Ossington Businesses Win Now Magazine “Best Of” Awards

Toronto weekly Now Magazine has released the results of its annual poll of the “Best of Toronto” and this year they shook things up with neighborhood awards and a few city-wide prizes. The awards are based on a reader survey, and we’d like to congratulate those local businesses who won kudos in 2011. Our coverage area gets divided between the “Queen West” and “Dundas West” neighborhoods in the poll.

Gallery TPW tops the Art category as Best Independent Art Gallery citywide and for Queen West.  Show & Tell Gallery won the same category for Dundas West.

Not surprisingly, our neighborhood had a few Citywide Winners in the food category: Pizzeria Libretto for best pizza, The Dakota Tavern for best bar and pub, The Lakeview for best diner/greasy spoon. All three are also the tops in the Dundas West neighborhood. Pizzeria Libretto, The Lakeview and The Dakota are repeat winners in these categories – they were voted Toronto’s best in 2010.

2011 is a good year for The Dakota Tavern, which won a second award as the Best Blues Club city-wide.

There are many more winners now that they’re awarding every category in every neighborhood, so to see if your favourite is there, just look up Dundas West or Queen West. Congrats to all the winners!