Toronto's first ever cat café opens

The city's first ever cat café, TOT the Cat Café, opened its doors Monday on College Street near Spadina Avenue.

You can now hang out with some feline friends at the café near College and Spadina

TOT the Cat Cafe, opened its doors this morning on College Street near Spadina Avenue. (TOT the Cat Cafe/Facebook)

Cat cuddles with your coffee — that's a thing that you can now experience in Toronto. 

The city's first ever cat café, TOT the Cat Café, opened its doors Monday on College Street near Spadina Avenue. 

At the café, customers will be able to take their caffeine fix into a special cat room where up to 10 feline friends from the Toronto Humane Society will be available for some kitty love. 
All of the cats come from the Toronto Humane Society. (TOT the Cat Cafe/Facebook)

Friends and business partners, Kenneth Chai and Scott Tan are the cat fans behind the new café. The duo quit their jobs in Saskatoon and moved to Toronto, investing all their own money to realize their vision — a place that would offer both lattes and friendly felines.

TOT is the first cat café in Toronto but there are already several others across Canada. At least two feline friendly cafés are up and running in Quebec, there's one in Vancouver, and another cat-lover is hoping to open one in Edmonton.

The café is at 298 College St., and is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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