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Toronto Restaurant Openings: The Porch Light, Mac-A-Tak, Hotmess Tex Mex, Isaan Der

Toronto Restaurant Openings highlights the latest restaurant openings and closings in Toronto and also gives a preview of what's coming soon. Find us here every Thursday morning.

Open now
  • Coffee shop/French bakery/weekend wine bar The Porch Light, from the owners of Bud's Coffee Bar, is open at 982 Kingston Rd. in the Upper Beaches.
  • Hotmess Tex Mex has just opened at 615 College St. in Little Italy.
  • Poke wraps and bowls are now being served at Poke Wrap, just across from Ryerson at 354 Yonge St.
  • Mac-A-Tak, a "mac & cheese boutique" with elevated versions of everyone's favourite comfort food, has replaced Scratch Kitchen at 3472 Yonge St. (north of Lawrence).
  • Ethiopian restaurant Shalom has replaced Spice House Indian Cuisine at 587 Parliament St. in Cabbagetown.
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Opening soon
  • Isaan Der, an "authentic northeastern Thai" spot is set to open in the former Baan Thai space very soon at 2961 Dundas St. W. in the Junction.
  • Allwyn's, a fave in the city for its jerk chicken, will be opening a second location early next week in the food court of 4750 Yonge St. (just south of Sheppard) in North York.
Closed
  • The original Starving Artist location on Lansdowne Ave. is no more, but no worries, the St. Clair West and College St. spots are still there, and another outpost will open in Davisville at 505 Mount Pleasant Rd. in February.
  • Dundas West's L'Ouvrier has quietly shuttered.

Have you seen restaurants opening or closing in your neighbourhood? Email tips to editors@blogto.com

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