Toronto’s ever-growing restaurant scene is getting some new additions. These buzz-worthy upcoming spots need to be on your foodie bucket list, both for their atmosphere and their delicious cuisine. From Mexican dining to world-famous BBQ and wings, these restaurants opening soon in Toronto are sure to satisfy every one of your cravings.

Here are some of the hottest new restaurants set to open around the city in the coming months.



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An exciting new spot for tapas and tequila is turning up the heat in The Annex this spring. Toronto’s Mezcalero is gearing up for an eventful opening season, complete with a sprawling raised patio, supper club-style events, and delicious dining.

Mezcalero will be serving up a variety of traditional Spanish tapas infused with Mexican street food influence. Mezcal will be the main feature of the bar, as well as various tequilas and cocktails designed to pair perfectly with the tapas.

Where: 509 Bloor St W
When: Spring 2022

Something in The Water Brewery

Liberty Village will soon be home to a new brewery, as Toronto’s Something in the Water plans to open its Euro-style spot this spring. Think of a pedestrian walkway with a sunny patio, colourful interiors, and a couple of swings at the bar, all of which are parts of the plan for Something in the Water’s brewery.

And as for intimacy, there will be seating for about 40 people inside, and they’re looking to curate artisanal snacks from all over Ontario, as well as within Liberty Village itself. Expect sours, and more curious creations, once the brewery is up and running. And get ready to hit Liberty Village as part of your future brewery crawls if you’re a beer fan.

Where: 151 East Liberty Street
When: May 2022

Añejo Restaurant


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Joining the existing restaurants in Calgary and Toronto’s entertainment district, Añejo is set to open a third location in North York. According to leasing plans shared by CF Don Mills, the new restaurant will be located at the shopping centre.

“Our handcrafted recipes cooked to perfection are a sweet marriage of local ingredients and authentic recipes that serve as the perfect mate for any number of our back-bar tequilas or masterfully mixed cocktails,” says the restaurant’s description.

And if this spot is anything like the one on King West, we can also look forward to “halfy-hour” deals like half-off tequila, mezcal, and tacos every single day.

Where: Don Mills
When: TBA

Mademoiselle Toronto

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Mademoiselle Raw Bar + Grill was originally set to open last summer on King St West and is now planning to be fully operational by spring 2022.

Mademoiselle is brought to us by the same team behind MARBL restaurant, and Chef Dickinson has previously worked at top-notch restos like Aria, Crush Wine Bar, and Vertical Restaurant & Bar. It will be a sophisticated, fine-dining experience, with inspiration from Southern France and the Mediterranean coast.

Where: 563 King St W
When: Spring 2022

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

We hope you’re hungry, Toronto because something big is coming – in fact, it’s the BIGGEST. With over 550 locations all over the U.S. and the world, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, the largest Texas-style barbecue concept in the world, has announced that it will be opening its first Toronto location this summer.

Best known for serving Texas-style brisket, wings, ribs, pulled pork, and saucy sandwiches with a selection of sides like waffle fries, coleslaw, and baked beans, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is an American staple and is sure to amass quite the following on the northern side of the border.

Where: TBA
When: Summer 2022



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The major American chicken wing chain Wingstop is planning a massive expansion in Canada, starting with its first location in Toronto.

This massive chicken wing empire has been making waves for quite some time now. They were originally founded back in 1994 in Dallas, Texas. Since then, the award-winning concept has expanded to more than 1,500 locations worldwide.

They’re known for their cooked-to-order wings that are hand sauced-and-tossed and available in 11 signature flavours. Plus, their tasty hand-cut fries and house-made dips and sides. Yum!

Where: 2218 Bloor St West
When: Coming soon



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A new spot for Mediterranean street food is coming to Toronto. Miznon, which first opened in Tel Aviv back in 2011 and has since expanded around the world, has set its sights on Canada.

The restaurant, which is set to open in Yorkville, will be Miznon’s first in the country, joining its existing locations in Paris, Vienna, Melbourne, Singapore, and NYC. Using fresh and seasonally inspired ingredients, Miznon aims to capture the flavours of each city and combine them all into one pita.

Where: Yorkville
When: Coming soon

Maker Pizza Bloor West Village


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Matty Matheson’s popular spot for made-from-scratch pizza is getting a new location in Bloor West Village. Every pie is made fresh, every single time, making you go “f*ck, that’s delicious” after each bite.

So it’s no wonder that the chain now operates four locations around the city, with a new one planned just outside of Jane subway station and one at Bathurst and New West Minister in Thornhill.

Where: 2402 Bloor St West
When: Coming soon