This is where Toronto's former Mirvish Village businesses have all gone

Feb 3 2017, 12:29 am

Honest Ed’s and the entirety of Mirvish Village are no more.

As of January 31, many of the longtime businesses and residents of Markham Streetnwere forced to finally vacate in anticipation of the incoming condo development. While some have opted not to reopen elsewhere, many have made new homes in other Toronto neighbourhoods.

So where are they now?

Here’s a handy guide on how to find you favourite Mirvish Village businesses, now that they no longer reside in Mirvish Village.

The Beguiling

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Having called Mirvish Village its home since 1992, the comic book shop has packed up its things which have mostly been relocated to new digs on College Street, while some of its inventory has made it’s way to sister store, Page and Panel at the Toronto Reference Library.

Now at: 319 College Street, Toronto
Instagram: @thebeguiling

Butler’s Pantry

I’m still mourning the loss of the Queen West location so might as well add the Mirvish Outpost to the list too. At least the menu of wholesome comfort foods is still available at the eatery on Roncy.

Now at: 371 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto

Coal Miner’s Daughter

The Toronto boutique known for its collections featuring Canadian clothing, jewellery, and accessories designers, already boasts two alternative Toronto locations. Now with the closure of its Mirvish Village store, CMD has opened a new outpost in The Junction.

Now at: 3023 Dundas Street West, Toronto; 744 Queen Street West, Toronto; 87 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Instagram:  @coalminersdaughter

Gigi’s House of Frills

The lingerie shop famous for its vintage style and inventory of deadstock lingerie and hosiery can now be found on Dovercourt just south of Bloor.

Now at: 731 Dovercourt Road, Toronto
Instagram: @gigisfrills

Neurotica Records

The Mirvish Village record store known for its extraordinary selection of new and vintage vinyl, CDs, DVDs, books, and audio gear, is in the process of setting up shop in Little Italy and is hoping to be back in business by early March.

Soon to open at: 567 College Street, Toronto
Instagram: @neurotica3

Southern Accent

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The Creole-Cajun restaurant once inhabited an old Victorian where bowls of gumbo and a round of Tarot readings were among the many attractions. Find the same folks at the corner of College and Ossington now serving coffee and beignets in the mornings alone with lunch, brunch and dinner.

Now at: 839 College Street, Toronto
Instagram: @cajuncajun

Suspect Video

The physical store has closed but notice posted to Suspect’s website reads “Fear not though because Suspect itself will be very much alive through a brand new site which will offer amazing prices on everything from Blurays, Dvds, Toys, Figures, Statues, Books, Magazines, Buttons, T-Shirts and anything else cool we can get and offer you, our treasured customers.”

Now at:

Victory Cafe is now Crafty Coyote

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Once home to heaping plates of nachos and gooey helpings of Mac ‘n¬†Cheese, the public house on Markham has relocated around the corner to The Annex and is now serving up similar fare under the name Crafty Coyote.

Now at: 511 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @craftycoyoteto

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