Coming to Ossington: “historic foods of the natives”

Coming to Ossington: “historic foods of the natives”

(Image: Borealia/Facebook) (Image: Borealia/Facebook)
 

Borealia, a new restaurant opening this fall at 59 Ossington Avenue (formerly home to Ardor Bistro), will differentiate itself from Toronto’s Gatsby-style speakeasies by shaving a few decades off the theme. The restaurant’s Facebook page currently has this to say about its historical influences: “Our menu draws inspiration from the historic foods of the natives, early settlers, and subsequent immigrant groups who arrived in the 18th & 19th centuries.” Diners can look forward to supping on bygone delicacies like pigeon pie (pictured left), braised whelk (i.e. sea snail) and chunks of lobster encased in wobbly aspic. Borealia is scheduled to open in October.