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Upcoming Local Events

There’s a lot going on in our neighborhood in the next few weeks, from music and shopping to drinking and comedy. We’ve got a round-up, and as always, check our calendar for daily listings.

Toronto Beer Week runs September 18 – 26th with tastings, parties, crawls and more across the city. This . . . → Read More: Upcoming Local Events

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

Boralia and Other Local Restos Rank High in Kates 100

Our neighborhood has been a hot dining scene for years now, and, according to restaurant critic Joanne Kates, whose annual list of the top 100 eating establishments in Toronto was released today, Ossington and Dundas is still a destination for food lovers in the city.

Newly opened last fall, Boralia has gotten kudos from us and . . . → Read More: Boralia and Other Local Restos Rank High in Kates 100

The Ossington Prix Fix Lunch Guide – Libretto and Bazara

Ossington is well known as a evening dining location, but there are a few restaurants that have great lunch deals – worth the trip over from your office downtown, and especially worth it if you are close by. Two of our local restaurants have offered Prix Fixe lunches for only $15 – a great . . . → Read More: The Ossington Prix Fix Lunch Guide – Libretto and Bazara

The Best Days to Dine on Ossington

Ossington is a popular area to eat out – on weekends, reservations are hard to come by, and the waits can be long. Early in the week, however, most of the spots have room for everyone, AND many of the restaurants have great specials – especially if you like oysters and other seafood. Check out these deals and soon you’ll be spending the early part of the week out for dinner too. . . . → Read More: The Best Days to Dine on Ossington

Enjoy A Day in Local Parks with The Homegrown Park Crawl Sunday September 29th

The Homegrown Park Crawl celebrates our local parks through food, music and community this Sunday. . . . → Read More: Enjoy A Day in Local Parks with The Homegrown Park Crawl Sunday September 29th

More Changing Ossington Photos

Every once in a while we are walking down Ossington and taking pictures of some of the places undergoing change, documenting the neighbourhood so we can remember it before the new places arrive. This week we hit up a few places that have changed in the last few weeks since our last post. . . . → Read More: More Changing Ossington Photos

Ossington Holiday Gift Idea: Dinner!

We continue our series of “buy local” gift ideas in Ossington Village with another easy and plentiful option: a gift certificate for dinner. . . . → Read More: Ossington Holiday Gift Idea: Dinner!

Toronto Sketchfest Troupe Profile: Good Game

If you have not yet seen Good Game perform around the city, you have a chance at the Toronto Sketch Festival. You can catch them on November 8th at 8PM at Lower Ossington Theatre. . . . → Read More: Toronto Sketchfest Troupe Profile: Good Game

Toronto Sketchfest Troupe Profile: The Queer Comedy Collective

The Queer Comedy Collective is performing at this year’s Sketch Comedy Festival at the Lower Ossington Theatre on November 9 at 10PM. They are the next troupe we profile in our series. . . . → Read More: Toronto Sketchfest Troupe Profile: The Queer Comedy Collective