One Day in Toronto: singer Jesse Maxwell

The singer-songwriter's favourite food and drink spots in Toronto

singer-songwriter Jesse Maxwell Toronto.
Photo by Cassandra Popescu.

After honing his musical prowess as a songwriter and producer for a local New York blues band, Toronto-based musician Jesse Maxwell returned home in 2020 and took the Canadian music scene by storm. 

In just three short years, Maxwell’s unique blend of pop, alternative, and R&B has accumulated more than 700,000 streams on Spotify alone, while his ever-growing catalogue has continued to be musical mainstays on radios across Canada and beyond.  

Since releasing his first single of 2022 roughly one month ago, the talented Toronto-based singer has once again begun to stir up significant buzz from critics and fans alike. Combining his signature story-driven lyrics and modern effervescent vocals, “nosedive” focuses on the singer’s personal path to sobriety, while using what feels like prohibition-era ambiance to transport listeners into his journey.

We recently had the opportunity to chat with the multi-talented musician, who took some time to dish on his favourite food and drink spots in Toronto.


Flo’s Diner in Yorkville will never let you down.



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If you’re around the St. Clair West area, check out The Rushton. Quaint but unforgettable with a beautiful patio and great ambience.


Seoul Shakers, the sister restaurant of OddSeoul, is so incredible. My friend took me there a couple years ago for the first time. A delicious Korean-fusion snack bar with the backdrop of 90’s hip-hop on the speakers, best combination.


First And Last is the cutest coffee shop near Bathurst and Dupont, with a little vintage market in the front, rich coffee and even better croissants.

Watch: Jesse Maxwell - nosedive (Official Music Video)