All Drake cares about is money and the city where he’s from – Toronto.
The Canadian rapper dedicated yet another track to his hometown, which he released in the wee hours of the morning and conveniently titled “5AM In Toronto.”
So GlobalGrind began thinking, what in the world is popping in Toronto at 5 in the morning?
Well, according to GlobalGrind’s Toronto-raised product manager, not much, which is probably the reason why Drizzy’s in the studio at 5 in the morning.
Thankfully, we did some investigating and found a few spots Drake has probably hit over the years at 5 a.m.
We warn you now, you won’t be doing a lot of partying.
Find out the five things you can do at 5 a.m. in Toronto below!
The Belly Buster Submarine shop
Location: 3447 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N 2N2, Canada
Purpose: Why eat at Subway or Mr. Blimpie in Toronto when The Belly Buster is touted as the best sub shop T-dot has to offer?
If you have the late night munchies, The Belly Buster is the perfect place to grab a late night or early morning snack. The family-owned business is best known for their turkey bacon clubs and their bacon club combos.
The Comfort Zone
Location: 480 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2H1, Canada
Purpose: After the party is obviously the after party.
The Comfort Zone or the “CZ” is Toronto’s most notorious after-hours club spot. Known for its sketchy underground vibes and patrons, the CZ opened its doors back in 1997. After years of early morning partying, the Comfort Zone fell victim to a police raid in 2008.
In 2008, the police raided the facility after a patron allegedly died from taking GHB, aka the “date-rape drug,” which the police believe was purchased from the CZ.
Since then, The Comfort Zone has undergone a massive rebranding, but it’s still the sketchy after-hours spot you thank the party gods is open until 5 a.m.
The Owl Of Minerva
Location: 5324 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N 2N1, Canada
Purpose: The Owl Of Minerva is one of those spots you hate to go to, but when you’re drunk and hungry, you find yourself eating there every weekend.
This hole in the wall restaurant is located in Toronto’s Korean Town and has a slamming pork bone soup, that’s about it. Oh, they also have beer, which is also cool when you want to keep your buzz going until sunrise.
Location: 7 Charles St W Toronto, ON M4Y 1R4
Purpose: Unlike the Owl Of Minerva, 7 West Cafe is quite the classy place for your 5 a.m. shenanigans. Open 24 hours a day/7 days a week, 7 West has been feeding Toronto’s late night crowd for over 20 years.
Most famous for their delicious desserts and amazing pasta, 7 West is probably the best restaurant to hit at 5 a.m. in Toronto.
Location: 1 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5B 2R8, Canada
Purpose: Dundas Square is basically the equivalent of New York City’s infamous Times Square.
It’s the perfect place for young people to bask in the radiating bright lights of Toronto’s special event ads. Dundas Square is basically the must-see of Toronto and quite the after hours hang out spot. From shows and films and concerts to parades, Dundas Square has everything a Canadian would ever need at any given time.