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Restaurant that brought something new and exciting to Toronto is shutting down

A plant-based Mexican restaurant just announced that they'll be closing permanently in Toronto next month.

For nearly six years, the Financial District's Rosalinda has been a haven for plant-based food, making it an instant favourite among vegans and omnivores alike.

According to a recent post on the restaurant's Instagram, though, Rosalinda's glory days are officially numbered, as the restaurant will be going out of business for good on May 3.

"As of Friday, May 3, 2024, we will be permanently closing our doors, almost six years to the day we opened our plant-based paradise at 133 Richmond St W," the post reads.

"It has been an absolute pleasure hosting you over these past six years, providing our guests with vibrant dishes, lively wines and good times," they add, thanking the community of loyal regulars that's supported them over the years.

The plant-based community in Toronto has been taking hit after hit when it comes to major vegan restaurant closures in recent months, losing plant-based pizzeria APiecalypse Now!, Hello123 and Fresh Spadina all within quick succession of each other earlier this year.

Luckily, though, in Toronto, new restaurants seem to pop up just as fast as old ones can close, and there are still plenty of great vegan restaurants across the city where you can get your fill of cruelty-free cuisine.

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Hector Vasquez

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