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The 10 most anticipated Toronto restaurant openings this fall

Toronto is about to get a whole bunch of new restaurants this fall, but if you think you've seen it all (and eaten it all) before, you couldn't be more wrong. This incoming class of restaurants includes unique concepts like a Filipino mojito bar, an Indian pub, and a staunchly South African kitchen.

Here are the most anticipated Toronto restaurant openings this fall.

Baro
The next incarnation of Valdez from Chef Steven Gonzalez is this multi-storey restaurant complete with raw bar and all-weather patio going in at 485 King St. West.

Oretta
This new Italian restaurant helmed by chef Christian Fontolan (Vertical Restaurant) is starting to shape up at 633 King St. W.

Ji
The owners of Concession Road (and Pukka) are converting the French bistro at 760 St. Clair West into a casual Indian pub.

Dolly's
From the Playa Cabana family of restaurants comes this new Pinoy mojito bar at 1285 Bloor St. W., where The Whippoorwill used to be.

Jack & Lils
This South African grab-and-go counter at 823 Dundas St. W., is expected to open in late October. The menu from chefs Dan and Lauren Gutter will feature ancient grains super salads, South African seed bread, and bobotie, a traditional ground beef dish that'll be offered in veg, fish and lamb and lentil variations.

La Banane
The Ossington address formerly home to The Saint will reopen as this modern French restaurant by chef Brandon Olsen (CXBO, Bar Isabel) in collaboration with the King Street Food Company (Buca, Jacobs & Co., The Saint)

Harry's
Grant van Gameren, Robin Goodfellow and Mykl Webster have taken over this old-school Parkdale joint and are "preserving the genuine casual eatery vibe."

Agora
Soon you'll be able to enjoy Greek food from Mamakas without the reservation. A grab-and-go counter will serve pita sandwiches, salads and phyllo pastries at 921 Queen St. W.

White Lily's Diner
The contemporary, American-inspired diner at 678 Queen St. E., is expected to open in late fall. The menu will focus on local ingredients, great beer and wine, and exceptional service.

Kaboom Chicken
Korean fried chicken is coming to Riverside this fall. The eatery opening at 722 Queen St. E., will serve up spicy and sweet chili chicken along with bao and Asian-inspired tacos.

Is there a restaurant opening this fall that you're excited about? Let us know in the comments.

Lead photo of Mamakas.


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