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O&B Canteen
O&B Canteen

O&B Canteen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oliverbonacini.com
  • Phone: (647) 288-4710
  • Hours of Operation: Grab & Go: from 8am - 9pm daily

    Dine-In Hours:
    Monday: 11am - 10pm
    Tuesday-Friday: 11am - 11pm
    Saturday: 10am - 11pm
    Sunday: 10am - 10pm
    à la carte brunch from 10am - 3pm on weekends and holidays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, English
  • Executive Chef: Michael Hay
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Our partner restaurant Luma and Oliver & Bonacini Events offer full off-site catering opportunities throughout the entire TIFF Bell Lightbox facility including the sixth floor event space and outdoor amphitheatre, with seating capacity for 150 or receptions for 250. For details, contact Oliver & Bonacini Events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: King and John Streets
  • Public Transit: By subway, exit at St. Andrew station on Yonge-University Spadina line, north west corner. Travel two blocks west on King Street. By streetcar, access the King St. (504) streetcar to John St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Paid parking is available underneath the TIFF Bell Lightbox and there are plenty of private lots within a short walking distance. Street parking can also be found nearby.
A word from O&B Canteen
O&B Canteen is a casual, fresh market café and “grab and go” counter located in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district in the TIFF Bell Lightbox at King and John streets. Created by celebrated fine dining restaurateurs Peter Oliver and Chef Michael Bonacini, all of O&B Canteen’s offerings are chef prepared with fresh ingredients, from house made sandwiches and breakfast butties to grilled half chicken and steak frites. Pair it with one of O&B Canteen’s great value wines by the glass or beers. O&B Canteen’s casual marketplace atmosphere, together with its quick, cheerful service makes it the perfect destination, morning, noon and night. In season, enjoy a large street side patio. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Canteen has never let me down. We have gone there several times - usually because we are seeing a movie at TIFF after. The service is excellent, food very good and it is always a good time."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I was at Canteen (King and John)last week with a group from work. There were 8 of us and we were comfortably seated and attended to right away. Our wait staff was pleasant and even offered his choices for delicious items on the menu.I had the gnocchi with braised lamb(it was amazing) a few of my friends had the shrimp and grits (also delicious). Everyone with me that day enjoyed their meal immensely and we would definitely return.."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I attended the restaurant with 6 other friends for winterlicious. The food was great and the winterlicious menu had a great selection to chose from. The service was pretty good but our waitress forgot one of our drinks and we had to remind her two times before she brought it."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I am a reporter for a newspaper and had to be down at the Lightbox for the duration of the film festival. I found Canteen to be my haven. Fast lunches and great staff. It became my refuge. The do a mean steak-frites."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I've been here for brunch a handful of times and just recently came for dinner with a large group. Great place that has reservations available most of the time. You can always count on them to re-invigorate classic dishes, such as mac and cheese, quinoa salads, and even personal pizzas. I always like coming here, the atmosphere is casual and sophisticated. Excellent food, great service, and great for groups!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Had never eaten at Canteen. We needed to grab a bite and catch a movie so we were limited on time. Food was okay, not great but tasty enough and lots of variety on the menu, which is always a good thing. What prompted my review is that the service was amazing. We had a large group, 8 of us, with some showing up late from work and one joining us just for coffee after the meal and the serving staff was able to keep that all together and get our bills to us on time so we could get to our movie. It could have been really frustrating if it didn't work but it was overall a really good experience because of the serving staff. Thank you"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "6 of us had brunch just prior to Christmas and everyone was able to find and enjoy a delicious meal. I had the fish tacos and they were excellent. My husband enjoyed his cassoulet, which was enormous."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Great place, nice feel. It's in a busy area, but it feels relaxed. Food was great for the whole group and the service was great. Very attentive and nice server who took time to help a few people at our group with questions/requests. They made sure to ask if we were going to a show to make sure we got out with enough time which was nice."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "I organized the dinner on Saturday night. I was told by everyone in attendance that they were at first unsettled because it had a cafeteria feel but once they got settled and ordered their food they were at home. The service was perfect and everyone really enjoyed their meal. Thank you to your staff for making this a wonderful board dinner. We will be back."
    Dined on 12/7/2013