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air621 Apr 14, 2009 08:59 AM

Reading that Solfrino closed was saddening. Hell, without reading it here, I probably would've headed over there one day soon to get a big cup of disappointment.
Not that I want to drag out the dead, but perhaps in this unfortunate climate, we can keep a list of establishments that have fallen this year to avoid in-person, time-wasting disappointments.

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    dragonflygrl RE: air621 Apr 14, 2009 09:02 AM

    Perigee.
    Locovore.

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      michee RE: dragonflygrl Apr 15, 2009 12:57 PM

      apparently locavore is closed only for the week.....

    2. TorontoJo RE: air621 Apr 14, 2009 09:02 AM

      Perigee is closed.

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        cynalan RE: TorontoJo Apr 14, 2009 01:56 PM

        Oh no. Was once one of my favourite restaurants. I loved the open kitchen concept and tasting menu. I admit I had not been there much since Riley left, but saddened to hear this. Guess, I'll have to update my profile.

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          TorontoJo RE: cynalan Apr 15, 2009 04:37 AM

          It is very sad. I had several wonderful meals (and an amazing dessert tasting!) there under Pat Riley. It was a great space and I loved chatting with the chefs as they were preparing the meals. I hadn't visited since they switched chefs and glassed in the kitchen. I imagine that changed the experience a bit.

          In case you didn't see the RIP article in the Star: http://www.thestar.com/living/article...

      2. estufarian RE: air621 Apr 14, 2009 09:13 AM

        Jaaadu

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          foodyDudey RE: theresah Apr 14, 2009 09:30 AM

          I still had to make the trip tp Lovacore, but it's too late now. They got a decent review in the Star two months back. http://www.thestar.com/living/article...

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            dragonflygrl RE: theresah Apr 14, 2009 09:38 AM

            Matt Cowan is now at The Rosebud.

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              bluedog RE: estufarian Apr 15, 2009 12:59 PM

              No loss

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                JamieK RE: estufarian Apr 17, 2009 02:05 PM

                Just noticed today that the Chef of India is moving into Jaaadu's spot with a second location.

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                  bluedog RE: JamieK Apr 20, 2009 07:46 AM

                  I first started working in this area about 2 years ago and there was one Indian Restaurant, Rangoli. Now there are four (including Jaaadu, soon to be Chef of India). Price wars have broken out for the lunch buffets and I'm not surprised Jaaadu closed. It just did';t have the quality for the price. Here's wishing Chef of India good luck! It's gonna need it.

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                    JamieK RE: bluedog Apr 20, 2009 02:43 PM

                    I don't have the breadth of knowlwedge or experience with Indian food that estufarian and others on the board have but I quite enjoyed the food at Chef of India on Eglinton. I'll definitely be giving the new location a try.

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                paper_bag_princess RE: torontofoodiegirl Apr 14, 2009 09:44 AM

                Babur on Queen.

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                  Non Doctor RE: paper_bag_princess Apr 14, 2009 10:11 AM

                  Babur?... I used to really enjoy their lunches... too bad.

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                    paper_bag_princess RE: Non Doctor Apr 14, 2009 11:00 AM

                    Me too. :(

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                      ebay3392 RE: Non Doctor Apr 15, 2009 02:12 PM

                      Babur????? Was my intro to Indian food....place was so brisk in the late '90s especially at lunch...had to take clients there at 1pm or 1130 am and wait as never was able to get a seat.....place had awesome Indian food and was very clean. Owner who was balding with mustache was always very pleasant to me as I was a regular when i lived in Toronto before the 'burbs...I will miss that place.

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                      anegg RE: paper_bag_princess May 3, 2009 05:01 PM

                      I think they're just renovating... I went by this week and the little pink elephant was lit up and there was a note on the window.

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                      Gary RE: air621 Apr 14, 2009 03:12 PM

                      Sad news about Perigee, I have very fond memories of my only meal there.

                      The popularity of Babur always puzzled me, I tried their buffet once on recommendation and found it mediocre. Little India a few doors down has better food and warmer atmosphere.

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                        torontofoodiegirl RE: Gary Apr 14, 2009 03:37 PM

                        The a la carte was really good. Buffet (when they had it), not so much.

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                          Non Doctor RE: Gary Apr 14, 2009 06:39 PM

                          I don't get out much these days... but I'll try Little India.

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                            merlot143 RE: Non Doctor Apr 14, 2009 07:11 PM

                            Little India has a superb butter chicken. It's so good, you could skip the chicken and have the sauce with naan bread alone.

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                          merlot143 RE: air621 Apr 14, 2009 06:19 PM

                          Soma closed earlier in this year. Shame. There was supposed to be some great food coming out of there.

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                            Tatai RE: merlot143 Apr 14, 2009 07:05 PM

                            Soma, as in the chocolatiers?

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                              merlot143 RE: Tatai Apr 14, 2009 07:10 PM

                              Sorry. That's Soma Lounge by Broadview and Queen.

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                                Tatai RE: merlot143 Apr 14, 2009 07:13 PM

                                Phew. Thanks for the clarification.

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                                  PaulV RE: Tatai Apr 18, 2009 07:46 PM

                                  Double phew. Too bad still, but at least there will be less confusion.

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                                    Full tummy RE: PaulV Apr 18, 2009 08:56 PM

                                    Yes, I always wondered if it was really necessary to name a place so close in proximity to the original, the same....

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                            Toronto Fastfoodie RE: air621 Apr 15, 2009 04:25 AM

                            Locavore? What was that? 3 months or so? Too bad they couldn't hold out. With their position on Ave. Rd., I think they would have gotten a lot of foot traffic in the spring and summer, like a lot of the restaurants in the area. It is a major walking neighborhood for the residents.

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                              gregclow RE: Toronto Fastfoodie Apr 15, 2009 07:33 AM

                              I think that Locavore was hurt by their name (i.e. people went in expecting close to 100% local food, and raised a stink here and elsewhere when they didn't get it), and by their Restaurant Makeover episode which made the owners look like bandwagon jumpers who really didn't know much about local and sustainable food.

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                                jamesm RE: gregclow Apr 15, 2009 09:15 AM

                                Not really sure you could call it a closing since it was barely opened but Manhattan on Queen in Parkdale is closed. Hated that name. Do you think there's a restaurant in New York called Missisauga?

                                Also Staropolska on Ronces is closed and a spot called Bistro 299 is in it's place. It's menu looks as inspired as it's name. Bravo Gelato also shut down on Ronces as well.

                                Urbanos the Italian Tapas place on Queen and Shaw (WTF? Don't Italians actually have a word for small plates of food?) is closed and a creperie is openeing in it's place.

                            2. estufarian RE: air621 Apr 15, 2009 09:39 AM

                              Eddstacy, the breakfast place on Bay, North of Bloor also died in January.

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                                OnDaGo RE: estufarian Apr 15, 2009 09:49 AM

                                They have just now started renovations to turn it into a sushi place

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                                mikieirl RE: air621 Apr 15, 2009 09:56 AM

                                Taking a walk along Yonge Street last weekend, I noticed that Vittorio's (near Davisville), a very pleasant spot with a good local reputation had closed. Sometime within the last year or so they expanded to the next door premises. No doubt a case of unfortunate timing. North of Lawrence Herbs, of course, went last last year after a very long run.

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                                  Snarf RE: mikieirl Apr 15, 2009 11:12 AM

                                  Vittorio's must have reached the end of the lease. They are still open at the original location on Avenue Road.

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                                    mikieirl RE: Snarf Apr 15, 2009 01:38 PM

                                    Notice on the door of Vittorio's is sadly usual seizure / termination by landlord. This location was operating apparently as its own company.

