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The 10 most anticipated Toronto restaurant openings this summer

There's a whole slew of restaurants to check out this summer, as Toronto's dining scene continues to skyrocket. Diners can look forward to everything from barbecue and doners to rotisserie chicken and out-of-this-world ice cream.

Here are my picks for the 10 most anticipated Toronto restaurant openings for summer 2015.

Cory Vitiello of The Harbord Room is poised to open this casual new spot this week. The eatery is devoted to rotisserie chicken and salad and is located at the base of Peter Street Condominiums at 338 Adelaide St. West.

Swan by Rose and Sons
Chef Anthony Rose is counting down the days until the opening of this revamped diner at 892 Queen St. West. Expect an all new California-inspired menu - the name is all it shares with the original location.

Otto's Dรถner
This Berlin-style sandwich shop is nearing completion at 256 Augusta Ave. in Kensington Market, the space formerly occupied by La Palette, and more recently, Le Kensington Bistro & Rotisserie, and will soon be slinging beer and kebabs wrapped in flatbread.

Grey Tiger
The long awaited cafe and restaurant is expected to open any time now at 1190 Bloor St. West in Bloordale. The new spot will operate from 8am to last call daily serving up coffee, cocktails, craft beer and a menu of vegetarian snack foods.

Alo Restaurant
This new restaurant from Patrick Kriss (ex-Acadia) has already generated much buzz and will open its doors in mid-July. Expect eclectic cuisine prepped with French techniques offered as tasting menus and a la carte bar snacks.

Taking over the former site of The Grove at 1214 Dundas St. West, this new Italian restaurant will be a meat-free establishment devoted to pescetarian and vegetarian menus featuring antipasti and pasta. Expect its debut in July.

Sweet Jesus
The La Carnita spin-off will hopefully make its debut before the end of the summer. The dedicated home for paletas and over-the-top soft serve cones is going in at 106 John Street next to the taqueria's third location.

Thirsty Duck
The owners of Eastside Social are opening up this new watering hole and casual neighbourhood eatery at 972 Queen St. East in Leslieville where Celline Garden Restaurant used to be.

Vancouver's popular Japanese restaurant is set to open its first Toronto location this summer at the base of the new RBC Building at 10 Bay Street. Look forward to aburi-style specialties at the sushi bar.

Descendant Detroit-Style Pizza
Thick, greasy, deep-dish pies are soon to be a fixture at this new pizza parlour, currently in the works at 1168 Queen Street East in Leslieville.

What new restaurant are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments.

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