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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Aburi Room, People's Pint, Henrietta Lane, Block 8 Kitchen

Toronto restaurant openings highlights the latest food news in Toronto and gives a preview of what's coming soon. Find us here every Thursday morning.

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  • Henrietta Lane, a "cafe & drinkery," is now open at 394 King St. E. in Corktown.
  • Senator Winebar, an upscale French-inspired restaurant and wine bar, can be found above The Senator at 249 Victoria St. by Yonge-Dundas Square.
  • Another location of Burger's Priest has replaced Sushi & Bento at 579 King St. W. (at Portland St.).
  • Core, a new restaurant from Mark Moffatt (Crush Wine Bar) and Hyun Jung Kim (George), opens today at 896 Queen St. E. (at Logan Ave.) in Leslieville.
  • Garleek Kitchen, an Asian fusion joint, has opened at 1500 Queen St. W. (at Macdonell Ave.) in Parkdale.
  • CAFE, which apparently stands for Cannabis and Fine Edibles (but is also serving coffee,  has opened another Amsterdam-style cafe at 104 Harbord St. (just east of Robert St.) in Harbord Village.
  • People's Pint, a new brewery in the Junction, is open and celebrating its grand opening this weekend at 90 Cawthra Ave.
  • Sweet A La Mode, a dessert and weekend brunch spot, is now open at 90 Weston Rd. in the Stockyards District.
  • Zezafoun Syrian Cuisine has opened at 4 Manor Rd. E. (at Yonge, between Davisville and Eglinton).
  • Aburi Room, specializing in flame-seared sushi, is now open at 16 Park Home Ave. in North York.
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  • Lansdowne Brewery will relaunch as Lot 30 Brewers this spring, with plans to reopen on May 4.
  • Chicas Nashville Hot Chicken is taking over Concourse Restaurant at Keele & Dundas in the Junction with plans to soft open at the end of April and officially make its debut in the first week of May.
  • Block 8 Kitchen, announcing itself as "a new kind of grocery offering a curated selection of some of Toronto's favourite eats, organics and edible products," will be opening this spring at 384 Bloor St. W. in the Annex, taking over what was formerly Bloor Superfresh.
  • Southern CookOut, a restaurant that will be cooking up "real soul food," looks to be opening at 571 College St. in Little Italy, replacing what was previously Sushi Island.
  • Montreal's Les Moulins Lafayette is opening its first Toronto location at 715 Queen St. W. (at Tecumseth St.).
  • California chain Cauldron Ice Cream will be opening its first of five shops in Toronto this summer at 502 Queen St. W. (at Portland St.), in the former Epicure Cafe space.
  • City Betty, a "bicoastal kitchen" by chef Alex Molitz (Geraldine, Farmhouse Tavern) that's inspired by healthy farm-to-table spots in California and New York, will be opening soon at 1352 Danforth Ave. (at Greenwood Ave.), which was previously The Borough.
  • Good Things, a cafe and juice bar, should be opening soon at 235 Broadview Ave. (at Dundas St. E.).
  • Cookie Scoop will be opening at 1115 Castlefield Ave. (at Dufferin St.) this July.
  • Thai Kitchen Eat BKK will be opening a second location, this time by Yonge & Steeles at 6307 Yonge St. next month.

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