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.

RASHERS

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

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

LAMBRETTA PIZZERIA

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.

LESLIEVILLE CHEESE MARKET

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

MEXICADOS

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.