“Balzac’s romances condo dwellers with all the requisite touches: broad chalkboards, cane-backed bistro chairs and potent espresso.”
In our smooth interpretation of a 1950s café, we have created an airy space with sleek touches, such as an authentic zinc bar from Paris and custom-made Art Deco floor tiles.
Balzac’s third café, opened in 2006, resides in Toronto’s hotbed of high-tech, media and cultural companies — a place for the free exchange of ideas and a village within a city that preserves its links to the past while forgoing a vision of a lofty future.
Our café is located in the old Irwin Toy Factory, now part of a mixed development known as the Toy Factory Lofts. This condo project has turned the area into a favoured spot for urban professionals to get plugged into business as well as pleasure.