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Toronto Restaurant Openings: THR & Co., Woods Restaurant, Templeton's, Beach Boys food truck

Posted by Liora Ipsum / May 16, 2013

Toronto restaurant openingsToronto Restaurant Openings highlights the latest restaurant openings and closings in Toronto and also gives a preview at some of the places coming soon. Find us here every Thursday morning.


  • THR & Co. opens to the public tonight, Thursday, May 16th at 97 Harbord Street with a menu highlighting Spanish, Italian and a North African influenced fare. Expect raw plates like
    beef heart tartare with cured duck yolk and pasta dishes with black spaghetti and charred squid.
  • Woods Restaurant from chef, Bruce Woods (formerly of Modus Ristorante) is now open at 45 Colborne Lane.
  • Templeton's is the working name for this signless kitchen that opened its doors this week at 319 Augusta Avenue (formerly Burger Bar) in Kensington Market. The menu is a work in progress too, but includes burgers and bar snacks like lotus root chips and jerk chicken nachos.
  • Beach Boys food truck is the newest mobile eatery around town, offering a rotating menu of burgers, fries and poutine.
  • Shawarmama is now open in the site of short lived, Horno BBQ at 251 Augusta Avenue and is serving up shawarma, kebab and falafel sandwiches for no more than $6.
  • Live Market is now open in Liberty Village at 134 Atlantic Avenue. Owners of Live Organic Food Bar and Ezra's Pound have joined forces to offer up espresso and juice cleanses and healthy fare.


  • Cut The Cheese, a new specialty grilled cheese café is set to open this summer in The Junction at 2901A Dundas Street West.
  • Castle a new board game café is aiming to open by the end of May at 454 Spadina Avenue, just south of College Street. The plan is to eventually serve drinks, but in time for the opening there will coffee, tea and cakes to fuel game players.
  • The One That Got Away is hoping to open a second location in early June, in the former site of a Mamma's Pizza at 2392 Bloor Street West.
  • Salutè Piano Bar from the owners of the nearby Zaza Espresso Bar in Yorkville, is slated to open at 29 Bellair Street this summer.


  • Le Trou du Diable are coming to LCBO shelves and Ontario bars this summer, thanks to a new facility that allows the Quebec brewery to brew more of their renowned Belgian-style and barrel aged beers.

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Mike / May 16, 2013 at 12:53 pm
That looks like some good fish and chips in the photo. And which of these new restaurants is offering this particular dish, 'cause I don't see it mentioned anywhere?
d.a.r.y.l. / May 16, 2013 at 03:09 pm
re: live
when a shot of espresso is already setting you back 3$, do you really need to charge another 25 cents for hotwater to make it an americano?
good coffee but wow really expensive.
Where did it go? / May 16, 2013 at 09:37 pm
So what's the deal with BlogTO deleting the comment that made fun of Cut the Cheese's name?

倉科カナ パイスラ / May 17, 2013 at 03:50 am
AV / May 17, 2013 at 10:53 am
Way to delete comments Staff (turds). The Junction doesn't need a grilled cheese pop-up in an old barber shop, keep that crap down near Dun/Duff.

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