TORONTO — Lady Marmalade — one of Toronto’s most acclaimed brunch destinations — has reopened in its new location on Broadview Avenue.
The restaurant’s owners, husband-and-wife duo David Cherry and Natalia Simachkevitch, teamed up with acclaimed Canadian architect Omar Gandhi to transform the 19th-century building into a bright, open dining space.
“We couldn’t be happier to be welcoming everyone into our new home, washed in natural light,” says Simachkevitch. “Omar Gandhi and his team have completely transformed the narrow, dark room into a bright brunch oasis, while still paying homage to the history of the building, and we are beyond excited to finally share it with our guests, family and friends.”
The two-storey, 54-seat restaurant features soaring ceilings, four skylights, oversized windows and 100 wall-mounted plants, which animate the space and provide acoustic relief. Additional design elements include more than 5,000 sq. ft. of Baltic birch, which folds out from the wall to create banquette seating on both levels, as well as brass accents and light fixtures.
In its new location, Lady Marmalade has retained its beloved menu items, such as the Huevos Migas — scrambled eggs with sausage, cheese, pico de gallo, brown rice, black beans and organic wheat tortilla ($14.50); a spicy salmon sandwich with avocado, mango salsa, spinach and chipotle mayo ($16.50); and daily bread pudding with fruit, berry coulis and Ontario maple syrup ($13.50).