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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.