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2011 Look Back: Festivals

Ossington is a destination for people from across Toronto and beyond, partly for the mix of eclectic festivals that draws us and others to the strip. 2011 was no exception, so we’re looking back at the festivals this year on Ossington.

The year in festivals kicked off in January with a dance festival called Connect TO at Lower Ossington Theatre, which is a prime festival location.

The music festival season began with the Canadian Music Festival in March. Musicians and bands performed at local venues including The Painted Lady, The Garrison and The Dakota Tavern.  Juno Fest also hit Toronto, and Ossington, in March, with Canadian musicians featured at The Garrison and The Dakota Tavern.

The music came back with the return of NXNE in June, and we saw some amazing shows right here in Ossington Village. This July, the Painted Lady created a new festival to coincide with the Toronto Jazz and Fringe Festivals. Maybe next year, we’ll see more venues join the fun.

The Contact Photography Festival covered art galleries for the entire month of May, and didn’t miss Ossington, with exhibits at The Painted Lady, Angell Gallery, Brockton General and Levack Block.

Jane’s Walks, which take place all over the globe on a May weekend, were also led in our neighborhood. Maybe next year you’ll see an Ossington Village Jane’s Walk instead of “the Hipster’s Guide to Ossington!”

Summerworks returned in August, bringing music and theatre to Lower Ossington Theatre and other local venues. The hugely popular Havana Cultura returned for it’s second year in August, with Cuban music, art and food on offer at almost every spot on the street. Who can forget the cigar roller surrounded by scantily clad women? Another returning event was Queen West Music Fest, which celebrated it’s third year this summer in Trinity Bellwoods Park.

Some was sipped, and some was likely chugged, but either way, Toronto Beer Week also returned to Ossington in 2011, with tastings and pairings at local restaurants and bars. Ossington also saw the return of TO Sketch Fest, with lots of comedic troupes taking to the stage at LOT this past November.

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10:00 am Bluegrass Brunch @ The Dakota Tavern
Bluegrass Brunch @ The Dakota Tavern
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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2:00 pm Evita @ Lower Ossington Theatre
Evita @ Lower Ossington Theatre
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Evita @ Lower Ossington Theatre
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2:00 pm Spamalot @ Lower Ossington Theatre
Spamalot @ Lower Ossington Theatre
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SPAMALOT tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (or possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls, witch-burnings (cancelled – health & safety), flying cows,[...]
4:00 pm Gypsy Jazz w/ Michael J @ The Communist's Daughter
Gypsy Jazz w/ Michael J @ The Communist's Daughter
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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6:00 pm DJ Phantastik with Live Percussi... @ The Painted Lady
DJ Phantastik with Live Percussi... @ The Painted Lady
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 10:00 pm
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8:00 pm Evita @ Lower Ossington Theatre
Evita @ Lower Ossington Theatre
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Evita @ Lower Ossington Theatre
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8:00 pm The Rocky Horror Cabaret Show @ Lower Ossington Theatre
The Rocky Horror Cabaret Show @ Lower Ossington Theatre
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
The Rocky Horror Cabaret Show @ Lower Ossington Theatre
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9:00 pm Bradley and the Bouncers @ Reposado Bar
Bradley and the Bouncers @ Reposado Bar
Oct 25 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 1:30 am
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10:00 pm The Rocky Horror Cabaret Show @ Lower Ossington Theatre
The Rocky Horror Cabaret Show @ Lower Ossington Theatre
Oct 25 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The Rocky Horror Cabaret Show @ Lower Ossington Theatre
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10:00 pm Turning Point @ The Garrison
Turning Point @ The Garrison
Oct 25 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 1:00 am
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