8 Toronto restaurants closing their doors and saying goodbye after so many years


Some of the city’s beloved restaurants recently announced that they are closing their doors, and meals just won’t be the same without them.

While a few places have closed for good, others are planning to open new locations in the future.

Wise bagel


Cuisine: Bagels

Address: 1007 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

About: After nearly eight years, this cozy spot serving traditional Jewish bagels closed for good on September 25. New owners will take over the space in November.


Vanta cafe and restaurant


Cuisine: Cafe

Address: 2101, chemin Brimley. # 111, Scarborough, ON

By the way: The cafe, which launched its own ice cream concept during the pandemic, closed on September 29 after five years. Don’t worry, another location is in the works.


Daddyo’s pasta and salads


Cuisine: Pasta

Address: 673 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON

By the way: This pasta restaurant, which has been in the community for 15 years, posted a heartfelt goodbye on Instagram announcing it was closing due to staff issues.


Simple cooking

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: dietetic foods

Address: 73, avenue Roncesvalles, Toronto, ON

By the way: The venue revealed on Instagram that the Roncesvalles site unfortunately closed on October 9 due to a rent increase. You can still visit the Oakville store, and another location is planning to open soon at First Canadian Place.


ROSE Kitchen


Cuisine: Pub food

Address: 2620 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON

Why you need to go: In an Instagram post, the comfort spot announced that it was closing its location. However, he hinted that he might reappear in the future.


Gelato Kekou

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Gelato

Address: 394 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

By the way: This Queen Street ice cream shop location closed on October 10, but you can still enjoy the goodies from the Yonge Street site during the spring and summer months.


Hanabusa Coffee


Cuisine: Japanese pancakes

Address: 77 Kensington Avenue, Toronto, ON

By the way: This cool little place in Kensington Market was known for its fluffy Japanese puff pancakes, but sadly, the place announced on Instagram that it was shutting down.


Wong’s ice cream

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Ice cream

Address: 617 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON

By the way: This iconic ice cream maker specializing in Asian flavors announced on Instagram that it is permanently closing on Christmas Eve.


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