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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Tondou Ramen, Tacos Baos, Sofia, Alo Bar Yorkville

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  • Tondou Ramen has replaced AF1 Caribbean Kitchen in the cursed (until now?) space at 596 College Street (at Clinton Street) in Little Italy.
  • Tacos Baos, a spot for both "street-style tacos and unique bao," is now open at 914 Bloor Street West one block west of Ossington in Bloorcourt.
  • Sofia, an Italian "destination for upper-tier dining, art and entertainment," from Charles Khabouth's INK Entertainment (Akira Back, Kost, Estia) with chef Christine Mast at the helm, opened for business this week at 99 Yorkville Avenue.
  • Good Things, a cafe and juice bar, is now serving up fresh juices, smoothies, coffee, toasts, wraps, power bowls and house-made salads at 235 Broadview Avenue (at Dundas Street East), straddling East Chinatown and Riverside.
  • Sheila's Basement, a rock bar that has transformed itself from what was formerly Peacok Bar, is now open at 365 King Street West (by Peter Street) in the Entertainment District.
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  • Drake Mini Bar, a day-to-night eatery and bar from the team behind the Drake Hotel, officially opens across the lobby from Drake One Fifty at 150 York Street in the Financial District this Monday, May 14.
  • Speaking of excellent bars, the team behind Alo (and Aloette) is aiming to open a new bar at 162 Cumberland St. in Yorkville for mid-June.
  • Alma, a restaurant from former Figo executive chef Anna Chen, is set to open this summer at Bloor and Dufferin. Check out her pop-up preview at Montgomery's next week.
  • Bubble tea chain CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice is opening a location at 630 Bloor Street West in Koreatown, right beside TeaGather and across the street from ShareTea.
  • Stray, a "cocktail-based snack bar," with "everything motorcycles" looks to be opening soon at 532 College Street (just east of Euclid Avenue) in Little Italy.
  • Mezu, a spot for Korean tapas, will be taking over what was previously Solita at 1375 Dundas Street West. 
  • Mr. Pretzels, a chain that makes hand-rolled pretzels, will be opening its first Toronto locations soon at Dufferin Mall and at Yonge & Eglinton.
  • Vivo Pizza + Pasta is expanding across the GTA, with a location at 75 Billy Bishop Way in North York and a handful of other Toronto locations to come, including 33 Laird Drive in Leaside.
  • My Roti Place is set to replace Saigon Hustle at 406 Queen Street West (at Cameron Street just west of Spadina).
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