This round-up spotlights the newest Toronto restaurant openings, bar openings, upcoming closings, and some special spots that should be on your radar.
Here’s what’s up in the city’s food scene right now.
- Long-awaited Italian marketplace Eataly has opened in the Manulife Centre, located near Bloor-Yonge, finally. For a peek inside, look here.
- KitKat’s permanent Canadian flagship “Chocolatory,” has officially opened at Yorkdale mall, across from new-to-the-shopping-centre by CHLOE.
- Restaurant? No. Food hub? Certainly. The Toronto Christmas Market returns to the historic Distillery District today, and it’ll be here ’til December 22.
- You’ll now find three locations of Carlo’s Bake Shop vending machines in the PATH: at Richmond-Adelaide Centre, Royal Bank Plaza, and Waterpark Place.
- Taking over where Schmaltz Appetizing used to be at 224 Ossington Avenue, Gordy Smiles is “like a Taco joint, but better,” and it’s also by chef Anthony Rose.
- Hershey’s Kitchens interactive bakeshop has popped up in the Scotia Plaza PATH, and will be sticking around until December 24.
- On November 28, The Thirsty Elf pop-up bar will be taking over the former York Station space inside the Fairmont Royal York, running for an exclusive four weekends only in the lead-up to Christmas.
- From 11 am on November 15, Butter Chicken Roti will be giving away a free roti of any flavour to the first 100 guests at their new 646 Yonge Street location.
- Christmas-themed booze hub Miracle Bar will be returning to the city this fall, taking over 146 Ossington Avenue starting on November 25.
- And sister to Miracle Bar, Sippin’ Santa will take over Project Gigglewater at 1369 Dundas Street West from November 25 to December 26.
- Ruby Soho Bar, described as a “relaxed neighbourhood bar and eatery,” will soon take over the space at 587 King Street West, where Portland Variety used to live.
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Eataly has officially opened the doors of its first Canadian location. Sprawling out over two floors of shopping space, plus a lower-level brewery, and featuring the talents of more than 100 chefs, the long-awaited Italian marketplace has been teasing Torontonians for over a year. Each Eataly location contains a combination of restaurants, cafés, to-go eateries, fresh counters, a grocery market with more than 10,000 products, and a cooking school.
Address: Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto
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Address: Yorkdale Shopping Centre, near Restoration Hardware
Where: The Distillery District
When: Thursday, November 14 to Sunday, December 22, 2019 (closed on Mondays)
Tickets: Available online
It’s closing time for this establishment. You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.
- Known as a reliable spot for authentic Italian in the Yorkville neighbourhood, L’Unità is gearing up to close on New Year’s Eve after 12 years serving the city.
- It’s a sad moment for fans of Yorkville’s gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, sesame-free, vegan café, and bake shop, Sorelle and Co., which has shuttered.