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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Broadview Hotel, Chula, Uncle Mikey's, XO Gelato

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
  • Chula, a Mexican spot at 1058 Gerrard St. E. (at Jones St.) that features two tiki bars – including one on a rooftop patio – opens today.
  • Uncle Mikey’s, a modern Korean tapas joint and sake/soju bar, is now serving dinner at 1597 Dundas St. W.
  • Godspeed Brewery's retail store has opened at 242 Coxwell Ave. and is currently selling three kinds of beer in 355 mL cans; its restaurant/pub will soon follow.
  • The Pint Public House, a massive sports bar that originated in Western Canada, opens today by the Rogers Centre at 277 Front St. W., taking over what was formerly a Baton Rouge.
  • Fudao Noodle House has replaced Super Noodle Express at 368 Spadina Ave. with affordable Yunnan-style rice noodles (including the famous “crossing the bridge” noodles).
  • Qualitea, an Asian tea shop that features "handmade cheese"on its drinks (it's been described as a cheesecake-like foam), has opened at 469 Queen St. W. (by Spadina).
  • Surf the Greats, a surf shop and cafe in Leslieville, is now open at 276 Carlaw Ave.
  • Bickford Bistro, the restaurant at the newly renovated and restored Guild Inn Estate at the Scarborough Bluffs, is now open Thursdays to Sundays.
  • XO Gelato has replaced Il Gelatiere at 647 Mt. Pleasant Rd. in Davisville.
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Opening soon
  • The highly anticipated Broadview Hotel has announced that it'll have its soft opening on July 27. The full dining experience will be up and running by end of summer.
  • Monga, a Taiwanese fried chicken joint, is taking over the former Kathi Roll Express space at 692 Yonge St.
  • Hoki Poke is opening up its second poke shop at 563 Yonge St. on July 10. All poke bowls and burritos are $5 off during the first week.
  • Something called Sugo Cafe will replace the short-lived Big Daddy's at 1281 Bloor St. W. (by Lansdowne) in Bloordale.
  • After 22 years, Parkdale dive bar Mezzrow’s closed on July 1. Rumour has it the rent skyrocketed without much warning.
  • Popular Leaside brunch spot Rosie's Kitchen has closed.
Other news
  • Fish & chip shop Chippy’s on West Queen West across from Trinity Bellwoods Park has rebranded and is now called Hooky’s.

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