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                                      Lazar RE: mikieirl Apr 16, 2009 11:12 AM

                                      I must say that I was more surprized that they expanded in the first place than to hear that they have closed.

                                      I had gone to Vittorios a few time before the expansion. Once was by choice, the other times I was a just a lemming to friends who loved this place for some reason. Every meal I ever had there was blah at best.

                                      I still remember ordering veal medallions, and I swear they served me cold rubber. The worst of it was that servers and management didn't seem to care about my complaints.

                                      It is a shame that they are gone, but considering my history with them, I am only surprized that it didn't happen sooner.

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                                  dickiegreenleaf RE: air621 Apr 15, 2009 10:27 AM

                                  Coca closed again. Globe management took a walk from what i understand.

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                                    JamieK RE: dickiegreenleaf Apr 16, 2009 05:42 PM

                                    yes, your information must be correct, the link to Coca is no longer on Globe's site -
                                    http://www.globebistro.com/

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                                      pinstripeprincess RE: JamieK Apr 17, 2009 07:59 AM

                                      there was a quickie article about it somewhere. the new mystery management offered isberg a job again but he's on the fence since he's enjoying schooling right now. otherwise no particular news about the place.

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                                        sloweater RE: pinstripeprincess May 11, 2009 10:23 AM

                                        He's apparently off the fence and back at Coca.

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                                          pinstripeprincess RE: sloweater May 11, 2009 10:57 AM

                                          great to know! i think i foresee some interesting meals in my future...

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                                            gregclow RE: sloweater May 21, 2009 12:13 PM

                                            Considering that a Letter of Distress from the landlord went up in the window of Coca last week, I don't see them reopening anytime soon (at least not in that location), either with or without Nathan.

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                                              toveggiegirl RE: gregclow May 27, 2009 09:16 AM

                                              Coca has definitely closed.

                                              http://www.torontolife.com/daily/dail...

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                                      currycue RE: air621 Apr 15, 2009 11:19 AM

                                      Very sad about Green Mango (sit down location) at Yonge & Bloor. Also, still waiting to hear about Goed Eten re-opening somewhere. I miss proper Belgian waffles, especially after having the "bisquick" variety at Yonge and Dundas.

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                                        auberginegal RE: currycue Apr 15, 2009 12:52 PM

                                        re: Goed Eten - is this your hope that they re-open or this is actually in the works? i hope so because i never made knew about this place until after it had closed!

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                                          pinstripeprincess RE: auberginegal Apr 15, 2009 01:11 PM

                                          they were supposed to re-open in a new location in kensington but there hasn't been any news since the shutdown.

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                                            currycue RE: pinstripeprincess Jun 8, 2009 09:19 AM

                                            Went by Le Petit Dejeuner on King yesterday and asked them about Goed Eten (in fact the guy who used to make the waffles came out of the kitchen for a coffee) but they told me that the other location they were looking at opening up in didn't work out, so no immediate plans yet. Sigh.

                                      2. pinstripeprincess RE: air621 Apr 15, 2009 01:12 PM

                                        i'll add bungalow... (i think it happened more in 09 than 08) and it becoming the new location for a young thailand. interesting second location.

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                                          ChalkBoy RE: pinstripeprincess Apr 15, 2009 01:41 PM

                                          Third. There's already a second on St Clair.

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                                          Tatai RE: air621 Apr 15, 2009 06:00 PM

                                          I just drove by the location of Hero Burgers/Lettieri on St. Clair just west of Yonge, and it's papered over. Is the the first of either of these businesses to close up?

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                                            cynthias RE: Tatai Apr 15, 2009 08:31 PM

                                            Mesgio, chakra and tabla...yonge and eg and mirabelle...turned to dizengoff and then it closed..lasted less than a month what was that? some of these may have been in late 08

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                                              bogie RE: cynthias Apr 17, 2009 06:02 AM

                                              The Mirabelle/Dizengoff space is going to reopen as Bamburger, from what I gather on Craiglist's help wanted pages. Not sure if it will be the same owners or not.

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                                                Fulloholes RE: cynthias Apr 21, 2009 02:02 PM

                                                I went into Dizengoff the week it opened to get a feel for the place and pick up a takeout menu. I'm a sucker for good shawarma, and one of their banners proclaimed great shawarma. I spoke to the hostess, and found out that they didn't have any shawarma that day, and that I should call first if that's what I was looking for. Not a good sign. The rest of the menu was sort of pub style, and not Middle Eastern as I had expected.

                                                They really didn't last long at all.

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                                                maple99 RE: Tatai Apr 20, 2009 10:57 AM

                                                sign on the window of Lettieri says they are repairing flood damage in basement and will re-open April 21

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                                                  lowchen RE: maple99 Apr 27, 2009 01:34 PM

                                                  too bad. Hero's deserves to close.. however all these closings certainly are a sign of the times

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                                                  bluedog RE: Tatai Apr 21, 2009 07:12 AM

                                                  Walked by yesterday and actually no, neither are closing: there is a sign on the door saying the building suffered water damage and both businesses will be reopening later this month.

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                                                  bogie RE: air621 Apr 16, 2009 06:08 PM

                                                  It appears that Eglington Fish & Chips is closed.

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                                                    eller RE: bogie Apr 22, 2009 07:43 AM

                                                    Most of that block is empty now and Domino's is moving to the corner, where the pharmacy used to be. I suspect that the land owner has other ideas for their property.

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                                                    farmgirl1836 RE: air621 Apr 17, 2009 07:41 AM

                                                    Lichee Gardens at Centre and Dufferin in Thornhill is now closed.

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                                                      Pizza Lover RE: farmgirl1836 Apr 17, 2009 01:06 PM

                                                      In the Thornhill area you can add:

                                                      Cobbs bakery at the Promenade
                                                      Goldstein's Bakery (in the Sababa plaza) which made some of the best sufganiot for chanuka,
                                                      Bagel Brothers (across from Kiva's) at Steeles and Bathurst.

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                                                        LemonLauren RE: Pizza Lover Apr 20, 2009 06:42 PM

                                                        a Cobbs closed? i see them popping up everywwere!

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                                                          embee RE: Pizza Lover Apr 21, 2009 10:57 AM

                                                          Is Goldstein's closed? The last time I was at that plaza, there was a sign that they were cleaning up following a fire, and it looked like they really were.

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                                                            Pizza Lover RE: embee Apr 21, 2009 12:56 PM

                                                            Landlord re-entered the premises on April 9/09 according to a notice on the door - and I too noticed that they were cleaning/re-building the previous week.

                                                      2. estufarian RE: air621 Apr 26, 2009 06:24 AM

                                                        Plakutta (at 1055 Yonge - that place is damned). This is the third incarnation this year - formerly 'Rising' then before that 'Plakutta' (again) - and of course 1055 last year.

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                                                          Non Doctor RE: estufarian Apr 26, 2009 11:05 AM

                                                          Aha... it appears that the rumours of Babur closing for good were untrue...

                                                          See here:

                                                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/615084

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                                                            Snarf RE: Non Doctor Apr 26, 2009 07:53 PM

                                                            Cool. I always thought they did the best vindaloo in the city. The sky is brighter now.

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                                                              bluedog RE: Snarf Apr 27, 2009 09:52 AM

                                                              I wish people would verify these before posting...my wife used to frequent Babur and has not crossed it off her list....fortunately saw this and will update her, but if I hadn't..lost business for Babur.

                                                        2. Ginsugirl RE: air621 Apr 27, 2009 04:00 PM

                                                          Given the number of unfounded rumours on this thread, I just wanted to give people warning of an impending, temporary, closure. The much loved Splendido has been taken over by Sommelier Carlo and Chef Lee's second in command (sorry, his name escapes me at this moment), and will be shut for most of July for renovations. Word is that it will be a more accessible version, with less focus on the tasting menu. When they re-open, get yourselves out there and support these guys! (In case anyone cares, I'm not even friends with these guys. I just like supporting any new venture from the people who have toiled in the biz for years).

