Another day, another vital piece of Toronto’s proud musical past on the “soon to be extinct” list. And this one’s not even a live venue. La Hacienda, the endearingly crusty resto-bar at 640 Queen St. W. that has served up reliably good-valued Tex-Mex meals and scowling punk-rock attitude in equally generous measure for more than three decades, will shut its doors for good when its lease comes up at the end of September. True to form, co-owners Anna Barss and Janusz Baraniecki aren’t making a helluva big deal about the closing. They’ve set Saturday, Sept. 21, as the date of what the dryly hilarious Baraniecki calls a last “open-casket visitation” for La Ha regulars both genuine and lapsed who want to be absolutely certain of scarfing down one more burrito or enchilada before the final curtain calls, but the place might yet remain open on and off as the two and/or their staff see fit for the week to follow, if you fancy rolling the dice on a slightly later visit. For those who move in musical circles in this town, to lose La Hacienda isn’t simply to lose another tether to Queen West’s grittier good, ol’ days, when the… Read full this story
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