One of Yorkville’s favourite restaurants is saying goodbye

“It has been such an amazing run.” With those words, popular Yorkville eatery Wish, announced  they would be closing shop after more than twenty years in business.

“We want to thank you for all these years, from the first eggs Benedict to the last, we thank you. We hope we have participated in creating good memories for all that have dined and worked here,” the Instagram post goes on to say.


First opening in a quaint white house at 3 Charles Street in 2001, the “shabby-chic” eatery was a favourite amongst locals and celebrities alike, thanks to the restaurant’s relaxed and inclusive vibe featuring tables and couches draped in white linen along with a delicious spin on Canadian classics.


But just because Wish is closing, you can still get the same sophisticated meets rustic aesthetic at the many other establishments co-owned by Renda Abdo and Nadya Mancini.
There’s Smith, a brunch spot at Church and Wellesley housed in a three-storey row house, as well as 7 West, a multi-level cafe with a rooftop patio, plus pastas, sandwiches and drinks. And then there’s The Lakeside Motel in Prince Edward County, a modern resort overflowing with amenities including cabanas, a pool, and a restaurant and bar that opened in 2019.
Wish Restaurant, located at Yonge and Bloor will permanently close their doors on November 13.

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