Now Open: Hopscotch

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TORONTO — Hopscotch — the highly anticipated new restaurant in Toronto’s Scotia Plaza — recently opened its doors. The new eatery, owned by brothers Aiden and Wyatt Booth, caters to on-the-go customers and offers chef-inspired dishes made with locally sourced, sustainable ingredients.

Hopscotch’s menu, put together by top chefs appointed by the Booth brothers, features innovative dishes such as organic salads, rice and quinoa bowls, burritos, smoothies and juice, as well as locally roasted coffees. A few of the brothers’ favourite dishes include the kale Caesar salad — made with avocado, bacon, chicken, bean sprouts, crispy chickpeas, cabbage and kimchi, topped with creamy Caesar dressing and parmesan cheese; and the Niagara greens bowl — featuring rye berries, grapes, golden raisins, apples, cauliflower, shredded kale, celery, radish and almonds, drizzled with Hopscotch’s signature vinaigrette.

“Our team cares about where your food comes from, what it is served in, how it impacts your life and how we can help our local communities every step of the way,” says Aiden Booth. “Our guests will enjoy modern takes on classic salads and innovative bowls made with healthy ingredients sourced locally, sauces made in-house every day and served in sustainable, biodegradable containers,” Wyatt adds.

When it came to the interior design of Hopscotch, its co-owners were equally as ambitious. They hired Toronto-based construction firm, Build It By Design to make Hopscotch a reality. The award-winning firm collaborates with both restaurants and retailers to help bring their visions to life. Its overarching philosophy is that every touch point should come together within a branded environment to create a symphony effect and a memorable experience.

“Working with Hopscotch to bring their second concept to life was unique,” says Simon Shahin, CEO of Build It By Design. “The build was a challenge as we literally carved out new space within the PATH to create the glass-encased restaurant. The finished product immediately invites your eye to the space. From the fixtures to the real stone countertops, the finished product creates a warm environment that speaks to the busy professionals in the area, who can either grab and go, or stay and enjoy their lunch or dinner outside of the office.”

Hopscotch donated all opening-day proceeds to Niagara Street Public School in support of the school’s student-nutrition programs. The restaurant plans to continue its charity efforts by funding food and sustainability education in public schools and helping kids get access to better food.

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