The Latest Restaurant Openings in Toronto

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For those based in Toronto, this holiday season is an exciting time for highly anticipated restaurant openings. From all you can eat options to classic American comfort foods, you can head out to the city to find a dining experience that satisfies you. Whether you’re look for a place to host the next special event or heading out for casual meal, check out Toronto’s latest restaurants which are opening just in time for the holidays.

Cheesecake Factory

The iconic long-standing American chain restaurant recently opened its first Canadian location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. It is located in the northwest end of the mall and officially opened its doors on November 21. With 250 menu options and over 50 signature cheesecakes, the Cheesecake Factory serves lunch and dinner, along with a brunch option on Sundays.


Recently opening its doors to the public on October 17, Aloette offer a variety of budget-conscious comfort dishes in a luxe-diner inspired setting. It is a spinoff restaurant of Patrick Kriss’s highly rated fine dining kitchen, Alo. Located on 163 Spadina Ave, three-storeys below Alo, Aloette offers a more casual opportunity to get a taste of Kriss’s most beloved dishes.

August 8

Although the opening date has yet to be announced, August 8 is certainly a popular choice amongst those who love Asian fare. August 8 is a modern all-you-can-eat fusion restaurant that claims to bring the finest aspects of both Cantonese-style dim sum and Japanese cuisine.  With this being the first location in downtown Toronto, the other six locations across the Greater Toronto Area and Halton region are said to be enjoying popularity.