Last year, we had to say farewell to some of these eateries around the city.

Toronto's restaurant closures in 2020 included both chains and local spots.

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Many venues cited the pandemic or disputes with their landlord as reasons for the closure.

The shutdowns add to a growing list of eateries around the city that have had to say goodbye amid the pandemic.

While Toronto has lost many beloved dining spots, it has also gained some new places to try out.

Barcelona Tavern

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Cuisine: Mediterranean

Address: Corner of Hanna Ave. & Snooker St., Toronto, ON

About: The Liberty Village restaurant announced its closure in an Instagram post.

Buster's Kitchen x Bar

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Cuisine: Seafood

Address: 3747 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke, ON

About: Known for its fish and chips, this restaurant announced its permanent closure on November 18.

Cold Tea Kensington Market

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Cuisine: Bar

Address: 60 Kensington Ave., Toronto, ON

About: The popular speakeasy-style bar closed its Kensington location permanently due to problems securing a new lease.

The Boat

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Cuisine: Bar

Address: 158 Augusta Ave., Toronto, ON

About: Known for its dance parties and live music, The Boat announced its closure on Instagram.

River Tai

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Cuisine: Chinese

Address: 92 Harbord St., Toronto, ON

About: The local restaurant sadly closed for good.

The Pickle Barrel

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Cuisine: International

Address: 312 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

About: The Pickle Barrel's Atrium location announced that its doors are closed for good.


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Cuisine: Local, Canadian

Address: 995 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON

About: The outrageously orange, Garfield-themed restaurant closed its Toronto storefront but hinted that you might find them at another location in the future. Select food and merchandise are still available online.


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Cuisine: Farm-to-table, Californian

Address: 299 Adelaide St. W., Toronto, ON

About: The TIFF hot spot announced that it is permanently closed after over six years of operation.

Höm Cafe

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Cuisine: European

Address: 95 Cumberland St., Toronto, ON

About: The European-inspired cafe known for its brunch is no longer in operation after announcing on November 4, 2020, that it was closing its doors.

Swiss Chalet

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Cuisine: Canadian

Address: 362 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

About: Toronto had one less Swiss Chalet after this spot closed for good. Swiss Chalet informed Narcity that the change was due to plans for how the restaurant would operate in downtown Toronto.


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Cuisine: Caribbean

Address: 181 Augusta Ave., Toronto, ON

About: The eatery announced in an Instagram post that the Kensington Market location officially closed following ongoing disputes with a neighbour and the landlord. The restaurant said that "this is not good bye," and that you can expect to see more from the business in the future.