• Casual,

Products and Services

  • Alcohol,
  • Weekend Brunch All You Can Eat Waffle,
  • Comedy,
  • Live Music,
  • Snack Bar,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
961 College St, Toronto, ON M6H 1A6
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $11 To $25,

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The Smiling Buddha is a College and Dovercourt bar storied in the music history of Toronto. The venue has hosted countless emerging local music acts for several years. Independent bands — with a tendency towards rock and punk — have flourished within the walls of The Buddha.

“We do a lot of live music — we have live music seven nights a week,” says Lucan Wai, the owner and operator of The Buddha. The bar also offers opportunities for other eclectic types of performers to showcase their acts: “We’ve also branched out, so now we have two comedy shows and we do a monthly poetry event on the last Wednesday of every month.”

The Smiling Buddha offers a snack bar menu for evening shows and a delicious weekend brunch consisting of all-you-can-eat waffles on Saturdays and Sundays for $5.95. The ambience and warmth of the venue makes for an enjoyable weekend visit.

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