"This first selection for Canada's largest city, and our first in the country, will represent the local flavours, international inspiration, and distinct creativity that makes Toronto's dining scene world-class."
"This further bolsters our reputation as a world destination for food and cuisine. Our diverse city, along with the many renowned chefs who call Toronto home, have helped us get to this point and to be able to showcase all of the wonderful restaurant" said Mayor John Tory of the city, which is home to outposts of famous chefs Daniel Boulud and David Chang, as well as chef Masaki Saito at Sushi Masaki Saito.
In the absence of an internationally recognised guide, Canada has instead operated Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list, which debuted in 2015. A few Canadian restaurants have also made the World’s 50 Best list since it’s launch in 2002 - Alo in Toronto currently sits at no.98 on the 51-100 list, the only Canadian restaurant on the list last year.
The Micheiln company publishes guidebooks in over 30 countries around the world. Istanbul, another debut guide, will be the 38th international guide to be published later this year on 11 October.