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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Goodlake, Dear Jools, Bristol & Bombay, Blackbird Baking Co., Sea Witch

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 24, 2014

toronto restaurant openingsToronto Restaurant Openings highlights the latest restaurant openings and closings in Toronto and also gives a preview of what's coming soon. Find us here every Thursday morning.


  • Goodlake, a new spot for brunch, lunch and dinner, is now open at 2976 Lake Shore Blvd. in South Etobicoke.
  • Farmer's Daughter Eatery, the newest addition to the Farmhouse Tavern family, is slated to open this Saturday at 1588 Dupont St,
  • Blackbird Baking Co. is now open at 172 Baldwin St. in Kensington Market.



  • The secret's out: Dear Jools will be opening at 785 Queen St. West after months of misdirection and advertising faux menus for concepts like Cakeholes and Sammy's Sammies. The actual menu, from Monte Wan of Khao San Road, is still under wraps.
  • Sea Witch Fish & Chips is opening this summer at 636 St. Clair Ave. West.
  • Stock and Trade, a new retail butcher, is in the works at 1272 Danforth Ave./li>
  • Sweet Serendipity, a new bakery, is coming soon to 1135 Danforth Avenue.
  • Bristol Yard is moving to bigger digs and rebranding as Bristol & Bombay, a pub with a curry-centric menu that will still feature their popular English breakfasts. A new coffee shop will take over the address at 146 Christie St.

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Photo of Blackbird Baking Co. by Jesse Milns



ricky / April 24, 2014 at 09:39 am
Bru in Yorkville just opened up.
Check it out. I think its 126 Cumberland street.
Anna replying to a comment from oh well / April 24, 2014 at 02:04 pm
It's looking like it will be in the Queen West/Dovercourt area! Yay!
Al / April 24, 2014 at 09:27 pm
Had dinner a Goodlake the other night. Great vibe and food - worth checking out.
Fallerboy / April 26, 2014 at 01:36 pm
Can't wait for Sea Witch! The area needs a fish and chips restaurant badly!!
Gloria replying to a comment from Fallerboy / August 9, 2014 at 05:40 pm
I too have been waiting for a fish and chips shop as I've been here for 18 years. I took out 2 orders today and I'm sorry to say I was greatly disappointed. The taste was good, however the size portion given was insulting as this was not a kids meal. I have been going to Ye Olde fish and chips on Laird Ave, in Leaside for the past 18 years and they have the best in the City, hands down! Their fish portion is twice the size of what I had today, with a lot less batter and more fish...which is what you should be paying for...A big let down! Sadly I wont be returning....
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