The story began in 1984 in Mirvish Village in the former home of “Gastons” French restaurant, incidentally the site of the first patio liquor license issued in Toronto. The old Victorian House was the perfect setting for a 34 year love story with Nawlins cooking. Frances combined her loves of folk art, antiques, Cajun cooking and good times to create one of Toronto’s longest running and memorable dining experiences. Guests could excuse themselves from the table for a tarot card or psychic reading during their visit in true New Orleans fashion. The 1940s bar played host to the best Mardi Gras and New Years parties before the sale of Mirvish Village meant the relocation of this Toronto institution in January 2017. The art, the antiques, the romantic “snug” tables have all been preserved in Southern Accent’s newest chapter.