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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Dineen Coffee, Cano, District Eatery, The House of Common

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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  • District Eatery is serving up house-made sodas and craft cocktails along with a menu full of healthier, gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian options (plus there's a sweet rooftop patio) at 303 King St. W. in the Entertainment District.
  • Dineen Coffee Co. has opened a new location in the Commerce Court Courtyard at 199 Bay St.
  • Cano, an Italian-inspired tapas spot that will also serve Mediterranean brunch, has taken over the former location of Emma's Country Kitchen at 1108 St. Clair Ave. W.
  • Offering local, sustainable and ethically sourced food, The Plant YYZ has opened at 2745 Dundas St. W. in the Junction.
  • The House of Common is open for lunch and weekend brunch (with dinner to come) at 3109 Dundas St. W. in the Junction.
  • In addition to its locations in Leslieville and Kensington Market, Hooked can now also be found in the Junction at 3101 Dundas St. W.
  • The T-Swirl Crepe in Markham may be gone, but a new location has just opened at 510 Yonge St. (south of Wellesley).
  • Phoenix Cafe, an offshoot of the Phoenix Restaurant chain found in Markham, Thornhill and Scarborough, has taken over the downtown space that was formerly Roll Play at 10A Edward St.
  • Game of Cheese, an Asian-Italian concept from the head chef of KaKa All You Can Eat, is now open at 505 Hwy 7 in Thornhill.
  • Flaming Kitchen has also opened in Thornhill at 3235 Hwy 7 East, and is offering a huge range of dishes from sizzling plates and hot pot to snacks and desserts.
  • Bourbon Street Smokehouse, from the same team behind Smoke Bourbon BBQ, is open at 901 Bloor St. W. in Bloorcourt.
  • Hot-pot franchise Simmer Huang has taken over what was formerly Castle Board Game Cafe at 454 Spadina Ave. in Chinatown.
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  • True True is opening a second location next week, this time on Queen W at Augusta Ave.
  • Alcove Coffee should be opening soon at 34 Cawthra Ave. in the Junction.
  • Scheduled to open later this month is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant from chef/restaurateur Howard Dubrovsky called Bar Sybanne at 229 Ossington Ave.
  • Something called James Cheese Back Ribs is set to open at 409 Spadina Ave. in Chinatown.
  • Koek Koek Food Co. will be opening at 2685 Yonge St. between Eglinton and Lawrence.
  • Masterchef Canada Season 2 contestant Christopher Siu's DaanGo (which means "cake" in Cantonese), will finally be opening its first brick-and-mortar shop at 3380 Midland Ave. in Scarborough this fall.
  • Hoki Poke will be opening a second location soon at Yonge & Wellesley.

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Hector Vasquez at Dineen Coffee Co.

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