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Bonus You Are Here: Ossington Avenue

Earlier we told you about a few of our favourite places on super-hip Ossington Avenue.
Of course there were too many to reasonably cram into a single article, so we figured
a second post was well warranted.

Delux

COSMOPOLITAN CUISINE Chef and owner Corinna Mozo drew upon her Cuban-Québécoise heritage to create the menu at Delux, which features simple yet flavourful dishes like steak frites, crispy duck confit, pressed Cubano sandwiches, and… wait for it… donut balls. Gobble up these gastronomic goodies inside a sophisticated dining room that hasn’t lost its neighbourhood feel.

MODERN MOTIFS At the corner of Ossington Avenue and Argyle Street you’ll find contemporary artworks inside Michael Klein’s gallery, MKG127, where artists from Canada and abroad have showcased their work. Liss Platt’s exhibition, entitled Constant, runs here to February 4, followed up by Laura Kikauka on February 11.

Silver Falls

CLASSIC CLOTHES The words “vintage store” can conjure up the image of a tiny space crammed with musty clothing, but Silver Falls steers clear of such a setting. A carefully curated selection of vintage couture is up for grabs, along with a few modern designer pieces mixed in for good measure. The old-but-still-new items include dresses, skirts, sweaters, and shoes.

WONDROUS WAFFLES When Belgian-born Johan Maes opened Goed Eten, the cozy café quickly developed a reputation for its Brussels-style waffles, which come topped with combinations of homemade ice cream, fruit, whipped cream, icing sugar, and maple syrup. There’s also the savoury waffle and eggs Benedict combo served with apple cole slaw, and waffle-pressed cheese sandwiches.

Union (photo by Robert Brodey)

LOCAVORES’ DELIGHT It’s all about local provisions and seasonal fruits and vegetables at Union, a rustically decorated bistro, where the menu changes frequently based on what area farmers have fresh in stock. Favourites include the elk sliders with a mirin galangal glaze on challah, and the sticky ribs, which come charcoal smoked and brushed with house made barbeque sauce.

A LOT TO SEE Get up close to Toronto’s theatrical talent at the intimate Lower Ossington Theatre, which hosts Canadian productions, family shows, and children’s programming during the day. Angelina Ballerina, Avenue Q, Spring Awakening, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat are just some of the theatrical works that have been staged at the LOT.

—Rasheed Clarke

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