Toronto restaurant forced to shut down after TTC workers mistakenly cut off the water

The water of a Toronto restaurant was completely cut off during service due to TTC track work.

Jules Bistro was suddenly unable to wash up, use the toilets, make ice cream or serve coffee at. 9.30pm on 17 November when the water main on Queen West was damaged while TTC track work was being completed.

While the restaurant had already been plagued by the construction that was happening right outside their door, they had no idea that the water supply was being cut off. The only explanation Jules Bistro owner David Plitz got was an email sent to him by a friend who lives across the street.

The email was sent to Candy Factory Lofts residents and informed that a water closure was planned in the area starting at. 5 to complete repairs and that the work should take six to 12 hours to complete.

“I called City Hall, BIA and city council member,” Plitz tells blogTO. “They are not sure if they want it in use again today.”

It’s been a bad start to the week for the French restaurant, which has had a number of mishaps recently. They were also just broken into Monday morning at. 4:30. The culprits smashed the front door window and escaped with only two iPads.

“Locking, burglary, lockdown, capacity limitations, vaccination monitoring, tram rail replacement and another burglary and stolen iPads,” was the caption to an Instagram post the restaurant made on Monday, photos showing the broken glass door and construction – throttled Riddle.

Window repairs cost the restaurant about $ 2,500, and Plitz estimates that about 15 hours of his time was spent eating while waiting for the glass repair service and looking for replacement iPads. Apple and Best Buy were sold out, forcing him to fall back on the latest generation of Staples iPads.

“The thief only has expensive paper weights and neat iPad racks,” Plitz says. “I rendered the devices unusable remotely.”

Plitz says Jules has also been exposed to a new scam with payment processes.

“I have had two different people come in to pay for items on credit cards and enter information who have asked the terminal to have the merchant’s access card,” says Plitz.

“It’s an attempt to get fees refunded to deposit into the perpetrator’s bank account.”

Many restaurants have been exposed to burglary, construction problems and payment fraud as they have also been exposed to a difficult period of lockdowns and getting out of them, but it is a skirt to hear that this restaurant in Toronto is experiencing pretty much all of these issues on same time.

Hopefully things will turn out for them soon and in the meantime you can support this local business by taking in a cote de boeuf and a bottle of wine.

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