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10 notable Toronto businesses that closed in October

Businesses that closed in Toronto last month include a great place for a mac n' cheese power lunch as well as a beloved bourbon and beer dive, but with our tearful goodbyes we look forward to a new year and the new even better spots that might take their place.

Here are the most notable businesses that closed in Toronto last month.

Rose and Sons

This month saw the end of several Anthony Rose spots, including this Annex diner that served Jewish food, brisket and cheesecake pancakes. 

Schmaltz Appetizing on Ossington

Though a smaller Dupont location lives on, Ossington and Dundas is losing their location of this bagel place that had more space and seating.

The Gabardine

The end of the month bid goodbye to this Financial District restaurant that served a bomb mac n' cheese in a cozy environment.


Halloween night was the last party for this subterranean Dundas West bar, where djs played and countless pints of beer were downed. 

Uncle Smoke

Though they continue to do catering, you can no longer get takeout from this barbecue joint in Roncesvalles that does great brisket.

Rag Doll Eatery

Rock n' roll fans who love tater tots will no longer be able to return to this Yonge and Eglinton restaurant. It initially went on hiatus due to nearby construction, but decided this month to shutter for good.

2 for 1 Movies

This Jane and Bloor video store was once a blast from the past, but fell victim to the ravages of time eventually and closed mid-month.

Grinder Coffee

Ryan Gosling and Tom Hanks have both visited Leslieville just to go to this coffee shop, but sadly even viral stunts couldn't prevent it from closing near the end of the month.

Big Crow

This resource for BBQ in the Annex closed this month along with other restaurants under the Anthony Rose umbrella.

Weston Flea Market

The last day of the month was also the last day for this destination for bargain hunting around for 20 years in the Corso Italia area.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Schmaltz Appetizing

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