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Oct 6, 2009 04:51 PM

Zelda's on Church....Closed?

Hey Guys,

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


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  1. 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

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


      1. re: snackboy

        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

          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...


    2. 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

        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

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

          1. re: ingloriouseater

            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

              la difference just seemed to open for pride and then disappeared

          2. re: gastronom

            What about Kaiseki Sakura? Not too shabby imho

          3. 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

              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

                sign on the window says it opens tuesday nov 3

                1. re: ingloriouseater

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

                  1. re: gastronom

                    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.