New Year’s Eve is the biggest party night of the year, and Ossington Village is a great place to celebrate it! It’s a few weeks away: we have a rundown of the events that are already planned. A lot of venues haven’t released their schedules yet, so we’ll update here, and in our calendar.
The Dakota Tavern, catl New Year’s Eve, 10PM
Toronto blues-rock band catl is back for another rocking New Year’s show at The Dakota Tavern. Two sets by catl, plus Eamon McGrath and DJs will have you dancing through the countdown. Buy your tickets now for $20 and you’ll be assured a good night of music and fun at one of Toronto’s best music venues.
The Garrison, Chronologic New Year’s Eve, 9:30PM
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Ossington Village businesses are always charitable, and as the holidays approach, there are already a few fundraisers scheduled in the neighbourhood. We’ll keep posting in our calendar, but here’s a few that are coming soon.
THE DAKOTA TAVERN CONCERTS FOR ALZHEIMER’S IPOD PROJECT
When: Multiple events starting Monday November 21st
Where: The Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Avenue
To celebrate their 10th anniversary this December, The Dakota Tavern is hosting a series of concerts to raise money for The Alzheimer Society of Toronto and Perth County’s Music Project and Ipods for Memories program. Tickets went on sale this morning for Matt Mays on Monday night; other shows will include The Beauties and Flash Lightning.
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Multiple Ossington businesses are in the news, so it’s time for a round-up of this press coverage. As always, there’s a lot going on and Toronto is watching – and talking about it!
Superpoint is open and people are excited about the new pizza place
When Superpoint opened, we tried it out and liked it. Guess what? We weren’t the only ones! Toronto Life also likes the new Ossington restaurant, and got some great food photos. And the takeout window is open, just in time for the cold weather.
Fashionistas are thrilled to borrow dresses from Studio Fitzroy
After moving into their permanent space around the corner on Dundas, Studio Fitzroy changed focus to dress rentals. As a result, the boutique is getting deserved attention for their unique to Toronto designer gown borrowing options. With the holidays and all the accompanying parties and events approaching, an outfit from Fitzroy is worth trying!
Music Fans are celebrating Rotate This on its 25th Anniversary
We’ve only had Rotate This on Ossington for a few months, but the shop has been a Toronto music staple for 25 years. They’re celebrating with a party this Saturday, and Now has a great profile/interview looking back at some of the store’s high points.
Motif has leased their main floor to menswear store Reigning Champ
People are living in the building at 41 Ossington, and now we know what retailer will take over the main floor of Motif Lofts. It’s Vancouver menswear company Reigning Champ, which will add to the draw of Ossington to shoppers.
Halloween is only a week away, and there are a lot of different ways to celebrate Halloween on Ossington in the days between now and next Monday. Some are free, some are not, and some are good for children too!
Here’s a round-up of the Halloween celebrations in Ossington Village.
Updated to include Opera Bob’s on Saturday night
The Art of Darkness, Artscape Youngplace
October 28, 5-8PM, free admission, all ages
Artscape Youngplace is offering a host of Halloween related activities, mostly for kids and their parents this Friday night from 5-8pm. The event takes over most of the Shaw Street building and includes performances and interactive activities like painting and stickers.
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The Ossington Alleyway party is back this Sunday. So get ready for a day of meeting your neighbors, listening to great music, and sharing food and drink with friends – new and old. This event is good for people of all ages – kids are usually kept busy with play areas and the music of course – and runs from 2-10PM.
The party is open to the public and free and it happens in the alley between Foxley and Argyle Streets and Ossington and Dovercourt. Neighbors share food, and we will be passing the hat to cover costs for equipment and such. Also feel free to bring your own food and drink.
The party’s Facebook page has all the info on the line-up of great local bands. Many are returning from years past, and there are new acts you will soon love! Musical acts include:
Maracatu Mar Aberto
Patricia O’Callaghan with Gryphon Trio
Freeman Dre and the Kitchen Party
and more …
If you have been to the Alleyway Party even once, you know. If you haven’t ever been, this is your chance. Read about previous events and we’ll see you on Sunday.