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Claudio Aprile is closing Colborne Lane

Claudio Aprile, the chef and owner of Colborne Lane, revealed this afternoon that he’s closing his six-year-old restaurant, the standard bearer for modernist cuisine in Toronto at its peak.

UPDATE: Aprile says he’s shutting down Colborne Lane because the restaurant ran its course, not for financial reasons. The final service is likely taking place Saturday evening. His focus is now on expanding his Origin brand (the third and largest location, at Bayview Village, is set to open in May), although he hopes to return to the more ambitious style of food he served at Colborne Lane in the future.

  • Csenge Demeter

    I’m so sad :( This was something truly high above dining mediocrity in Toronto – and became my favourite resto in the city when I discovered it three weeks ago.. If it’s indeed not a money issue, I wish Mr. Aprile would change his mind and keep inspiring Toronto foodies. Excellence never was mainstream, but there’s nothing more valuable.

  • Fondy Tam

    Very unfortunate. I have reservations for Feb. 26th. Hope you will not close until the end of the month…