An iconic 24-hour diner will ‘take a step back’ from the Toronto community it served for over 90 years

Courtesy: Lakeview Restaurant/ Instagram

A beloved 24-hour diner in downtown Toronto is calling it quits (for now) after serving its community for 91 years.

Lakeview Restaurant opened in 1932 and announced Tuesday that it will be closing its doors and taking a step back.

“Dear Toronto, it’s not you, it’s us. Our relationship has been a wild ride, but it’s time for us to take a step back,” the restaurant wrote in an Instagram post on Valentine’s Day.

“We need some room to spread our wings and try new things. But don’t worry, we’ll still keep in touch. Someday – maybe sooner than later- we’ll get back together and rekindle our love.”

Their comments section was flooded with hundreds of comments from devastated customers and community members who are heart-broken.

“No no no this makes me so sad!!!! this has always been my fave restaurant in Toronto,” one Instagram user wrote.  

“So many food memories here,” said another.

The restaurant’s last day of business is Feb. 28.

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