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So what's coming next in Leslieville?

Leslieville Apr 20, 2008 05:56 AM

Hanoi Chic on Queen near Jones has a liquor licence notice in their window and a closing notice on their door. A natural assumption is there will be a restaurant going in. I haven't been in to find out, anyone have any info? Also, a bakery is opening at Broadview and Queen, but not sure yet if it will be a retail outlet or not. Just what Leslieville needs, another bakery!!

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    embee RE: Leslieville Apr 20, 2008 07:15 AM

    Hanoi Chic has the same owner as the Hanoi 3 Seasons resto at Gerrard/Broadview.

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      Leslieville RE: embee Apr 20, 2008 07:47 AM

      That would be great, a Vietnamese resto. right on my doorstep!!!!!

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        saucethatcounts RE: Leslieville Apr 20, 2008 09:40 AM

        The Hanoi 3 Seasons owners mentioned to us a couple weeks ago that they are opening in June...

    2. thenurse RE: Leslieville Apr 21, 2008 08:27 AM

      I would love a great takeaway place with either a) burritos or b) roti
      It seems I'm always craving this kind of food on nights I have no groceries (like last night...) Within walking distance, of course.

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        shocked RE: thenurse Apr 24, 2008 11:32 AM

        Yoga Spice in the Beach has great take out Roti, if you care to venture that far. It is a little place, on the south side of Queen, near Beech (It might be Yogi Spice, now that I think about it)
        He makes everything fresh in the restaurant, so it is really tasty. The resto is quite small, as most of his business is take out

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        tomgrrrl RE: Leslieville Apr 21, 2008 12:36 PM

        There is also a liquor license application in the window of the old Medical Building at Queen and Curzon. Any ideas what's opening there??

        I would love a great, comfy English pub for the 'hood.

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          childofthestorm RE: tomgrrrl Apr 21, 2008 02:03 PM

          Apparently the owners are renovating it, getting the liquor license, then will be trying to rent it to a potential bar/resto. So went the rumour anyway.

          They're also applying for a patio but I can't imagine them getting it right in front of an old folks' home.

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            embee RE: childofthestorm Apr 21, 2008 02:57 PM

            Ownership might have changed since the medical centre moved but, at least as of last year, that building was actually owned by the old folks home.

        2. TheGloaming RE: Leslieville Apr 21, 2008 01:27 PM

          I'm moving to Leslieville supposedly next year, or whenever the condo construction is completed. My wish list for the immediate neighbourhood is simple: a 24-hour supermarket (Dominion? Sobey's? even a Rabba?) and an LCBO. Groceries and booze are basic necessities of life for me, and rank much higher than yet another bakery or hipster restaurant/lounge.

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            grandgourmand RE: TheGloaming Apr 21, 2008 02:11 PM

            Good point on the LCBO.

            Does anyone know if something's planned for the building right next to Jillies? The facade's been re-worked for a while now. Wondering if there's something interesting coming in there.

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              embee RE: TheGloaming Apr 21, 2008 03:09 PM

              There's no 24 hour supermarket on the horizon. The convenience store at Broadview & Queen is a ripoff joint.

              The nearest decent boozery is near Kingston Rd on Queen. The LCBO on Gerrard near Carlaw was renovated recently without being expanded (they have plenty of land) and is almost useless.

              This has always been a takeout wasteland. At the moment, Reliable Fish & Chips and Sushi Marche are pretty much it. Cajun corner was never predictably open evenings and is now gone. Lisa's (a film set caterer) was run out of their condo building on Carlaw and isn't very public anymore.

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                Mila RE: embee Apr 24, 2008 01:22 PM

                Pari Discounts on the NE corner of Broadview and Queen is really not a bad convenience store. They have lots of everything, some passable veg, couple of types of Ace bakery bread and ALL the staples. It certainly not fancy new Leslieville but nice people and a good place to drop in to get basics.

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                  Sparky11 RE: Mila Apr 25, 2008 01:59 PM

                  Agreed. Pari Discount is a good corner store.

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              jeastfull RE: Leslieville Apr 24, 2008 11:19 AM

              I've heard alot of rumours about whats next for leslieville. Firstly rumour is a Sobeys is going in where the old funeral home at broadview and queen was, south side next to the BMO. I've heard a Timothys or Tim Hortons might be going in, in between Jillys and Prohibition, acroass from SOMA, in the old castle place. A new furniture store is going in beside Burger Shoppe, the owners of Izakya (sp?) are moving into the old Food Savvy Spot and lastly, PicNic is going in under the new riverside lofts a couple of doors down from Jimmys Place.
              Granted these are all rumours but hey, they can't all be wrong, right?

              1. 50firstdatesguy RE: Leslieville Apr 25, 2008 03:38 PM

                LCBO: Coxwell/Queen or Gerrard/Pape

                Roti: Ghali Kitchen's burroti is pretty damn good, so is his take out selection of pastas and rice/pea dishes. He's open 5-9pm.

                24h groceries: no thanks, that kind of talk will bring about the bigbox, which Leslieville doesn't need.

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