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CHATTER: Victory’s Nick is the anti-gouger (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 1 Comment

Victory Cafe owner Nick Ndreka warms the hearth to make it ready for pizza. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

Victory Cafe at 440 Bloor St. W. is open for take-out and is offering gourmet pizza, prepared in a wood fire oven, at roughly 40% off the usual price ($10.95). Owner Nick Ndreka declared: “this is an emergency and people need a break!”

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CHATTER: Pop-up coffee shop opens on Bloor! (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 2 Comments

Sean Lacey saw most coffee establishments shutter on Bloor St. due to the pandemic. He saw the opportunity and opened up his own take-out only coffee venue within the Victory Cafe (440 Bloor St. W.). Lacey, pictured above, makes his own fresh baked goods on the premises and sells coffee beans to go. The new business will move to Borden St. (just south of Bloor) when the Victory Cafe and other restaurants fully re-open.

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EDITORIAL: Local heroes (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 4 Comments

“Canadians are kind and generous.” The Prime Minsister tells us this in his daily briefings on the COVID-19 crisis. In reality, this statement is part truth and part aspirational. Fortunately in the Annex, and in a great many other parts of our city, this is proving to be true. Many residents are acting as model citizens: staying home, sharing positive messages, and helping each other out.

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NEWS (Oct. 2017): Victory Cafe to reopen

November 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (Oct. 2017): Victory Cafe to reopen

Mirvish Village icon finds new life

The Victory Cafe will reopen this fall at the corner of Bloor Street and Howland Avenue. It will offer a different selection of beer, as well as a new and improved distinctive menu. GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS

By Geremy Bordonaro

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