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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Bisha Hotel, Bar Sybanne, Soul Chocolate, Annabelle

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
  • BlueBlood Steakhouse at Casa Loma is now officially open.
  • Middle Eastern/Mediterranean/Moroccan-inspired Bar Sybanne at Ossington & Dundas had its soft launch this week, and its official opening will take place next week.
  • The Bisha Hotel officially opened yesterday at 80 Blue Jays Way, just in time for TIFF. Rooftop bar & restaurant Kost, 24-hour cafe French Made and the Lobby Lounge bar are now open. Celebrity chef Akira Back's restaurant should be opening next month.
  • Health-conscious Oliva is now open at 4679 Yonge St. (at Avondale) in North York.
  • Asian snack shop Ding Dong Exotic Sweet has opened at 160 Baldwin St. in Kensington market.
  • Soul Chocolate is now selling its small-batch, bean-to-bar chocolate at its first brick-and-mortar shop/cafe located at 583 Gerrard St. E. (at Broadview).
  • Major Treat Coffee can be found inside of Town Barber's West Queen West location at 1158 Queen St. W.
  • Okotte Ramen is now offering up customizable bowls of noodles at 9688 Leslie St. in Richmond Hill.
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Opening soon
  • Happy day! The Victory Cafe will be reopening in the Annex at 440 Bloor St. W. (formerly Hey Lucy) in the fall.
  • Stouffville-based craft roaster Crosscut Coffee will be opening a cafe in Davenport Village at 1142 Davenport Rd., taking over the space that was Seesaw Cafe, which closed at the end of August.
  • Speaking of cafes, something called Mast Coffee will be opening on the ground floor of Core Condos at 68 Shuter St. (at Dalhousie).
  • In addition to its locations on Spadina and on West Queen West, Jules Bistro will be opening a third location, this time at 1290 Queen St. E. in Leslieville, where Edward Levesque's just closed.
  • Lil' Baci's Yonge St. location may have closed, but its owners will soon be debuting Annabelle Pasta Bar at 909 Davenport Rd., right by Bob Coffee Bar (which they also own) at Christie St.
  • Something called The Birmingham Roller, which is a breed of domesticated pigeon that originated in the aforementioned English city, will be replacing the shuttered Far Niente at 187 Bay St. in the Financial District.
  • Indian restaurant Khau Gully, named after small lanes in Mumbai filled with street eats, should be opening this month at 1991 Yonge St., north of Davisville Ave.
  • Touting "authentic Texas BBQ," Beach Hill Smokehouse should be opening this fall at 172 South Main St. (at Gerrard St. E.).
  • Le Dolci is keeping busy. It'll soon be opening a second location, this time inside Scarborough Town Centre, in addition to an event space called The Loft at 114 Geary Ave.
  • Live music venue Less Bar will be taking over Homestand on September 21 at 834 Bloor St. W. in Bloorcourt.
Other news
  • On September 21, The Sweet Potato, a natural and organic grocery store that also makes prepared foods, will be moving a bit north from its old digs on Dundas St. W. to 108 Vine Ave. in the Junction.

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