Dundas West loses its all-hummus restaurant

Dundas West loses its all-hummus restaurant

(Image: Caroline Youdan) (Image: Caroline Youdan)
 

Anyone who zoomed through Trinity Bellwoods on the 505 streetcar this morning may have noticed the papered-up windows at S. Lefkowitz, the all-hummus restaurant at 913 Dundas West. Just last March, owner Ezra Braves transformed the second location of Ezra’s Pound, his popular coffee shop, into Toronto’s very first “hummeseria,” which he modeled after similar businesses in Israel. Now the hummus shop is closing, according to an emailed statement from Braves, who claims it was only ever “intended to be a pop-up.” (Braves didn’t respond to our inquiries about whether he’s held on to the space, or whether a new business owner will be moving in.) While this is sad news for local hummus lovers, there is a silver lining for Annex residents: Braves tells us that the S. Lefkowitz concept will find a new home in the Ezra’s Pound location at 238 Dupont Street, which will apparently begin operating as a restaurant in the evenings.