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Teddy's Sports Bar (Leslieville) to Close

embee Dec 15, 2009 08:16 AM

The building housing the legendary Teddy's Sports Bar has been sold and the new owner has apparently bought out the remainder of their lease. Better get there while you still can. The decline of Leslieville's hallowed traditions continues apace ;-)

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  1. Marimba RE: embee Dec 15, 2009 08:21 AM

    There goes the neighbourhood...Marimba!

    1. duckdown RE: embee Dec 15, 2009 08:26 AM

      embee goes to sports bars? thats awesome

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        childofthestorm RE: embee Dec 15, 2009 08:35 AM

        Oh no, what will all the sports enthusiasts do now? Next thing you're going to tell me Tasty Chicken House is closing and we won't be able to get tasty chicken in the neighbourhood anymore!

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          Eatertainer RE: embee Dec 15, 2009 12:38 PM

          Fantastic news! Sweep the streets clean. Only a few more of the "dive" bars left.

          1. Leslieville RE: embee Dec 15, 2009 06:06 PM

            Oh no- Do we have to start worrying about theJones Bar and grill too? What is this neighbourhood coming to????

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              millygirl RE: Leslieville Dec 16, 2009 05:40 AM

              Darn, does this mean I have to find another spot to ring in the new year ;)

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              currycue RE: embee Dec 16, 2009 01:21 PM

              Yeah, I can't help but feel a bit sorry for some of it's regular patrons though. I mean, hopefully something good will take it's place and not another useless, mediocre, restaurant (i.e. Friendly Thai)

              1. atomeyes RE: embee Dec 16, 2009 02:05 PM

                what's that greasy spoon that's near Mercury and Leslieville Cheese?
                i pray that places closes down soon.

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                  vaiguy777 RE: atomeyes Dec 17, 2009 04:14 AM

                  I believe it's K&S you are referring to....looks like a great place to bring the family. I think their patio out front must be the envy of any neighborhood restaurant.

                  ps. We share the same prayer....but in the 6 years I have lived here....the $2.50 labatt blue's are keeping up the rent.

                  1. re: vaiguy777
                    embee RE: vaiguy777 Jan 4, 2010 09:33 AM

                    K&S isn't exactly a Chow destination, but they are a benign member of the neighbourhood. Their predecessor in that space, Mr Frankfurt, was highly reputed for its chili.

                  2. re: atomeyes
                    jayzie1 RE: atomeyes Dec 17, 2009 06:55 AM

                    K&S is nothing compared to the Tasty Chicken....that place needs to go ASAP.

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                      currycue RE: jayzie1 Dec 17, 2009 12:35 PM

                      How about throwing in pretty much all of the Danforth, east of Donlands?

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                        millygirl RE: currycue Dec 17, 2009 12:45 PM

                        While I agree it can get sketchy in parts, I think many people would take offense by your comment currycue. There are many shops and restaurants along that stretch that work hard juggling to make a living and please their customers at the same time. I would hate for them to close up shop.

                        1. re: millygirl
                          currycue RE: millygirl Dec 18, 2009 12:16 PM

                          I can count on one hand the amount of places worth visiting for someone like myself who lives on the east side. If I lived on the west side, I can't see myself going east of Greektown for any reason up there. Possibly for Moroccan, that's about it.

                          1. re: currycue
                            foodyDudey RE: currycue Jan 4, 2010 08:02 AM

                            Which places would you go to that are east of Donlands? I can count at least 3 places with good food without even thinking hard:

                            - Makkah
                            - Danforth Pizza House
                            - Djerba La Douce

                            I'm sure others can add a few places.

                      2. re: jayzie1
                        atomeyes RE: jayzie1 Dec 17, 2009 03:22 PM

                        is Tasty Chicken the place with the really tasty chickens?

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                          Dimbulb RE: atomeyes Dec 18, 2009 12:20 PM


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                        tearingmonkey RE: atomeyes Jan 30, 2010 10:24 AM

                        Keep your prayers off Jim's Diner, a peameal bacon sandwich 3 inches thick at a reasonable price is always welcome in my neighbourhood . Not everything has to be shiny and new to be good and that includes the patrons.

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                          currycue RE: tearingmonkey Feb 23, 2010 04:28 PM

                          Agreed! There are far too many joints opening up around town with fabulous interiors and mediocre food (i.e. Friendly Thai) Hopefully Amaya isn't more of the same. Has anyone tried their other location(s)?

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                        Mintycake RE: embee Jan 4, 2010 07:11 AM

                        Is this for real? I walk by there all the time and it still looks open to me...
                        does anyone have a timeline? That whole strip is improving and if Teddy's goes it will make it that much better.

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                        1. re: Mintycake
                          embee RE: Mintycake Jan 4, 2010 07:30 AM

                          The information is solid. However, I don't know how long they will remain open.

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                          embee RE: embee Feb 23, 2010 10:20 AM

                          Teddy's has closed. An Amaya Express is rumoured to be opening in that space.

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                            sbug206 RE: embee Feb 23, 2010 06:37 PM

                            I'm not holding my breath on Amaya. Judging from their website (www.amayaexpress.com) it seems awfully expensive for take out and of course Indian food isn't known for decent portion sizes. I don't see how they'll be able to compete at that price level given how close Little India is.

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