NEWS
03/31/2016 13:05 EDT | Updated 04/01/2017 01:12 EDT

The Brunswick House has its final farewell

If you're hoping to have "one last dance" at popular Annex bar The Brunswick House, tonight is your chance. 

After 140 years, the "Brunny", as many of know it, is closing its doors. Current owner Abbis Mahmoud is inviting people out for one last hurrah Thursday evening to celebrate the historic watering hole. 

"I have a lot of mixed emotions," Mahmoud said in an interview with CBC's Metro Morning Thursday. "I've had so many great memories there and it's really dawning on me now."

Mahmoud says no matter where he goes in the city, someone has a story to share about The Brunswick House. 

"There's so many memories, but everywhere I go in Toronto, every time I speak to someone, whether I'm doing a Pepsi order, talking to someone at the hydro commission ... everyone's got a story. I hear so many stories. Just, it's unbelievable."

The Brunny has been a popular spot since it opened its doors back in 1876. Mahmoud re-opened the beer hall 10 years ago, maintaining its reputation as a hot spot popular with college and university students.

The final farewell party kicks off at 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon and is expected to run well into the early hours, in typical Brunny fashion. 

Share your stories with CBC Toronto

Another way to remember The Brunswick House is by sharing your stories with CBC Toronto. 

If you have any special memories of The Brunny, we want to hear from you.

Send your stories at tonews@cbc.ca with "The Brunswick House" in the subject line or tweet us at CBCToronto.

With the Brunswick House officially closing its doors, we'll be sharing your stories, remembering the history of the building as it undergoes its transformation into a Rexall store.