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2015 Look Back: Openings and Closings on Ossington

In the years we’ve written this blog, one thing is constant: change. There were a lot of changes on the street this year, with plenty of new restaurants, retailers and services opening on Ossington and Dundas. With those new openings, there were also some closings, notably in the art gallery scene as they move . . . → Read More: 2015 Look Back: Openings and Closings on Ossington

Lots Of Choices for New Year’s Eve around Ossington

Still trying to decide how to celebrate the passing of another year? There are lots of options in Ossington Village, as always, from the laid back to the extravagant. Here’s a summary:

Music and Dancing

The Garrison is bringing back the popular DJs Chronologic for an annual replay of the best dance hits of . . . → Read More: Lots Of Choices for New Year’s Eve around Ossington

Vintage Mix Closing on December 31

Ossington is ending 2015 with the loss of another vintage shop. Vintage Mix 1, at 186 Ossington, just south of Bazara Sushi, is closing up shop as of December 31. Until then, you can purchase clothing, shoes, handbags, jewellery and much much more (smurfs! Video discs! books! Wrestling figures!) at 50% discount.

Vintage Mix has . . . → Read More: Vintage Mix Closing on December 31

Crooked Star Closing for Renos; Last Service Tonight

Maybe you have been there for the Coronation Street Sunday brunch, or enjoyed some quality summer sun on the side patio, or grabbed a couple of pints while waiting for a call from Pizza Libretto or Foxley with your table. Most locals have been to Crooked Star at least a few times over the . . . → Read More: Crooked Star Closing for Renos; Last Service Tonight

Local Restaurants Lauded in Best Of Awards

Local restaurants are coming out on top in 2015 restaurant lists. Critics and regular folk love the food coming out of kitchens on Ossington and Dundas West, and this time of year, they are naming their favorites.

Boralia, the innovative Canadian restaurant which opened at 59 Ossington this time last year, continues to receive . . . → Read More: Local Restaurants Lauded in Best Of Awards

Pop Up 120 Closed and Moved to Adelaide

Pop Up 120, the fashion retailer which since 2013 has rotated brands each quarter has done it’s last pop up on Ossington.  We walked by over the weekend and noticed it was closed and then found this post on their Facebook:

 

They’ve relocated from 120 Ossington to Adelaide near Brant. No word on . . . → Read More: Pop Up 120 Closed and Moved to Adelaide

Have Fun While Shopping This Thursday on Ossington

With the holidays so close, it’s likely you still have a few presents to buy. Well, why not have a good time shopping? That’s what the smart minds behind Victoire Toronto thought when they organized the 2nd annual Ossington Holiday Shopping Night, which is this Thursday.

Join many retailers and other holiday shoppers on and . . . → Read More: Have Fun While Shopping This Thursday on Ossington

1161 Dundas St W is open for Pop Ups and Short Term Rentals – Next: Headmistress

The gallery space at 1161 Dundas West, which used to house Cooper Cole, is open for pop-up space rentals or events, according to a sign on their door.

Next weekend, accessories retailer Jill Wood of Headmistress is hosting a popup from Thursday to Sunday. The sale will feature her hats and fur pieces, as well as . . . → Read More: 1161 Dundas St W is open for Pop Ups and Short Term Rentals – Next: Headmistress

Two Ossington Causes to Support Now

There are some things you can do to get behind two good causes in our neighborhood this week!

First, The Ossington is the spot to be this Saturday to support Syrian refugees to Canada. On Saturday afternoon, bring your gently used – or new- clothing to 61 Ossington to help newcomers to Canada who don’t . . . → Read More: Two Ossington Causes to Support Now

Return to Oss Closed, Being Replaced

The short-lived restaurant at 217 Ossington, Return to Oss, is already closed, but a new restaurant may open soon. . . . → Read More: Return to Oss Closed, Being Replaced