...the former Galaxy Donuts space is full of all kinds of repurposed chic. Jason Stroud (Stroudfoot)...was responsible for outfitting the open room, from filling in the 100-year-old polished terrazzo flooring to procuring the warm copper pendant light shades and the custom-made lacquered concrete tables below. Perched high on a shelf near the centre of the room is the restaurant’s mascot, a walking figure with a top hat, created by B.C. sculptor Logan Sturrock; across the room is the bar, complete with a bar top made from reclaimed Distillery District wood and beer taps fashioned out of old steam pipes.
Like so many Ossington makeovers, the bar/restaurant is a gutted storefront; in this case, a former Galaxy Donuts joint, which the retro maestro Stroudfoot Design has stripped down to the last load-bearing wall and scrubbed clean of any noise-reducing material. Orange filaments glimmer over the jujube cocktails that have taken the place of fragrant fried dough. The room itself is surprisingly spacious and the food is a joy. Go early, grab a relatively private table overlooking the street, and before the place fills up with the late night crowd, cruise chef Claudio’s carte.
The result is Yours Truly, a new restaurant that opened quietly on the still-hot Ossington strip...The setting is suitably Ossington-esque: sanded barn boards line the walls...original terrazzo flooring. Custom-built items from Stroudfoot Inc. (Origin) dot the place, like laquered concrete tables and copper-haloed light fixtures.