Toronto Restaurant Closures In August 2021 Include Some Iconic Places

It's time to say goodbye to some of the city's restaurants. These Toronto venues recently announced that they have closed for good, and they will certainly be missed.

Many shared heartfelt goodbyes on social media and thanked the community for their support over the years.

Drake Commissary

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Bar

Address: 128 Sterling Rd., Toronto, ON

About: The iconic restaurant was a community staple, and it closed for good on August 25. It left a heartfelt goodbye message in an Instagram post.


East Thirty-Six

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Elevated bar food

Address: 36 Wellington St. E., Toronto, ON

About: After nearly eight years, this cocktail bar and eatery is closing its doors. In an Instagram post, the venue revealed that the strain of the pandemic and construction led to the difficult decision.



Price: 💸💸💸

Cuisine: Canadian

Address: 1198 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

About: The restaurant announced in an Instagram post that it is closing its doors, but something new may be on the horizon so keep an eye out.


Matcha Cafe Maiko Pacific Mall

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Ice cream

Address: Pacific Mall, Heritage Village 2nd Floor Food Court, 4300 Steeles Ave. E., Markham, ON

About: Known for its matcha soft-serve, this shop has bid farewell after struggling through the pandemic, fires, floods, and power outages.


Cocina de Doña Julia

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Ecuadorian

Address: 1545 Dupont St., Toronto, ON

About: The restaurant has made the decision to close after 15 years of business. It said goodbye to the community in a heartfelt Instagram post.


I deal Kensington Market

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Cafe

Address: 84 Nassau St., Toronto, ON

About: The Kensington Market location of this cafe officially closed on August 10, but you can still get your coffee fill from its other Toronto venues.


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