Bar Volo Reopening in Toronto Later This Year

TORONTO, ON – After months of hints and rumours, the return of one of Toronto’s most revered beer bars has been confirmed.

Bar Volo is set to reopen later this year at 17 St. Nicholas St., just around the corner from its original 587 Yonge St. location which was forced to close in October 2016 due to a condo development.

Opened in 1985 and taken over by Ralph Morana in 1988, Volo operated for many years as a casual Italian restaurant until Morana’s increasing interest in craft beer triggered a shift in the early 2000s. It went on to build 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 endeavours including the popular Cask Days festival, the beer import agency Keep 6, and Birreria Volo, a bar with a heavy focus on wild and sour ales that opened in Toronto’s Little Italy neighbourhood around the time of the original Volo’s closure.

No timelines have been officially announced for the opening of the new Bar Volo, but it is expected before the end of the year.

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