Toronto restaurant openings

Toronto Restaurant Openings: Il Forno del Sud, Roux, The Brickford, Wallace & Co., Dundas Park Kitchen

Toronto Restaurant Openings highlights the latest restaurant openings and closings in Toronto and also gives a preview at some of the places coming soon. Find us here every Thursday morning.


  • Il Forno del Sud is now open at 716 Queen West. The bakery cafe offers Terroni's traditional cakes and breads from the address adjacent to their original location.
  • Roux is now open in place of the Junction Eatery (2790 Dundas St West). The owners and chef are the same, but the interior and menu have been updated drawing influence from Southern American and French Cajun cuisine. The new restaurant and bar starts public service this weekend.
  • Rock Lobster Food Co. opened its second outpost this week at 538 Queen Street West in the site formerly home to Shanghai Cowgirl.
  • The Brickford Bickford Flexitarian is now open at 326 Harbord Street where the Linuxcaffe used to be.
  • Wallace & Co. is now open at 299 Wallace, formerly home to Yasi's Place. Look for solid breakfast fare and a great burger.
  • Belly Buster Submarines has expanded to a new downtown location at 389 King Street West.
  • Dundas Park Kitchen quietly opened a few weeks ago at 2066 Dundas Street West right near Belljar Cafe. The weekday, take-away counter specializes in sandwiches and baked goods during the day, but at 5 o'clock they offer family style take home meals (think: a whole roasted chicken with two sides, or tray of lasagna weighing in at a kilo).


  • Playa Cabana Hacienda (14 Dupont Street) is poised to open towards the end of June.
  • Nawab Fusion Grill celebrates its grand opening towards the end of the month. The new gastro pub at 5009 Yonge Street offers an eclectic range of Indian-Asian fare like Butter Chicken Pizza and Masala Curly Fries.



  • El Perro Heffe has popped up permanently (or at least for the foreseeable future) at Souz Dal (612 College Street) and is serving up Mexico City style street food like organic tacos on handmade tortillas.

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Lead image of the burger at Wallace & Co.

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