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The OG Caplansky's Deli location closes, owner 'heartbroken'

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Hanna McLean Jan 03, 2018 2:27 pm 1,310

The OG location of Caplansky’s Deli is closed for good, folks.

The old-school Jewish deli has three locations, and the 356 College Street spot has reluctantly shuttered due to financial circumstances.

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Owner Zane Caplansky shared the news via Facebook with a photo of a letter to customers on the door of the now-shuttered eatery, which was known as one of Toronto’s premier delis, dishing up thick smoked meat sandwiches, and comfort food such as pickles, Mac n Cheese with Beef Bacon, Smoked Meat Poutine, and Pulled Brisket Tacos.

Caplansky explained that the College Street location suffered a financial loss “after the landlord locked these doors without warning in 2016,” and this caused a blow that the deli never fully recovered from.

Caplansky’s other locations – Yorkville, Terminal 3, and the ever-moving deli truck – will continue to operate.


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Hanna McLean
Hanna is a Staff Food Writer at Daily Hive. She's lived on both coasts and has concluded that pizza tastes great no matter where you're eating it. She loves rap music, craft beer, and she probably has crumbs on her keyboard right now.

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