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2014 in Review: Openings and Closings on Ossington

Ossington continued to grow in 2014, but we also lost some favorites. We’ve always seen Ossington as a microcosm for our city’s culture, and a lot of the bigger trends happened on Ossington: the move from fine dining to snack bars; the¬†evolution from hip and trendy arts to a more gentrified retail playground;¬†games and . . . → Read More: 2014 in Review: Openings and Closings on Ossington

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

Oz Studios transforms to Maxine’s for TV show The Divide.

If you’ve walked by 129 Ossington today you may be thinking that we have another new bar on the street. In fact, it’s the part of the set for an upcoming drama to be aired on WE TV, an affiliate of AMC. The show is called The Divide . . . → Read More: Oz Studios transforms to Maxine’s for TV show The Divide.

Contact Photography Festival: Field of Vision, Includes Ossington

The Contact Photography Festival runs this May across Toronto with some interesting exhibitions indoor and out in our area. . . . → Read More: Contact Photography Festival: Field of Vision, Includes Ossington

Now Open: G Gallery

Welcome G Gallery to our neighborhood. This new art gallery is located at the back of Oz Studios building, 134 Ossington, with a separate entrance on Foxley Place, the alley around back. . . . → Read More: Now Open: G Gallery

Happy First Birthday to Crafted, and Other Milestones

The recent first birthday party for Crafted by Te Aro reminds us to commemorate other local businesses celebrating similar milestones. . . . → Read More: Happy First Birthday to Crafted, and Other Milestones

Oz Studios Celebrates 1 year on Ossington with Book and Party

Just over a year ago Joe Fuda opened a little studio with designer Evan Biddell. Evan left soon after leaving Joe to curate and create from this little storefront next to tequila bar Reposado. The studio represents a lot of the life of Ossington, being a quirky place with many interesting exhibits and events. . . . → Read More: Oz Studios Celebrates 1 year on Ossington with Book and Party

Enjoy Nuit Blanche in Our Neighborhood

Nuit Blanche is happening on October 2, 2010. This year marks the 5th anniversary of this night-long art party, and organizers have changed things up a little, keeping the majority of the installations around the subway loop. There will, however, be lots to explore in our part of town, labelled “Zone C” on the official map . . . → Read More: Enjoy Nuit Blanche in Our Neighborhood

Frugal Fashion Week Hits Ossington

This Sunday, Frugal Fashion Week hits Ossington Village. A “shop crawl” covers many of the vintage clothing shops on Ossington, and the wrap party will be held Sunday afternoon at LAB Consignment and Silver Falls Vintage. . . . → Read More: Frugal Fashion Week Hits Ossington

Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell – An Oz Studio show

Vince Carlucci is a long-time Toronto musician, having co-founded the band Cardboard Brains back in 1976. Back then he was also taking pictures of his favourite bands, Iggy Pop, The Ugly, The Ramones, Blondie and others. Toronto, along with New York and London, was pivotal in the late 70s punk movement and many of the best musicians the the time came and played. . . . → Read More: Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell – An Oz Studio show