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First Michelin Guide selection in Canada shines spotlight on 74 Toronto restaurants

By Canadian Pizza   

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Toronto – The Michelin Guide announced that 74 restaurants made its first Toronto selection, including one two-star restaurant, 12 one-star restaurants, 17 Bib Gourmand restaurants and 44 recommended restaurants. Among the selections are several restaurants specializing in Italian cuisine.

The Guide selection follows Michelin’s historical methodology, based on five universal criteria, to ensure each destination’s selection equity: 1) quality products; 2) the harmony of flavours; 3) the mastery of cooking techniques; 4) the personality of the chef in the cuisine; 5) consistency between each visit (each restaurant is inspected several times a year).

The famous One, Two and Three Stars identify establishments serving exceptional cuisine rich in flavour and infused with the personality of a talented chef.
The Bib Gourmand is a designation given to select restaurants that offer good quality food for good value – often known as personal favourites among the Michelin Guide’s anonymous inspectors when dining on their own time.

The Green Star honours restaurants at the forefront of practices committed to a more sustainable gastronomy. Recommended restaurants and special awards are also highlighted by Guide inspectors.


“Congratulations to the 74 restaurants selected for Michelin Guide Toronto,” said Scott Beck, CEO and president of Destination Toronto. “The first Canadian selection brings well deserved international recognition to Toronto’s talented culinary community, highlighting the depth and diversity of the city’s food scene. From neighbourhood gems to fine dining establishments, the guide provides a new platform to talk about the scope and scale of Toronto’s food scene with visitors from around the world, delivering a positive impact to the entire culinary ecosystem.”

The full list of restaurants included can be found in the Michelin Guide Toronto.

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