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Zelda's on Church....Closed?

snackboy Oct 6, 2009 04:51 PM

Hey Guys,

I noticed that Zelda's on Church is closed. . . are they reopening? . . . Is something else moving in? . . . What's the scoop?


  1. TeRReT Oct 6, 2009 09:00 PM

    I read somewhere that they are moving. Let me try to find the article i saw, it was either on blogto or tasteto and had the address, i will try to find out.

    Found it!



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    1. re: TeRReT
      snackboy Oct 7, 2009 02:54 PM

      Thanks for the reply . . . It will be interesting to see what takes it's place . .


      1. re: snackboy
        ingloriouseater Oct 7, 2009 05:41 PM

        if only the village rainbow would close and someone else could open something better. church street offerings are mostly terrible-and given the amount of traffic and 'disposable' income...the village seems to be dying, hopefully there a phoenix in the changes

        1. re: ingloriouseater
          snackboy Nov 3, 2009 01:27 PM

          You are so right . . . The food at the Rainbow is terrible!!! . . . and yes it is amazing that given the area and the disposable $$$ there are not better choices...Lets keep our fingers crossed for the Zelda's location...


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      gastronom Oct 7, 2009 05:58 PM

      It's quite odd, all the villages in other cities have some of the cities top restaurants, and yet our village is terrible in that sense. The only decent place on the strip is Hair of the Dog, and that's decent bar food at best. The whole village is dying off, the younger hipper gays are opting for Queen and Dundas West inline with the artsy crowd, and seems like the good food is following them.

      It was always a big questions mark for me why Cumbreas chose to open up there.

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      1. re: gastronom
        ingloriouseater Oct 7, 2009 06:13 PM

        hair of the dog is sort of the best, i like fuzion and oddly sambuca's has reasonable food and prices. o'grady's patio is good, but really only the burgers and the pickles are worth eating, lolas commissary is too far north.

        queer west is doing a way better job of providing food and drink, the vibe tho is more gay friendly than gay ( or gay owned).

        i'm glad cumbraes opened there as it is close to work for me, and the now the cheese shop is great...although i can get all of what they offer at pusateri's on bay with wider selection of 'other stuff'.

        1. re: ingloriouseater
          mastereater Oct 7, 2009 06:23 PM

          nooooooo i loved the drag queens and sweet potato fries :(

          1. re: ingloriouseater
            abigllama Oct 7, 2009 06:30 PM

            Have you tried Lola's? It been pretty quiet but that location seems to be cursed. Things open, no one shows and they go away shortly after. I live nearby and the last thing La Difference with freakish eclectic menu with pictures didn't look good at all and lasted about a month. Lola's menu looks interesting though.

            1. re: abigllama
              ingloriouseater Oct 8, 2009 01:29 AM

              la difference just seemed to open for pride and then disappeared

          2. re: gastronom
            Dimbulb Oct 28, 2009 10:59 AM

            What about Kaiseki Sakura? Not too shabby imho

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            gastronom Oct 28, 2009 10:51 AM

            I saw a sign on yonge south of bloor for Zelda's opening, not sure if it's the same Zeldas.

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            1. re: gastronom
              abigllama Oct 28, 2009 11:20 AM

              It's the same Zelda's. My other post stating this was mysteriously deleted. Zelda's has been confirmed as moving into the former Living Well then Abarita's location on Yonge.

              1. re: abigllama
                ingloriouseater Nov 2, 2009 05:08 PM

                sign on the window says it opens tuesday nov 3

                1. re: ingloriouseater
                  gastronom Nov 3, 2009 04:49 AM

                  good news for the drag queen fanatic community, bad news for food lovers.

                  1. re: gastronom
                    mikefly Jan 31, 2010 12:20 PM

                    Zelda's is open on Yonge, across from the Panasonic - I thought the food was an excellent value - and tasty.

                    California sandwich (or something ) was great. Deep fried Mac & Cheese yummy. Tried the nachos - and (I suspect) they use the rainbow organic que paso chips - which IMO aren't substantial enough to hold a pile of toppings. Were still ok though.

                    Had a chat with the owner - the rent on Church was three!! times higher.

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