big house pizza toronto closing

Toronto pizza joint famous for their Big Mac pie is closing

After seven years in business, one of the Danforth’s favourite spots for pizza is closing.

Big House Pizza right near Donlands station will sling its last pie on March 3. It’s a simple matter of the lease being up, and apparently the landlord wants to expand a neighbouring business using the space.

It’s possible Big House Pizza may relocate or that other projects may be in the works, but in a statement posted to Facebook, owner Julian and manager Ian say they’re taking some time to regroup.

The joint has become well-known not only for their “Sir John A. McDonald” (a pizza essentially topped with everything that’s on a Big Mac), they’re also beloved for eccentrically named pies like “John Candyed Ham,” “Ain’t No Mis-Steak Dinner,” “Chicken in Da Club” and even a Jamaican beef patty pizza called “No Patty, No Cry.” 

There is one silver lining for Toronto pizza lovers, though.

The last person to order a pizza on March 3 will get their food for free (after a photo of the pizza is taken for posterity, of course) and win a Big House prize pack. They’re also offering to sell multiple-litre jugs of their garlic dip and John A. sauce to get their regulars through this hard time.

Even if you don’t get the prize, it still might not be the last you see of Big House Pizza: they’re encouraging fans to keep checking their social media for potential updates.  

Lead photo by

Joshua Chong


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

How a Toronto restaurant finally got government help to save them from closing

This Toronto bakery is making bread using red wine and raspberries

People behind closed Toronto sandwich shop are now running a hidden cevicheria

You can now get bottled lattes in gorgeous packaging delivered to you in Toronto

Food couriers in Toronto want cops to stop giving them so many parking tickets

Here's why so many Toronto restaurants are making donuts right now

7 things grocery store employees in Toronto wish you knew

Canada is getting its first Carlo's Bakery location just outside Toronto