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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Bunny's, Tennessee Tavern, Basil Box, Mulberry Bar

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.

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  • Alchemy Food & Drink will be replacing Fat City Blues at 890 College St. and is set to open next month.
  • Amsterdam BrewHouse will be opening a second location in Leaside, taking over the shuttered Against the Grain at 87 Laird Dr.
  • Basil Box already has two locations in the city, and will soon expand even more: The Quad at York University shall have one this summer, with Yonge & Finch to follow in the fall, plus three others (Sheppard Centre, Bathurst College Centre, Royal Bank Plaza) next year.
  • Calii Love is opening its third location (its second is in Yorkville at 1235 Bay St.) in the Concourse Level of First Canadian Place in the Financial District this August.
  • Copper Branch, a 100% plant-based food outlet that originated in Montreal, will also be opening soon in the Financial District at Commerce Court West.
  • Home of Hot Taste, a KFC (as in Korean Fried Chicken) joint, will be taking over the space that was previously Pho Rex at 658 Bloor St. W. in Koreatown.
  • Another Kinton Ramen should be opening very soon (possibly mid-June) at Yonge & Eg, at 90 Eglinton Ave. E.
  • A cocktail bar called Mulberry Bar will be replacing the former location of Mexitaco at 828 Bloor St. W. by Christie Pits.
  • Tabriz Persian Cookhouse opens tomorrow at 995 Bay St. just north of Wellesley.
  • Grant van Gameren's Eastern European-inspired resto-bar, Tennessee Tavern, opens in Parkdale tomorrow.
  • Noodle-lovers no longer get to pit hand-pulled/human-made against robot-sliced, as Super Noodle Express is no more.
  • Mexican spot Frida has closed on Eglinton West.
  • Mediterranean resto Red Castle on the Danforth is no more.
  • Resto-lounge Seven44, at Mt. Pleasant just south of Eglinton, had its lease terminated by the landlord.
Other news
  • Toronto Market Co., the group behind Adelaide Eats and other markets, is launching a monthly (until Sept.) Yonge & St. Clair Midtown Market behind 40 St. Clair Ave. W. on June 20 that will feature vendors selling local produce, preserves, baked goods and more.

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Hector Vasquez at Basil Box

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