TORONTO — Earls Restaurant Group has given its Toronto flagship location a makeover. Earls King Street is the first location in Eastern Canada to embody the brand’s new vision — creating a collection of independently compelling restaurants.
The dining room is the first of two exciting makeovers to be revealed and slated to reopen September 5. The lounge makeover will follow in 2020.
The brand is focused on local relevance and each location is crafted to speak specifically to the personality and culture of the neighbourhood it resides within. The restaurant is designed with the local customer in mind — from the menu, to the wine list and the local art on the walls.
The relaunched Earls King Street will feature newly added plant-based items alongside customer favourites such as the Salmon Zen Bowl and scallop risotto.
Earls’ senior designer Abigail Stephens led the interior design of the renovation. The dining room will feature an eclectic design with charming accessories and a gallery-style local-art wall. A signature wine bar with a rotating wine list will be available, exclusive to the King Street location.
Earls King Street has commissioned local artist Tashin and supports emerging Toronto artists Alex Bierk and Astrid Ho through a partnership with local artist-run centre Open Studio. Their works will be featured prominently throughout the restaurant as part of the Earls commitment to supporting local artists.
“We believe local art creates a connection to the community within a space,” says Kristin Vekteris, vice-president of Brand and Marketing at Earls Restaurant Group. “With our vision to create a unique experience at each Earls location, local art has been at the core of our design concept, to incorporate local personality and culture.”
Earls continues to grow its global footprint with the highly anticipated launch of its 57th Canadian location — Earls Sherway — slated to open in late Summer 2020. The restaurant will be the second in Ontario to receive a unique design, inspired by the local neighbourhood and guests.