These 24-hour Toronto restaurants are all perfect places to study

Dec 5 2019, 8:12 pm

Exam season is in full swing, and sometimes you just need to get out of your dorm room, off of campus, and into the big city.

Luckily, Toronto has plenty of 24-hour spots where you can get your study on… and eat some good grub, too.

These are some of the city’s best places to work the night away.

7 West Café


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Open 24/7, 365 days a year, this spot is serving up everything you need to get through a late-night study sesh, from soup to spring rolls to coffee and chocolate cake. They’ve got all-day (night?) breakfast on the roster, alongside nachos, pasta, salad, and one mean double-stacked grilled cheese.

Address: 7 Charles Street West
Phone: 416-928-9041


The Lakeview


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This is a spot for classic diner fare. Come here and get cozy in a booth with your books, as long as you don’t mind them getting splattered with a bit of grease. All-day brunch, burgers, and milkshakes will power you through your last-minute speed-reading.

Address: 1132 Dundas Street West
Phone: 416-850-8886


Thompson Diner


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Okay, okay, this spot’s not open 24 hours. But it is open 21 hours, which might encourage you to go and get just a couple hours of sleep? Which is good. Thompson offers a specific late-night menu that features loaded fries (with duck), hot wings, hummus plates, and an assortment of hot sandwiches. The perfect foods to indulge in while you work, and then to fuel a good night’s couple hours of sleep.

Address: 51 Bathurst Street
Phone: 416-601-3533


The Grille


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Breakfast skillets, soups, and salads are at the ready at this west-end grub-hub. Open ’til 11 on weeknights and 24 hours on Friday and Saturday, it’s a great place to stick your nose into your books and binders.

Address: 1596 The Queensway, Etobicoke
Phone: 416-255-7455


The Bagel House


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You know what you need to make it to the end of the semester? Montreal style wood-oven bagels. Good thing The Bagel House has got your back. Need a little cream cheese with your cram-sesh? Some bacon with your binders, or seasoning with your stress? This is the spot to snuggle in with a bagel (or two), and your books.

Address: 1438 Yonge Street
Phone: 416-913-3132



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Oh Fran’s. Conveniently located within a stone’s throw of downtown campuses, Fran knows she’s a prime spot for students to study… or drown their sorrows in milkshakes. Can we recommend both? Best avoided on weekend evenings because, well, you know.

Address: 33 Yonge Street #104
Phone: 647-352-3300

Address: 20 College Street
Phone: 416-923-9867

Address: 200 Victoria Street
Phone: 416-304-0085


Leslieville Pumps


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Sometimes, all you need are some baked beans, deep fried pickles and corn bread muffins to motivate you to finally finish your essay. This east end spot is offering comforting dishes that will cushion your stress and encourage you to push through those final few assignments.

Address: 929 Queen Street East
Phone: 416-465-1313


Huh Ga Ne


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Perhaps not an ideal spot to actually do your homework (it could get a little messy), this place is always open for you to take a study-break. Indulge in your Korean-food cravings and give yourself the boost you need to push through until morning.

Address: 19 Finch Avenue West
Phone: 416-901-1288


The Markham Station


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All-day breakfast, steak, and seafood… what more could you ask for? Okay, maybe fewer assignments is a fair request. But really, if you have to be doing homework, aren’t you best to be doing it beside a thick-cut 14 oz. T-bone? Sink your teeth into this steak, and then into your essay. You got this.

Address: 5117 Sheppard Avenue East
Phone: 416-299-4141


Tim Hortons


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It’s a Canadian institution! There are a number of 24-hour Tim Hortons locations open throughout the city, where you can essentially set up camp if you just buy a coffee. Cheap, easy and familiar, you can rely on Tims.

Address: Find your nearest location here




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What? Hear us out. There’s a 24-hour McDonald’s location at Yonge and College that just so happens to be freakin’ huge. With WiFi, a super-quiet upper level, and McMuffins and nuggets galore, you can’t really beat a late-night study-sesh at the golden arches. You might even end up… lovin’ it.

Too much? Sorry.

Address: 470 Yonge Street
Phone: -416-922-2905


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