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NOW CLOSED (Big list) - Toronto

NoFixedAddress Feb 16, 2009 03:30 AM

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.)

  1. TorontoJo Feb 16, 2009 04:03 AM

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

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    1. re: TorontoJo
      NoFixedAddress Feb 16, 2009 04:14 AM

      You are correctamundo

      I was listing what toronto.com has posted

      Le Papillon looks like it has TWO locations:

      1. re: NoFixedAddress
        gregclow Feb 16, 2009 05:04 AM

        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.

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      themags Feb 16, 2009 05:01 AM

      Shopsy's closed?!

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      1. re: themags
        gregclow Feb 16, 2009 05:10 AM

        Yup: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/581670

        1. re: themags
          smr714 Feb 16, 2009 05:44 AM

          Yes, they lost their lease.

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          Toronto Fastfoodie Feb 16, 2009 05:03 AM

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

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          1. re: Toronto Fastfoodie
            Teep Feb 17, 2009 09:19 AM

            Eggstasy: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/585236

          2. gregclow Feb 16, 2009 05:09 AM

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

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            1. re: gregclow
              wontonfm Feb 16, 2009 05:25 AM

              Agreed and hardly a comprehensive list. But interesting nonetheless.


              1. re: gregclow
                Snarf Feb 16, 2009 09:04 AM

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

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                  wontonfm Feb 16, 2009 10:37 AM

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


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                Gary Feb 16, 2009 05:49 AM

                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!

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                  embee Feb 16, 2009 07:59 AM

                  Add Soma on Queen E.

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                  1. re: embee
                    KitchenVoodoo Feb 16, 2009 02:19 PM

                    No! Never went there, but it seemed popular.

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                      millygirl Feb 16, 2009 05:13 PM

                      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
                        Toronto Fastfoodie Feb 17, 2009 03:23 AM

                        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.

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                    EarlyDrive Feb 17, 2009 07:59 AM

                    Also i-noodle on Bloor.

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                    1. re: EarlyDrive
                      Montrachet Feb 17, 2009 08:42 AM

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

                      1. re: Montrachet
                        Brain of J Feb 17, 2009 01:45 PM

                        Another RM casualty.

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                          Ediblethoughts Feb 17, 2009 01:53 PM

                          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.

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