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                                                            Snarf RE: Ginsugirl Apr 27, 2009 08:20 PM

                                                            I'm surprised continually reading posts from people who are hesitant to follow places that are in evolution. I did a quick chefdb search and noticed that some of the past names associated with Splendido in 'farm team' roles included David Chrystian, Suzanne Baby, Jenn Stone, and Owen Steinberg.

                                                            In addition to that, I think there's a certain courtesy in David Lee entering into the new venture with a different menu and philosophy. It gives the new team at Splendido an opportunity to continue the venue's philosophy in the eyes of the public and customer base.

                                                            This isn't the first orderly transition for Splendido, and the fact that they've become an incubator for talent suggests that there will continue to be good things to come.

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                                                              jlunar RE: Ginsugirl Apr 30, 2009 07:38 PM

                                                              Finally ate at Splendido a couple nights ago and it was a great meal. Sad to see pretty much the last of that kind of formal dining disappear. I think George will be the only one left at this rate, and I'd say Splendido was the best example in the city.

                                                              I look forward to the re-opening to see what they can do. Carlo was lovely to talk to and really informative. Will write that up shortly.

                                                            2. Lazar RE: air621 Apr 29, 2009 09:38 AM

                                                              Just heard that Pulp Kitchen on Queen East is gone. Not exactly sure when it closed, but apparently it is going to reopen as Lady Marmalade after some reno's.

                                                              Lady Marmalade is supposed to have originated in BC, and part of the new (or old, depending on your POV) organic chic.

                                                              Checked on their website, and it looks intriguing I must say. It is a brekky, brunch, lunch place.
                                                              http://www.ladymarmalade.ca/

                                                              They are supposed to open in June or July

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                                                                JennaBean RE: Lazar Apr 29, 2009 10:34 AM

                                                                I thought the sign on door said that Pulp was moving... maybe I misread it...

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                                                                  digiteyes RE: JennaBean May 30, 2009 06:56 AM

                                                                  The spot where Pulp Kitchen was is turning into a new restaurant. Pulp Kitchen is going to be reopening just east of Caroline Ave. on the south side of Queen East -- between Hogar Home Fashions and Hanoi 3 Seasons.

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                                                                    toveggiegirl RE: digiteyes May 30, 2009 10:21 PM

                                                                    Lady Marmalade is opening in the old Pulp Kitchen location. It's a cafe with one location in Victoria, BC.
                                                                    http://www.ladymarmalade.ca/index.html

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                                                                      millygirl RE: toveggiegirl May 31, 2009 05:40 AM

                                                                      Looks very promising....wish it was already open. I could really go for some some properly made eggs benny this a.m., close to home.

                                                              2. SittingAroundEatingBonBons RE: air621 Apr 29, 2009 01:46 PM

                                                                Great Post idea btw. It's sometimes hard to get out and about and then to find a place you loved has closed by showing up there is a drag.

                                                                I thought Zemra on St. Clair near Christie had closed but they just have lighting issues and construction out in front of their place.

                                                                1. ms. clicquot RE: air621 Apr 30, 2009 11:06 AM

                                                                  The carnage in the Beach continues. There have been a number of closings in the last few months including:

                                                                  Michelle's Beach House - the food was pretty hit and miss but I loved their patio in the summer. A big 'For Lease' sign recently went up in the window.
                                                                  Cottage on the Beach - I saw that it was papered over this morning. No surprise there, I'm surprised it was open this long.
                                                                  Ci Vediamo - the restaurant is on MLS under power of sale for much less than what they were asking a year ago.
                                                                  Nevada's - their steakhouse makeover was a major failure.
                                                                  The Friendly Greek
                                                                  Ben and Jerry's - it closed a while ago and the space is going to become a Bagel World.

                                                                  From a culinary standpoint none of these were stellar but it's a shame to see all the empty storefronts (and that's not including all the non-food shops that have closed). I only hope that the economy picks up soon and some great places start to open in the neighbourhood. There are some great empty spaces for any restauranteur willing to take a chance...

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                                                                    embee RE: ms. clicquot Apr 30, 2009 11:39 AM

                                                                    Beach landlords tend to set their storefront rents based on summer weekend tourist traffic. Most entrepreneurs can't sustain these rents over an entire year.

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                                                                      ms. clicquot RE: ms. clicquot May 1, 2009 06:55 AM

                                                                      Update: there is a sign posted on the door of Nevada's that says they will be re-opening soon.

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                                                                        ms. clicquot RE: ms. clicquot May 21, 2009 08:27 AM

                                                                        Another update: the Cottage on the Beach space is re-opening as a Papa Sol's.

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                                                                        crispybits RE: air621 Apr 30, 2009 12:57 PM

                                                                        Apparently Cru restaurant at Royal York is closed now. I'd never been but I'd heard it was good.

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                                                                          jamesm RE: crispybits Apr 30, 2009 01:06 PM

                                                                          Mini-Market, formerly Tempo, is closing. That sucks. The 15 dollar deal was great value.

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                                                                            always_eating RE: jamesm Apr 30, 2009 01:55 PM

                                                                            Oh darn! It was on my go to list. I guess I should have tried to make my way over sooner.

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                                                                              Dimbulb RE: jamesm Apr 30, 2009 02:39 PM

                                                                              I read they still have it at Supermarket.

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                                                                            Gary RE: air621 Apr 30, 2009 05:39 PM

                                                                            Word has it that the original Cluck, Grunt 'n' Low on Bloor is closing, possibly as soon as today. Few will probably mourn it on this board, based on what I've read, but I still thought it was better than any other rib option in the city. Too bad.

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                                                                              pinkprimp RE: Gary May 11, 2009 11:18 AM

                                                                              Walked by it yesterday and it was all papered up, including a sign on the door asking employees to email them their information to process their last paycheque...

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                                                                                markdsgraham RE: pinkprimp Jun 4, 2009 06:06 PM

                                                                                I think there was a personal tragedy in the life of the owner. Very sad.

                                                                                This has become a location that is cursed--nothing can stick it out there.

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                                                                              Karieann RE: air621 Apr 30, 2009 06:49 PM

                                                                              Last week we were very disappointed to discover that Calli Cafe (Dundas W @ Burnhamthorpe) is closed. My American husband found it to be the very rare place in Toronto that served *real* Mexican (not Tex-Mex) food.

                                                                              1. gregclow RE: air621 May 1, 2009 09:08 AM

                                                                                Alice's Restaurant on College has closed.

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                                                                                  foodyDudey RE: gregclow May 1, 2009 09:11 AM

                                                                                  That's too bad, I thought the food there was very good.

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                                                                                    LemonLauren RE: gregclow May 1, 2009 09:35 AM

                                                                                    i had always wanted to try this place! they had such a good looking wine list....

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                                                                                      jamesm RE: gregclow May 1, 2009 09:48 AM

                                                                                      Weird, I thought they were doing well. I guess it's kind of in no man's land between the College strip and the Ossington strip.

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                                                                                        erly RE: jamesm May 1, 2009 10:09 AM

                                                                                        We tried Alices last Summer, and everyone was very nice.
                                                                                        We felt comfortable, but alas, the quality of the food which was decent, was too highly priced for what it was.
                                                                                        Too many restaurants in the same price category with more interesting, and better prepared meals.

