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Market Street Redevelopment... new restaurants coming.

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Kassi22 Jul 23, 2013 01:23 PM

I walk on this street daily and was wondering what was going to be put in here. They have several restaurant fronts, with patios now put in place... and Liquor license applications on the windows.

Pastizza on the corner, and from what I read its from restaurateur Paolo Paolini, co-owner Mistura. Looking forward to this one for sure.

There is a Market Cafe that I can't find anything one

There is Bindi Bistro (I think that's what its called) which is Indian fare, which again, I can't find anything on. This one looks the closets to opening.

Also, there will be the Olive & Olives chain.

Anyone else come across any news or updates lately on these places?

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    CarNut Jul 23, 2013 03:13 PM

    Yes! All of the spaces have been leased except for unit 4.

    As you've mentioned, Pastizza is taking the corner space, though the renovations are taking forever. Their patio will seat over 100 people.

    The space underneath the LCBO will be called Barsa. It will be a Mediterranean style tapas/bar/restaurant with a 60 person patio. This space is supposed to be "cave like" with original stone work from the 1800's.

    In between Pastizza and LCBO will be Bindia, which will be an East Indian bistro. There will also be Market Street Catch serving seafood, Olive and Olives, and Balzacs Coffee.

    Hope this helps.

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      Kassi22 Jul 23, 2013 04:11 PM

      Awesome! Thanks for the info. I work in the area and am always looking for new places to go after work (or even lunch)

      Let the countdown begin!

    2. frelwa Aug 19, 2013 02:38 PM

      My wife and I talked to Bindia's chef and his partner recently while they were waiting for a furniture delivery. They seem to know their business, so we have high hopes for the place. They will have all the usual Toronto Indian fare - tandouri dishes, biryani, etc. The chef wasn't familiar with Parsi food, but he promised to learn about dhansak and add it to his menu. We'll know soon - September opening, I think.

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        ylsf Aug 19, 2013 08:10 PM

        Where is this place/area?

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          frelwa Aug 20, 2013 04:11 AM

          Beside the St. Lawrence Market.

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          Kassi22 Sep 4, 2013 09:53 AM

          Here is an update posted in Blogto.

          http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2013/...

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            frelwa Sep 4, 2013 12:47 PM

            Thanks for posting this, kassi22. I saw it on Facebook, but I didn't share it here.

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              CarNut Sep 5, 2013 01:34 PM

              How is this an update if it has less information than my post above from July 23?

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                Luvfood21 Nov 2, 2013 09:03 PM

                Bindia (indian food) opened a couple of weeks ago. I have gone there twice already and the food is great. Not too spicy (but can be if you ask) and great selection. My fav is the lamb samosas and the mint tikka apps. The butter chicken and bhunda lamb mains are amazing. Food is not oily like at other Indian food places that I have been too, and the decor of this place is modern. If you like authentic North Indian foods, I def recommend this place. This area needed a place like this. The other restos on that strip are not open yet.

                1. re: Luvfood21
                  frelwa Nov 3, 2013 07:08 AM

                  I agree. My wife and I have eaten at Bindia twice now, on our own the first night they were open and with a neighbourhood friend last week. It isn't cheap as Indian restaurants go, but the food is uniformly excellent and attractively presented. The serivce is friendly and efficent too, although it can take time to get your bill if they don't need the table.

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