CAFE AT THE GLADSTONE HOTEL MAP & ADDRESS & PHONE TORONTO

214 Queen St W, Toronto, 416-531-4635 www. gladstonehotel. com/food-drink/

CUISINE: Fusion DRINKS: Full Bar

SERVING: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner PRICE RANGE: $$

NEIGHBORHOOD: Queen West

Located at the Gladstone Hotel, this popular cafe serves great coffee and features Chef Mario Paz’s creative menu of Toronto classics. Great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner and is a favorite brunch destination. Nice wine list.

CAFE AT THE GLADSTONE HOTEL MAP & ADDRESS & PHONE TORONTO Photo Gallery



The schooner Lilly Miles from Douglas was also a total wreck when she ran aground on 25 August 1899. Although I can find no records to show that any steamships were wrecked on Oxscar, there are some scattered remnants of a steamer, possibly a stern trawler, lying in the reef-top gully and around the west side of Oxscar. A boiler can be also found in about 15 metres over the north side, just away from the steep sides of the Oxscar; the seabed here is also quite colourful. Islestone Shad is one of those shallow rocky areas I mentioned at the beginning of this chapter. It is a permanently submerged, undulating rock plateau 5 metres deep, covering an area some 200 metres in diameter and carpeted with dense kelp, while the surrounding seabed, at 12-15 metres, consists of sand and small weed-covered rocks. The top of the plateau is rather monotonous, with very few gullies or crevices, and the steep slope all around the perimeter is of a similar nature. Occasionally there are shoals of coley and pollack swimming around, with a few ballan wrasse, small spider crabs and urchins, but overall it is a very boring dive site. Visibility is usually good but the site is well out into Staple Sound and is subjected to very strong tidal streams. The plateau is also difficult to locate without the use of an echo sounder, except at low slack water on spring tides when the kelp fronds are clearly visible on the surface, but the effort of finding it is hardly worth the bother. Probably the best way is to go to the north side and eastern end of Knoxes Reef at low tide, then motor in a northerly direction for about 300 metres.

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