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                                                                                          juno RE: erly May 1, 2009 10:29 AM

                                                                                          There was a lot to like about Alice's. Some may think it was a tad overpriced, but I didn't. It was one of my favorite spots south of St. Clair Ave., which is usually as far south as I'll deign to go for dinner, and it was hell to get to from my little hutch in York Mills - but I made it my business to get there at least, well, obviously not enough times to have any impact on its bottom line. Good food imaginatively presented, an agreeable owner/chef, with solicitous service and tasty wines by the glass. To me, an ideal neighborhood resto. Alas, not in my neighborhood. I'd be intrigued to learn from erly what other joints he/she'd suggest in the same general area with, as described, "same price category, more interesting, better prepared meals" where I might take sustenance next time in that part of town.

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                                                                                            erly RE: juno May 1, 2009 02:39 PM

                                                                                            Hi Juno,
                                                                                            Not in our area for sure.
                                                                                            Try Rosebud.
                                                                                            Similar pricing.
                                                                                            Prefer the food.
                                                                                            I do agree that Alice had a warm friendly atmosphere.

                                                                                    2. aser RE: air621 May 2, 2009 02:43 PM

                                                                                      Cluck Grunt & Low on Bloor is done, the fridges have been raided by the staff as of Friday.

                                                                                      1. Lazar RE: air621 May 3, 2009 06:53 PM

                                                                                        I found this page (I think that it has been posted on Chowhound before) on BlogTO. Has a bunch or restos (and some clothing shops) and it fairly up to date.
                                                                                        http://www.blogto.com/deadpool/

                                                                                        1. Teep RE: air621 May 4, 2009 11:14 AM

                                                                                          Went to my favourite take out place at Yonge/Bloor - Simply Zoup, to find that they've closed shop.

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                                                                                            canadianbeaver RE: Teep May 11, 2009 10:51 AM

                                                                                            Did it state why they closed?

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                                                                                              Teep RE: canadianbeaver May 11, 2009 06:51 PM

                                                                                              No, a note on the door says something like, "with some sadness, we have ceased operation, but who knows, maybe we will come back some day".

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                                                                                            Gary RE: air621 May 11, 2009 10:17 AM

                                                                                            The Jerk Hut at Front and Sherbourne, behind the Rabba, has closed. Can't say that I'm shocked: I had a few good meals from them early on but then too many mediocre experiences prevented me from returning after a while.

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                                                                                              grandgourmand RE: Gary May 11, 2009 10:43 AM

                                                                                              That place sucked. I tried the jerk pork there once, tasted like nothing jerk-y and was tough. And the chicken, full of shards. Nothing special in the flavour department.

                                                                                            2. jlunar RE: air621 May 11, 2009 01:07 PM

                                                                                              Crystal Planet will soon be a Wimpy's. *sob* Anyone know if they moved? I couldn't tell admist all the tear-down.

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                                                                                              1. TOchowgal RE: air621 May 13, 2009 04:47 PM

                                                                                                Soma's website still says that they are the distillery district. I've never been there and have always wanted to go :(

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                                                                                                  torontofoodiegirl RE: TOchowgal May 13, 2009 04:50 PM

                                                                                                  If you read on, you'll see that it's a different Soma (Soma Lounge) that closed, so you can still get your chocolate fix :)

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                                                                                                    TOchowgal RE: torontofoodiegirl May 13, 2009 05:44 PM

                                                                                                    Phew!

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                                                                                                  dragonflygrl RE: air621 May 21, 2009 08:13 AM

                                                                                                  JK Gardener is closing it's doors on June 7.

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                                                                                                    always_eating RE: dragonflygrl May 21, 2009 08:54 AM

                                                                                                    Toronto Life article on it:

                                                                                                    http://www.torontolife.com/daily/dail...

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                                                                                                      aser RE: always_eating May 21, 2009 11:56 AM

                                                                                                      Not a surprise at all, they have been hurting. The state of fine dining in Toronto is in rough shape. :(

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                                                                                                        gregclow RE: always_eating May 21, 2009 12:18 PM

                                                                                                        As I noted in another thread, the TL article is missing two key points of information:

                                                                                                        1) The restaurant is not closing entirely. It's moprhing into The Gardiner Café, serving light refreshments.

                                                                                                        2) On Jun 17th, a weekly Wednesday lunch series called "Working Lunch with Jamie Kennedy" will be launching.

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                                                                                                          digiteyes RE: gregclow May 30, 2009 07:01 AM

                                                                                                          Not too surprised. Went with two friends for a Friday dinner in the winter, and there were only two tables occupied. Talked to the waiter about it, and he said that the recession was hitting them hard.

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                                                                                                      hungry_pangolin RE: air621 May 29, 2009 10:09 AM

                                                                                                      I noticed the other day that Wish on Charles St E is now called Black Skirt(?). I don't know whether it's under new ownership or just a face lift. I always enjoyed Wish. Smallish portions, but quite nicely executed.

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                                                                                                        futronic RE: hungry_pangolin May 30, 2009 08:40 AM

                                                                                                        Toba at King/Sherbourne has closed. A restaurant called Pico has opened in its place. A quick search online brings up a menu that is "bistro." Can't say the menu looks terribly interesting, and the wine list is completely uninspiring.

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                                                                                                          always_eating RE: futronic May 31, 2009 06:48 AM

                                                                                                          Yes, I noticed that! And doesn't the inside look pretty much the same? Just repainted the walls and are still using the same furniture. Toba's website is still working...strange. ChefDB.com indicates that the Executive Chef of Pico is Frank Brito. I wonder if Tony Barone is still the owner or still involved in some way?

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                                                                                                            Googs RE: always_eating May 31, 2009 08:55 AM

                                                                                                            http://www.dine.to/pico

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                                                                                                              Gary RE: Googs May 31, 2009 10:38 AM

                                                                                                              I was looking at that, too. Notice that if you click on the "menu" link on that page, it's the exact same menu as on the still-existing Toba website. I wonder if that's the real new menu (maybe this Frank Brito is starting off by inheriting the existing menu) or if it's just dine.to that hasn't updated. ChefDB doesn't have any listing for Frank Brito before this gig. Looking forward to the first brave soul who tries this place out and posts a review.

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                                                                                                                gregclow RE: Gary May 31, 2009 11:06 AM

                                                                                                                I called Toba and got voicemail with a message that basically said "new name, same menu".

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                                                                                                                  futronic RE: gregclow Jun 2, 2009 03:59 PM

                                                                                                                  No idea if Tony is still involved, but I would assume not if it's a different chef?

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                                                                                                        merlot143 RE: air621 May 31, 2009 06:26 AM

                                                                                                        Diner's Thai on the Danforth has closed. Shame, it served decent food.

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                                                                                                          foodyDudey RE: merlot143 Jun 5, 2009 05:35 PM

                                                                                                          Are you sure it closed? The one near AVLI is not closed and I don't think there is any other location.

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                                                                                                            Sinfulia RE: foodyDudey Sep 17, 2009 05:48 PM

                                                                                                            I just got takeout from DIner's Thai tonight. Must say I don't remember the food being this good before (nothing spectacular, but much better than I remember). Had the curry pad thai and thick chicken curry.

                                                                                                            Is it possible it went through a change in ownership?

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                                                                                                              foodyDudey RE: Sinfulia Sep 17, 2009 05:57 PM

                                                                                                              I'm not sure if it did, but I only ate there one in the first week it opened and it was beyond terrible. Something must have improved since they are still around.

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                                                                                                                Sinfulia RE: foodyDudey Sep 18, 2009 07:05 AM

                                                                                                                Yes, I had the regular pad thai there maybe a month or two ago and it was disgusting! Way over-sauced with ketchup - a big goopy, mushy mess.

                                                                                                                Could've been just the dishes I ordered this time too.

