Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão has finally revealed an opening timeline for its first-ever Ontario location, found right here in Toronto. Here’s what you need to know.

The internationally-renowned restaurant brand from Brazil announced its opening plans for the city and plans to open its first Ontario location in the Entertainment district. The resto will be located at the corner of Blue Jays Way and Mercer Street – 55 Mercer Street

“We are thrilled to introduce Fogo de Chão’s unique and experiential dining experience to Canada’s largest city, especially given the brand’s exceptional success and renowned reputation in Brazil, the U.S., and around the world,” said Jim Bowen, Chief Development Officer for Debut Development Group.

“Fogo’s Canadian debut in Toronto and Vancouver will bring the soul of southern Brazil to the heart of Canada’s most vibrant cities, and we are eager to bring the culinary art of churrasco to more Canadian cities soon.”

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The Toronto location will take over 5,270 sq. ft., of the ground floor of 55 Mercer Street. And it will be fully decorated from head to toe with a warm and timeless design.

Fogo de Chão will also feature an open-air churrasco grill for chefs to show off their culinary skills to guests. ”

“The restaurant will also include a lively indoor Bar Fogo area, also serving a full menu, as well as a dining
room and engaging social gathering spaces to further enhance the guest experience,” states the release. “Dry-aged meat
lockers for in-house aging will display indulgent cuts such as a 32 oz. long bone Tomahawk Ribeye, aged
for a minimum of 42 days for rich flavor.”

This news comes after the restaurant chain confirmed its first step into the Canadian market with a location in downtown Vancouver in early 2024.

And these are just a few of the 10 restaurants aimed to open in Canada over the next 10 years. If one thing is for certain, Canada’s restaurant scene never strays away from delicious and diverse cuisine.