Toronto is a music city. This is evident when you walk into a local bar on a Sunday night and hear excellent musicians performing a mix of originals and classic covers. This is what happens on Sunday nights at Opera Bobs when The Ole Fashion is on stage.
The Ole Fashion Band
The Ole Fashion onstage at Opera Bobs, April 16
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The latest in our series of Ossington business profiles is of tequila bar-jazz bar-Mexican food-great patio-nightlife hotspot Reposado. Located at 136 Ossington Avenue, the bar has been a local favourite for a long time for all of the aforementioned reasons.
Aside from tequila, a patio, and live music, Reposado also has authentic Mexican food on their menu, courtesy of Toronto catering team Santo Pecado.
Sandy agreeably answered our questionnaire, and provided some photos showcasing the bar. Here’s our Reposado profile.
Tell us a bit about your business
Tequila, mezcal, Cocktail & Tapas bar with live music
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The annual Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) brings design to untraditional spaces across the city, including places right here in Ossington Village. The festival runs from January 16-22 with events and exhibitions. Here’s what to do at TO DO Ossington Village.
Local events are detailed below.
Alma at Saudade
Dundas West Portuguese design shop Saudade gets involved in TO DO with authentic handmade needlepoint in the Portuguese historic style. The wall coverings will decorate Saudade as of Tuesday, January 17 through the end of the festival, Sunday the 22nd.
Information: Saudade, 1191 Dundas Street West. Opening Reception: January 17 at 7pm, RSVP here
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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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Finally, a Toronto team makes the championships of something! And where are you going to watch the MLS cup, featuring our very own Toronto FC, this Saturday? Well, if you’re not going to the game at BMO Field (tickets sold out super fast), there are quite a few Ossington Village bars who would love to have your company.
MLS Cup Game Details
Toronto FC plays their first ever championship game against the Seattle Sounders this Saturday at 8PM in Toronto.
Where to Watch
Wherever you do go to watch the game, make sure you arrive early for a seat. This is the first time Toronto – any Canadian team – has made it to the MLS Finals, so the whole city should want to watch this game.
As the biggest sports bar in the neighborhood, The Contender, located at 1166 Dundas West, will have a lot of room for the game. That doesn’t mean it won’t fill up, however. We’ve been there for some pretty crowded Raptors games! Go there for a big space, draft beer, games and competitions and a sports bar menu.
Located at 229 Ossington, LAS serves a variety of sausages and craft beers with their sports.
The Dock Ellis
The Dundas West sports bar isn’t just for baseball or basketball or football – The Dock Ellis also follows soccer. Enjoy some Ontario craft beer, a burger or even a salad with your soccer cheering.
A great place to watch English soccer, Opera Bob’s will likely have a big screen on and a lot of footie experts out for Toronto’s first chance at winning a championship in ages.
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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Two Dundas West nightlife hotspots celebrate their business anniversaries this weekend with Sunday night parties. Congrats to both Churchill and Dock Ellis! Both are holding anniversary parties that are open to the public as they invite their customers and community to share in the success. Longevity in this business is a success. We wish many more years in the ‘hood to both businesses!
Churchill: 6 Year Anniversary Party
It may not seem like it, but Churchill has been serving cocktails for 6 years at 1212 Dundas West. They’ve also had a number of different pop-ups serving food in their kitchen throughout those years; the current provider is Almighty Bao. Join the party this Sunday night for drinks, DJs and general fun times.
Dock Ellis: 3 Year Anniversary Party
Relative newcomer Dock Ellis has been serving up craft beer and elevated bar food alongside their sports viewing for 3 years already. Stop by 1280 Dundas Street West, also on Sunday night, for beer specials and a chill vibe, as always!
As always, keep an eye on our calendar for these and all local events.