Shake Shack opens at Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas on Thursday

By Sofia Vavaroutsos and CityNews Staff

A green burger symbol has joined the lights of Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto with the opening of Canada’s first Shake Shack location on Thursday.

The grand opening for the 5,500-square-foot location took place at 11 a.m.

The highly-anticipated fast food chain is promising some exclusive menu items for the Toronto location, including Maple Salted Pretzel Shake, I Heart Butter Tart Concrete, More S’mores Concrete and Shack Attack Concrete.

The menu will also feature some regional tastes, serving ShackMeister Ale by Bellwoods Brewery on Ossington Avenue and Shack Red and Shack White by Ontario’s Rosewood Winery.

The U.S.-based fast food chain says it has partnered with several charity organizations, and a portion of sales will go to Second Harvest — Canada’s largest food rescue charity.

The flagship Toronto restaurant is planned to be one of 35 other Shake Shacks set to open across Canada by 2035.

Shake Shack Toronto
Shake Shack partnered with local Toronto artist Briony Douglas to create an installation to launch the brand. Photo: Bertram Dandy/CityNews

With files from Lucas Casaletto, CityNews

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