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Fortunato Mario Fontana is the descendant of a long line of cabinetmakers. Mario immigrated to Canada in 1956. He started his own cabinet shop at 1285 Erie St. E. He specialized in design and installations for restaurants, first under the name of Cortina Construction Ltd., and later Fontana Design and Woodwork Inc. He has designed and completed the interior construction of Plaza Restaurant, Roma Pizzeria, Sorrento Cafe, Ing’s Restaurant, Lotus Gardens, Madrid Restaurant, three Trevi Restaurants, many renovations at La Scala Restaurant and Franco’s Restaurant. He completed Geno’s Italian Village, the Tunnel Bar-B-Q, Royal Marquis Hotel and the Best Western Hotel. Mario Fontana designed, and his men completed, the Renaissance styled Members’ Lounge in the Giovanni Caboto Club, the interior and exterior stonework at the Ciociaro Club, and the renovation of the Sanctuary of St. Angela Merici, along with Saverio Galli and John Recchia.

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