papillon on the park

Le Papillon on the Park shuts down

Le Papillon on the Park, a restaurant known for its French and French Canadian fare, has shut its doors for good. The Leslieville-area eatery has been embroiled in controversy since 2011 when three former employees accused Papillon's owners of discrimination.

They filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) and received nearly $100,000 in compensation. The HRTO wrote in its 80-page decision, as the Toronto Star reports, that Papillon's owners "made the workplace intolerable for each of the applicants."

The owners deny all allegations against them.

Le Papillon on the Park announced its closure on its Facebook page and posted a note on its website saying, "our restaurant is closed due to circumstances beyond our control."

Photo by Jesse Milns.


Latest Videos



Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

The ridiculous price hike of this basic household item shows how bad inflation is in Canada

Pub known for its wings and live music permanently closes after 39 years in Toronto

One of Toronto's most popular taco joints will soon be permanently closing

Sean Paul just surprised staff by showing up at a Toronto ramen restaurant

Popular Brazilian restaurant opening their first ever Toronto location

People vowing to never buy from these Ontario wineries again after Doug Ford visited

Toronto restaurants lost a full night of business due to the power outage

7 hot new restaurants to try in Toronto this weekend