Businesses in Toronto come and go, rise up and hit the market for reasons that run the spectrum. Here's a roundup of notable shops, cafes and restaurants for sale in the east end of the city right now.
The Leslieville take-out spot that pays serious homage to all things bacon is up for grabs. Known to cure a hankering or a hangover, the 600-square-foot space is in the heart of the action on Queen East. According to the listing, the bacon sandwich business is ready for a takeover and can be yours for $149,000.
948 B Queen St. E
LESLIEVILLE CHEESE MARKET
One of the east end's most beloved spots, Leslieville Cheese Market has kept its fromage game running strong since 2006. Now's your chance to take over a thriving cheese shop for $449,000 including a turnkey operation with all equipment and a low lease rate. Access to the creamiest brie in the city wouldn't hurt either. View the listing.
891 Queen St. E
Want to run your own bar? If you've got $88,000 to spare — pocket change in Toronto's market — you could get the keys and be the new owner of a Leslieville bar. According to its listing, Wayla — an accronym for 'what are you looking at' — has a transferable liquor license for a total capacity of 165 patrons, 140 inside and 25 on its back patio. The bar is currently in operation so the space is in prime shape, and the sale would include everything except for the wall art.
996 Queen St. E.
ANDREA'S GERRARD ST. BAKERY
Andrea's Gerrard St. Bakery was a pioneer in the change sweeping East Chinatown, churning out tarts, crumbles, and cheesecakes to a loyal following of sweet-seekers since 2012. Its real-estate listing says training will be provided to someone who wants to step into the role of local baker and grow the brand or make it your own. $120,000 and it's yours.
635 Gerrard St. E
BAM! BREAKFAST & BISTRO
Bam! Breakfast & Bistro is a comic-book themed breakfast joint in The Beaches that offers "breakfast and lunch with a punch." A hit with families, the restaurant is on the market for $189,000. View the listing.
1970 Queen St. E