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The Free Times Cafe is a live music venue and restaurant in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Free Times Cafe
Location320 College Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates43°39′28″N 79°24′09″W / 43.657683°N 79.402482°W / 43.657683; -79.402482Coordinates: 43°39′28″N 79°24′09″W / 43.657683°N 79.402482°W / 43.657683; -79.402482
OwnerJudy Perly
TypeRestaurant, Café, Bar, Nightclub
Genre(s)Folk, Jazz, Indie rock
Seating typerestaurant
Capacity50 (back room), 110 (full)
Free Times Cafe

The cafe was purchased by Judy Perly in 1980. The restaurant serves a menu of Jewish, Middle Eastern and Canadian food as well as all-day breakfast[1]. The restaurant also has live music nightly and has featured singer-songwriters and performers such as Ron Sexsmith, Emm Gryner, Sarah Slean, Jack Carty, Keith Jolie, Esthero, The Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Lorne Ryder, Rehan Dalal, Erik Bleich, Jory Nash, Glen Hornblast, Laura Fernandez, Kat Goldman, Jason Fowler and Liam Titcomb. There is an open stage on Monday nights.[2] Bob Snider's Live at the Free Times Cafe was recorded at the venue.[3]


  1. ^ "Free Times Cafe". Free Times Cafe. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  2. ^!entertainment/c5lx
  3. ^ "Bob Snider - Live At The Free Times Cafe". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-02-14.