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                                                                                                                  koknia RE: Sinfulia Sep 18, 2009 10:57 AM

                                                                                                                  Yeah, I ate there when it opened a few years ago and that was the last time I ate Thai in Canada. Brutal.
                                                                                                                  I think they were Sri Lankans who owned it.

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                                                                                                                    foodyDudey RE: koknia Sep 19, 2009 05:56 PM

                                                                                                                    It opened around six or seven years ago, and I don' think I ever saw any Sri Lankans running it. Are you sure you are thinking of the place on Danforth near Chester ?

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                                                                                                          Yum2MyTum RE: air621 May 31, 2009 08:11 AM

                                                                                                          Sen5es at the northeast corner of Yonge + Queen has closed. Too bad... was the only place to get a good coffee in that area.

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                                                                                                            Googs RE: Yum2MyTum May 31, 2009 08:56 AM

                                                                                                            No it wasn't.
                                                                                                            http://www.bespressobar.com/

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                                                                                                              Yum2MyTum RE: Googs May 31, 2009 10:48 AM

                                                                                                              Thanks Googs! I work right in the building that Sen5es used to be in, so it was uber-convenient. (There's also a Tim's there for the occasional Tim fix). B Espresso will take more time but it sounds like it's worth it...

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                                                                                                              jlunar RE: Yum2MyTum Jun 1, 2009 12:40 PM

                                                                                                              Ah poop. Was convenient to get dessert there. Sigh. Though I will support Googs' b esspresso bar vote. I liked their lattes.

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                                                                                                                Yum2MyTum RE: jlunar Jun 2, 2009 09:31 AM

                                                                                                                It was a supremely convenient location. I wonder who the location is going to be bought out by... the word is that it's going to turn into another Cafe Supreme which makes me doubly sad.

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                                                                                                                  unbonvivant RE: Yum2MyTum Jul 2, 2009 04:12 PM

                                                                                                                  hey so... i got some juice info about coca on queen st , apparently after much attention and demands for the space the people from Milagro have taken over Coca , no news on when they expect to open but im willing to wait for margaritas at a crawling distance from home !

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                                                                                                                    Snarf RE: unbonvivant Jul 2, 2009 05:11 PM

                                                                                                                    I've been to the northern one twice now. Quality is consistent with downtown, and there's generally few, if any empty tables.

                                                                                                            3. robgm RE: air621 Jul 6, 2009 02:13 PM

                                                                                                              Went by The Abstract Tree on Roncesvalles today and the window and doors are all papered up....looks ominous....

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                                                                                                                robgm RE: robgm Jul 13, 2009 01:06 PM

                                                                                                                Abstract Tree is closed, a hand written 'for lease' sign has now been added

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                                                                                                                  ingloriouseater RE: robgm Sep 13, 2009 02:32 PM

                                                                                                                  There is a sign south of the original location on Roncesvalles announcing a new location

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                                                                                                                ekammin RE: air621 Jul 6, 2009 08:00 PM

                                                                                                                Boujadi. For all its multiculurism, Toronto is still lacking in certain cuisnes, and good North African food is one.

                                                                                                                The same idea, IMHO, refers to the Bucharest, the Benes and the Tarogato, although they are long since gone. After all, man can not live by Pud Thai alone.

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                                                                                                                  foodyDudey RE: ekammin Jul 13, 2009 08:29 AM

                                                                                                                  Boujadi closed about 2 years back. Djedrba-la-Douce is North African, and quite good. I think his baklava pastries are the best I can find on Danforth Ave. http://djerba-la-douce.ca/

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                                                                                                                    toveggiegirl RE: foodyDudey Jul 13, 2009 09:18 AM

                                                                                                                    Yes, Boujadi has been closed for quite a while. And not due to the recession. The owner simply wanted to retire.

                                                                                                                2. flying101 RE: air621 Jul 6, 2009 08:11 PM

                                                                                                                  Terra Burger... I think it is closed. Website down, and haven't been open in two weeks...

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                                                                                                                    Snarf RE: flying101 Jul 6, 2009 09:07 PM

                                                                                                                    Contrast that with Bamburger. I liked the menu at both, but found Terra overcooked the patty, and presumed that takeout would drive the market. Bamburger does good table service and the burgers are more to order.

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                                                                                                                    Lichee1 RE: air621 Jul 13, 2009 08:24 AM

                                                                                                                    Yes Closed in Thornhill but relocating back to its roots. Moving to the theater district. Opening August 2009. Will include new roof top patio.
                                                                                                                    website updates licheegarden.ca

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                                                                                                                      stonewall36 RE: air621 Jul 16, 2009 08:48 AM

                                                                                                                      Bad news - Peter's Chung King is done:

                                                                                                                      http://www.nowtoronto.com/daily/story...

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                                                                                                                        toveggiegirl RE: air621 Jul 20, 2009 11:01 AM

                                                                                                                        Mel's Montreal Deli is closed. I know it wasn't great food (and cannot compare to some of the new places in Toronto), but it still comes as a bit of a shock because it is such a Toronto institution.
                                                                                                                        A few other recent closures, on Queen E.- Pachira (I'm not surprised, it was always empty) and Speedy Burger (it's been there forever), The Retro Cafe (St Clair & Vaughan), and in Kensington Market, Something Fishy (a little fish & chips place).
                                                                                                                        I wonder what's next.

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                                                                                                                          Wahooty RE: toveggiegirl Jul 20, 2009 03:12 PM

                                                                                                                          Something's Fishy had pretty good fish and chips, but I always thought it was an AWFUL name. I can't say I'm surprised they went under.

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                                                                                                                            Delish RE: Wahooty Aug 27, 2009 03:12 PM

                                                                                                                            Something's Fishy is open! I was surprised to see it open for business this afternoon. I just had to give it a try. Great Belgian frites tossed in herbs and hot sauce. The fish itself was thick and fresh, but could have stayed in the fryer a minute longer. It got soggy pretty quick. Tasty tartar sauce, too.

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                                                                                                                              Wahooty RE: Delish Aug 27, 2009 03:22 PM

                                                                                                                              I was in the neighborhood a couple of weeks ago and thought I saw signs of life...I know they had put the business up for sale earlier this summer - any idea whether it's under new ownership, or did they just have a change of heart? I don't recall hot sauce on the fries before. I still don't like the name, though - fish = good, "fishy" = NOT GOOD.

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                                                                                                                                Delish RE: Wahooty Aug 27, 2009 03:59 PM

                                                                                                                                It's still the original owner. She hasn't found the right buyer yet, but is still looking to sell.

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                                                                                                                                  ChalkBoy RE: Delish Sep 18, 2009 07:26 AM

                                                                                                                                  I was in there one day and she was ranting at another customer about the "g*dd*mn internet" and how dare people write about her. Uh, interesting character.

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                                                                                                                                    Delish RE: ChalkBoy Sep 18, 2009 09:47 AM

                                                                                                                                    Oops!

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                                                                                                                                      Amadaeus RE: Delish Sep 19, 2009 02:15 PM

                                                                                                                                      They're only open on the weekends. Owner's selling because of health issues, but you wouldn't know it from the food. Freshly battered fish with fresh Belgian frites. The frites are awesome.

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                                                                                                                          lunchboy RE: air621 Jul 22, 2009 12:56 PM

                                                                                                                          Just noticed the other day that Nachos Nachos Thai Thai (King St E, just a couple blocks east of Yonge) closed and there's a St. Louis in its place. I always thought they had a decent lunch. Never great, but consistently good. I remember seeing them Restaurant Makeover a while back. The concept was quite bizarre, but they had a good-value lunch proposition.

