10 of Toronto's biggest restaurant flops in 2017

Dec 21 2017, 12:56 am

It’s no secret that the restaurant business is tough. These Toronto restaurants can attest to that – many were so short-lived chances are you never even got to try them.

Here are the biggest restaurant flops in Toronto for 2017.

Abbiocco, 588 College Street, Toronto
Just six months in, this upscale Italian spot called it quits and Chez’s Restaurant has already replaced it.

Focal Resto Lounge, 592 Queen Street West, Toronto,
The Asian fusion snack bar opened in March but was shuttered before summer even ended.

Game of Cheese, 505 Highway 7, Unit 50, Richmond Hill
This shortlived Richmond Hill restaurant served up laksa cheese pots, cheesy sweet corn, and black truffle carbonara, but is soon to be converted into another location for Dagu Rice Noodle.

J&J Bar-B-Que, 193 Baldwin Street, Toronto
While shortlived (closed just eight months in), this Kensington Market smokehouse will truly be missed. The source for Texas-style brisket and ribs closed March and was quickly replaced by CXBO.

Janie Jones, 1030 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
The home to big English breakfasts opened in September 2016 only to close in February 2017. The address now houses La Cubana‘s third Toronto outpost.

Just six months in this hidden cafe and purveyor of Lebanese street foods closed its doors citing a lack of “constant daily flow of traffic” and “inability for customers to park on the street.”

Sammich, 811 Queen Street West, Toronto
This sandwich shop near Trinity Bellwoods park opened in October 2016 only to close months later in January 2017.

Silo 13, 4750 Yonge Street, Unit 107, North York
You missed breakfast, Toronto! The short-lived cereal cafe was barely open a couple months before suddenly closing its doors.

Taco.TO, 170 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
The taqueria at Queen and Spadina served its last taco this fall – it had only been open since November 2016.

Untold, 1581 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
This soup and salad bar was no more than a flash in the pan and was open for just days!?!

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