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401 Richmond is one of Toronto’s urban gems. Having once been an old tin factory, this converted building is now one of the busiest art hubs in the city, housing over 100 arts and cultural organizations such as Open Studio, Vtape, imagiNATIVE, as well as niche bookshops like Swipe Design. Walk in on any Saturday afternoon and you’re bound to come across an opening reception or two! There’s always something happening.

Their roof top garden seems to be a bit of a secret, known mostly to Entertainment/Design District workers…so…shhhh. If you’re around the area, grab a sandwich or a cookie and make your way up for a nice little en plein air meal. It’s a great little lunch time getaway.

Sandwich pictured is from The Sandwich Box. I got roasted peppers, avocados, and slices of pancetta on a rosemary focaccia bread.

The Sandwich Box
388 Richmond Street West | Website




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  1. May 30, 2012

    When I worked at MEC, I’d often go over to the 401 Garden to enjoy my lunch. While MEC has a green roof, it is, sadly, not accessible to the public or staff on a regular basis.

    • May 30, 2012

      Aww, that’s too bad. I guess it’d be too disruptive for the business at MEC, but I bet it’d be awesome to have demos up there!

  2. May 30, 2012

    Mmm that sandwich looks great! I’ve been to the 401 a few times, but never made it up to the garden. I’ll definitely give that go this summer though!

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