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Maclean’s anoints The Grove Canada’s best new restaurant

Maclean’s is getting into the restaurant ranking game: as a prelude to its first special edition covering the best restaurants across the country, the magazine announced yesterday that Dundas West’s The Grove is Canada’s best new restaurant of 2012. Normand Laprise of Montreal’s Toqué was named chef of the year, while the Maclean’s restaurant of the year accolade went to Vancouver’s Hawksworth Restaurant. The list was compiled by a team of critics led by Jacob Richler, and the the 132-page issue hits newsstands October 1.