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Spend a lot, or spend a little on dinner on Ossington – according to Joanne Kates

Ossington’s local restaurants fared well on Joanne Kates’ recent list of best restaurants in Toronto. This year the list was broken up into two sections, one for the less expensive restaurants – categorized by her as those restaurants at which two people can eat for under $65 excluding taxes, tip and drinks – known as the ‘spend . . . → Read More: Spend a lot, or spend a little on dinner on Ossington – according to Joanne Kates

Opening Soon: Victoire Boutique

Fashion retailer Victoire Boutique is opening soon at 129 Ossington. . . . → Read More: Opening Soon: Victoire Boutique

Bike Parking Photos – Tuesday afternoon, 4pm – Bikes everywhere.

There have been some inspiring pictures on twitter lately about the need for bike parking in the neighbourhood – highlighting the general frustration. So we thought we’d take a walk around and see how easy it is to find a spot on a Tuesday afternoon to find a spot to park. . . . → Read More: Bike Parking Photos – Tuesday afternoon, 4pm – Bikes everywhere.

Social Media Week in Ossington Village

Yes, this week is Social Media Week in Toronto, a global conference connecting people, and sharing emerging trends in social media. And we have a local event right here in Ossington Village. . . . → Read More: Social Media Week in Ossington Village

2010 Recap: Ossington Openings

This year brought a lot of new businesses and faces to Ossington, all of which we welcomed, and many of which we covered. We look forward to frequenting many new shops, galleries, restaurants and more to the strip in the year ahead. . . . → Read More: 2010 Recap: Ossington Openings

Karlene Nation bring passion and small business focus to Ward 19 issues

Frustrated with antics of people like city councilor Paula Fletcher – outraged ex-communist party member, who has trouble telling yes from no on her voting machine – running things at city hall,  Karlene Nation, an ex broadcaster with CTV, jumped into the Ward 19 race in September.

We had coffee with Karlene at . . . → Read More: Karlene Nation bring passion and small business focus to Ward 19 issues

Getting Local and Getting Involved using Blogs and Social Media

Most of the people that came to the debate last Tuesday knew more about the issues than many of the candidates on the stage.One of the reason people don’t get involved in the local politics is they don’t know what’s going on. . . . → Read More: Getting Local and Getting Involved using Blogs and Social Media

Mike Layton – Ward 19 Candidate brings energy and willingness to listen

Ward 19 is definitely going to get a young and enthusiastic councilor, based on those running for the job. Mike Layton is no exception. . . . → Read More: Mike Layton – Ward 19 Candidate brings energy and willingness to listen

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

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