It all started with a peanut butter chocolate milkshake. Pre-kids pre-marriage my husband and I used to dine at the original Works in Ottawa. It was something special. Now, more than a dozen years later, you see these super burger joints across Ontario. So when our kids request “burgers-fries-and-ketchup,” we head to one of Toronto’s two locations.

Our latest go-to is at the corner of Church and Wellington. Lots of choices on the kid’s menu (a few non-burger options too.) The servers always get the kids’  order going first and while they are occupied with the crayons and activities sheets, I can make my decision (there are about 50 gourmet burgers to choose from.)

By far the kids’ favourite? No surprise. A jr-sized peanut butter chocolate milkshake to share.


Getting there: Driving, paid street parking is $3.00/hr in the area. There is a flat-rate private lot next door. Nearest TTC is King Station on Yonge line – 0.5 km away.

Menu: Adults have a choice of 50 different gourmet topping options and seven different patties. The kid menu has three burgers (beef, veggie or chicken) with a few options from plain or cheese to real KD or peanut butter and bacon. (Note: The kitchen uses peanut butter in the kitchen.) Gluten-Free buns, burgers, poutine and toppings. Other allergen info chart.

Potty time: Washrooms – no baby change table (at Wellington St. location.)

Patio time: Roof top patio at Wellington St. location.

In the hood: St. Lawrence Market (South Market Tuesday-Saturday/North Market Saturday and Sunday) and Rainbow Cinemas (with Movies for Mommies) are one block east. Hockey Hall of Fame is 500 m southwest at Yonge and Front.

St. Lawrence Market location
60 Wellington Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1C7
Tel: 416.594.9675

Bloor West Village location
2245 Bloor St. W
Tel: 647.748.7666