The Blake House was built in 1891 by architects Knox & Elliot and is one of the last standing heritage structures in Toronto mixing late 19th century Victorian and Second Empire architecture. The building gets its name because the building’s first owner was Honourable Edward Blake who was the second premier of Ontario and leader of the federal liberal party between 1878-1887.
The building has been nicely restored into a nice restaurant and bar and serves comfort and contemporary cuisine. Some of the pictures inside even show what things were like in the old days. The restaurant has a lot of historical charm for an Easter Sunday brunch.
The address of the restaurant is:
The Blake House
449 Jarvis St.
Toronto, ON M4Y 2G8
There will be a limited ala carte menu which is expected to be as follows (subject to change):
Crispy Fried Calamari Dusted with Chili Salt.
Served with Citrus Aioli.
Veggie Samosa 9
Spiced Chick Peas, Potato and coriander.
Served with a cool cucumber sauce.
Organic Green Salad Sml. 7 • Lrg. 9
Organic Greens, Red Onion, Fennel and
Cucumber. Tossed in our Herbed Vinaigrette.
Add Chicken $4
Blake’s Greek Salad Sml. 8 • Lrg. 10
Plum Tomato, Cucumber, Kalamata Olives, Red
Onion, Romaine and Feta Tossed in an Extra
Virgin Olive Oil Oregano Vinegrette.
Add Chicken $4
French Canadian Onion Soup 8
Roasted Chicken Broth, Caramelized
Onions and House Smoked Bacon.
Baked with Aged White Cheddar.
Daily Soup 6
Ask Your Server.
Roasted Vegetable Omelette 10
Zucchini, Red Pepper, Tomato, Portobello Mushroom, Herb Goat Cheese,
Potato Hash, Fresh Seasonal Fruit and Toast.
Eggs Benedict 11
Two Poached Eggs Over Back Bacon, Toasted English Muffin, Hollandaise Sauce, Potato Hash and Fresh Seasonal Fruit.
Eggs Benjamin 12
Two Poached Eggs Over Smoked Salmon, Toasted English Muffin, Hollandaise Sauce, Potato Hash and Fresh Seasonal Fruit.
Blake’s Monte Cristo 11
Shaved Back Bacon, Smoked Cheddar and Grilled Tomato.
Served in French Style Bread Dipped in Egg and Pan-Fried Golden Brown.
Blueberry Pancakes 11
Served with Maple Syrup, Fresh Seasonal Fruit
and Your Choice of Bacon or Sausage.
The Blake House Burger 12
Homemade Beef Burger, Hand Cut Fries,
Kosher Pickle and Your Special Touch!
Build Your Own Burger With Any Choice Our Toppings:
1.00 Topping • Caramelized Onions
• Sautéed Mushrooms • Avocado Citrus Spread
• Roasted Habanero Sauce • Cheddar
2.00 Toppings • Roasted Red Pepper • Pulled Pork
• House Bacon • Peameal Bacon • Smoked Gouda
Portobello Burger (Vegetarian) 12
Whole Portobello Cap Stuffed with Goat Cheese,
Roasted Tomato, Parmesan and Pesto Aioli.
Halibut Fish and Chips 15
House Battered Halibut and Hand Cut Fries.
Served with our Chef’s Secret Sauce.
Blake’s Baked Mac and Cheese 14
Shallots, Herbs and Sharp White Cheddar.
Served Extra Cheesy with an Organic Green Salad.
Add: Smoked Bacon or Sautéed Mushrooms 2.00
House Made Desserts:
Toffee Pudding 6
Toffee bread pudding and chocolate sauce
topped with vanilla ice cream
Market Crumble 6
Seasonal market fresh fruit and homemade oats baked golden
brown and topped with ice cream
(ask your server)
Cheese Cake (ask your server) 6
Crème Brulee 6
Baked vanilla custard topped with a crusted layer of caramel
and fresh berries
Premium Vanilla Ice Cream 3
Subway to Wellesley. Walk east on Wellesley to Jarvis St. Then walk south on Jarvis to the restaurant.
There is a $2 per person Meetup fee for this event.
If you RSVP “yes” and change your mind about attending, please update your RSVP.
Those who RSVP “yes” are expected to show up.
You are expected to be at the event on time. In situations where you are late and the restaurant is full, your seat will be given away and not held, so please be on-time.
Attendance will be taken at all events and “no shows” will be tracked.
A person may be removed from the group for repeatedly being a “no show”.
A person who changes their RSVP to “no” with less than 3 hours before the start of an event without a good reason will be considered a “no show”.
A person who just briefly shows up at the event but does not stay at the restaurant for the meal will still be considered a “no show”.