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

Protesters in cars intentionally block traffic in downtown Toronto at rush hour

Toronto is removing one of its newest bike lanes and people are divided over the move

Police catch Ontario motorist using lawn chair as driver's seat

The TTC is closing parts of Toronto's busiest subway line for 10 days

This might be the most interesting street in Toronto

Officers laid 16 charges against non-essential businesses in Toronto this weekend

The TTC wants to test out bus platooning with driverless vehicles

Toronto's extended winter weather forecast just dropped and it's a doozy