                                                                                                                          lunchboy

                                                                                                                          http://nofreelunchonbayst.blogspot.com/

                                                                                                                          1. estufarian RE: air621 Aug 25, 2009 08:59 AM

                                                                                                                            Add Lakes to the list (after 20 years).

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                                                                                                                              Restaurant Dish RE: estufarian Aug 25, 2009 03:14 PM

                                                                                                                              OMG. This one was a bit shocking to read. Unbelievable stuff going on I gotta say.

                                                                                                                              I guess I just never thought our economy here was this bad. I've been in the States for a while now and see how it has affected them, but didn't think it hit that hard here. I can only say I hope all these displaced restaurant owners can re-build and re-open one day (if that's what they want). This is a bit like a market correction but with restaurants!

                                                                                                                            2. OnDaGo RE: air621 Aug 25, 2009 05:25 PM

                                                                                                                              Oro in Liberty Village is auctioning off all of thier fixtures on Thursday...

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                                                                                                                                toveggiegirl RE: air621 Aug 25, 2009 09:27 PM

                                                                                                                                Gamelle (on College St.) has closed.
                                                                                                                                http://www.gamelle.com/index.htm

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                                                                                                                                  racheljenna RE: air621 Aug 25, 2009 10:22 PM

                                                                                                                                  Anton, at Bathurst and Steeles.

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                                                                                                                                    ddelicious RE: air621 Aug 26, 2009 07:30 AM

                                                                                                                                    French Quarter, Avenue Rd is closed.

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                                                                                                                                      magic RE: ddelicious Aug 26, 2009 07:40 AM

                                                                                                                                      Really?!?! They’ve been open for what… 5 months??

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                                                                                                                                        ddelicious RE: magic Aug 26, 2009 08:13 AM

                                                                                                                                        bit longer prob but not much.

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                                                                                                                                          torontofoodiegirl RE: ddelicious Aug 27, 2009 01:19 PM

                                                                                                                                          Oh, that's very sad. I only got there once, but really enjoyed it and had wanted to go back...

                                                                                                                                          Even though it's already been mentioned in another post, for the sake of thoroughness, Truffles is closing too,

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                                                                                                                                            magic RE: torontofoodiegirl Aug 27, 2009 04:59 PM

                                                                                                                                            Not a restaurant but I believe About Cheese on Yonge, near Trapper's, closed.

                                                                                                                                    2. mikeb RE: air621 Sep 13, 2009 04:31 PM

                                                                                                                                      YongeThailand on St Clair has a we will reopen sign in the window, but no one picks up the phone and St Clair is off their website. Shame.

                                                                                                                                      1. kitchensalive RE: air621 Sep 14, 2009 11:35 AM

                                                                                                                                        That Indian place in the Beach... Yoga Rice and Spice (I think it was called) has closed. Building sold to a denture clinic... the chef owner is moving to India to travel for the next 50 years. He showed me his Lonely Planet book.

                                                                                                                                        I wish him well. His curries were amazing.

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                                                                                                                                          toveggiegirl RE: kitchensalive Sep 14, 2009 12:32 PM

                                                                                                                                          Oh, that's too bad. He is such a nice and friendly man. I can't say I am surprised though; that place was never busy.

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                                                                                                                                          idnas RE: air621 Sep 19, 2009 03:44 PM

                                                                                                                                          Brandon's Roti Hut at Huntley and Bloor is closed with a non-payment of rent sign. Sad times for the neighborhood and the hoardes of Rogers employees who lined up every day for great lunch specials.

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                                                                                                                                            toveggiegirl RE: air621 Sep 22, 2009 09:19 AM

                                                                                                                                            Zoulpy's Deli closed.

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                                                                                                                                              TOchowgal RE: toveggiegirl Sep 25, 2009 10:34 AM

                                                                                                                                              :(

                                                                                                                                              I loved that place.

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                                                                                                                                                Googs RE: toveggiegirl Sep 25, 2009 12:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Sniff. Are you absolutely, positively, 100% sure Zoulpy's is gone?

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                                                                                                                                                  toveggiegirl RE: Googs Sep 27, 2009 01:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                  I know, it's very sad. I read it on TasteTO's blog which is quite reliable. http://www.tasteto.com/2009/09/20/t-o...

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                                                                                                                                                    Googs RE: toveggiegirl Sep 27, 2009 08:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                    I went by yesterday. It's so sad. TasteTO refers to it as a greasy spoon which I never found it to be. To me it was the last of the real diners. A place where people congregated and whiled away the time talking, relaxing, eating decent food for a reasonable price. Families, couples, limo drivers, lawyers, and students all could afford and enjoy it. It's almost worth seeing if we could take up a fund and put them back in business. Zoulpy's is irreplaceable.

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                                                                                                                                                      gregclow RE: Googs Sep 28, 2009 06:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                      As the person who wrote the TasteTO mention you refer to, I should say that I don't use "greasy spoon" as an insult, but rather a term of endearment for old school diners like Zoulpy's.

                                                                                                                                                      Hopefully, I'll be able to continue using it for many years, although at the rate they're closing, I'm worried... :(

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                                                                                                                                                    embee RE: Googs Sep 29, 2009 01:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                    FWIW, when I was in Zoulpy's one day a couple of years ago, they were talking about wanting to retire and not being able to sell the business.

                                                                                                                                                2. eller RE: air621 Sep 22, 2009 10:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                  Lambros has closed. A sports bar appears to be in its place.

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                                                                                                                                                    SharkfinSoup RE: eller Sep 22, 2009 12:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                    What's going on with Fare Bistro on Queen E in Leslieville? There's a sign on the door that says they're temporarily closed due to a water main problem under Queen Street....The sign's been there for weeks now - I sincerely hope they'll re-open...

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                                                                                                                                                      gregclow RE: SharkfinSoup Sep 28, 2009 07:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                      Voicemail message at Fare says that they'll be reopening as soon as possible. Hard to say how long ago that was set, but at least the number is still in service and the voicemail box isn't full.

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                                                                                                                                                        SharkfinSoup RE: gregclow Sep 29, 2009 12:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                        Hey thanks gregclow!
                                                                                                                                                        I haven't noticed anything else about them closing in the papers etc. Let's hope it is as they say and that they'll be open again soon.

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                                                                                                                                                          Sueb24 RE: SharkfinSoup Nov 6, 2009 06:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                          The owners intend on reopening but are currently in insurance hell. Here's hoping they get it sorted soon!

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                                                                                                                                                            digiteyes RE: Sueb24 Dec 6, 2009 01:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                            I've seen lit candles on the tables as I get the streetcar home. Have to go in and try it again.

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                                                                                                                                                    macika RE: air621 Sep 25, 2009 07:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                    Il Mulino.
                                                                                                                                                    We hear that it's been sold and new owner will run it under different name, different chef etc. We are planning to stop by over the weekend, stay tuned!

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                                                                                                                                                      farmgirl1836 RE: macika Sep 25, 2009 09:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                      Because I enjoy Il Mulino, I just called them. There is a new owner, but he tells me there will not be a new name. He also says the chef is the same as always.

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                                                                                                                                                        The Macallan 18 RE: farmgirl1836 Sep 25, 2009 03:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                        Il Mulino was sold by the Pagliaro family to Oscar...former manager of Sotto Sotto for many years! The name will...unfortunately not change, however, I am sure Oscar will make it into his own place in no time. Prices should drop on both food and wine menus. Good luck to Oscar!

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                                                                                                                                                      caviartothegeneral RE: air621 Sep 26, 2009 10:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                      Bigliardi's closes today:
                                                                                                                                                      http://www.torontolife.com/daily/dail...

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                                                                                                                                                        bogie RE: air621 Sep 27, 2009 08:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                        On Saturday, I was driving on Bloor and saw paper over the windows at Maroli. Is it closed too or just renovating?

