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NOW CLOSED (Big list) - Toronto

Wow Toronto
Look at the list of restaurants that have closed recently:
(from Toronto.com)

Now closed

Cafe Vert (945 Queen St. E.)
Boba (90 Avenue Rd.)
Eggstasy (1255 Bay St.)
Shopsy's (33 Yonge St.)
Aromatic Spices (365 King St. W.)
Happy Seven (358 Spadina Ave.)
Kubo Radio (894 Queen St. E.)
Thirty-Five Elm (35 Elm St.)
Satori (735 Queen St. W.)
Flight 55 (713 College St.)
Karuchie (924 College St.)
Susur (601 King St. W.)
Legend Grill & Wine Bar (817 Queen St. W.)
Noon (1088 Bathurst St.)
Opal Jazz Lounge (472 Queen St. W.)
Le Papillon (16 Church St.)
Mizu (291 King St. W.)
Izakaya (69 Front St. E.)
Cucina (640 College St.)
Brasserie Frisco (133 John St.)
Xacutti (503 College St.)
The Laurentian Room (51A Winchester St.)
Features Cafe (370 King St. W.)
Doku 15 (8 Colborne St.)
Mimosa (2497 Yonge St.)
JW's Steakhouse (525 Bay St.)

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  1. Didn't Le Papillon just move around the corner to Izakaya's old space?

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    1. re: TorontoJo

      You are correctamundo

      I was listing what toronto.com has posted

      Le Papillon looks like it has TWO locations:

      1. re: NoFixedAddress

        There was a split between the partners at Le Papillon. One of them opened the Front Street location, while the other two are opening the Eastern Avenue location later this year. Apparently, the Eastern one is going to have a stronger Quebecois influence on the menu.

        1. Why did Eggstasy close? That place always had lineups out the door! And Cucina? I loved that place!

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          1. "Recently" is relative. Some of those places have been closed since late 2007.

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            1. re: gregclow

              Agreed and hardly a comprehensive list. But interesting nonetheless.


              1. re: gregclow

                True. Mimosa was before Chakra, which, sadly, has also closed.

                1. re: Snarf

                  I had already forgotten about Mimosa... that seems like so long ago!


              2. The "hot new restaurants" and "now closed" lists on Toronto.com are updated sporadically, usually in batches. This list goes back a couple years, and its important to note that the vast majority of these closed restaurants have since re-opened under new names and/or new management. So this is not a sign of a collapse of the Toronto restaurant scene or anything like that: restaurants rarely seem to die, they just reincarnate!

                  1. re: embee

                    No! Never went there, but it seemed popular.

                    1. re: KitchenVoodoo

                      Xacutti closed many months ago, maybe even closer to a year ago. Most of the restaurants you mention Ive not heard of. Kubo Radio is supposedly revamping. Susur went on to bigger and better (supposedly), although he still has Madelaine's. No big deal if you ask me, restaurants come and go. That is the nature of the beast.

                      1. re: millygirl

                        Xacutti closed more than a year ago and is now Grace. It is great, just like Xacutti used to be; it is one of the same owners. Same with Susur; his namesake restaurant closed and did come back as Madeline, which is also better than Susur, IMHO. So, really, he didn't move on, just revamped, like many very good restaurants often do. Sometimes they get better, and then sometimes they are Centro.

                    1. re: EarlyDrive

                      Very sorry to hear about Cafe Vert - a great brunch spot!

                        1. re: Montrachet

                          I was going to ask about it too since I'd just been reading up on great veg brunch spots and it was listed but the link took me somewhere weird. Glad I didn't try to go there---pity I never got to though when it was around.