It may not be one of the longest streets in the city, but it’s definitely one of the liveliest. The south-end portion of Locke Street, part of the Kirkendall neighbourhood, has become a go-to destination for those who love to shop and to eat well.



Bardo is a long-time staple featuring a menu loaded with delicious pizzas, burgers and pastas - made with locally sourced ingredients.

Burnt Tongue offers a legendary rotating soup menu along with delicious grilled cheese and fries for the side.

Cima celebrates modern Italian fare with artisan pizzas, hand-crafted pasta, and craft cocktails.

The Shuck Truck is a popular alleyway food truck serving up delicious do it yourself or ready to go shucked up oysters.

Squire Pub serves up creative pub fare, refreshing pints, and with a wrap-around patio it's a must visit in the summer.

Peruviano features authentic Peruvian and Italian dishes packed with flavour you won't forget.

Delirious Burger takes simple, quality ingredients and smashes them together for an unforgettable burger.

Fine Dining

Victoria's Steak & Seafood is known for its show stopping seafood towers, perfectly aged steaks, and beautiful atmosphere.

Coffeeshops & Treats

Donut Monster has everything from classic apple fritters to one-of-a-kind donut creations that are freshly made every day.

Democracy is where you'll find gourmet coffee, vegan treats, tasty bites, and all the friendly vibes.

Planted is all about food that everyone can enjoy at this delicious vegan, gluten free, and kosher eatery.

Bitten serves up freshly baked creative cupcakes and their famous whoopie pies.

Amo Gelato takes gelato to a new level for inventive flavours that are perfect for a summer treat.

Diced Ice features Thai Rolled ice cream with creative flavours all made right in front of your eyes.

Madam Bonbon specializes in handcrafted bonbons and chocolate confections almost too pretty to eat.

Breweries & Bars

West Town Bar & Grill is part sports bar, part retro diner and a longtime staple known as "Locke Street's living room".

Beasley House Bistro has everything you need in a neighbourhood bar from crisp pints to a laid-back vibe.

See & Do


The Locks on Locke have been part of the street scene for years, with locals following the Parisian tradition of placing love locks on the fence over the train tracks.

Play with Clay is where you can try your hand at pottery painting, clay hand building and even wheel throwing.

Street Art

With fun pops of colour found on the sides of buildings and alleyways, art brings Lock Street to life. Here are a few examples of the street art you can find here.

Donut Monster Mural

Where: 246 Locke St. S.
Artist: Vermillion Sands
Follow: @ver_sands

On the side wall of Donut Monster, this fun and colourful mural brings the corner of the street to life.

Good Time Barbering Co. Mural

Where: 230 Locke St. S.
Artist: Clear Eyes Collective
Follow: @cleareyescollective

The bold yellows, greens, and reds of this mural jump off the wall and fit right in with it’s Good Time neighbour.


Where: Corner of Locke and Jackson Streets
Artist: Kye Thornley
Follow: @metalmindforge

The colourful butterflies on this public art piece are meant to represent the fun, welcoming, and inclusive nature of Locke Street and the Kirkendall community.


Artie's is your one stop shop for delicious sandwiches, pasta, bread, baked goods, and coffee.

Pure Home Couture Apothecary will transport you to a French fairytale in this beautiful space filled with handmade bath and body products.

Vintage Charm specializes in beautiful gifts ranging from homeware items to bath and body.

The Local Life on Locke features local handmande items making it easy to find that unique piece.

Lulu & Lavigne Home Studio offers a mix of vintage and new homeware, clothing, kid’s items, and accessories.

Citizen Kid is perfect for shoppers in search of natural, sustainable, and ethically sourced toys.

Forrest & Harbour Co is the place to be for candle lovers to explore beautifully scented soy candles.

Beckett Fine Art is the place to explore the unqiue works of artists including painters, sculptors, photographers, printmakers, and other mediums.

Epic Books features a great collection to browse from children's books to novels.