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                                                                                                                                                          foodyDudey RE: bogie Sep 27, 2009 09:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                          They are closed for renovations and expect to re-open on Tuesday.

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                                                                                                                                                            Fwagra RE: foodyDudey Sep 27, 2009 12:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                            That is a huge relief to hear. I love Maroli.

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                                                                                                                                                              danthediner RE: Fwagra Sep 28, 2009 01:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                              ZELDA's on Church Street was shuttered last nite (Sept. 27).
                                                                                                                                                              There is talk they may re-locate to Yonge Street in the near future...

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                                                                                                                                                                abigllama RE: danthediner Sep 29, 2009 08:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                Zelda's is going to re-open in the former Living Well, then Abaritta's pizza spot on Yonge. Not much of a food loss, but was a great Church St. patio for cocktails. Not sure how that will transition over on Yonge.

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                                                                                                                                                                  pearlD RE: abigllama Oct 6, 2009 03:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  BAGEL WORLD on Bloor Street West (The Annex) has closed for certain...there was talk of a 'reno' at one time but that was strange because they had just opened. Was at Bagel World (Wilson Ave) today and specifically asked about Bloor Street was told they had no plans to re-open!

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                                                                                                                                                                    millygirl RE: pearlD Oct 7, 2009 03:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    Posted in a separate thread but just to make it official - HoLeeChow closed today - all locations.

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                                                                                                                                                                      foodyDudey RE: millygirl Oct 7, 2009 03:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      They only closed today? The website was down last week. Anyway, good riddance.

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                                                                                                                                                                        koknia RE: foodyDudey Oct 7, 2009 06:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        I find it amazing they lasted into this millennium.
                                                                                                                                                                        Cya!

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                                                                                                                                                                        toveggiegirl RE: millygirl Oct 7, 2009 07:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        Wow, that's one closure I won't lose any sleep over!

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                                                                                                                                                                          Full tummy RE: millygirl Oct 7, 2009 08:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          What a combo! The best-looking flyers and the worst-tasting food...

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                                                                                                                                                                      peasontoast RE: danthediner Nov 6, 2009 10:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      The Il Fornello on Church Street closed, too.

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                                                                                                                                                                EssGee RE: air621 Oct 8, 2009 04:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                Jalapeno Restaurant - King and Bathurst

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                                                                                                                                                                  irie is becoming harlem underground.

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                                                                                                                                                                    Snarf RE: pinstripeprincess Oct 8, 2009 07:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    Meaning what? Full of Dutch influences, or budding jazz musicians?

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                                                                                                                                                                      pinstripeprincess RE: Snarf Oct 8, 2009 07:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      i didn't realize i had to provide more information than that on this thread. the papers went up in the windows just the past few days and all they're suggesting is harlem v2 at the moment.

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                                                                                                                                                                        Snarf RE: pinstripeprincess Oct 8, 2009 08:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        Sorry, thought you were making a reference to the crowd, which puzzled me. It's seemed to be continually popular, though I thought my last few meals there were less well done. Notch up another.

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                                                                                                                                                                          gregclow RE: Snarf Oct 9, 2009 06:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          The change of Irie to Harlem Underground is less a "closure" and more a "relaunch", as Irie and the original Harlem are owned by the same person.

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                                                                                                                                                                            pinstripeprincess RE: gregclow Oct 9, 2009 07:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            that was the impression i got... the signage seemed to give more homage to irie than most places would if they were just taking over a space. but i didn't spend the time to verify that.

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                                                                                                                                                                              Googs RE: pinstripeprincess Oct 10, 2009 06:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              Be still my beating heart. Not one, but TWO Harlem's? Actually, that's probably enough cholesterol TO stop my heart. Oh my goodness that's great news.

                                                                                                                                                                  2. foodyDudey RE: air621 Oct 27, 2009 08:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    I just heard that Citizen was sold and will close in the new year to be renovated and opened under a new name. Look for changes at Rosebud early next year also.

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                                                                                                                                                                      Tatai RE: foodyDudey Oct 27, 2009 08:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      From what I've heard, Citizen was purchased by Lynn Crawford, ex of The Four Seasons Toronto and New York, who's back in town.

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                                                                                                                                                                        Poorboy RE: Tatai Oct 30, 2009 01:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        Yes, Lyn Crawford purchased the Citizen and takes over January 1.

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                                                                                                                                                                          millygirl RE: Poorboy Oct 30, 2009 01:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          Wow, that is a scoop!! Interesting. I wonder why she she left the big apple?

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                                                                                                                                                                            Full tummy RE: millygirl Oct 30, 2009 04:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            Millygirl, surely you mean NYC, not Colborne...

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                                                                                                                                                                              millygirl RE: Full tummy Oct 30, 2009 06:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              Yes, NYC. Now how in the heck did that that icon get there in the first place. Geesh, technology!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                Full tummy RE: millygirl Oct 30, 2009 08:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                I thought you were being funny!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                              Poorboy RE: millygirl Oct 30, 2009 09:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              Well, the current owners as you know have three places and were feeling spread a little too thin apparently. I spoke with the folks at Citizen today and they are preparing to go out with a bang on NYE.. lol Nice folks. Looking forward to Lyn coming back. Certainly the tie in to Food Network fits nicely in my opinion. Usually Four Seasons moves their Exec Chefs every three years come rain or shine. If I recall correctly, this is a little sooner than the three years is up in NYC so who knows?

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                                                                                                                                                                            Googs RE: Tatai Oct 31, 2009 09:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            That's going to make for a very happy new year. I LOVE Lynn Crawford's cooking and I LOVE the fact that she'll be a 5 minute streetcar ride away. Don't even need a taxi. Wow.

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                                                                                                                                                                            ingloriouseater RE: foodyDudey Oct 28, 2009 11:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            Rosebud had been for sale earlier this year

                                                                                                                                                                          4. ingloriouseater RE: air621 Oct 29, 2009 03:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            Open Kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                            5 Roncesvalles

                                                                                                                                                                            Although I won't miss it. They now have a sign up in their window stating that they won't re-open after they received a conditional pass by the board of health.

                                                                                                                                                                            This place has been for sale for some time now. They reduced their hours of operation over the months. Although they started out with great ideas and home cooking, they then started buying, cooking and selling frozen food from the convenience store down the street which can not be a good sign.

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                                                                                                                                                                            30 Ontario St, Stratford, ON N5A3G8, CA

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                                                                                                                                                                              katana750 RE: air621 Nov 1, 2009 10:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              Sakawaya on Danforth and Sushiman on Richmond closed as of Oct. 31.

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                                                                                                                                                                              20 Richmond E, Toronto, ON M5C1M5, CA

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                                                                                                                                                                                millygirl RE: katana750 Nov 19, 2009 05:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                I guess I missed this post and just drove by Sakawaya yesterday and noticed it's no longer there. I must admit we prefered Aji Sai across the street but I'm still sorry to hear they shut down.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  foodyDudey RE: millygirl Nov 19, 2009 05:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Both were on the north side. Was there something else you are thinking of on the other side?

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                                                                                                                                                                                    millygirl RE: foodyDudey Nov 19, 2009 07:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Sorry no, I meant across Jones.

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                                                                                                                                                                                caviartothegeneral RE: air621 Nov 2, 2009 03:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                Mochizuki at Bay and Elm is closed.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  Beef Pattie RE: air621 Nov 19, 2009 06:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Boho on Roncesvalles.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    magic RE: air621 Nov 19, 2009 06:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    For any that might have still cared: George’s on Eglinton W.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      toveggiegirl RE: air621 Nov 19, 2009 02:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Carman's has closed permanently.
                                                                                                                                                                                      http://www.torontolife.com/daily/dail...

