More details emerge about Mark McEwan’s new downtown food shop

More details emerge about Mark McEwan’s new downtown food shop

(Image: Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagic) (Image: Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagic)
 

In February, we reported that local celebrichef Mark McEwan was opening a downtown version of McEwan’s, his swanky Don Mills grocery store. At the time, we knew it would be somewhere in the financial core, but we didn’t know precisely where. Now we do. According to a recent report from Post City, the fancy food shop will be housed in the ground floor of the TD Centre, at 66 Wellington Street. The PATH-friendly location will make the store a convenient lunchtime destination for Bay Street bankers and the area’s other daytime residents—at least, the ones who don’t already have reservations at Bymark, McEwan’s subterranean dining room, which happens to be just around the corner. Befitting the target clientele, the 5,000-square-foot space will be more like a gourmet cafeteria than a full-on grocery store. It will have a coffee bar, a buffet zone and a menu of sandwiches, salads and other midday-appropriate meals, as well as casual seating for 100. For now, though, discerning lunchers will have to stick with Kupfert and Kim: McEwan’s doesn’t open until spring 2015.