Winter was not kind to Toronto restaurants.
From short-lived eateries that barely made an impression to neighbourhood institutions pushed out by redevelopments and rising rents, here’s the RIP list of restaurants that shut their doors this past season.
May 2015 to January 2017. Now a Pizza Libretto devoted to take-out and delivery.
Asuka, 108 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
RIP January 2017.
Bravo Restaurant, 1588 Dundas Street West, Toronto
September 2016 to January 2017.
Bloor Street Diner, 55 Bloor Street West, Unit 216
Closed January 8, 2017 after 35 years.
The Central, 603 Markham Street
October 2006 to January 2017.
College Street Bar, 574 College Street, Toronto
Closed by court order until May.
County General (Riverside), 798 Queen Street East, Toronto
Closed January 31, 2017 after 3 years. Recently replaced by Chez Nous Wine Bar.
Coyote Willie, 689 Queen Street East, Toronto
RIP January 20 after 28 years.
Dac Biet Burger, 213 Church Street, Toronto
July 2015 to January 2017.
Dangerous Dans, 714 Queen Street East, Toronto
Closing at the end of May (there’s still time for one last Coronary Burger) after 18 years.
The Fuzzbox, 1246 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
April 2012 to January 21, 2017.
Good Game Bar, 2097 Yonge Street, Toronto
April 20, 2016 t0 January 25, 2017.
Harlem, 67 Richmond Street East, Toronto
Closed March 12, 2017 after 10 years. Harlem Underground on Queen West is still open.
Hey Meatball, 912 Queen Street East, Toronto
October 2013 to February 2017.
Hopgood’s Foodliner, 325 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Closed February 6, 2017 after 5 years.
Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Closed February 2017 after eight years.
The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Closed January 2017 after six years.
Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Closed January 2017 after 16 years. Set to reopen April 19.
Janie Jones, 1030 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
September 2016 to February 2017.
Closed March 2017 after 8 months.
KadBanu, 771 Dundas St W, Toronto
August 2014 to January 2017.
Milagro, 3187 Yonge Street, Toronto
Closed March 1, 2017. Locations on Mercer and Queen West still open.
Origin, 107 King Street East, Toronto
Closed January 21, 2017 after 7 years.
Quattro e Quattr8, 2059 Yonge Street, Toronto
November 2015 to February 2017.
Sammich, 811 Queen Street West, Toronto
October 2016 to January 2017.
Tomasso’s Trattoria, 400 Eastern Avenue, Toronto
Closing March 31, 2017 after eight years.
Toronto Distillery Co., 90 Cawthra Avenue, Unit 100, Toronto
Closed March 2017 after 5 years.
The Victory Cafe, 581 Markham Street, Toronto
Closed January 2017 after 27 years. See where the rest of Mirvish Village has relocated to.
Yunaghi, 538 Manning Avenue, Toronto
Closed January 2017 after 3 years.
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