The RIP LIST: 147 Toronto restaurants that sealed in 2018

This year-end summation rounds adult all a Toronto restaurants that have sealed in 2018.

From dear spots that’ll we’ll weep forever, to flashes in a vessel we roughly missed entirely, here are 148 Toronto restaurants that shuttered over a final year.

AFT Kitchen and Bar

The Riverside griddle and bar, famous for a menu featuring smoked duck and ribs, burgers and brunch, announced a closure in May.

Agra Fine Indian

The Indian griddle and smorgasboard in North York is no more.

à la Carte during a Gardiner Bistro

The griddle inside a Gardiner Museum has sealed to make room for a new concept from The Food Dudes.

Amore Fine Foods

The former sandwich emporium on Manning and Dupont has sealed for good.

Amore Trattoria

The Italian griddle during Yonge and Eglinton is no more.

Anchan Thai Kitchen

The Thai Kitchen during King and Strachan has shuttered.

Anne’s Magic Kitchen



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The makers of dan dan noodles has shuttered in Chinatown.

Bar Cru

The St. Lawrence Market-area purveyors of sushi, ceviche, and poke has left swell up.


After 15 years, this sushi and consequence bar served a final sequence of Spicy Rock Shrimp on Mar 18.


The griddle in Leslieville has already been transposed with Core, a new seasonally-driven Canadian bistro.


The burrito dilemma on College Street has been transposed by Salumi Bar.

Big Tuna Poke Bar

One of Toronto’s initial poke bars to open sealed in March, signalling a intensity finish (?) to a once pervasive poke trend.


The sushi griddle and consequence bar during King and Bathurst closed for good in March.

Boku Sushi

While a Boku name lives on, this sushi bar has rebranded and switched concentration to Japanese noodles.

Boots Bourbon

Toronto’s country tavern shuttered abruptly this spring usually to be transposed by new song venue Jasper Dandy.


This mark sealed their doors, with a Chef and his mother citing augmenting franchise and a new serve to their family on a way. Aww.

Brock Sandwich

The sandwich emporium on Bloor is sealed following a glow in March.

Carters Landing

The griddle situated on a boardwalk of Woodbine Beach sealed before rise beach deteriorate began.

Casa Coffee

The Kensington Market landmark shuttered after 55 years in a village and has given been transposed by Jodie’s Joint, a cafeteria from cannabis romantic Jodie Emery.

Celebrity Hot Pot

The Chinatown brave is shuttered yet has already been transposed by another prohibited pot mark called Liuyishou Hotpot.

Corktown Kitchen

The King East bistro sensitively sealed a doors before a comfortable continue arrived.

Cut a Cheese

The Junction mark specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches and epicurean mac and cheese has been transposed by Latin American eatery Maiz.


Both a College Street and Yorkville delis served their final smoked beef sandwich in 2018.

The Court Jester Pub

After dual decades on The Danforth, a pub (which relocated in new years to a dilemma section during Pape) has been transposed with a third plcae for Bar Hop.

The Chickery

This duck dilemma from David Adjey has ceased operations during all Toronto locations.

The Contender

The Dundas West sports bar abruptly shuttered this winter.

Desmond Beatrice

The Leslieville bakery has sealed a storefront after scarcely a decade in business yet it’s indiscriminate operation continue to thrive.


The veg breakwater and DIY venue on Bloor threw a punk stone farewell and afterwards sealed a doors for good in February.


The Momofuku griddle (along with Shōtō) has given charity a home for a new concept: Kojin

Doppio Zero

The Neapolitan pizzeria on Eglinton during Castlewood incited a ovens off for a final time.


This luxe french bakery sealed their King Street location, usually to open doors during Yorkdale after in a year. You can now find them during a opening to Nordstrom.

Dooney’s Cafe

First founded in 1982 in a Annex and after relocated serve west on Bloor, a infrequent griddle has now sealed for good.

Doug’s Public Kitchen

The vegan mark nearby Eglinton West shuttered as Chef Doug McNish is now during a helm of Mythology Diner in Parkdale.

El Fogon

In another blow to a St. Clair West area, this 16-year-old Peruvian griddle closed before a finish of January.


The griddle from Toronto celebs Susur Lee and Drake closed for good on Jun 23.

