The Saint Restaurant Toronto

The Saint on Ossington has closed

Toronto's Ossington Avenue has bid adieu to the longstanding The Saint Tavern in order to make way for a new French restaurant called La Banane.

This incoming eatery is a partnership between the King Street Food Company (which owns well-known spots like Buca, Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse as well as The Saint) and Brandon Olsen (formerly of Bar Isabel).

"In French, the saying 'avoir la banane' means you have a big smile and that you're happy. I want to make people happy through my food," says Brandon Olsen in a press release.

The Saint closed yesterday, but apparently it'll reopen in a new, undisclosed location. Meanwhile, La Banane is slated to make its debut this fall. It'll serve dinner daily as well as brunch on the weekend.


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