Closures: Restaurants that have closed in Mississauga, Burlington, Hamilton, and Niagara

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Published October 28, 2023 at 1:55 pm

Denny's Canada menu
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From widely recognized fast-food chains to family-owned restaurants with a history of serving customers for over three decades, these are some of the establishments that have officially closed their doors.


Amadio’s Pizza

amadio's pizza mississauga closing down after 33 years

Amadio’s Pizza, a local staple in Mississauga for nearly 34 years, is closing its doors today (Oct. 28)

The Leroux Family, owners of the classic Italian-style pizza joint, made the announcement on social media, citing a challenging six-month construction period, a 50% decline in sales, health concerns, and unsuccessful attempts to find a buyer as reasons for the closure.

Known for their handmade and stone-baked pizzas, Amadio’s has been a fixture on insauga.com’s top pizza lists.

The family also mentioned struggles with a Metrolinx construction project earlier this year, causing significant disruptions and a drop in sales.


The Grand Buffet 

Grand buffet Fallsview Casino Resort

Niagara Falls’ Fallsview Casino Resort bid farewell to its 20-year tradition, the Grand Buffet, which officially closed its doors on  Oct. 15 at 9 p.m.

The restaurant offered a variety of different cuisines and stations including Canadian favourites, carved meats, authentic Italian, Asian and Middle-Eastern cuisine accompanied by an abundance of fresh seafood, with an array of hot and cold items, and handmade sushi. Dessert options included various pies and cakes.

The Grand Buffet faced sustainability challenges despite efforts post-pandemic reopening on Jul. 21 (2022), citing reasons such as increased prices and controlling costs for the closure.

However, the closure comes with a promise of a new beginning, as it will be replaced by the OVERTIME Sports Lounge on October 19.


Denny’s

Denny’s, situated at 1200 Brant St. in the Burlington Power Centre just north of the QEW, has recently shuttered its doors. Though there were rumours of a temporary closure, the company officials confirmed that the shutdown would be permanent.

Renowned for its Grand Slam breakfast featuring two buttermilk pancakes, two eggs, two bacon strips, and two sausage links, Denny’s boasts a presence with 1,700 locations worldwide.

Despite its 24/7 service and extensive menu, the Brant St. location, which opened in October 2021, faced challenges and has now ceased operations.

The nearest Denny’s  are located at 3451 South Service Rd. in Oakville and 560 Centennial Pkwy. N. in Hamilton.


La Cantina Ristorante

La Cantina Ristorante, known for its Italian cuisine, is set for a “soft closing” after 37 years of serving the community.

The family-owned restaurant, initially established at 54 Queen St. in December 1986, later relocated to its current location at 60 Walnut St. S. in the winter of 1994, due to its expanding popularity.

The establishment served up authentic Italian dishes which included pizzas, pastas, and grilled seafood such as calamari.

However, La Cantina Ristorante plans to continue offering private bookings for prix-fixe menus, prepared foods for takeout during the holidays in December and into the new year. Additionally, the restaurant remains open for Christmas party bookings, providing a space for continued celebration.

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