metropolitan hotel lai wah heen

Metropolitan Hotel sold, Lai Wah Heen fate uncertain

Does this mean the end of some of the most delicious dim sum in downtown Toronto? Maybe. (How's that for a satisfying answer?)

Metropolitan Hotels has completed the sale of its Metropolitan Toronto Hotel to Bayview Hospitality Group, an exchange that will include Lai Wah Heen and Hemispheres Restaurant and Bistro. According to management at Lai Wah Heen, the restaurant has received a directive to shut down operations by February 15, though whether the restaurant will reopen under the new management still remains unclear.

As for the hotel itself, all guest suites and many common areas will undergo a bit of a facelift, though hopefully the Waygu beef dumplings will remain unaffected.


Latest Videos



Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

10 notable businesses that closed in Toronto last month

10 strange and unusual things you might not know about the Toronto Islands

Toronto once had the greatest playground ever

Someone found a stack of newspapers from 1948 under the floor of a Toronto home

A visual history of Toronto when its streets were kind of filthy

This is what Toronto looked like in the 1860s

The history of the Bridle Path neighbourhood in Toronto

10 strange and unusual things you might not know about Toronto