180 Queen St W, Toronto, 416-977-6400 CUISINE: Canadian DRINKS: Full Bar

SERVING: Lunch & Dinner; closed Sun PRICE RANGE: $$$

NEIGHBORHOOD: Entertainment District

This hip contemporary eatery offers a menu of creative Canadian cuisine. Favorites include: Hamachi Ceviche and Duck Salad. Save room for the Sticky toffee pudding.


The long flattish nature of the reef is not very interesting with little obvious marine life on or around it except for masses of tiny mussels. It makes a nice starting point for a drift dive on the flood tide, though. Because of the strong tidal stream, you can cover a considerable area of seabed, including a number of submerged reefs that are not seen from the shore. They are of a similar nature to the Islestone, being black dolorite with the edges and corners being squared off like bricks and covered in millions of tiny little mussels. The south-facing sides of the reefs are by far the deepest, as they appear to have been scoured out by the tide, and because the south side usually has a few nooks and crannies to poke about in, they are also the most interesting. Depths are in the 8-10 metres range and I’ve had much worse dives. Bamburgh Sands This stretch of shallow sandy seashore with its magnificent rolling sand dunes has seen more than its fair share of wallowing, sinking vessels over the centuries, most of which would have been driven in by strong winds. The shallow seabed was made more lethal by the fact that there are a number of small submerged buses’ lying just offshore and out of sight from the surface. A total of 19 various craft have been lost and at least half a dozen people drowned with them on this beautiful, peaceful-looking stretch of coastline. That peaceful scene changes dramatically, however, during a northeasterly gale, when huge waves come rolling in from over half a mile out to sea.

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