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. ingloriouseater RE: air621 Nov 24, 2009 03:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Il Fornell on Church Street is gone now too

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                                                                                                                                                                                          ingloriouseater RE: ingloriouseater Nov 25, 2009 04:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          cosa pizza on roncesvalles is papered over, no reno sign, no for lease sign, just papered windows

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                                                                                                                                                                                            wayter RE: ingloriouseater Nov 26, 2009 04:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            with the construction effectively closing down much of Roncesvalles, look for many more businesses closing in this once vibrant neighbourhood...

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                                                                                                                                                                                            stet RE: ingloriouseater Nov 25, 2009 11:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            I can't say this saddens me much. I've had good experiences with the Yonge/St. Clair branch of Il Fornello, and often ordered take-out from orderit on lazy evenings, but when I visited the Church St. location earlier this summer, I was very disappointed.

                                                                                                                                                                                            The food was on the far side of mediocre and it seemed like the big draw was a cheap martini night.

                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Lazar RE: air621 Nov 25, 2009 11:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Not sure if this counts, but I heard a rumour that The Cookbook Store on Yonge & Yorkville has closed or will be closing....any truth to this one?

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Non Doctor RE: Lazar Nov 25, 2009 12:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              I have my doubts about that one, but will do some research.

                                                                                                                                                                                              The Cookbook Store is an institution.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                toveggiegirl RE: Lazar Nov 25, 2009 01:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                I hope not.

                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Charles Yu RE: air621 Nov 27, 2009 06:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Just noticed 'Wok on Yonge' the Chinese fusion place that featured rare tasting menu has closed down and will become another Thai cuisine restaurant on the strip. ( Phuket Palace?! )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Charles Yu RE: Charles Yu Dec 1, 2009 04:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sign says ' Phuket Paradise '.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  toveggiegirl RE: air621 Dec 1, 2009 02:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  A few more to add to the list:
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Era Ora (@ Av & Dav)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Madras Pantry
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Flow

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    foodyDudey RE: toveggiegirl Dec 1, 2009 03:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Madras Pantry closed after only a few months? That is odd. I didn't even get a chance to check it out.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      estufarian RE: foodyDudey Dec 6, 2009 09:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      It's been a bad year for the dosas! (Couldn't that be a Country & Eastern song?).
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dosa Dosa (on Danforth) has gone too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      magic RE: toveggiegirl Dec 1, 2009 06:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wow, Era Ora's been around forever. Hmm.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        TeRReT RE: toveggiegirl Dec 1, 2009 07:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        i thought flow was just closed for renovations after liberty group bought it? maybe it won't open again though, who knows

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lazar RE: TeRReT Dec 2, 2009 04:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I hear tell that they are going to open up a wine bar in that location.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Googs RE: toveggiegirl Dec 2, 2009 11:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Era Ora's gone. Huh. Darwin was right.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. pinstripeprincess RE: air621 Dec 2, 2009 08:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          la paisa on st clair is now shuttered... not surprising considering how empty it was every single time i went in. need a new option for columbian empanadas! all suggestions welcome, but crispy shell style is a requirement!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            toveggiegirl RE: air621 Dec 2, 2009 08:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Two more to add to the list:
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Xian (tea shop in Rosedale)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            I Deal Coffee (Leslieville location only)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              millygirl RE: toveggiegirl Dec 3, 2009 08:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fresh and Wild on Bayview has closed down. I don't think this will surprise anyone really but they sure didn't last long.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                foodyDudey RE: millygirl Dec 3, 2009 08:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Was that a location of this place with 3 other locations? http://www.freshandwild.ca/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  millygirl RE: foodyDudey Dec 3, 2009 11:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yes it was.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  torontofoodiegirl RE: millygirl Dec 3, 2009 11:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It really, really didn't last long -- they closed a while ago now.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Also, I just noticed that the Avenue Seafood shop on Eglinton (by the Healthy Butcher) is "moving" to an address on Avenue Rd. -- but I think that they're just moving to their other location and closing up shop on Eglinton (don't know the exact address of the current Avenue location, but I assume it's the same...can't imagine they'd have two Avenue Rd. locations).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lazar RE: millygirl Dec 3, 2009 11:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Where were they on Bayview? It has been a while since I have toured there, but I don't recall ever seeing them there.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TorontoJo RE: Lazar Dec 3, 2009 11:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      They had moved into the old Nunzio's space.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      jlunar RE: millygirl Dec 4, 2009 05:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ha ha... I was wondering why they were renovating so sooner after opening!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      syoung RE: toveggiegirl Dec 7, 2009 07:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      If this is the same Xian Tea Shop along Yonge St. I'm thinking of, it was opened about sometime in the Spring and then closed down by the Fall. Talk about short lived!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        toveggiegirl RE: syoung Dec 7, 2009 09:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yup, that's the one. It wasn't open very long at all.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TexSquared RE: air621 Dec 9, 2009 06:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Surprised it isn't mentioned here yet, but Monsoon closed back in September. Is the "fusion" craze officially over now? Nowadays, it seems people want authentic. Real Mexican, not Tex-Mex. Real Japanese, not 50 varieties of California roll, etc.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Carole's Cafe in Liberty Village has been shuttered for over a month. Little surprise.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          hungry_pangolin RE: air621 Jan 27, 2010 07:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mathew Sutherland has closed Fat Cat Bistro on Eglinton. The wine bar on Roncesvalles is still open.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            foodyDudey RE: hungry_pangolin Jan 27, 2010 08:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Did it close in 2009 or this year?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              estufarian RE: foodyDudey Jan 27, 2010 10:35 AM

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                hungry_pangolin RE: estufarian Jan 28, 2010 09:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Two weeks before Christmas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Pharah RE: air621 Jan 27, 2010 11:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Does anyone know what's going on with Bo De Duyen?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I have never been there, and I've been reading so many good reviews about it, but they are from 2006/2007/2008/early 2009, and I keep coming across people talking about it closing down for renovations, or moving, or just being closed. I want to go there, so does anyone know if it's still open?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            When I google it there are two addresses that I get: 1999 Dundas and 254 Spadina. The Spadina address I assume to be the original, so maybe they moved?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              toveggiegirl RE: Pharah Jan 27, 2010 07:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              They have reopened but are a tiny take-out/bubble tea place for now (until they can find and afford a proper kitchen). They also have some frozen mock meats. The correct address is 186 Spadina (north of Queen). See this discussion for more info:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pharah RE: toveggiegirl Jan 29, 2010 07:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you for the link, that clears up my confusion! I will definitely be heading there next time I'm downtown.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              toveggiegirl RE: air621 Jan 27, 2010 07:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Le Gourmand (Yonge & Eglinton location only) closed last week. :-(
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Michelle's Brasserie (in Yorkville, right nest to the Four Seasons) has also closed.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                gregclow RE: toveggiegirl Jan 28, 2010 10:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                There's a new thread for 2010 closings: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/678449

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Maybe one of the mods can lock this one...?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  magic RE: gregclow Jan 28, 2010 10:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'm guessing some people still might want to comment on 2009 closings but yeah, posters should take care not to post 2010 closings on this thread.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    toveggiegirl RE: gregclow Jan 28, 2010 11:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oops. I know about that thread, I just got confused.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  bakedtreats RE: air621 Oct 21, 2010 08:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vitorios moved to Avenue rd and dupont! Trust me he wanted to stay at the younge st location but the landlord kicked him out.......Chico's lease was up and the landlord was planning to tear down the building and put up condos!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Googs RE: bakedtreats Oct 30, 2010 01:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You know what all these new condo dwellers need, don't you? A good place to eat nearby.

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