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The Big Slice on Yonge closes after 40 years

Last Updated May 30, 2016 at 5:13 pm EDT

The Big Slice announces it has shut its doors on Yonge Street. May 30, 2016. CITYNEWS/Michael Talbot

It’s been an institution on Yonge Street for four decades but now The Big Slice has served up its last pie.

A handwritten note on the front door says “sorry, due to property reconstruction by the landlord, we will be closed as of today.”

A note on the door of The Big Slice announces the restaurant's closure, May 30, 3016. CITYNEWS
A note on the door of The Big Slice announces the restaurant’s closure, May 30, 3016. CITYNEWS/Michael Talbot

A spokesperson with the Downtown Yonge Street Business Improvement Area told 680 NEWS the block where the restaurant resides is being demolished to make way for two condo towers – one 62 storeys and the other 73 storeys.

According to the note, the restaurant “will advertise new location soon.”

The Big Slice was a staple for university and college students, as well as the bar crowd, over the last 40 years because of its late-night hours and its oversized pizza slices, large Italian sandwiches and pastas.

The restaurant also has a location on St. Clair Avenue that’s been there for 35 years.