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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.

Upcoming Events

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23
Thu
7:00 pm Burning Hell with Blimp Rock @ Dakota Tavern
Burning Hell with Blimp Rock @ Dakota Tavern
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Burning Hell with Blimp Rock @ Dakota Tavern
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8:00 pm Evita @ Lower Ossington Theatre
Evita @ Lower Ossington Theatre
Oct 23 @ 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 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
The Rocky Horror Cabaret Show @ Lower Ossington Theatre
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8:00 pm We Run Thursdays @ Academy of Lions
We Run Thursdays @ Academy of Lions
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meet at the doors of the Academy Of Lions at 64 Ossington Ave. 5k Run for all levels. Then join us after for the #FlyinPigPicnic at Trinity Bellwoods and BBQ from our homies @SmoqueNBones. Share:EmailFacebookTwitterGoogle
9:00 pm The Ole Fashioned with Keith Hal... @ Dakota Tavern
The Ole Fashioned with Keith Hal... @ Dakota Tavern
Oct 23 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 2:00 am
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9:30 pm TC Folkpunk, Mississippi Bends C... @ The Painted Lady
TC Folkpunk, Mississippi Bends C... @ The Painted Lady
Oct 23 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 24 @ 1:00 am
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10:00 pm The Reposadists Quartet @ Reposado Bar
The Reposadists Quartet @ Reposado Bar
Oct 23 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 2:00 am
The Reposadists Quartet @ Reposado Bar
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10:00 pm The Rocky Horror Cabaret Show @ Lower Ossington Theatre
The Rocky Horror Cabaret Show @ Lower Ossington Theatre
Oct 23 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The Rocky Horror Cabaret Show @ Lower Ossington Theatre
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24
Fri
6:00 pm DJ Phantastik with Live Percussi... @ The Painted Lady
DJ Phantastik with Live Percussi... @ The Painted Lady
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 10:00 pm
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8:00 pm Evita @ Lower Ossington Theatre
Evita @ Lower Ossington Theatre
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Evita @ Lower Ossington Theatre
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