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8 notable Toronto businesses that closed in September

September marked the transition from summer to fall, and also the final days for these notable Toronto businesses. We said goodbye to one of the city's best beer bars this month, for instance, and are now waiting for it to reopen in its new location. But that's not where the closures end.

Here are the notable Toronto businesses that closed in September.

Via Vai
According to a termination notice, the landlord killed the lease for this stunning Italian restaurant and pizza spot on Bay Street as of Sept. 1. There's no word yet on what will replace it.

Smoke's Burritorie
The third concept restaurant from the Smoke's family moved into the old Burrito Boyz space. But this burrito spot lasted for about a year - the Adelaide eatery is now all papered up.

All The Best Fine Foods
This gourmet grocery store in Rosedale bid the neighbourhood adieu after 32 years. But you can still find its products at the Summerhill Market.

Black Irish Whiskey Bar
After more than two years on Queen Street East, this local watering hole shut down. The neighbourhood will definitely miss its oysters, pints and patio.

Not My Dog
This bar and live music venue shut down mid-month. One Twitter user said Parkdale will never be the same now that it's gone.

Brickyard Grounds
On September 30, this Bricktown champion unannounced its closure on Facebook. What's going to move into this corner spot next? We'll have to wait and see.

Bar Volo
While this spot officially shut down on Oct. 1, it threw a series of closing parties during the last week of September so devoted beer drinkers from all over the city could pay their respects. That's why we're counting it here. It will eventually resurface, but even its temporary absence will be rough for beer drinkers.

Urban House Cafe
This cheap and cheerful spot on Dundonald had its closing party at the end of September. Like Bar Volo, it's shutting down to make way for a condo, of course.

Did you spot a Toronto business that closed in September? Let us know in the comments.

Photo by Hector Vasquez.


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