Bosley Realestate

We Love The Omar Gandhi Reinvention Of Lady Marmalade On Broadview North Of Dundas East

August 4th, 2020 | City LivingRestaurantsRiverdale / Playter Estates

Is there anything more coveted in a neighbourhood than the perfect brunch spot? One of our absolute faves is Lady Marmalade, known as much for its eggs benedict, cheddar waffles, and breakfast poutine as it is for the atmosphere diners enjoy.

Lady Marmalade has been a fixture in Leslieville for years, but in late 2018 the eatery migrated from its eclectic and cosy location on Queen Street East to an expansive, light-filled multi-storey space on Broadview Avenue north of Dundas East. Whereas its old home was characterized by bright colours, retro furniture, and mismatched tableware, the new iteration of Lady Marmalade is all about clean lines, volumes of articulated space, and an infusion of natural light.


*All Photo Rights Belong To Photographer Janet Kimber, With Thanks.


Designed by acclaimed Omar Gandhi Architect, this project was a two-year gut renovation of a 19th-century brownstone (the Toronto iteration) that had originally been slotted to become luxury apartments. Lady Marmalade now occupies two storeys that are elegantly finished in Baltic Birch, which works in concert with a soft, subtle colour palette (and plants aplenty!) to put the 'fresh' in this lovely resto-refresh! OG's design uses large windows and skylights to draw in natural light and wash the space in an almost ethereal glow. You get both calm and culinary delight in the same place!


*All Photo Rights Belong To TorontoLife, With Thanks.


It is a testament to the management of this neighbourhood favourite that, even with more space and a new aesthetic, Lady Marmalade still feels cozy and cool. The extra room just means that you can sit and savour for longer, catching up with friends or enjoying a moment of sweet solitude.

The menu is much the same, including their notable all-day brunch offerings, and patrons will find the signature habanero hot sauce and soy-ginger dressing on the tables as before! Owners David Cherry and Natalia Simachkevitch have built their menu around free-run eggs, quality meats, sustainable fish, and local produce, so this is truly feel-good fare!



Brunch is beautiful at:

Lady Marmalade
265 Broadview Ave,
Toronto, Ontario

*Please give them a ring ahead of time, for the latest on the COVID-19 restrictions and protocols.



Lady Marmalade's new home is just an 8-minute walk from its original location in lovely Leslieville - one of our favourite 'hoods, for its sense of community, and creative vibes!

Here's an opportunity for urban bliss that you won't want to miss! We call it: Living Luxe At The Logan Condo In Leslieville! This fresh-to-market cool and contemporary condo boasts 3 beds, 3 baths and over 1,800 square feet of sublime indoor/outdoor space spread over 2 storeys! Offered for sale at $1,469,000!



Contact James at!



Here are a few of our other brunch favourites!

Brunch Bliss At Hollandaise Diner On The Danforth

Coveting Comfort Food At Wish Cafe & Bar On Charles Street

Insomnia Cafe At Bathurst And Bloor



Thank you for reading!

~ Steven

Steven Fudge, Sales Representative
& The Innovative Urbaneer Team
Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage - (416) 322-8000

- we're here to earn your trust, then your business -


*Like what you've read? Did you know we were recently listed as one of The Top 25 Toronto Real Estate Agents To Follow On Twitter, The Top 50 Blogs On Toronto and the Top 100 Real Estate Blogs In Canada!!? Consider signing up in the box below to receive our FREE monthly e-newsletter on housing, culture and design including our love for unique urban homes and other Toronto real estate!

*Love Canadian Housing? Check out Steve's Student Mentorship site called which focuses on architecture, landscape, design, product and real estate in Canada!

Subscribe To Our Free Monthly Newsletter