A Queen Street East staple is closing its doors at the end of October. Irish local The Céilí Cottage will shutter operations on October 27, according to a statement via Twitter.
“Hey, this type of stuff happens,” owner Patrick McMurray told the Toronto Star. “You can’t close a book, or make a new chapter, unless you’ve actually written it.” McMurray cited problems with the building, which the landlord will not allow upgrades to, and rising business taxes as reasons for the decision.
Hello all, it’s a new chapter in the story of The Ceili Cottage. After 10 years we are closing the doors at 1301 Queen St East.
Last day of service will be Saturday October 27, 2018.
last TradSession will be Tuesday 23rd firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. pic.twitter.com/Iy3PrKoGhz
— The Céilí Cottage (@TheCeiliCottage) October 19, 2018
The pub was best known for its oysters and great selection of beers. Until the winter of 2016, The Céilí Cottage featured a Mongolian-style yurt that was open year-round. McMurray was forced to take it down following a dispute with the building’s landlord.
McMurray is inviting customers to come in for “one last pint, one last sticky toffee pudding” before he closes the doors on October 27.