Jims Restaurant

Old school Toronto diner is closing this weekend

Toronto is losing a long-standing business this weekend because Jim's Restaurant is shutting down on July 31. The old-school diner at 897 Queen St. East is Leslieville is an east end stalwart that's well-known for affordable food and eggy breakfasts.

Current owner George Dafos has been running the place for the past 16 years. Now, he's getting ready to move his operation to East York.

According to Inside Toronto, George and his brother Angela bought the The Ginger Man restaurant at 1104 Victoria Park Ave. They'll take it over some time next month.

But don't expect a new eatery to pop up in the old Jim's location. That's because developer Daniels Corp. is building a six-storey condo in its place.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

The Santa Claus Parade is coming back to Toronto for 2019

Toronto airport to conduct emergency response exercise this weekend

Incredibly clumsy men caught on camera robbing Oakville LCBO

Toronto commuters are frustrated with this confusing TTC subway map

One of Toronto's favourite parks could be destroyed for the Ontario Line

Toronto could be in for a white Halloween as snow moves toward the city

This is what's happening with all the construction on the Gardiner Expressway

NDP and Liberals in tight race in many Toronto ridings just days before election