10 most anticipated Toronto restaurant openings for 2017

Dec 24 2016, 12:57 am

2017 is looking up… Or at the very least, delicious.

Toronto is set to gain an impressive assortment of new restaurants in the New Year. Here’s where we’re most looking forward to in the coming year.

La Banane

The new French restaurant helmed by chef Brandon Olsen is soon to replace The Saint Tavern on Ossington Avenue. Also signed on for the new project, Basilio Pesce (ex-Porzia).

Address: 227 Ossington Avenue, Toronto

The Anne Boleyn

Expected to open in February, this Brit-style public house is the latest project from the group behind Parts & Labour.

Address: 326 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @theanneboleynto

La Palma

Chef Craig Harding of Campagnolo is setting up shop across the street from his Dundas West restaurant where Caffe Brasiliano used to be. Once open, we’re anticipating a casual all-day concept where lunch and maybe even brunch will be on the menu.

Address: 849 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @LaPalmaTO

Double D’s Deep Dish Pizza

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Toronto’s first Chicago-style deep dish pizza joint is expected to open mid-January in the east end. True-to-style we’re expecting saucy pies and melted cheese contained by a buttery crust.

Address: 1020 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
Instagram: @doubleds_to

Khao San Road

The popular Thai restaurant shut down last February and is set to relocate just around the corner in 2017. While construction drags on, get your fixe from the acclaimed menu by ordering from sister restaurant Nana on UberEats.

Address: 11 Charlotte Street, Toronto
Instagram: @stnana


The Filipino fast food eatery is expected to open spring 2017 inside Seafood City at Heartland Town Centre in Mississauga. While it’s not Toronto proper, we think this is big news for anyone hankering for ChickenJoy fried chicken, sweet spaghetti studded with ham and hot dogs, and Spam sandwiches.

Address: Heartland Town Centre, the corner of Mavis and Britannia.
Instagram: @jollibee


A fast-casual Greek eatery from the team from Mamakas. Once open, look forward to lahmajoun-like flatbreads, pita sandwiches stuffed with roasted meats, and a rotating selection of salads and dips.

Address: 921 Queen Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @agorabyamakas

Cafe Landwer



The popular Israeli chain is opening its first North American outpost in the GTA in 2017. Expected to open by February, expect an expansive menu featuring impressive breakfast spreads, fresh baked pastries, salads, sandwiches, pastas, pizzas and more.

Address: 9340 Bathurst Street, Maple
Instagram: @cafelandwer


The latest restaurant from Nuit and Jeff Regular (the same folks behind Pai, Sabai Sabai, and Sukhothai) is nearing completion on Adelaide. Once open, the restaurant is promising to introduce diners to new Thai flavours.

Address: 326 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @kiintoronto

King Taps

The sprawling beer hall going in at First Canadian Place intends to offer a menu of bar foods and 50 beers on draught when it opens it’s doors next year.

Address: 100 King Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @kingtaps

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