A new chapter begins in Toronto, which features global eats and charming cafes as well as high-end dining experiences. It’s a city where top chefs want to establish a presence and where emerging chefs nurture their culinary talent – both drawing on locally produced ingredients unique to Ontario.
The inaugural edition of the MICHELIN Guide Toronto will be announced in fall 2022, with a selection of restaurants receiving honors. Inspectors can award MICHELIN Stars – One, Two or Three – to unparalleled cuisine. They also bestow Bib Gourmand ratings on restaurants that offer great quality food at good prices, and they award the MICHELIN Green Star to restaurants involved in sustainable gastronomy. Meticulous in maintaining their confidentiality and in order to be able to present a full and independent selection in the fall, MICHELIN Guide inspectors have already started their visits on the ground. They will continue to visit restaurants in Toronto during the next few months. As always, they make dining reservations anonymously and pay for all their meals to ensure they are treated the same as any other customer.
“For the first time in its history, the MICHELIN Guide lands in Canada and our inspectors are excited to experience the impressive culinary landscape of Toronto,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guides. “This selection for Canada's largest city, and our first in the country, will represent the local flavors, international inspiration, and distinct creativity that makes Toronto’s dining scene world-class.”
“Toronto’s culinary scene is as diverse as the city itself, and a Toronto MICHELIN Guide is the perfect way to celebrate our culinary community,” said Scott Beck, President & CEO of Destination Toronto. “It will be a powerful way to share our culinary capabilities with new audiences from around the world. We’re so proud to MICHELIN GUIDE partner with the MICHELIN Guide and our destination partners Destination Ontario and Destination Canada, to bring the MICHELIN Guide to Canada for the first time.”
The MICHELIN Guide constantly monitors the evolution of culinary destinations around the world and works regularly with tourism agencies. For this selection, the MICHELIN Guide worked with Destination Toronto, Destination Ontario and Destination Canada. The MICHELIN Guide selection process remains completely independent. Each expansion into a new destination is driven by the talent of local chefs, who bring their culinary scene to a high level of quality through their passion and skill. The upcoming MICHELIN Guide Toronto selection will be done following Michelin’s historical methodology, based on 5 universal criteria, to ensure each destination’s selection’ equity.
The restaurants in the MICHELIN Guide Toronto will join MICHELIN's all-new selection of extraordinary hotels in Toronto.