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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Sea Witch, Mamakas, The Well, Ronnie B's Southern Kitchen & Taps

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 7, 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.


  • Sea Witch is now open at 636 St. Clair Ave. West, offering a menu of fried fish, chips in a cone and halibut-topped poutines.
  • Mamakas, a new Greek taverna opens to the public on Tuesday, August 12 at 80 Ossington Ave.
  • The Well, a new restaurant and bar, is now open at 121 Ossington Ave. In addition to beers and bites, expect to find boardgames on hand as well as regular programming of DJ nights and comedy shows.
  • Montreal's build-your-own-poutine palace, Poutineville opens next week on Thursday (August 14) at 296 Brunswick Ave. in the Annex.



  • Greenhouse Juice Co. (5 Macpherson Ave.) has unveiled expansion plans to open two more stores in the coming months - one in Leslieville at 2 Strange St., where its commissary already resides, as well as another at Yonge and Briar Hill. The organic cold-pressed juice company has also launched an online store, complete with doorstep delivery.
  • Local 1794, a new public house, is in the works at 1794 Danforth Ave.
  • Ronnie B's Southern Kitchen & Taps is taking over the former address of Omi at 243 Carlton St. Expect Southern dishes like gumbo, po' boys and chicken and waffles plus live jazz music on Sundays.
  • As previously reported, Bellwoods Brewery is expanding with a second location soon to go in at 950 Dupont St.

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cathie / August 7, 2014 at 09:49 am
If Sea Witch is indeed open, they need to update their website.
jen / August 7, 2014 at 10:20 am
Sea Witch is open, I walked by them last night and they looked busy.
Chloe / August 7, 2014 at 10:40 am
Greenhouse Juice Co. is amazing! Woohoo more stores!
amy teill / August 7, 2014 at 11:24 am
Stephanie / August 7, 2014 at 11:25 am
Sorella Toronto in the Junction is delicious. Sea Witch is open for sure!
John / August 7, 2014 at 01:06 pm
Juice delivery is getting big! Had some Total Cleanse delivered last week and Live Market delivered the other day for lunch :)
cathie replying to a comment from jen / August 7, 2014 at 04:01 pm
thank you so much. I'll be there soon.
Jane Somers / August 12, 2014 at 01:00 pm
Signage going up on Friday and reno's should be completed in about 1 week. So excited, the neighbourhood has been so welcoming! Not only will we be serving up southern classics but we will be having daily specials, wing nights,student nights, hockey specials and more!
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