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8 Toronto Restaurants That Are Sadly Closing Their Doors Forever This Month

These spots will be missed.
Ontario Associate Editor
8 Toronto Restaurants That Are Sadly Closing Their Doors Forever This Month

The city's food scene won't be the same without these spots.

Toronto restaurant closures this month include some local favourites.

Many places announced that the reason for the closure was due to pandemic-related challenges.

Some spots are open for a few more days, so you still have a chance to enjoy one last visit.

The recent closures add to a growing list of eateries that have said goodbye this year.

Libertad Mexicana

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Mexican

Address: 133 Jefferson Ave., Toronto, ON

About: The taco joint announced on Instagram that it is permanently closed. You can still visit sister restaurants Seven Lives and Maizal for similar dishes.

Fran's Restaurant

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: American

Address: #104-33 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

About: The iconic Fran's on Front location is permanently closing at the end of the month according to a heartfelt Instagram post. Other locations are still offering takeout.

Hush Hush*

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Bar

Address: 2952 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON

About: The venue announced on an Instagram story that the speakeasy-style location is closing as the building is being torn down. However, the bar hinted that plans for a new location are in the works.


Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Levantine & Eastern Mediterranean

Address: 341 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON

About: The restaurant officially closed on December 7. "‎In these times we wanted to remain hopeful," Rikkochez said in an Instagram post, "but the uncertainty of what comes next and when it will come, was too much to bear for the future of our restaurant."

The Cold Pressery

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Vegan

Address: 4310 Sherwoodtowne Blvd. Unit 5, Mississauga, ON

About: The vegan cafe will officially be closed on December 20 due to the "challenges" faced this year.

Sam James Coffee Bar

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Cafe

Address: 917 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

About: The Queen Street location is saying goodbye on December 24 after announcing on Instagram that, "even the best things end eventually."

Chakula Hut

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: East-African Indian

Address: 1871 O'Connor Dr., Toronto, ON

About: Known for its samosas, this restaurant has now permanently closed.

Artisano Bakery

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Italian, baked goods

Address: 1020 Islington Ave., Toronto, ON

About: The beloved bakery has closed, saying on Instagram that it had, "hoped to weather the storm and see this pandemic through to the end but regrettably we were unable to do so."

*Editor's note: This article has been updated.

    Madeline Forsyth
    Ontario Associate Editor
    Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Editor for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Toronto restaurants and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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