One day in Toronto: fashion designer Caitlin Power

Fasion Designer Caitlin Power dishes on where you should check out for eats and drinks if you only had one day in Toronto!

Caitlin Power
Caitlin Power

Who says fashion folks don't appreciate good food? Sure, they may not like getting ketchup on their stylish outfits, but, then again, nobody does. 

One of the country's top designers, Caitlin Power got her start in Alberta, starting in Calgary upon graduating from fashion design at Lethbridge College. Today, she is recognized nationally for the classic tailoring, architectural details and sharp silhouettes in each of her designs. Commended by Elle, Flare, FASHION, ETalk and CBC, Power’s work has been shown multiple times on the runway of World MasterCard Fashion week.

 Here, Power dishes on where she thinks you should check head to eats and drinks if you only had one day in Toronto!


WAFFLESSSS!  I hate having to choose between savoury and sweet. At Starving Artist, you can have the best of both worlds!  Enter eggs Benedict on mini waffles or eggs Benedict on mini potato waffles. Mmm...the options are endless.


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The Saint has a lot of options on the menu and I love the starters. Last time I went, I started with the sugar and cinnamon doughnut! 


Fresh is always my go-to healthy lunch or dinner option.  It has great bowls, soups, burritos, salads, and juices, all packed with natural wholesome ingredients.  This is by far the best vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Toronto.


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Chicken and veggie tacos are normally overlooked at other taco joints–not at La Carnita.  My favourites are the pollo frito (crispy chicken and peanut mole) and the crispy cotija (crispy cheese!).  Also, I can never pass up their Mexican street corn and churros!


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Rhum Corner has the best vibes to start off any night. The music and food is always on point, and its drinks are heaven!  My favourite is the Fresco, which is listed as a “Haitian treat”. This place is definitely for rhum lovers, you can even order quarter, half or full bottles of rhum with your meal.

Alternatively, the drink menu at The Drake is amazing. There is always a great cocktail for the mood you're in. The staff is very helpful in helping you make a decision, too!