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8 notable Toronto businesses that closed in March

March can be a cruel month and clearly, the highs and lows weren't exclusively weather related. From beloved neighbourhood institutions to restaurants and big box stores, here are the most notable Toronto businesses that closed in Toronto in March 2016.

Quince Bistro
This midtown bistro served its last supper on March 5 after announcing its lease wouldn't be renewed past June 2018. The restaurant will re-open in May as Noorden Food Bar, a Dutch-Indo pop-up set to operate for just two years.

The Brunswick House
We all knew this was coming for a long time now. The historic bar threw an epic farewell after spending 140 years in The Annex. The building will eventually become Rexall's flagship Toronto store.

Oympos Crowbar
This old school diner on Princess Street served its last souvlaki dinner mid-month. Owner Jimmy is set to retire after nearly half a century in business.

Littlefish
Littlefish was a beloved brunch spot in the Junction before it abruptly closed its doors last month. It's now slated to become a new location for vegan eatery Grasshopper.

John Conrad
This place opened and closed so quickly, many barely had time to check it out. The short-lived resto-bar, and sibling to Littlefish, shuttered just months after its debut.

Good Catch
After 10 years in Parkdale, the eclectic general store has packed it in and sold off as much as it could in the during the last week of March. Did you pick up anything during its sale?

Open Air Books and Maps
Toronto's only travel bookstore has been fuelling the city's sense of wanderlust for the past 40 years. Its closure marks the latest casualty in our city's dwindling number of indie bookstores.

HMV on Bloor
In February, the big box music retailer announced it was closing its Bloor Street West store. Locations in Eaton Centre and on Yonge Street will remain in business... for now.

Photo of Oylmpos Crowbar by Samantha Tapp.


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