12 Brant St, Toronto, 416-366-0200 www.jacobssteakhouse.com CUISINE: Steakhouse DRINKS: Full Bar SERVING: Dinner PRICE RANGE: $$$$


This upscale eatery and piano bar offers an elegant atmosphere for dining. Creative menu featuring a variety of meats and seafood. The restaurant also features a raw bar. Favorites include the A5 Black Tajima or Snake River Farms’ Wagyu. Save room for their infamous Flourless Almond & Coconut Cake. Impressive wine list.


The reef has lots of soft corals on it, while the odd crustacean may be found sheltering in the overhangs and crevices. Very often large individual pollack and shoals of coley are to be found hovering around the reef top. The steep sloping bottom on the north and south sides, away from the reef, mostly consists of stones and shell. Anywhere within half a mile east and south of the last dive site is in fairly deep water, between 28 and 32 metres, so there is the possibility of collecting a small bag of great scallops and queen scallops, although the scallop dredgers from Seahouses occasionally work this area too. The currents are very strong so it is advisable to dive at slack water and use a surface marker buoy because there is a lot of boat traffic around at weekends, during the summer months. The sand and stone seabed in this area is close to 20 metres with strong tidal streams and very little to recommend it, but I have been informed that last year some visiting divers on a random drift dive passed over the large upturned steel hull of a wreck half-buried in the sand. Unfortunately they were near to the end of their dive and, with poor visibility and a strong current running, they had not realised what it was until they had shot over it. Who knows what it might be? Maybe one day the storms will turn it back over and it could make a worthwhile dive site. With the help of a magnetometer it should be fairly easy to relocate. Glororum Shad, as its name implies, is the ancient medieval name for this permanently- submerged area of shallow seabed in the middle and towards the northern end of Staple Sound.

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