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You Are Here: Ossington Avenue

Once a dull stretch of garages and storage facilities, this block is now packed with art galleries, eccentric eateries and vintage boutiques that strike a balance between edgy
and upscale.

Angell Gallery

DARING DISPLAYS For more than a decade—first on Queen Street, and now along Ossington—Angell Gallery has been a champion of artists who deviate from the norms of production to create stimulating cross-medium pieces. With three exhibition spaces and a section dedicated to video, thegallery challenge the eye and the mind.

TEQUILA UPGRADE Salt-licking, shot-chugging frat boys and girls may feel out of place at Reposado, where the city’s largest collection of premium tequilas are meant to be relished for their subtle notes of vanilla, chamomile and white pepper. The menu also boasts drinks—margaritas, in particular—made with fresh-squeezed juices, and tapas plates are available for peckish patrons. (more…)

2010 Dining Guide: New Arrivals

Toronto’s reputation as a dining destination continues to grow. These restaurants—opened over the past 12 months—have only enhanced that image.

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Hot Dining: Name Recognition

Photo by Katie Bateman

The bohemian-chic Ossington Avenue strip gets an upscale addition courtesy of Böhmer, the semi-eponymous restaurant of lauded chef Paul Boehmer. Formerly an auto-body shop, the surprisingly sizeable space is contained within a shell of concrete and whitewashed brick that’s softened by reclaimed wood chairs and communal table, plus a wood chandelier adorned with Swarovski crystals. Striking contrasts appear on Böhmer’s plates, too, where such offerings as venison tartar with apple-walnut salad ($17) and pan-seared Quebec foie gras ($22) adhere to the farm-to-fork philosophy while demonstrating the skills of a chef who has previously worked in some of the city’s classiest kitchens.