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The Blake House Restaurant & Pub

Category:
Restaurants & Cafes

Neighbourhood:
Downtown

Address:

449 Jarvis Street
Toronto, ON, Canada
M4Y 2G8

Phone:
416 975-1867

Website:
http://theblakehouse.ca

Email:
info@theblakehouse.ca

Welcome to The Blake House

Designed by the renowned architects Knox & Elliot and built in 1891, The Blake House is one of the last standing heritage structures in Toronto mixing late 19th century Victorian and Second Empire architecture. Its first owner, the Honourable Edward Blake was the second premier of Ontario and leader of the federal liberal party, 1878-1887. He was also the founder of the law firm known today as Blake, Cassels & Graydon. Jarvis street at the time was a tree lined boulevard of stately mansions as displayed on our wall stencils and pictures. Leading Canadian families such as the Cawthras, Masseys, and Gooderhams were among the neighbours. The home remained in the Blake family until 1917.

Since then, the home has gone through several owners as the street led way for high density projects. In the 1960s The Blake House became the Celebrity Club, an exclusive supper club, and shortly after that, the legendary Red Lion Pub. The famous British cartoonist Ben Wicks occupied the second floor for many years in the 1990s.

Today, Jarvis Street has undergone gentrification. Old homes have been restored to their past glory while new high rise developments have added a contemporary edge. In the same vein, The Blake House has undergone an extensive renovation and invites you to take in the history while sitting on our sunny patio having a local pint or inside by the original wood burning fireplace sipping some wine. Featuring International / Global casual dining, group functions, local foods, patio, and WiFi.

Operating Hours:
Monday 11am-12am Tuesday 11am-12am Wednesday 11am-12am Thursday 11am-12am Friday 11am-12am Saturday 10am-12am Sunday 10am-12am
May change during holidays/ special occasions
 

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