Fresco’s Fish Chips

While a OG chippy in Kensington Market is still going strong, a outpost on St. Clair West has been transposed by a TapWorks Pub.

Galaxy Donuts

After 21 years, this doughnut emporium in The Junction has strictly retired.

Garden Gangsters 

The St. Lawrence Market-area salad dilettante has sealed adult shop.


The source for healthy lunch options in The PATH shuttered in May after some-more than 3 decades portion Toronto office-dwellers.

Green Republic Food Co.

The lunch opposite during Dundas and University shuttered in March.

Good Egg

While not a restaurant, this recently shuttered food-focused bookstore in Kensington Market will be missed by Toronto’s culinary community.

The Golden Apple

Six-years in, a confection emporium in Liberty Village shuttered a sell operations after Christmas Day.

Grand Electric Muskoka

Cottage-goers can weep a detriment of lakeside tacos though, reassuringly, a post to amicable media reads “be not dissapoint as this book has many chapters remaining.” Not to discuss the taqueria has stretched Toronto.


The Kensington Market bar has sealed after 23 years.

Greek Co.

The Annex plcae is shuttered, though a sequence of gyro and souvlaki makers are still cooking during outposts on Queen West, and on King West.

Green Republic Food Co.

The cafeteria and source for healthy cooking on University Avenue is henceforth closed.

Hawker Bar

This dear Singaporean break bar sealed for good before a finish of April.

Hot Bunzz

The pop-up vendor’s stay on Spadina was generally short-lived.


The tea room on Carlton is shortly to be transposed by burble tea sequence Cuppa Tea.

Karelia Kitchen



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Bloordale’s Nordic smokehouse, famous for a Scandinavian-style brunches, called it quits in new months.

Melanie’s Bistro Patisserie

The Danforth bakery shuttered in Apr and has given been transposed by The Ellery.

No One Writes to a Colonel

The rec room-like bar in Little Italy has sealed a doors after 8 years in business. A new plcae could be forthcoming.


As intended, a proxy Indo-Dutch food bar hosted a final rijsttafel before Jun began.

Sarah’s Shawarma and Falafel

This Lebanese counter-service stop has strictly sealed adult shop.


The cocktail bar nearby King and Portland sealed for good on Apr 28 and has been transposed by Petty Cash.

Street Shak

Toronto’s quick-service Bajan has shuttered that means no some-more fish cakes and bakes or parched fish sandwiches on Queen West.

South Indian Dosa Mahal

The Bloor Street dosa mark stays closed until serve notice after a glow pennyless out in a beside restaurant.

Sweet Jesus (Scarborough Town Centre)

While a sequence of epic ice cream purveyors continues to enhance opposite Canada, a plcae during STC has been transposed by Eva’s Original Chimneys.

The Christie

The cafeteria nearby Christie Pits shuttered this spring.

The Common (Bloor)

The cafe’s outpost in The Annex shuttered in March, yet locations in Little Italy and Bloorcourt are still open for business.

True True (Queen Street)

The sophomore outpost competence have sealed yet a OG pizzeria on King East is still open for business.

The Borough

The griddle on The Danforth has sealed and City Betty has already non-stop in a place.

The Saigon Hustle

This shortlived Vietnamese eatery was quick transposed by My Roti Place.

The Scullery

The cafeteria in Cabbagetown has already been transposed by Beer Batter, a fish and chip emporium from a folks behind a Irv Gastro Pub.

Under a Table

The Cabbagetown griddle famous for a Caribbean comfort dishes has sealed after unwell to renegotiate a lease.

Urban Acorn Market

The flexitarian kitchen in a Junction Triangle sealed a sell space in Mar to concentration entirely on catering operations.

Village Pie

Makers of spanakopita and other delectable Greek-style pies on a Danforth has sealed their doors for good.

West End Food Co-op

After scarcely a decade in Parkdale, Toronto’s West End Food Co-op has closed to make room for a new development.

The Yukon

The Queen West watering hole has been sensitively remade into Birky’s Bar.

Zeytounda Mediterranean Cuisine

The shawarma emporium nearby Yonge and Dundas is dunzo.

420 Smokehouse

The Cabbagetown smokehouse didn’t see 4/20/2018 as it sealed in mid-March.

The Kennedy Public House

The Bloor West Village internal has poured a final pint.

