TORONTO — The McEwan Group has announced that its acclaimed fine-dining restaurant North 44 will be closing its doors at the end of July 2018.
The restaurant, which has operated for 28 years, was chef Mark McEwan’s first independent restaurant and helped launch what is now The McEwan Group. McEwan opened North 44 in 1990 and it quickly became a haven for international diners and discerning locals alike.
“I will look back on North 44 fondly,” says McEwan. “North 44 has seen some incredible talent over the years and I have made many life-long friends. I owe North 44’s success to our hard-working team, our loyal customers and to the Toronto community. I learned a lot from North 44, but want to continue to look forward.”
This closure coincides with several additions to The McEwan Group portfolio, including two outposts of Fabbrica Restaurant (at the TD Centre in Toronto and in Thornbury, Ont.) and a McEwan Gourmet Grocery at the intersection of Yonge and Bloor.