Ursa Restaurant in Toronto Shutters

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TORONTO — Ursa Restaurant, located on Queen West in Toronto and know for its unique food philosophy, closed late last week.

“It is with sadness and promise that we are announcing Ursa is closing its doors at 924 Queen Street West. Over the course of our time here, we’ve been blessed by your patronage, humbled by your support and enamoured by the joy that was had at Ursa,” Jacob Sharkey Pearce, owner, wrote on the company’s Facebook page. “Ursa looks to the future and is excited by what those harvests will bring. When we surface from our slumber we will continue the task of discovery — finding better ways to eat and to live.”

The eatery, which was founded in early 2012 by brothers Lucas and Jacob Sharkey Pearce, was praised in EnRoute magazine and Toronto Life for its unique food, which focused on vegetables, grains, protein alternatives and nutritionally rich oddities such as stinging-nettle spaghetti and sunflower milk.

There’s no official word on what the brothers will do next, but their Facebook statement did hint at a new possibility coming this spring.

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