Less Bar

The shortlived Bloorcourt bar and song venue has sealed and was soon transposed by Wasted Youth.

Lil’ Baci

The Italian griddle competence have shuttered yet a same owners are opened Frankie’s Italian, a mark portion all-day brunch and favourites from a aged country.

Linda Modern Thai

The Thai griddle during a Shops on Don Mills has sealed after roughly 15 years of service. Salad King from a same owners is still in business during 340 Yonge Street.

Loaded Pierogi



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This spot’s Leslieville plcae on Gerrard sealed adult shop.


Chef Dave Mottershall’s zero-waste, offcut-heavy Queen West griddle closed in February.

Mary Macleod’s Shortbread

Riverside’s shortbread dilettante sealed a sell storefront to concentration on wholesale.

MerryBerry Cafe 

The Cabbagetown cafeteria sealed this winter after 7 years on Parliament.

Mutal Street Deli

The greasy ladle during a dilemma of Dundas and Mutual sealed this winter after 6 decades portion Toronto.

Orchard Bar

The low-key bar in Bloordale Village is no more.


The griddle on Elm Street sealed Dec 22 after a owners announced her retirement and sole a building.

Petit Nuage

The French-patisserie in a shipping enclosure during Market 707 sealed for good on Christmas Eve.


The bacon-centric sandwich emporium has sealed a doors to a Ossington location. The OG outpost on Queen East is still going strong.

The Roastery Coffee House

This Liberty Village colonize is now sealed after 21 years in business.


Along with a aforementioned Daishō (above) this tip tier Momofuku mark has shuttered to make approach for something new.

Skin + Bones

The Queen East griddle unexpected shuttered most to a neighbourhood’s dismay.

Sleepy Baker

The Beaches bakery isn’t usually asleep, it’s dunzo.


The Italian brave during Yonge and Eglinton has sealed for good.

Stasis Preserves

The sell cupboard on Roncesvalles has sealed as a owners change concentration to a indiscriminate business.

Tilt Bar

The arcade bar in The Annex competence be sealed yet Tilt has already relocated to a new residence on Dundas West.

Tito Ron’s

The Caribbean-Pinoy food businessman during a Gordo Food Court in Kensington Market has shuttered while a owners focus on new projects.

Tortilla Flats

The Tex Mex bar and griddle tighten down after falling behind in franchise payments.


The griddle in a Beaches has served a final brunch smorgasboard after 27 years.


This Junction mark shuttered a doors in November. No some-more whole food essence foods, for now.

The Anne Boleyn

The pub on Richmond during Peter sealed before a commencement of Jul – not even a year after a debut.

Annvita Tea Room

This posh afternoon tea mark in Willowdale is no more.

Bay Burger

The indie quick food opening during Bay and College Streets has flipped a final burger.

Beaches Bakeshop 

The renouned east-side bakery sealed this summer after 12 years in business.

Black Hoof



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Following a decade on Dundas West, Jen Agg has shuttered a acclaimed griddle that spurred a colourful griddle stage in a area.

Black Rock

This spot, trustworthy to a stone climbing gym, has sealed a doors. Their matcha lattes, mini sandwiches and vegan muffins are deeply missed.


The renouned sandwich emporium during Yonge and Davisville has sensitively sealed a doors.


The Argentinian griddle on Dundas West dismissed adult a parrilla for a final time on Sep 1.

Church Aperitivo Bar

The Italian griddle on Queen West sealed adult emporium this summer and staff news they’re still due wages.

Crafted Coffee

The Ossington cafeteria has sealed and reopened underneath a new name (Pilot Coffee Roasters) and new residence doors down.

Corned Beef House

The aged propagandize deli has shuttered a Entertainment District outpost and has given been remade into a new mark called Melrose on Adelaide.

District Oven

The sit-down Middle Eastern griddle has been transposed by a billiards club.

Dog’s Bollocks

The taproom on Queen West sealed in Jul and has already been transposed by a 817 Sports Bar Grill.


The Pinoy Mojito bar is shuttered and already being converted into something new.

El Riconcito Mexicano

The Mexican dilemma on Church has sealed to make approach for new condos.

The Fish Store

This Little Italy mark stays sealed following a glow in a beside restaurant.

Flip, Toss Thai Kitchen

No some-more noodles (or anything else) during this unfussy Harbord Street spot.


