Open/Closed: week of November 30 – December 6, 2017


It’s easy to eat, drink and be merry this week, with 16(!) new spots around town.

Here’s the very latest:


Union Station’s first full-service restaurant, Amano Pasta (65 Front St. W.) opens this weekend, brought to you by the same owners as Union Chicken. It’s the first location to serve alcohol at Union Station in +20 years.

Bisha Hotel (80 Blue Jays Way) officially opened their doors this week. Already home to KŌST Restaurant and French Made, keep your eyes locked here for the opening date for celebrity chef Akira Back’s first restaurant in Canada.

Campo Food Hall (433 King St. W.) features six vendors and one full-on restaurant under one roof: Get coffee and nibbles at Spanish bakery Panaderia; greens and bowls at Ensalada; cold-press juices and smoothies at ELXR Juice; visit Bodega, a classic style Spanish bar and deli; shop for pantry items at the Drake General Store; and dine at Labora, a Spanish restaurant “focused on simple regional cuisine.” The soft opening continues until Saturday.

Artisanal market City Canteen (2279 Bloor St. W.) boasts handmade Canadian products and “seasonally inspired” meals. Bonus: cooking classes too.

Mississauga’s Clarkson Bar and Grill (980 Southdown Rd.) offers healthy eats including: Lemon Quinoa Hummus, Veggie Burger, and Quinoa Salad. Of course there’s lots of pub fare, too: Fireside Chili, Pierogi Poutine, and Granny’s Mac & Cheese.

Tuck into mains such as Souvlaki Dinner with Greek salad and hand-cut fries or Charred Angus Filet with spicy BBQ, roasted garlic, cucumber emulsion and garlic yogurt at The Gastro Pub(1987 Queen St. E.) in The Beaches.

New pizza destination General Assembly (331 Adelaide St. W.) opens Friday. We’ll have a closer look soon.

Grabbing a coffee in Parkdale just got a little easier. Celebrate Grocery Coffee’s (1550 Queen St. W.) grand opening on Saturday.

Mythology Diner (1265 Queen St. W.) opens tomorrow at 5 pm. This ain’t no regular diner though: chef Doug McNish is on a mission to change your mind about vegan food. Stay tuned.

Rolltation’s got you covered for sushi burrito and bowl cravings: the new spot at Yonge and Bloor (758 Yonge St.) is just north of their other new spot at Yonge and College.

Satiate your sweet tooth at Sorelle & Co.’s new Yorkdale boutique (161 Yorkville Ave.).

What’s your pleasure? Order an Americano, Cortado, or Espresso at *cough, cough* “coffee shop” Tokyo Smoke (100 Broadview Ave., 2nd Fl).

Union Station is getting a whack of new eateries on Monday, including: CXBO Chocolate, Danish Pastry House, Pilot Coffee, and Union Chicken. Slated to open in 2018: Calii Love, The Detox Market, Forno Cultura, Greenhouse Juice and WVRST.


After six years, G for Gelato (75 Jarvis St.) has had to close.

Sprits Bar & Grill (642 Church St.) has closed after 30 years.


Karl Kaiser, Canadian wine pioneer and co-founder of Inniskillin Wines, passed away.

NBD. Michelle Obama and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau had lunch at Gusto 101 this week.

Le Dolci at Scarborough Town Centre is celebrating its grand opening on Saturday with a mini unicorn cake or a unicorn cupcake for the first 100 guests. Doors open at 9:30 am.

Get into the holiday spirit with Foodie on Foot’s Kris Kringle Crawl on December 9 and 17.

Stop eating raw cookie dough. Seriously.


Hear of a place that’s about to open or just closed? Have an upcoming food or restaurant event? Let me know.