edward levesque toronto

Toronto brunch stalwart Edward Levesque closing after 16 years

There's sad news for east-side brunch denizens as longtime Leslieville stalwart Edward Levesque Kitchen is closing after a 16 year run.

The restaurant, which re-branded to Edward's 1920 last year, was at the forefront of the Leslieville dining scene before the neighbourhood made it onto the rest of Toronto's radar.

Owned and operated by Edward Levesque himself, the restaurant which was once known for its long brunch lineups and all-day breakfast, was a fixture on the city's best brunch lists for years but was also open for dinner five days a week.

Meat and produce were sourced where possible from nearby farms and the open kitchen at the front of the restaurant was were Levesque himself could often be found when he wasn't greeting customers.

According to an e-mail sent today by the restaurant, the last day will be tomorrow, Sunday August 20, with a final brunch service from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Toronto restaurants face backlash over King Street Pilot complaints

10 restaurants in Toronto you can buy right now

King Street restaurant erects ice sculpture of a middle finger

Toronto's newest bar will check your phone at the door

This Week on DineSafe: Ali Baba's, Tim Hortons, Gold Stone Noodle, Starbucks

The top 15 Taiwanese restaurants in Toronto

Food delivery apps in Toronto and how to order online

Toronto food events: Japanese Winter Fest, Tea Festival, Winter Craft Beer Fest