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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Uncle Smoke, Calii Love, Brett's Ice Cream

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

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  • Pop-up fave Uncle Smoke BBQ has opened up a brick-and-mortar called Uncle Smoke Cookhouse at 2285 Dundas St. W. just north of Roncesvalles.
  • "Good vibes only" Calii Love now has a second location in addition to its original on King West, this time at 1235 Bay St. in Yorkville.
  • Also in Yorkville, European-inspired HÖM Cafe is serving up all-day breakfast, open-faced sandwiches and schnitzel plates at 95 Cumberland St.
  • Al Pastor has reopened in the Junction at 2982 Dundas St. W. with more seating and an expanded menu.
  • UB Social (the UB stands for "Unemployable Baker") has replaced Agora Cafe at 3015 Dundas St. W. in the Junction.
  • Brickyard Bistro has replaced Brickyard Grounds at 1289 Gerrard St. E.
  • Brett's Ice Cream at 1698 Queen St. E. in the Beaches is offering all-natural scoops with vegan, dairy and gluten-free options in fancy cones.
  • Sports bar In the Paint has taken over the spot that was previously Tavern by Trevor at 145 Spadina Ave.
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  • Lit Espresso Bar is opening a new location, which will be at 2196 Bloor St. W. in Bloor West Village (by Runnymede), and this one will have Neapolitan pizzas in addition to coffee.
  • Picnic is opening a third location, this one at 120 Bloor St. E. (by Church St.)
  • Even more pizza is on the way with General Assembly at 331 Adelaide St. W. (by Peter St.)
  • Tabriz, a "Persian cookhouse," is set to open at 995 Bay St. (just north of Wellesley).
  • Opening any day now, Babas Doner House is replacing Barton Snacks at 1120 Queen St. W. and the latter should be reopening further down the street at 1188 Queen St. W. soon (it's been doing the occasional pop-up at Churchill in the meantime).
  • Canary & Fox Micro Market is opening next month at 778 Annette St. in Baby Point.
  • Garden Gangsters (formerly known as Evolution Food Co.) will soon be opening a second location at 171 East Liberty St. in Liberty Village.

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Hector Vasquez at Calii Love

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