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madelaines.gifT.J. Dawe all sold out? Too hot to brave the notoriously AC-free Glen Morris? Or maybe you just have a peckish hour to kill between shows? If your Fringing is confined to the central axis of Bloor and Brunswick (the Tranzac, aka Fringe HQ; Poor Alex; Royal St. George’s; and several BYOVs), it’s
impossible to walk three feet without falling mouth first into good eats, but patrons of slightly farther flung venues might occasionally feel a little lost. Here’s a wee guide to help sustain you through the
last weekend of this theatre marathon:
Venues Robert Gill, St. Vladimir’s, Glen Morris, and Helen Gardner Phelan are all in the heart of U of T, and any U of T student who’s ever written an exam after pub night can tell you of the refueling power of Cora’s Pizza (656A Spadina Ave.). If you just
need a nice cuppa’ to help you digest after a day of Fringe fare, just settle in across the street at SpaHa (66 Harbord St.).
Those who venture down to Fringe south (Theatres Factory and Artword) can quaff at neighborhood standby The Wheat Sheaf (667 King St. W.).
Sigh and twitter about the dreamboats of BoyGroove (Tarragon Extra Space) over a nice slice of Madeleine’s (1087 Bathurst St.) eponymous cherry pie (and, of course, a scoop of ice cream), just a hop, skip and a jump down Bathurst. They’re staying open until 11 these days, the better to take full advantage of their cozy new backyard patio. But if you caught the late show and need some
grease with your post-play chat, there’s always Vesta Lunch (474 Dupont St.) right on the corner, and a snack there always feels a bit like a Fringe show itself.

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