Don't come to the Canadian Pie Company (798 Queen East, at Boulton, 416-781-4743, thecanadianpiecompany.com) if you're hoping to find the flaky Crisco-crusted fruit tarts that were popular in these Presbyterian parts some years ago. Instead, go to Erez and Keren Hadad's newly minted Café Florentin spin-off if you're a fan - a really big fan - of great slabs of cordon-bleu-quality puff pastry topped with a compote of locally grown blueberries ($5.50 slice/$25 whole). Single-serving shepherd's pie ($7.95 with or without salad) might more accurately be described as a meatball vol-au-vent. Delish, absolument. Canadian, pas vraiment.
Having recently rebranded Globe Earth as Earth Rosedale, Globe Bistro's Ed Ho is about to transform Brad Long's short-lived My Place into Earth Bloor West (2448 Bloor West, at Jane, earthbloorwest.com). The cavernous two-storey space - once home to the Fan sports bar, and a supermarket before that - features a similar locavore card and a massive rooftop terrace. Look for a mid-May launch in time for patio season.