Tiki Some Time Off At The Shore Leave On The Danforth!

City Living, The Danforth

I never – ever – underestimate the mental, emotional and physical benefits of taking a vacation.

However, given the logistics of checking out of daily life can be a challenging and the expense prohibitive, instead of boarding a jet plane for a sunkissed escape I highly recommend you press pause, put on your hula skirt, and shift your state of mind – if only for a few hours – by finding respite in The Danforth’s new beach-themed tiki bar: The Shore Leave.





Located at 1775B Danforth Ave between Coxwell and Woodbine Avenues, The Shore Leave has libations for all vacation aspirations, from craft beer to traditional cocktails – to tiki specials like rum punch and frozen drinks adorned with the requisite umbrella – of course. One special design touch? The beer taps are sculpted tiki totems. Fun!



Image courtesy of Critiki


Tiki bars – a mid-century modern bastion that hit their stride in the 1950s and 1960s – are making a roaring comeback. The reason? Well, escapism never goes out of style! Did you know that the first tiki bars appeared in the 1930s during the Great Depression? Tough times meant taking holidays wasn’t really an option, but transporting yourself to another frame of mind – like the South Pacific – was precisely the imaginary break needed to bolster spirits. Things are not quite so dire today in Canada but the sense of fun and campy style persists which, in my book, is always welcome.

Here is an interesting article about the history and evolution of tiki bars.





As for The Shore Leave, anticipate a tropical paradise the moment you cross the front door onto a “beach”. Owned and operated by two friends – Julian Altrows and Zach Littlejohn – The Shore Leave embraces the kitsch of the tiki culture with loads of treasures and authentic décor (think flora, fauna, neon, board games and mismatched, weathered furniture). And, of course, the staff wear Polynesian-style shirts!

This bar has a host of drinks, but really excels with their own specialties – including several libations with house-made ingredients – including one served in a frozen pineapple.

How tropical!





Nibbles and meals are available as well, with an eclectic menu that changes often.

Always appetizing and forever fresh, The Shore Line is a vacation in itself!



Image courtesy of BlogTO


The Shore Leave

Address: 1775 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C 1J1

Hours: Opens 6 p.m.

Phone: (647) 477-8833



Love The Danforth as much as I do?

How cool would it be to have your neighbourhood watering hole – tiki style – right at the top of your street?!

Check out my new listing on Bastedo Avenue: A Sundrenched Townhome Near Danforth & Coxwell, Offered For $689,000!



Want to learn more about The Danforth and the East End?

Check out my Brief History On The Intensification Of The Danforth In Toronto

and here’s Why Toronto’s East Side Real Estate Has Historically Been Cheaper

Want to learn about neighbourhood amenities, census data or see my flavour video? Be sure to check out my Neighbourhood Page On The Danforth, or click my other Neighbourhood Pages for more information.



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*** Photos courtesy of The Shore Leave Instagram Account *** Title Image courtesy of BlogTO ***


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