I walk right by Le Gourmand everyday on my way to work. This morning I was shocked to see it all locked up with a failure to pay rent notice taped on the door. So too were the many people who streamed out from the Spadina streetcar who no doubt habitually drop in to grab a coffee and baked goodie before heading to work only to be confronted with this.
I took the closures of their other locations as something of a blessing in disguise in that they would focus on their original location. I know the place has as many detractors as there are fans, but Le Gourmand definitely filled a specific niche in the Queen/Spadina area all these years.
Perhaps this may be a temporary situation. If it is permanent, I'll sure miss the chocolate chip and nookie cookies, mac and cheese, chili . . .