New Toronto restaurants: Mother Cocktail Bar

Arepa Cafe closes, Gerrard East is getting a restaurant and B&B, Trinity-Bellwoods gets a new gelato joint, and more


  • Arepa Cafe has closed after 10 years at 490 Queen West, its owners have announced.
  • According to liquor license applications, the former Rush Lane (563 Queen West, at Portland) will soon be home to Daisy Social.
  • Signs are up for Vicino Italian Kitchen at 148 Sumach (at St. David).
  • A new location of Eat BKK will soon replace Thai Express at 580 Queen West (at Bathurst).
  • Cocktail bar Mother is now open at 874 Queen West (at Crawford).
  • Dreyfus is now open at 96 Harbord (at Sussex Mews) in what was briefly J’s Apron.
  • Neo Coffee Bar is opening a location at Bay and College.


  • At Origin is now open at 687 Mount Pleasant (at Soudan).


  • Hotel Delilah, a restaurant and B&B, is in the works at 1036 Gerrard East (at Galt).
  • Signs are up for Juliana Social Cafe at 387 Broadview (at Gerrard).
  • Gerrard and Jones is getting yet another bar, a retro-themed joint called Yard Sale.
  • 241 Pizza is opening a new location on Pape.


  • Stelvio‘s old location (354 Queen West, at Spadina) has officially closed after the business’s migration to 791 Dundas West.
  • My Fave Thai is coming soon to an undisclosed location on Ossington.
  • The Emerson (1279 Bloor West, at Lansdowne) has closed and will soon become a pizza spot.
  • Bellwoods Coffee and Gelato is open across from Trinity-Bellwoods Park at 1006 Dundas West (at Montrose). | @nataliamanzocco

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