A new brewpub will soon liven up a lonely strip of Lansdowne Avenue
Lansdowne Brewery is a soon-to-open microbrewery and restaurant housed in a slate-gray building at 303 Lansdowne Avenue, just east of the bustling junction where College Street meets Dundas West. First-time owners Jeremy Coghill and Darrin Earley aim to open their 10-barrel brewpub (for reference, Bellwoods Brewery has seven barrels) by the end of this year, or early 2015. Also on board is chef Peter Campagna, an Oliver & Bonacini alum with a passion for beer. His menu is a work in progress, but we’re told that each dish will be designed to complement the brewery’s unique roster of beers, which will include easy-drinking ales, seasonal one-offs and new versions of several “historical ales” that petered out of mainstream production in the mid 20th century. Lansdowne even has something planned for teetotalers—a fizzy (and booze-free) ginger ale.