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MKG127

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. (more…)

Hot Art: An Te Liu’s Breath of Fresh Air

Detail of An Te Liu's Cloud

APRIL 23 TO MAY 21 Take a deep breath at MKG127 this month. Canadian artist An Te Liu has installed a tornado-like sculpture of working air purifiers in his exhibition, Blast, the latest in his series of environmentally inspired artworks. The swirling mass of machines, similar to the artist’s previous installation, Cloud, stretches from ceiling to floor and is the focal point of the show. Liu confronts our obsession with hygiene, turning purifiers, dehumidifiers and ionizers into a threatening structure that greedily sucks up air, leaving no particle unclean.

Weekend Roundup, July 31 to August 3

Friday, July 31
Treat your tastebuds to the Drake Hotel’s “Gone Fishing” prix fixe  menu ($40) – a three-course meal that features, among other things, smoked Georgian Bay white fish and house smoked BBQ ribs.

It’s your last chance to catch the quirky and yet profoundly thoughtful “Common Wealth” exhibition at contemporary gallery MKG127.

Saturday, August 1
Be dazzled by the colourful costumes and music of the Caribana parade, starting at 10 a.m., then head to Harbourfront Centre and dance to more calypso, soca, salsa and reggae at the Island Soul festival.

Let the beautiful sound of Anton Kuerti’s piano playing at the Summer Music Festival remind you why classical piano is best experienced live.

Sunday, August 2
Plan your day over delectable blueberry pancakes and coffee at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, the coolest Brunch spot in Liberty Village.

Walk through the SculptArt Maze, a 250-foot painting in the shape of a Celtic knot created by Canadian artist Grace Loney and presented by Prime Gallery at the Royal Botanical Gardens (on 680 Plains Rd. W., Burlington, 905-527-1158), a short drive west of Toronto.