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Tonight! Ossington Businesses Raising Funds for CAMH One Brave Night

Tonight, April 7th, Ossington Village businesses are supporting CAMH and the One Brave Night campaign for mental health. You can help too! . . . → Read More: Tonight! Ossington Businesses Raising Funds for CAMH One Brave Night

Love Letter to The Great Lakes: Street Art Around Ossington

lovelettertThis week, Ossington is a major location for a new Toronto arts festival. This one brings some beautiful new murals to our streetscape. Love Letter to The Great Lakes as an event runs until tomorrow at Rally Ossington, but the street art will live on our local buildings for a long time.

Today, the team behind the project at Rally led a bike tour of the murals, starting behind their site at 12 Ossington. We stopped at several murals in and around Ossington, the street and alleyways. We checked out the murals as they were being painted, and got to hear from some of the artists. While this was a one-time experience, you can still go for your own walk or bike and have a look for yourself!

I took some photos and notes on where and who.  The website also showcases a map with the sites and bios of all the talented artists working on the project, so you can conduct your own personal self-guided tour in the days to come. Also, Rally is holding a pop-up shop and art exhibit with materials related to the project, so stop in tonight or tomorrow for more information.

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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

Jimmy’s Coffee Brings More Joe to Ossington

There’s a new place to get your coffee fix on Ossington. Jimmy’s Coffee, a popular java spot with several locations downtown, has moved into 15 Ossington, adjacent to Sweaty Betty’s and just north of another beloved coffee shop, Sam James.

15 Ossington, which used to be home to various consignment and vintage shops, is transformed . . . → Read More: Jimmy’s Coffee Brings More Joe to Ossington

Local Food News

There’s been a lot of activity in the local restaurant scene these days. First, a recap on the new openings: Both The Grow Op and Omaw are now open and serving, as you can read about in our earlier posts. (Omaw even got a later write-up in the Toronto Star yesterday). Neither restaurant seems to have a . . . → Read More: Local Food News

More Caffeine for Ossington: Jimmy’s Coffee Shop Opening Soon

Jimmy’s Coffee is already an established brand in downtown Toronto, and now it’s coming to Ossington. The July closing of Silver Falls Vintage and Tusk at 15 Ossington, provided an opportunity for Jimmy’s to expand west to our happening neighborhood.

According to Jimmy’s on Twitter, they’re currently renovating the space, which is just north . . . → Read More: More Caffeine for Ossington: Jimmy’s Coffee Shop Opening Soon