"Au revoir, but not goodbye": Toronto's beloved Le Select Bistro sold to new owners
A beloved Toronto bistro has announced it has sold its location to new property owners due to complications faced by the ongoing pandemic.
In an email, Le Select Bistro at 432 Wellington Street has announced it has sold its location to Allied Properties after over 40 years of service, stating it is a company with a “vision we admire.”
“At first, we thought we’d open again soon. We used the downtime to build a new pergola and lay a new floor. But we were facing challenges before COVID. On all sides of us, major construction projects rose like soufflés, testing our sang-froid,” said Le Select.
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“We’d beaten a crippling municipal property tax bill, but the provincial bureaucrats at MPAC were tying on the gloves for another round.”
As the restaurant is now in new hands, the new owners are looking for an operator to manage the restaurant.
“They are doing it with great care. They know that the tiles and timber of 432 Wellington Street West are marinated in joy,” said the restaurant.
Though nothing is for certain, Le Select believes that its legacy is in good hands, and changes might be on the horizon.
“Thank you to all of you who came through our doors to share memories, moments, and café-au-lait, for the chats, the cheers, the tears, and the triumphs. You’re why we made Le Sélect.”
Daily Hive has reached out to Allied Properties for comment.