McSorley's Wonderful

Saloon & Grill

The first question people usually ask us is "does Marty McSorley the hockey player still own this place?"

The answer is no. He never did have anything to do with the inception of the bar. He did stop by once and sign an autograph photo for his local namesake.


The true story starts back in the 80's when two school age friends, John "The Bear" Anderson and Simon "Simonella" Hanlon, decided they wanted to open a bar. Not just any bar, but a place that felt like home. A place so comfortable and relaxed that you could forget where you were altogether and think you were hanging out at your friends house.


In 1991 they decided to open McSorley's Wonderful Saloon. The Blue Jays won back-to-back World Championships; the neighbourhood developed more and more; and 28 years later McSorley's is a staple to the residents of Bayview Avenue and the Leaside/Davisville Village.  

With the help of great staff and management, McSorley's has been able to withstand the test of time.


Supported by one of the best communities in the GTA, the Leaside/Davisville Village has enabled us to provide great food, drinks and fun for over a quarter of a century.


In 2016 McSorley's Wonderful Saloon welcomed new owners. But that hasn't changed our plans for continuing what we do best.


We have completely renovated our washrooms and basement as well as our kitchen. We installed a new back bar to house our finest spirits and added new draught taps that have extended our lineup to over 20 unique beers.


We have also added new 4k HDTV's in every nook and cranny possible. That means no matter where you sit you can catch all the action for your favourite sports team. 

With new bar stools and chairs, a fresh coat a paint, McSorley's has never looked so good. Now that you have read our story, won't you join us and help create more stories for the years to come! 

Thank you,

The BigWigs


Where the customer is usually right. Sometimes.