Toronto Restaurant Openings

Toronto Restaurant Openings: Wilbur Mexicana, Dutch Dreams, Tacos El Asador, Kanga, Yasu Sushi Tasting Bar

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


  • Dutch Dreams ice cream shop relocated over the cold season and is now open at 36 Vaughan Road.
  • It's All GRK opened its sophomore gyro shop this week at 366 Bloor Street West in the Annex.
  • Hazel's Diner has opened a third greasy spoon at 936 Eglinton Avenue West near Bathurst.
  • Me Va Me Express, Vaughan's most prolific Middle Eastern chain has finally opened its doors at 240 Queen Street West.



  • A sign has gone up at the Fashion House at 556 King St. West announcing the future arrival of Wilbur Mexicana.
  • Fancy Franks is opening a second location in Bloorcourt Village at 940 Bloor Street West next month.
  • Tacos El Asador is reportedly doubling up with the addition of a new location at 689 Bloor Street across from the existing taqueria. [Eater]
  • Kanga Aussie Meat Pies, the crowd-funded pie co. has finally found a retail outlet for their handheld, gravy filled pies at 65 Duncan Street. [Toronto Life]
  • Yakikushi Bar is now in the works at 525 Bloor Street West taking over the address once home to Lakvino Ristorante.
  • Yasu Sushi Tasting Bar is coming soon to 81 Harbord Street. The Japanese raw bar comes from the same team formerly behind Leaside's Nigiri-Ya.


  • Pour Girl, the UofT watering hole at 191 College is closed. New signage indicates the new occupants will be called Pre Nup Pub.
  • Nyood, the clubby restaurant and upstairs bar at 1096 Queen West called it quits last month.
  • La Burrita (735 Bloor Street) across from Christie Pits is deadpool.


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