The restaurant owned by celeb cook Susur Lee and Toronto rapper Drake shuttered on Jun 23 and has been transposed by Marbl


The Middle Eastern take-away dilemma has sealed following a two-alarm glow that occurred during a Taste of Little Italy travel festival this summer.

Hoja Luwei

The Taiwanese break emporium and source for Formocha burble tea shuttered in August.

Jackpot Chicken Rice

Chef Craig Wong’s Hainanese duck and rice dilemma shuttered Jun 24.

Junked Food Co.



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While catering operations resume, a Queen West break bar sealed in July.

Ken Oh

Toronto’s sole Ankake Spaghetti residence has closed.

Kiss a Tiramisu

The Korean sequence of dessert houses clinging to tiramisu shuttered reduction than a year given opening.

Koek Koek

The healthy food judgment sensitively shuttered and a Yonge and Eglinton residence was put adult for franchise someday this summer.

Lady Marmalade

The dear brunch mark closed, usually to free a re-vamped plcae on Broadview Avenue.

Lola’s Kitchen

The brunch mark abruptly sealed on Labour Day though giving any notice to staff or customers.

Lone Star

The Texas griddle in a Entertainment District is no more.

Mad Crush Wine Bar

The ephemeral booze bar abruptly shuttered and owners remade a place into The Peacock Public House.

Mascot Brewery and Odd Thomas

The multi-floor venue finish with stately rooftop block closed during a finish of June as a site is slated to turn a home to a previously announced Nobu Residences Toronto.

Mihalis Place Dining

The Iranian breakfast dilemma on Broadview has sensitively closed.

M.W.M. Fish Co.

Cabbagetown’s fishmonger and oyster bar was generally short-lived.

North 44

After scarcely 3 decades, the Toronto restaurant during Yonge and Eglinton has sealed a doors. The griddle was internal luminary Chef Mark McEwan’s initial eccentric griddle when it non-stop in 1990.

One Hour Cafeteria

The Chinatown break bar has called it quits.


Yet another Greek griddle on The Danforth called it quits over a summer.

Pacific Park Social 

This mark tighten their doors and left a Junction village wanting more… beef on a bun, that is.

Paramount Butcher Shop

The halal grocer emporium during Yonge and Eglinton folded usually months after opening. The Mississauga outpost is still going clever though.

Pearl King

The King West low sum mark cites a King Street Pilot Project as a means of a downfall.

Pan on a Danforth

The longstanding Greektown griddle has closed, yet a new mark from a same owners, Soulas Modern Greek Cuisine is now open usually a few doors down.

Pots Pans Eatery

Just months old, this Greek spin-off from a folks behind Tzatziki’s didn’t final long.


The Yonge Street plcae of this sandwich mark has sealed adult shop, that means inspired financial district-ers contingency find meatball sandwiches elsewhere.


The Italian griddle on The Danforth has henceforth closed.

San Francesco

The Italian ‘sangwich’ emporium on Queen Street West is sealed and already converted into a second outpost of Cluck Clucks.

Spoon Fork Plus

The plcae on York Mills Road during Don Mills has closed, yet other locations opposite a GTA are still open for business.

Square Fish

Be there or be square. Literally. This mark is no longer during Queen and Spadina, portion adult donut-shaped or blow-torch sushi.

Sushi on Gerrard

The Japanese griddle shuttered in late Jun after scarcely 5 years.

Tacos 101

The compress taco emporium is on a hunt for a new plcae after leaving a Yonge and Dundas residence to make approach for incoming condos.


A glow in beside griddle Ghazale has shuttered this Little Italy stalwart.

Peoples Eatery 

The dear Kensington mark hold a final cooking use on Nov 2, and people left with full tummies and unhappy hearts.

Nota Bene




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Chef David Lee is shuttering a doors of Nota Bene on New Year’s Eve with a new Planta plan in mind.

The Céilí Cottage

This Ireland-inspired heart sealed a doors on Oct 27, after 10 years of use in Leslieville.

Bombay Street Food

This spot, famous for confidant flavours and affordable prices, is set to tighten adult on Dec 19.

Parts Labour

This iconic hangout technically finished it by 2018… yet they’re strictly finished on Jan 1. Breaking hearts and holding names.

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