After 27 years Wayne Gretzky’s Toronto is saying goodbye for good
This one’s a tough one, people. After 27 glorious years in Toronto, Wayne Gretzky’s Restaurant and Sports Bar is officially closing its doors for good. On top of losing a restaurant that so many Torontonians know and love, the closing of the spot is extra sad because of the weight of the legacy that it carries.
In his extraordinary 20-year NHL career, Wayne Gretzky won four Stanley Cups, an insane amount of individual awards, and still holds just about every scoring record you could think of. All of this, along with his accomplishments as an ambassador of the game, has helped cement his status as The Great One. The restaurant has stood in his honour for years and the legend himself has visited numerous times.
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So why is it closing? Turns out the lot is going to be used for an upcoming condo project. Oof. At least it’s not primarily the pandemic this time. Folks can still stop by for their signature Grandma Gretzky perogies, or any of their other tasty menu items, from now until the end of the month. The closure isn’t officially happening for a few weeks, although staff have already begun packing up some of the iconic memorabilia lining the walls.
So bid adieu to one of Toronto’s favourite staple restaurants. Don’t know about you, but we’ll be camping out here until it’s time to say our final goodbyes.
Where: 99 Blue Jays Way