One Day in Toronto: country singer David Boyd Janes

A notable Ontario singer shares his favourite places in Toronto

David Boyd Janes talking about his favourite restaurants in Toronto.
Photo by Kayla Winkworth.

Ontario's David Boyd Janes has spent the past few years establishing himself as rising talent in Canada's bustling country music scene.

Impressively, the independent artist has already accumulated four No. 1 hits on Sirius XM's Top Of The Country. With over 10 million streams worldwide (and counting), and the Billboard-charting single “Couldn’t Hurt”, the country singer continues to prove that he is a force to be reckoned with.

Never resting on his laurels, David Boyd Janes released his latest single "Bleed Country" on April 7, 2023.

“I feel like there’s nothing quite like this on the radio right now in Canadian country music and I’m pumped to release it! I think it’s my best work yet,” said David Boyd Janes about the new tune. “It was a very special and meaningful songwriting experience working with the incredibly talented Wes Mack and Dan Swinimer on this song and I can’t wait for everyone to hear and crank it up loud."

In-between recording, performing live and touring, you'll often find DBJ soaking up all the dynamic food and drink spots his home base of Toronto has to offer. From casual breakfast to the ultimate spot for game viewing and wings, here's his four favourite spots in Toronto.



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Cocoalatte is such a hidden gem. It's a family-owned-and-operated café with a passion for coffee, desserts and fresh food.

I typically go for breakfast and my favourite thing to order is the Avocado BLT with an americano.


In my personal opinon, Nimman Thai Cuisine has the best Thai food in Toronto.

Some of my favourite dishes are the Pineapple Fried Rice, Thai Spicy Beef, and the best thing on the menu is the Pad Thai For Kai! It's amazing value and extremely tasty.


The Bull BBQ Pit is another hidden gem in Toronto.

If you like BBQ, then look no further because this place is so, so, so good.


Real Sports BarThis is the spot for drinks, wings and watching a game.

It's got huge TVs throughout the room to catch any sporting event you're into. They also serve the best wings in the city, hands down!

Watch: David Boyd Janes - Bleed Country (Official Audio)