Nick Yioldassis was born in Greece on March 22, 1927 on the island of Skopelos in the village “Glossa”. He had an older sister and a younger brother growing up, after his studies were completed he was drafted and joined the Greek Navy where he served on the ship under the command of the American Admiral. During his service with the American Admiral he travelled throughout Greece. He left Greece in the 1950’s and went to Ottawa, where he worked as a dishwasher and janitor, with hard work and determination he opened his own restaurant, ran the concession stand at Vincent Massey Park and had his sights on buying a property to develop, he received his Canadian Citizenship in 1958. His plans in Ottawa changed when he and his business partner Jim Demeroutis decided to move to Toronto and become the new owners/operators of the popular restaurant called “The Silver Rail” in 1960. The “Rail” was his favorite restaurant to operate even though he also owned and operated “The Moorings Seafood Restaurant” on Yonge Street, “Mr. Tony’s Restaurant” in Yorkville, “Dick Shatto’s Fish and Chips” on Merton Street and was co-owner of the St. Hubert franchise in Ontario. During his career he was involved with many charities such as Variety Club for Children working closely with his good friend Al Dubin and The Friends of St. Michaels Hospital where he coordinated many events with Sister Mary Zimmerman. He was married to his late wife Yula, they had 3 children Harriett, Renna and George, 1 daughter-in-law Alyson and 3 grandchildren, Elyse, Stephanie and Nicholas. His passion in life was golf and he was a member at Donald Golf & Country Club and then at York Downs Golf & Country Club, he gained the nickname, “The Greek Pro from Skopelos”.