1150 Queen Street W, Toronto, 416-531-5042 www.thedrakehotel. Ca/dining CUISINE: Canadian DRINKS: Full Bar.
SERVING: Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch PRICE RANGE: $$
NEIGHBORHOOD: West Queen West/Beaconsfield Village.
This neighborhood eatery is a popular breakfast destination.
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Favorites include the blueberry scones and Drake burger. Great coffee and home of the best hangover cure in town.
The northwest tip of North Waees has an excellent underwater cliff face up to 5 metres high and starting at about 4 metres out from the island. It extends out about 200 metres to the north, taking you down to 25 metres and eventually onto sand. There are some nice overhangs covered in soft corals and a large old Admiralty type anchor in 20 metres. Tidal streams are very strong in the deeper water, especially on the flood tide. At the top of the Wamses, a large V-shaped gorge cuts deep into the island and looks as if a ship has ploughed into it. The gorge is very narrow at the top, 4 metres deep, and you often find seals playing around in it. It was close to this area on the top of the submerged cliff and under the tangleweed in only 3 metres that we discovered, in the little gullies and crevices, two bronze rudder pintles and dozens of nine-inch copper pins. One hundred metres due west from the end of the North Wamses is a submerged, rather undulating rock plateau covered in a thick kelp forest and aptly called Wamses Bus. There is not much to see and the currents are very strong but on the spring ebb tide there is a downward flowing current off the northern edge of the plateau with depths dropping down to 25 metres, and the surface boils from the amount of water being pushed up Staple Sound. Further inshore towards the island there are some nice big canyons and sweeping gullies but not much marine life except for the seals.