Clinton's on Bloor closed after 83 years

Feb 22 2020, 1:39 pm

A beloved Toronto pub has closed its doors for good — unless an investor can step up and save the business.

Clinton’s Tavern posted a message to Facebook and Instagram Friday saying the bar has closed after struggles with its owner.

“We are truly sorry as this is not what the staff or management of Clinton’s wanted,” the statement said.

“Behind the scenes, we’ve been fighting a tireless battle to keep our doors open … trying to work for each other because we all loved Clinton’s fiercely. We rallied together to do what it took, often without pay, to keep things going.”

The statement alleges “greed” and “carelessness” on part of the owner, which Daily Hive has not been able to independently confirm.

The bar thanked patrons who came to the watering hole at Bloor and Clinton streets to dance, watch sports games, and make memories.

“You are the reason we pushed forward when the cards were stacked against us,” Clinton’s said. “We’ll be forever grateful for all the good times.”

The bar also asked if there is an “investor out there who loves this bar as much as we do” with money to keep it open. Anyone interested is encouraged to reach out to Clinton’s directly.