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Spicy New Venture Award: Len Senater and The DepanneurSpicy New Venture Award: Len Senater and The Depanneurpushfoodforward.comFor a food-related business or entrepreneur whose recent work has led to the development of a delicious venture contributing significantly to increase good food, food justice, and/or good food job expansion in one or more of Toronto…


FOOD: Recipes for community hubs pt. 1FOOD: Recipes for community hubs pt. 1spacingtoronto.caThe Depanneur was started by Len Senater, a former design firm partner who had never worked in the restaurant business before. Initially put off by the resto business model, Senater created The Dep and it’s sister company, The Rusholme Park Supper…


An open mic for culinary performers & a gastronomic journey for dinersAn open mic for culinary performers & a gastronomic journey for dinersyongestreetmedia.caIf you’re just looking at its former hole-in-the-wall bones, then yes, The Depanneur seems like any other cosy corner café of reclaimed architectural pedigree. Exposed brick, vintage hardware, antique windows and menu chalkboards are indeed the norm décor accents for now-fashionable…


The DepanneurThe Depanneuryelp.caThe Dep is so much more than just a cafe, grocery stop, and sometimes restaurant. It’s also an inspiration and reminder to gather with loved ones, congregate with kindred spirited strangers, and let someone else do the cooking at least once in a while…


The VONG choice!: The DepanneurThe VONG choice!: The Depanneurthevongway.blogspot.caThe Depanneur, a very fitting name for a former convenience store come communal dining spot which by day serves as a little coffee and sandwich place and by evening, a casual and unique supper club.  Having lived in la belle province…


Terra Madre Dinner PicsTerra Madre Dinner Picsprairieboyfarms.wordpress.comHere are some pics from the Terra Madre Day dinner. It was a really great night from beginning to end. Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated with us and to our fellow suppliers Sunrise Orga…


Happy Anniversary to The DepanneurHappy Anniversary to The Depanneurmanningcanning.comI first became acquainted with The Depanneur (or ‘The Dep’ as it has become to be known) this past winter when my husband and I signed up to become a member of The Rusholme Park Supper Club (Family Style dinner parties hosted by a rotating cast of chefs) and joined them for an evening with…


Drop-In Vegan Dinner at the Depanneur - Okara “Crab” Cake Po’ BoysDrop-In Vegan Dinner at the Depanneur – Okara “Crab” Cake Po’ Boysmeshell.ca/I’m continuing my love of The Depanneur (1033A College St.) Corner store by day, dinner establishment by (some evenings), brunch spot, commercial kitchen space, and all around nice stop in Dufferin Grove. We’ve gone several times in the…


Brunch at The Depanneur: The Morning After Brunch at The Depanneur: The Morning After toronto.comOn the Menu: A small menu of egg-based breakfast palate-pleasers including a breakfast sandwich comprised of an organic egg frittata served with a flavoured mayo on St. John’s raisin bread or sourdough. The husband opts for…


A vision for local food in Toronto - Part One A vision for local food in Toronto – Part One philosopheroffood.com…Len’s place the Depanneur has been instrumental in helping small producers get their brilliant wares to markets. He barters with them in exchange for the use of his commercially approved kitchen. In the same venue…


This Little Piggy Went to the Rusholme Park Supper Club | Sheryl KirbyThis Little Piggy Went to the Rusholme Park Supper Club sherylkirby.comIt’s probably inappropriate of me, but I’m in the middle of reading a cookbook on Appalachian food, and attending a dinner featuring 9 different pork items on the same weekend meant tha…


The Depanneur is a sun-drenched place to spend your mornings surrounded by fantastic foods and the energetic, charismatic people who are passionate about making them » ShedoesthecityThe Depanneur is a sun-drenched place to spend your mornings surrounded by fantastic foods and the energetic, charismatic people who are passionate about making themshedoesthecity.comLen Senater wanted a different party.  He wanted a small gathering of friends to cook together, joined later by a few more to enjoy the fruits of their labour.  When the best he could do was a church basement that required no swearing and everybody…


First Look: The Depanneur, a café, corner store and supper club mash-up on College Street - Eat - September 2011 - TorontoFirst Look: The Depanneur, a café, corner store and supper club mash-up on College Streetpostcity.comWhen Len Senater got out of the graphic design business to get into food, he knew that he wanted to eschew the traditional restaurant model. Most restaurants are too impersonal, he says, plus, the financial risks are too high to get truly creative. After taking over a run-down convenience store at College and Dovercourt and spending months on the renovation (“it was more like an exorcism,” he says), Senater opened up his hybrid creation, The Depanneur, in late August.


Breakfast & Lunch Cafe By Day, Supper Club By Night – The Concept Space and Food Experience at The Depanneur, Part I | Ate by AteBreakfast & Lunch Cafe By Day, Supper Club By Night – The Concept Space and Food Experience at The Depanneur, Part I atebyatescrapbooking.wordpress.comHave you ever been to a place that makes you feel so inspired, so excited, and so at home that you can’t believe it hasn’t always been a part of your life?  A place that makes you feel …


The Depanneur>The Depanneurblogto.comThe Depanneur has opened for your convenience at the corner of College and Havelock, just shy of Dufferin. Don’t expect to find a plastic jug of wine or Du Mauriers at this corner store cum cafe, but an array of fresh produce, bold coffees, and…


Welcome to the new food orderWelcome to the new food orderthegridto.comToronto’s restaurant scene is readying for a revolution: get ready for ad hoc menus, makeshift kitchens, hole-in-the-wall spaces, chef collectives, and cheap, mind-blowing meals