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Sam James and Stussy are moving from Queen and Ossington

The building at Queen and Ossington, which used to house a sewing machine shop called WorldSew only a few years ago, has changed hands. As a result, both Stussy, which opened in late 2012, and Sam James Coffee Bar, which opened in April of 2014. are leaving the neighbourhood.

We’ve heard from a few neighbours, and it’s also . . . → Read More: Sam James and Stussy are moving from Queen and Ossington

More Art Galleries Leaving Ossington

We found out this week that two of Ossington’s top art galleries are going to be closing this Fall.

The first, Angell Gallery, moved to Ossington from Queen West in 2010, and now Jamie Angell plans to move his eponymous gallery further west, as seems to be the trend in Toronto. His new location as . . . → Read More: More Art Galleries Leaving Ossington

Changes on Ossington: Philip Sparks moves and Lush and Lavish Closes

As is always the case, change comes whether we want it or not. Boutique fashion stores have bloomed along Ossington in the last few years – from the early arrival of Johnathan and Olivia to the recent addition of Tiger of Sweden to PopUp 120. The list goes on. This week, unfortunately, we heard about . . . → Read More: Changes on Ossington: Philip Sparks moves and Lush and Lavish Closes

Yours Truly is closing at the end of September

Yours Truly, the restaurant at 229 Ossington that renovated the old Galaxy Donuts spot (remember them?) announced today that September will be their last month of service and then they will be shutting their doors for good. . . . → Read More: Yours Truly is closing at the end of September

Closing/Opening Soon

Ossington lost two art galleries recently: AWOL Gallery is closed as of today, and Oz Studios shut its doors this spring. We also noticed a sign on Dundas West – Lanalgo clothing store has a liquor license app for “The Contender” . . . → Read More: Closing/Opening Soon

Dollar Store/Medicine Shoppe Shuffles, and other comings and goings.

The strip along Dundas between Dovercourt and Ossington has been going through a big change recently with a bunch of closings and openings. The change continues with a shuffle down the street of The Medicine Shoppe, a pharmacy run by Peter Wong which has operated at the corner of Dundas and Dovercourt for about 10 years. . . . → Read More: Dollar Store/Medicine Shoppe Shuffles, and other comings and goings.

Ossington News

October was a busy month on Ossington, with openings and closings in restaurants and retail. . . . → Read More: Ossington News

Neighborhood Closings

We have just learned of the impending closure of Jaiden’s Petals Cindiloowho, located at 130 Ossington, and also of the already closed The Port, on Dundas. . . . → Read More: Neighborhood Closings

Ministry of the Interior Departs – Eagles Nest Espresso/Ice Cream to Arrive

We were saddened to see the departure of Ministry of the Interior this week. We are also excited to see that a new Espresso and Ice Cream Bar called Eagles Nest will be moving in along Dundas. . . . → Read More: Ministry of the Interior Departs – Eagles Nest Espresso/Ice Cream to Arrive

Our One Year Anniversary – and a New Look

We’re excited to announce that we’re one year old today! It was one year ago that Joe Pantalone annoyed me so much by blocking new restaurant openings on Ossington without consultation from the neighbours that I went home and started writing. . . . → Read More: Our One Year Anniversary – and a New Look