TORONTO — After being shuttered for eight years, Toronto’s well-known jazz spot — previously called the Top O’ The Senator — has been transformed into a new venue called The Jazz Bistro.The new jazz supper club, on Toronto’s Victoria Street, is nestled in the neighbourhood comprising Massey Hall, the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, the Ed Mirvish Theatre and Yonge-Dundas Square. Designed by Hirschberg Design Group Inc.
(HDG) of Toronto, the new look incorporates a posh bar, stage and improved sightlines for performances. Meanwhile, a warm colour scheme, accented by wood tones and black and red hues, is complemented by a one-of-a-kind Steinway grand piano with a bright red lid.
The newly hired executive chef Matt Cowan, whose background includes stints at Toronto’s Paint Box Bistro and Simple Bistro, impressed guests at the club’s media launch with samples from the menu, including beef wellington, prawn cocktail and foie-gras canapés.