Leslieville greasy spoon Jim's Restaurant closing for condo development

Jim's Restaurant

It's the end of an era for Jim's Restaurant. The old school diner and Leslieville institution is set to close for good Sunday, July 31.

According to Inside Toronto/Beach Mirror, the lot near Queen and Logan as well as the address beside it, currently home to Anchored Social Club, will soon be developed into a six-storey mixed use condo building.

They don't make 'em like Jim's anymore. A tried and true greasy spoon, it's a favourite among locals for its all-day breakfast and classic diner menu, and especially for laying claim to "The Best Westerns" on its signage emblazoned on the outside of the building.

The no-fuss diner has been in the neighbourhood since the 1960s, and is one of the last old school eateries remaining from Leslieville's blue-collar past.

Current owner George Dafos, who took over Jim's in 2000, has plans to relocate the business to St. Clair and Victoria Park with an August opening.

A note posted to the door of Jim's Restaurant reads: “We couldn’t have made it without you. Leslieville’s been a big part of our lives."