Notable Now: February 17 2012

Now Open: URSA Restaurant
A sleek and industrial yet cozy space where Bar One once stood, URSA Restaurant is serving up Canadian cuisine with a twist: the dishes are prepped using techniques to maintain as much nutritional value as possible. Makes sense, the brother/duo owners have cooked for pro athletes’ diets. Find it at 924 Queen Street West.

Now Open: Gusto 101
From the owner of Cafe Nervosa in Yorkville comes Gusto 101, situated in a converted auto body shop; well-known designer Alessandro Munge helmed the stylish look. It’s bold Italian in the kitchen, and the resto boasts a basement winery, so watch your Malbec pour out of a tap at the bar. Coming soon, Gusto’s 90-seat rooftop patio. It’s at 101 Portland Street.

Grape to Glass (February 23rd)
The Women’s College Hospital’s 3rd Annual Grape to Glass event takes over the Distillery District’s Fermenting Cellar on the 23rd. Taste over 50 wines, indulge in gourmet food, and bid on exceptional vintages from around the world. This sensory evening is sure to sell out, so get your tix early and prepare to fill your glass.

Love Her (February 23rd)
The Royal York plays host to this spectacular evening of fashion, food and drink in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada. Help this organization raise funds and awareness for women nationwide while mixing with the well-to-do of Toronto during this chic evening gala. February 23rd at the Royal York Hotel.

Shaw Media Broadcaster Night (February 22nd)
Are you a creative entrepreneur with a penchant for broadcast? Looking to expand your contacts, learn from the experts, and maybe even give a pitch or two? Then don’t miss the Shaw Media Broadcaster Night as part of the lead-up to this year’s Innoversity Summit, February 22nd at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street.

Canadian International Auto Show (February 17th to 26th)
Car-loving Torontonians rejoice! The Canadian International Auto Show is back, and this year it’s bringing us The Next Generation. See all the latest and hottest in the auto world for everyone from gearheads to first-time buyers. It is the next gen, after all. The 17th to the 26th at the MTCC.

Photo courtesy Gusto 101