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Teddy's Sports Bar (Leslieville) to Close

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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. There goes the neighbourhood...Marimba!

    1. embee goes to sports bars? thats awesome

      1. 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!

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

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

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            1. re: Leslieville

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

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

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                1. re: atomeyes

                  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

                    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

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

                    1. re: jayzie1

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

                      1. re: currycue

                        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

                          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

                            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

                        is Tasty Chicken the place with the really tasty chickens?

                      3. re: atomeyes

                        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.

                        1. re: tearingmonkey

                          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)?

                      4. 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

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

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

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                          1. re: embee

                            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.