Torontonians are saying goodbye to the beloved King and Dufferin McDonald's, which is yet another infamous Toronto spot that is being replaced by a condominium this year. However, it appears that this location will be sorely missed by many. Beloved customers have now taken to social media to mourn the loss of the food joint.
According to Urban Toronto, Lifetime Developments and Pinedale Properties began construction on a new project entitled XO Condos, where the fast-food restaurant use to stand on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.
The condo complex, which was submitted to the city council back in 2017, will bring two towering residential buildings to the area.
Photos of what the location will look like after the buildings are complete are quite shocking, as it appears Parkdale will be getting a serious urban facelift.
Torontonians took to social media this week to mourn the somewhat iconic restaurant, which often served as a haven for residents looking for a late-night snack.
Two separate Reddit threads were created in memory of the iconic Parkdale hangout, both of which quickly filled up with comments honouring the McDonald's.
"To those of us who have been to this McDonalds after a wild night of drinking. Pay your respects," wrote one user.
"The King & Dufferin McDonalds was a McDonalds for the everyday man of Toronto. I frequented it earlier mornings and late at nights when I worked for a radio station in LV," added another.
"My childhood consisted of this McDonald’s. Who remember the play pit?" added another.
Other residents took to Twitter or Instagram to pay respects as well.
However, despite the sadness from some consumers, others were glad to see the location bite the dust, with a few recalling scary situations that took place there.
"Some of the slowest services I've seen and just a mess," recounted one user.
whenever i talk about the intersection of art and technology I’m talking about the conveyor belt at the king and dufferin McDonalds (RIP)— 📧🅿️ℹ️↪️ (@📧🅿️ℹ️↪️) 1580830021.0
Sad. Our urban quality of life is being taken over by the stale, vertical life of condos. The local Parkdale McDona… https://t.co/infnsyRmW7— Suzanne Hajdu (@Suzanne Hajdu) 1580489859.0
Whether you loved it or hated it, the iconic shop was once part of the city, and now it's gone, so it seems that people will now be mourning the loss of a future trip down memory lane.
However, this isn't the first time that an Ontario McDonald's has caused a stir on social media.
Last year, an iconic Ottawa McDonald's evoke a similar reaction after it ended its 24-hour service.