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Silverstein's Bakery suddenly closes after 100 years

It's a sad day for rye bread lovers in Toronto. Silverstein's Bakery at 195 McCaul St., has sadly closed its doors for good.

For nearly 100 years (the bakery opened in 1918), the family-owned Toronto institution baked up loaves of bread, bagels, buns and baguettes in the Baldwin Village neighbourhood. Its doughy products also appeared on restaurants menus across the city - when you grabbed a sandwich at Caplansky's or Switzer's Deli, you were munching on Silverstein's rye.

Rumours of Silverstein's closure popped up on Reddit. And according to a post on the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada Locals 175 and 633 website, the union found out that the bakery shut down abruptly yesterday.

Photo by Kenneth Lai via the blogTO Flickr pool.


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