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Michelin-recommended restaurant in Toronto has permanently closed

A Toronto restaurant that recently clinched a Michelin recommendation has suddenly announced they've closed permanently.

Babel in the Don Mills neighbourhood was opened by restaurant group titan Oliver & Bonacini (Canoe, Maison Selby) and centred around live-fire cooking. 

The restaurant took to social media to announce that they had their last service just recently.

"We launched our lovely live-fuel restaurant in late 2019," reads a social media post from Babel.

"Our team did their very best to navigate and pivot, including offering takeout and delivery, opening a bottle shop, and popping up a patio in the parking lot. We are so very proud of our incredible team for their resilience, dedication, and all that we accomplished together at Babel, including a Michelin Guide recommendation in 2022."

blogTO reached out for further comment and was told there were no additional details.  

The final service for Babel was New Year's Eve.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez


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