osteria porte rosse toronto

Toronto bar closes permanently after converting to restaurant

Osteria Porte Rosse, the bar-turned-restaurant in Kensington Market, has closed permanently. 

The Italian restaurant at 319 Augusta Ave., a property which has seen a number of transformations over the last decade, is now up for sale for $38,000. 

Formerly Beer2Beer, owners rebranded the craft beer bar into Osteria Porte Rosse by B2B earlier this year, before the pandemic hit Toronto. 

The shift in cuisine was a bit of a departure from the usual businesses that have operated out of the space. 

Prior to Beer2Beer, the 3,100-square-foot restaurant was home to the cheap eats spot Templeton's, known for its mojito pitchers and small bites. Prior to 2013, it was the home of Burger Bar for nearly 5 years. 

The only thing that hasn't changed over time has been the patio, which offered some sweet street-side seating at the top of Augusta. 

Two years ago, Beer2Beer's application to expand their liquor license was a point of concern for some community members, fearing yet another loud bar. 

The owners of Osteria Porte Rosse could not be reached for comment.

Lead photo by

Osteria Porte Rosse 

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Toronto bar that tried a fundraiser to survive lockdown has permanently closed

People are already dine and dashing at Toronto restaurants

Beloved Toronto restaurant hasn't served the same menu twice in almost 15 years

Toronto's original Mexican restaurant can be traced back to a friendship between couples

23 barbecue restaurants you need to try in Toronto by neighbourhood

Toronto's newest Insta-worthy food is a croissant that's also a cheeseboard

This famous dive bar in Toronto was originally a Finnish restaurant in the 1980s

This secret new restaurant in Toronto gets its smoked meat shipped in from Montreal