When Republic 23 on Islington opened in May, replacing the long-standing Rocco’s Plum Tomato, it piqued the curiosity of many. The absence of any signage left people wondering about what kind of business this new spot is. At first, the Republic 23 Instagram page was set to private, adding to the mystery. However, it later became public, revealing that Republic 23 was a Middle Eastern restaurant and lounge featuring some very popular dancers and DJs.
In recent weeks, it seems that Republic 23 is once again undergoing renovations. The presence of multiple dumpsters in the parking lot and the boarded-up windows suggest ongoing changes to the establishment.
1068 Islington Avenue, Etobicoke, Toronto.