Can’t decide where to dine in Toronto? Well your decision is about to get easier with the announcement of the Michelin guide. Canadians have been waiting ages to be part of the Michelin guide family and now we’re finally getting what we’ve wished for. Not sure what this means? We’ve got all the details so you can stay in the loop and dine like royalty in The 6ix.
Michelin is coming to Toronto
The Michelin guide is widely recognized as one of the highest authorities of fine dining and is refereed to by many while travelling or exploring a city. For the first time in history, the Michelin guide will be launching in a Canadian city and us Torontonians are lucky enough to be able to call that city “home.”
There are over 30 nations that have a Michelin guidebook and Canada hasn’t been one of them until now. Today, on May 10th, Federal Tourism Minister Randy Boissonnault, Toronto Mayor John Tory, and celebrity Michelin-starred chefs Daniel Boulud and Toronto-raised Alvin Leung made an announcement that the inaugural edition of the guide will be announced in autumn of 2022. This will also include a selection of Toronto’s top restaurants receiving honours.
The guidebooks, if you’ve never had the pleasure of looking through one, rank restaurants with a three-star system based on subjective, anonymous reviews by the guide’s inspector. These prestigious stars are considered the highest form of honour and recognition amongst fine dining restaurants and chefs.
Created in 1899 by the French tire company, Michelin, to spark interest in travel, these guides are now a world renowned honour! Hopefully the launch of Toronto’s guide will further aide restaurants and the tourism industry in their recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.
Around the world, just 136 restaurants hold an elusive three-star rating.