The World’s Biggest Bookstore will be replaced by a “Restaurant Row,” Lifetime Developments has announced, shocking all of Toronto with the idea that the building could become anything other than condos. The World’s Biggest Bookstore is set to close next month, as the site on which it sits at 20 Edward St. has been sold to the developer.
A press release states the four new restaurants will be completed by TIFF 2015 and “will be the best dining experience Toronto has to offer.” Anybody wanna bet that this high ceiling-ed, “multi-level patio” endeavor will rival King West’s restaurant row for tourist trap status? Anyway, you’ll probably get the stink eye if you bring a book to dinner, but that’s never stopped us before.
Here’s a look at what the row is expected to look like.