asteria danforth

Greek restaurant that was open for 40 years in Toronto has permanently closed

A Toronto restaurant that's been a favourite for Greek food for around 40 years announced it was permanently closing, and this past weekend was its last.

Asteria Souvlaki Place posted about their closure on social media on May 1, saying "We would like to thank everyone for your continuous love and support throughout the years. We will miss you all!"

The restaurant has been one of the staples of the Greek scene along the Danforth, and served typical fare like their specialty souvlaki.

asteria danforth

Flag signed by the Asteria community. Photo by Asteria Souvlaki.

The restaurant posted about their last days over the weekend, putting up photos of banners signed by friends sending them off. From the looks of the messages, it appears the people behind the family-run restaurant closed in order to retire.

asteria danforth

Banner with well wishes for the Asteria family. Photo by Asteria Souvlaki.

"Thank you to our customers that have supported us," reads a caption to photos of the banners.

"You have become our family, the love and friendship you have given has meant so much and will never be forgotten. This last week especially you have shown how much we mean to you with stories and memories. Our time together will always be held sacred and we will never forget you. Thank you for a lifetime of good times and laughter."

The last day for Asteria was May 28.

Lead photo by


Latest Videos

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Tim Hortons is now making pool floaties shaped like boxes of Timbits

Toronto restaurant ditches Uber Eats over sloppy deliveries

Mike Wheeler from Stranger Things just surprised staff on a Toronto patio

Toronto bars are starting to bring back 4 a.m. last call for special events

A massive new grocery store is coming to Toronto for the first time

Toronto's new spot for Hawaiian shaved ice is hidden inside an appliance store

This is Toronto's secret spot for massive burritos

Sprawling Finnish-inspired restaurant opening at a Nordic spa paradise near Toronto