Toronto restaurants that opened and closed this week


The province released a three-step reopening plan last Thursday, which bodes well for Toronto restaurants.

If things go swimmingly, patios could be back by mid-June. Step One is set to begin on June 14 and would allow tables of four to sit together on restaurant and bar patios for outdoor dining.

As restaurants try to stick out and make it to patio season, more spots continue to shutter. On the other hand, every week even more restaurants are opening. In a great comeback story, a vegan cafe that closed in December has reopened by partnering with another local restaurant.

Read on to learn which local favourites closed and which new spots opened up the week of May 18-25.

Toronto restaurants that closed

True Flavours Organic Foods

This Leslieville “ghost kitchen” serving vegan eats opened in March but quickly ran into trouble when guests repeatedly wanted to enter the premises for pick-up rather than delivery. They’re a small team of two and were unable to handle the front-of-house service required to offer pick-ups. It was an unfortunately short-lived venture and they are selling off all the company assets.

Qi Sushi

This Cabbagetown sushi spot closed on May 24 after almost 10 years of business. Owner Jennifer Park thanked the neighbourhood for their support over the years in a Facebook post: “I want to thank everyone in this community for nothing but 10 years of love and support. You will all forever be in my hearts and I’m sorry that this is happening.”