Toronto's 'World's Biggest Bookstore' to be replaced with 4 restaurants


World's Biggest Bookstore

will be replaced by four large restaurants. The new property owner,

Lifetime Developments

, is plans to build "an exciting and transformational new Restaurant Row" for the site that will be ready in time for

Toronto International Film Festival

in 2015.


Paracom Realty Corporation

is the exclusive listing/leasing broker for 20 Edward Street, currently the World’s Biggest Bookstore. The store is scheduled to close at the end of March, 2014.

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Designed by

Turner Fleisher Architects

, with multi‐level patio opportunities, soaring ceiling heights, column free space, and common ‘back of house’ elements, this new restaurant row will offer exceptional dining spaces.

The entire site boasts 250 feet of frontage along Edward Street. Each of the four restaurants will have numerous eye catching signage and branding opportunities to pull in the millions of yearly patrons from the many office buildings, stores, hotels, universities, theatre and entertainment offerings Yonge and Dundas has to offer.

“We are really excited to work on this project and know that being steps from Toronto’s busiest intersection the site will attract the best ‘New to Market’ operators along with established Canadian brands and international chefs and concepts. 20 Edward Street will be Toronto's ultimate restaurant destination” says Jordan Karp, Vice‐President,Retail Advisory Services and lead for Paracom on the project. 

The site is considered to be prime, especially now that



Saks Fifth Avenue

will open flagship stores only a short walk south. 



Paracom Realty Corporation website



20 Edward Street website