Celebrating the creative spirit

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Celebrating the creative spirit

1282 Dundas Street West  647-348-1282

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We're on Summer break! Founder is currently taking a short break to get some R&R and work on new upgrades to our space, menu, and other programming! 
Get notified when we re-open in September.

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Find us in Toronto's Little Portugal at 1282 Dundas Street West.


Tuesday-Wednesday 5pm-12am
Thursday-Saturday 5pm-2am
Specials daily 5pm-7pm


Explore our creatively curated Bar and Kitchen menus.

Best Cocktail Bar in Toronto

"New arrival Founder comes by its cocktail cred honestly – owners Kendall Collingridge and Brad Gubbins both spent time at cocktail hub SpiritHouse before it closed last year. Gubbins is behind a menu of classic-inspired libations with a few head-spinning twists. The biggest attention-grabber might be The Great Balloon Ride, a Hendricks’ and chartreuse blend that goes up, up and away with lemon champagne vinegar, celery bitters and cucumber air(!)."

NOW Magazine

The top 5 new snack bars in Toronto – "The skewers are my favourite at this new Dundas West place, especially a catfish that imitates unagi, but they also wow with green curry fried chicken."


The Founder Bar menu is a reflection of Toronto itself, multicultural and diverse – "Not only are the cocktail and wine lists out of this world, but the food is just as important as having a good conversation and making a new friend."

Toronto Guardian

31 Amazing Toronto Restaurants To Try If You’re Tired Of Going Out On King Street "Serving up food and drinks with international influences, this high-scale but unpretentious spot has a clean atmosphere and even better food."

Narcity Toronto

"We believe Toronto is home to some of the most interesting people in the world and feel fortunate to be able to host many of them over good drinks, good food, and good conversations."

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