Cumbrae’s fancy meat shop is finally opening on West Queen West
For months now, the imposing cow to the left has been lording over the area surrounding 714 Queen West, on the block between Manning and Claremont streets. The storefront belongs to Cumbrae’s, Toronto’s original hip butcher, and it’s been promising to open for over a year (in fact, Cumbrae’s announced the shop over Twitter in May 2013.) Now, it’s finally happening: the meat supplier’s third Toronto location is debuting tomorrow, September 24, and it looks like it’ll turn out to have been worth the wait. Going by Cumbrae’s Instagram feed, the new shop will have a dedicated “ham bar,” a glass-walled aging chamber crammed with exquisitely marbled animal parts and a special French rotisserie oven for roasting birds on spits—enough cool stuff, we’re guessing, to give the nearby Loblaws meat counter a run for its money.