Notable Now Toronto: February 8, 2013

Love a Heart
On Feb. 14 at The Hideout (484 Queen Street West), join hundreds of other Toronto tastemakers and social media-philes at the Love a Heart Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Bid your way to l’amour and leave with a stellar cultivated date while helping raise funds for this notable cause. 

La Carnita Launches Brunch
Starting this Sunday, Feb. 10, head over to restaurant heavy-hitter La Carnita (501 College Street) because they’re launching… you guessed it… brunch. La Carnita has gained acclaim and adoration from critics and diners alike thanks to their contemporary takes on tacos and fly cocktails, and now you can experience their takes on Mexican-infused brunches, too! 

40th Annual Canadian International AutoShow
Gear up and get ready to head into tradeshow overdrive as the 40th Annual Canadian International AuthShow screeches into town from Feb. 15 to 24 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Presented by AutoTrader, the AutoShow features dazzling displays of horsepower and torque, the latest car trends, the best peripherals, and so much more. 

The Artist Project
For four days at the end of February (the 21st through 24th), head over to the Direct Energy Centre at Toronto’s Exhibition Place for the Artist Project, a massive juried contemporary art fair. This fair – which supports and helps develop emerging artists – features dozens of up-and-coming Canadian art talents, showcasing their amazing creations in competitions and for spectators. 

At 240 Augusta Avenue you’ll find our newest obsession: NuBugel. This bagel shop is tradition through-and-through, freshly baking Montreal-style wood-fired bagels for the masses. A foodie favourite already, NuBugel brings the sensibilities from La Belle Province to Kensington Market, giving us a daily excuse to traverse the city to get nothing but the best. 

Bazara on Ossington
Where Goed Eten once stood (at 188 Ossington Avenue), you will now find Asian restaurant Bazara. This eclectic new Toronto restaurant boasts a small but chic dining area, replete with exposed brick and grey hues so in keeping with Toronto aesthetic. The food is pan-Asian, spanning cuisine styles from Japan to Thailand.

Photo courtesy La Carnita