13 Iconic Toronto Restaurants That Closed Their Doors For Good In 2020
These spots will be greatly missed!
This year, the city had to say goodbye to some beloved eateries.
include some iconic spots that will be greatly missed.
These places are, and the city's food scene won't be the same without them.
Several venues on the list shut down due to pandemic-related issues after struggling with.
While Toronto has said goodbye to many beloved restaurants this year, it has also welcomed some.
Cold Tea Kensington Market
Address: 60 Kensington Ave., Toronto, ON
About: The beloved speakeasy-style bar closed its doors in November after struggling to secure a new lease.
Cuisine: Pub Fare
Address: 2386 Kingston Rd., Scarborough, ON
About: The favourite local pub with a unique steampunk theme shut down in October.
Address: #104-33 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
About: The beloved Fran's On Front location announced in a heartfelt Instagram post that December 31, 2020, would be its last day of operation.
Pete's Corner Grill
Address: 1582 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
About: This beloved family restaurant closed in October, thanking everyone for their support in an Instagram post.
The Pickle Barrel
Address: 312 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
About: The Pickle Barrel's iconic location in the heart of the city shut down in October.
Cuisine: Local, Canadian
Address: 995 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
About: Known for its Garfield-themed dishes, this iconic venue closed its doors in November, but hinted that it may reopen at another location in the future. For now, you can still purchase select merchandise online.
Address: 158 Augusta Ave., Toronto, ON
About: A popular spot for dance parties, karaoke parties and live music, this Kensington Market venue first opened in 1976 and said goodbye this November.
Wayne Gretzky's Toronto
Cuisine: Pub fare
Address: 99 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON
About: This Toronto landmark closed in October after 27 years of business.
Address: 92 Harbord St., Toronto, ON
About: A favourite local spot for Chinese food, this restaurant has sadly closed permanently.
Vesuvio Pizzeria & Spaghetti House
Address: 3010 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON
About: Toronto's first New York-style pizza venue closed in April after 63 years of serving the Junction neighbourhood.
Cuisine: Farm-to-table, Californian
Address: 299 Adelaide St. W., Toronto, ON
About: The popular TIFF destination closed its restaurant in November after over 6 years of operation, but its bottle shop is still open if you want to order some wine.
Cuisine: Ice cream
Address: 128 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON
About: Known for its fish-shaped ice cream cones, this sweet shop closed at the end of July due to the pandemic. It was the only location in Canada.
Address: 246 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
About: The famous crepe shop closed permanently in July after 18 years of business. In an Instagram post, the venue explained that the closure was due to the pandemic.