buster rhinos toronto

Buster Rhino's set to open first Toronto smokehouse

Buster Rhino's is already renowned for its championship barbecue served at rib festivals across Ontario, and at brick and mortar locations in Whitby and Oshawa. Now, the smokehouse is set to open its first outpost in downtown Toronto.

The newest Buster Rhino's is due to open this spring at 838 College Street where Phil's Original BBQ operated since 1991 before joining the deadpool last February. It will be helmed by Michelle Edgar and Jason Poynton (owners of Sweet Escape Patisserie), along with Manon Hurtubise and Irene Tzaras (former owners of Grindhouse Coffee).

While the the expanding chain of smokehouses already boasts a cult following, it will open in a newly saturated BBQ landscape in Little Italy - one where Baju and Backwoods are both serving up their own takes on slow smoked fare in near proximity.

What do you think - are you excited for the opening of Buster Rhino's in Toronto?


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

5 new hot chocolate you need to try in Toronto this winter

Toronto restaurant shutting down because of too much uncertainty what comes next

10 extravagant meals you can get for delivery or pickup for Christmas dinner in Toronto

Toronto gas station that used to be Leslieville Pumps is on the market for $10.5 million

Toronto restaurant famous for its brunch is giving free meals to refugees every weekend

Jollibee is opening its first downtown Toronto location later this month

McDonald's just permanently closed a location in Toronto

Adamson BBQ has been operating without a business licence for 4 years