports Bar Cafe at St. Clair ain't bad either.

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habs games in toronto

I was wondering where I could watch a habs game in Toronto. I'm moving there soon from the comforts of the suburbs with rds on digital cable.

If anyone knows of a bar that plays good games and not the leafs reply here please.

I remember seeing a while ago on here about a bar on bloor st. but I recently looked and couldn't find it.

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03-25-2007, 04:51 PM
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Best "Habs Bar" is Kilgour's on Bloor, just west of Spadina.

A good "hockey bar" is the basement of the Madison - $9.99 pitchers and .25 wings during all Leafs games and HNIC.

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yea that is the best habs bar...

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thanks


yah the madison is "okay"
a lot of jerk offs hang out there though

the kind of jock jerk offs im trying to avoid by leaving the suburbs

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i likw madisons because u can get your own tv if you ask and the pitchers are 10$

but if you want a nice habs environment then goto kilgors, just get tehre early so you can sit at the bar and actually see...

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01-29-2008, 11:40 AM
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OT: Where to watch habs game in TO

I'll be in Toronto for the week of February 10th. Are there any places in the downtown area that I can watch a habs game?

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The Canadiens v. Lightning game on Feb 12th is being carried by TSN HD so most sports bars will have it on.

To watch the games on the 13th and 16th (and 17th if you're still in town) you'll need to go to Kilgour's.

Kilgour's
509 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON, M5S1Y2
Phone: (416) 923-7680

To get there by Subway you can either go to Spadina Station and walk a few blocks West on Bloor Street or get off at Bathurst Station and walk a few blocks east on Bloor (it's almost equidistant). Kilgours will always have the game on, but the place is a little on the small side and the TVs are tiny.

The other option is the Madison (follow link for details). It's a University of Toronto bar that tends to get very crowded, particularly on weekends, but I've heard that they will put on Hab games if you ask nicely.

I guess my advice would be to call the Madison and see if they will televise the game, if not, head to Kilgours

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Spirits Bar & Grill at 642 Church St is a good place to know about.

It is one block south and one block east of the corner of Yonge and Bloor. Many screens. They have the full NHL package so you can watch whatever game you want--or more than one on adjacent screens.

Food is pretty good--good chřice of beer on tap. Comedy night is worth checking out too.


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Kilgours is what is usually recommended.

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Went to Kilgours for a few playoff games against the Canes... great atmosphere in there, like being at a Cage in Montreal...

TVs are small though as stated... but the atmosphere and good food/beer make up for it.

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01-29-2008, 11:35 PM
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Kilgour's for sure. One of the owners is a Habs fan.

Another option is to go to the Great One's restaurant, it is called Gretzky's at 99 Blue Jay Way on the west end of town, north of the Rogers Centre. On a Sunday night, parking wouldn't be a problem from my observation.

Here is the web site: http://www.gretzkys.com/main.html

Don't eat the meatloaf named after his mom, the recipe isn't that great!

Kilgour's doesn't appear to have a web site, but if you do a search, you can get some URLs to look at. Here is one;

http://toronto.ourfaves.com/Places/K...ar_Meets_Grill

As a Habs fan, I went to both and watched Habs games at both locations; in March 2006.

At Kilgour's, you are guaranteed to watch a Habs game, although the TVs sound isn't that great and at the time, no HD. However, you can call them and ask if they have updated their TVs.

At Gretzky's, multiple flat panels and you can ask to watch a Habs game and they most likely will accommodate you.

Both places are very fan friendly.

Enjoy.

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Kilgours have not updated their TVs.

Also, don't get the poutine. I had high hopes, given that it's a Habs bar, but was badly disappointed.

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I recommend the Loose Moose. They have recently expanded to take over the Armadillo upstairs but I would go to the basement for the games. They have tons of big screens and if you ask them to put the Hab game on they will certainly accomodate. If there is a Leaf game they will have the volume up on that one and if no Leaf game they will probably continue to play music so either way you aren't likely to hear the game. It is a good atmosphere though and the food is quite good. I highly recommend the fish n' chips.

Be sure to stop by the Hockey Hall of Fame to say hello to Stanley. :-)

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Be sure to stop by the Hockey Hall of Fame to say hello to Stanley. :-)

Yeah, poor old Stanley, world traveler that he is, is in a vault. Kicked into the Rideau Canal, thrown into Mario Lemieux's swimming pool and borrowed by Guy Lafleur for a visit to Thurso; amongst other locations.

One of his progeny [Presentation or Display Cup] is in the Main Hall and you can get your pic taken with him. Bring your own camera and it is no charge. No camera, no problem, an attendant will take one for you and charge you for it, I think? I don't know the cost.

Make sure you sit down in the replica of the Habs dressing room. If so inclined, wear your Habs gear. So, take a camera for pics in the room.

There is a store next door, visit that as well and take your credit card to max out. Not everything in the store is shown on the web site. www.hhof.com

For US citizens: The significance of the last sentence is that if you purchase some item from the store, you will have to pay the Ontario tax and lug it around wherever you go and declare it at the border. If you know their part number, when you get home, you can order it all and only pay the shipping charges and the extra fee that the credit card company charges for the currency conversion, usually 3% of the total.



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I put together of the best places to go for Habs games in Toronto, in case anyone's interested...

True Habs Bars:

Kilgour's
‪509 Bloor St W‬
416-923-7680
- Unfortunately this is the only true Habs bar in the city. It's not very big, and the TV setup isn't all that great. From some seats it's awkward to see a TV. That being said, people show up in jersey's and cheer when goals happen. Expect to show up at least 30 to 45 minutes ahead of puck drop to get a seat on weekends and playoff games.

Pubs owned by Habs Fans:

Upfront Bar & Grill
‪106 Front St E‬
‪(416) 364-6054‬
- This place is rarely has anyone in it, so if you're looking for atmosphere this is not the place. The owner is nice and is a habs fan though. They have two fairly big TVs.

Harbour Sports Grill
10 Yonge St
416-367-4999
- The manager of this place is a habs fan. Sometimes you have to ask them to put the game on, but it's no trouble. They have tons of TVs.

Places that will play Habs games if you ask nicely:

I haven't been to every one of the below establishments, but I've accumulated these based on stuff I've heard on the net.

The Dizzy
‪305 Roncesvalles Ave, ‬
‪416-538-8484‬

Madison Pub
‪14 Madison Ave‬
416-927-1722
basement of the madison

Sports Centre Cafe
‪49 St Clair Ave W‬
416-928-9525

Real Sports Bar
‪15 York St, ‬
416-815-7325 ‎

Wayne Gretzky's
99 Blue Jay Way
‪416-348-0099‬

Spirits Bar & Grill
‪642 Church St‬
416-967-0001

Loose Moose Tap & Grill
‪146 Front St W‬
416-977-8840 ‎

Flatiron Firkin
‪49 Wellington St E,‬
416-362-3444 ‎

Filthy McNasty's Bar & Sports Grill
‪276 King St W,‬
416-979-8060 ‎

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Uptown Bar & Grill is where they filmed much of Goodwill Hunting some years ago.

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Kilgours' is the only descent place if you want to avoid Habs haters as much as possible.

http://www.toronto.com/restaurants/listing/213033

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Kilgours' is the only descent place if you want to avoid Habs haters as much as possible.

http://www.toronto.com/restaurants/listing/213033
To be honest I would want a nice mix, I like hearing leafs fans try to talk trash.

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