1289 GERRARD ST. E, TORONTO ON
Thank you, and Farewell
To all of our valued guests, neighbours, friends, and family, thank you for all of your support over the last 3 Plus years. We have decided to close the door on Brickyard Bistro and focus on what else the future has to bring for us. We wish you all the best and hope that you continue the neighbourhood spirit of friendliness, and supporting other small businesses that so desperately need the help at this point in time. Stay happy, healthy, and safe. Many many thanks you you all!!
Brickyard Bistro is the product of four neighbours coming together to bring something warm and cozy to the Greenwood hood! When brainstorming what kind of restaurant we were all hoping for, the one thing we all immediately agreed on was that it needed to be a friendly and welcoming environment that you could feel right at home in. We strive to keep that vibe going every single day. We decided to go with featuring plenty of Ontario Wines, and French inspired comfort food for both brunch and dinner.
Owner Jesse Hughes (pictured left) can be seen often at the bistro, serving you delicious coffees, wines, and delectable dishes! Carly Thorne (second from left), is mostly seen wearing a unique cat apron (courtesy of husband Jesse) and manning the dish pit on Brunch weekends. Corey Durand (pictured 3rd from left) is our evening manager on most weekends, as well as our resident fix it man and gardener! Corey takes great pride in keeping our living walls fresh and beautiful. And Eiko Anderson (pictured right) is the owner who keeps our restaurant looking gorgeous everyday with beautiful flower arrangements. She is at the restaurant at the crack of dawn everyday sorting all the paperwork, and also fills in as evening manager from time to time.
We all love meeting our fellow neighbours, so if you feel like coming by the Brickyard Bistro, please introduce yourselves!
Av Atikian's career spans 35 years in the restaurant industry. Having grown up in a Middle Eastern family, hospitality and the making and sharing of food was central to Av's development as a chef and restaurateur. Starting in 1978 as a cook in a pizza chain, Av was soon selected as a member of an opening team to open thirteen restaurants across southern Ontario. A passionfor cuisine and wine continued grow over the years and led Av to several positions as Chef/ Sommelier. TV appearances, charity functions and cooking competitions put him in the public eye. A few stints as a front of the house General Managerrounded out Av's palate of experience and prepared him for the opening of his own restaurant, JAMcafe. JAMcafe was the culmination of 30 years of learning, tasting and cooking experience. Locally sourced elk figured prominently on the menus as well as high quality beef, duck, lamb and heritage breed chicken. Av's lucid use of intense flavours and traditional technique fostered a loyal clientelle and critical acclaim. Av's long standing relationships with many of the city's wine merchants createdcollaborations with winemakers and winery owners, from home and abroad, to feature many wine and food pairing dinners. These dinners were a regular and very well received part of the program at JAMcafe. Av continues to design and host tastings and pairing dinners and is pursuing a new business venture showcasing his cuisine and flair. We are thrilled to have him as part of our team at Brickyard Bistro!
1289 Gerrard St. E. Toronto, ON M4L 1Y6