St. Francis Table marks 30 years of service
Sandwiched between a swanky taqueria and a slew of trendy bars selling $12 cocktails is St. Francis Table — a restaurant for the poor that has been serving $1 meals for 30 years.
The Parkdale institution has offered its patrons nutritious meals and full restaurant service six days a week since 1987. To honour the work of the Franciscan friars and their impact on the community, the laneway behind the restaurant is being renamed St. Francis’ Lane.
Br. John Frampton, animator of St. Francis Table, put in a request for the name change to the City of Toronto and it was approved