crowbar toronto

Toronto diner closing after half a century in business

Oympos Crow-bar will serve its final round of steak on a bun, hamburgers, souvlaki and all-day breakfast this Friday. After 47 years on Princess Street, owner Jimmy is ready to close the doors for good and retire.

I visited the diner this week to find Jimmy not too keen on talking about his last week at work, saying he doesn't want his last days to be busy ones. But if you haven't visited this tiny gem of a place it's worth paying a visit before it's too late.

The restaurant still evokes the 1970's with its retro decor and only noticeable update over the years being hand-written price updates to the menu. There's a certain neighbourhood charm to the place, as the regulars talk to Jimmy like an old friend.

One of Jimmy's employees tells me that the building has been sold and while he's unsure of what will take it over, he thinks it will be torn down and replaced by a condo.

crowbar toronto

Share your memories of Olympos Crow-bar in the comments.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

One of Toronto's most romantic restaurants permanently closes

Taco Bell is giving away free tacos in Canada next week

Famous global bakery Paris Baguette is opening its first Toronto location

Toronto just got a disco-themed Italian restaurant

40 essential new Toronto patios to add to your list this summer

Here's everything you need to know about the retro drive-in diner coming to Toronto

Massive stuffed cookies in Toronto just keep getting more outrageous

10 new restaurants that opened in Toronto last month