A Toronto restaurant’s water was completely cut off during service because of TTC track work construction.

Jules Bistro was suddenly unable to wash dishes, use the washrooms, make ice or serve coffee at 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 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 happening just outside their door, they had no idea the water service was being cut off. The only explanation Jules Bistro owner David Piltz got was an email sent to him a by a friend living across the street. 

The email was sent to Candy Factory Loft residents, and advised that a water shut down was scheduled for the area starting at 5 a.m. to complete repairs, and that the work was supposed to take six to 12 hours to complete.

“I called City Hall, BIA and city councillor,” Piltz tells blogTO. “They are not sure if they will have it back in service today.”

It’s been a bad start to the week for the French restaurant that’s had a string of bad luck recently. They were also just broken into on Monday morning at 4:30 a.m. The culprits broke the front door window, making away with just two iPads.


“Lockdown, break-in, lockdown, capacity restrictions, monitoring vaccination, streetcar rail replacement and another break-in and iPads stolen,” read the caption to an Instagram post the restaurant made on Monday, photos showing the broken glass door and…

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