TORONTO, ON – One of Canada’s most renowned craft beer establishments has announced that it will be closing its doors this September.
As reported on Ben’s Beer Blog this morning, Toronto’s Bar Volo is being forced to close due to a recently approved condo development, and will be vacating its location at 587 Yonge St. by the end of September.
Opened in 1985 and taken over by current owner Ralph Morana in 1988, Volo operated for many years as a casual Italian restaurant until Morana’s increasing interest in craft beer triggered a change in focus in the early 2000s. It has since built a reputation as one of the most influential beer bars in the country, bring some of the best, national and international beers to Toronto drinkers.
Morana and his sons, Tomas and Julian, are also the core team behind several other notable craft beer endevours including the popular Cask Days festival – which started as a small event at Volo in 2005 – and the beer import agency Keep 6.
The Morana sons will be opening a new bar focused on sours and wild beers in Toronto’s Little Italy later this year, and the family is also searching for a new location for Bar Volo, although no timelines have been mentioned for its reopening.
For more details, see the full story on Ben’s Beer Blog.