At Richmond and Sherbourne, The Modern is rooted firmly in Toronto’s Old Town, the site of the original Town of York as laid out in 1793. With its large concentration of early-19th century heritage buildings, the neighbourhood is one of Toronto’s most charming and picturesque. Especially notable landmarks in the area include George Brown College, the St Lawrence Market, the Distillery and St. James Anglican Cathedral.
While Old Town may be historic, it is by no means stuck in the past. The area surrounding The Modern along Queen, King and Front Streets boasts a thriving array of restaurants and shops. If you’re looking for a fun new café to try, The Pink Grapefruit is a great choice. For a night out with friends, try The Richmond Rogue, a pub with great food and an inviting atmosphere. In Old Town, there’s always something to do.
The area is easily accessible by car from both the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway and lies within walking distance of Toronto’s Union Station. Two TTC streetcar lines, running along King Street and Queen Street, as well as the 65 Parliament and 75 Sherbourne bus routes also service the area.