Old Laurel Toronto

The Old Laurel is vacating former Rancho Relaxo space

When Toronto restaurant and music venue Rancho Relaxo shut down last year, The Old Laurel opened up in its place. Now, however, the restaurant and bar is leaving 300 College St.

Although co-owner Davy Love says The Old Laurel isn't disappearing for good. Instead, he plans to open up another location elsewhere in the city. This new iteration will have a similar menu, but Love hopes to find a smaller, more pub-like space.

Love, who previously ran The Bristol, owned The Old Laurel with Rancho Relaxo's Donnie Blais. The two are parting ways, but Love tells us that Blais plans to stay on College Street and will open up a student-focused restaurant with a new name.

The Old Laurel will serve its last pint and plate of Scotch eggs this Sunday.

Photo by Hector Vasquez.


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