The Opera House is getting a facelift complete with a restaurant and patio

"Bringing Taste of the Danforth to Queen Street."

The legendary Opera House has welcomed hundreds of artists through its doors for over 25 years. The 12,000 square foot building on Queen St. still features the same architectural charm as when it opened, and while its aesthetic will live on, builders are adding more for you to love.


The Opera House Grill, which is a tiny restaurant open during performances, has been totally reconstructed to accommodate more guests on its street-side patio.

The GM of the venue Athena Ellinas-Towers says, “After 25 years it needed some TLC.”


Towers said her family opened a small restaurant on the Danforth almost four decades ago, and that it will influence the new menu for The Opera House Grill.

“Small menu, simple food — souvlaki, gyros, Greek fries and burgers,” she says. “Bringing taste of the Danforth to Queen Street.”

The patio was originally used as a smoking area for those attending concerts, but since smoking is no longer allowed on patios, the GM says it was time to cater to a bigger crowd.

The Opera House’s new eatery and patio is expected to open this month.

(Photo by Dean Sequin via goodhood)