Toronto restaurant known for its brunch abruptly ceases operations

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Farmhouse Tavern Toronto

A Toronto restaurant has mysteriously closed its shop, leaving staff and customers with more questions than answers.

Apparently the Farmhouse Tavern on Dupont Street has closed.

Several people have brought the situation to blogTO’s attention, with one customer telling us they are unable to take reservations, their phone lines are dead and there is a large “Sorry, We’re Closed” sign hanging in the front window.

The Farmhouse Tavern has had a ‘Sorry We’re Closed’ sign on the front door since the week before Christmas. Picture by Fareen Karim.

Others pointed us down the path of comments on Farmhouse’s Instagram account, with commenters asking if the restaurant was closed for good.

“We were so looking forward to dinner last night but nothing but a closed door and no mention of where you all were,” read one.

Upon closer inspection, blogTO also noticed that the reservation link on TOCK was broken and took users back to the reservation site home page.

A former employee claims that employees were fired a week before Christmas with just two days’ notice. blogTO was told the owner (who took over the business in 2020) had personal matters to attend to that could be behind the sudden – and possibly temporary – closure.

blogTO has reached out to the owner for further comments, but has not received a response at the time of publication.