Five east end businesses you can buy right now

Photo:  Dean Seguin

Photo: Dean Seguin

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. The bacon sandwich shop was originally on the market for $149,000 and now it’s yours for the taking for a mere $68,000.

948 B Queen St. E


Hitch, the cozy, dimly lit bar at Queen and Leslie has become a veritable neighbourhood local since opening in 2013. It’s now up for grabs for grabs for $128,000. The space is licensed for 40 inside with a private back patio that seats another 27. According to the listing, the lease ends in July 2022.

1216 Queen St. E


This Italian restaurant that turns out Roman-style pizzas is located in one of Leslieville's most well-known heritage buildings at the corner of Queen and Curzon. The space seats 68 inside with a licensed patio for another 60 outside and can be yours for $249,000. View the listing.


One of the east end's most beloved spots, Leslieville Cheese Market has kept its cheese game running strong since 2006. Now's your chance to take over a thriving cheese shop for just $309,000 (original asking was $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


Taco fans take note: You can have your very own joint for stuffed tortillas. Mexicados Burritos & Bowls, which opened last summer in the space previously occupied by Belmonte Raw, is for sale for $99,000. The location is turnkey and fully fixtured, plus you’ll receive support from the parent company, according to the listing.