Summer is the top season in Toronto for festivals, and this year was no different. Ossington area venues hosted parts of the music festival NXNE.
One of the big summer theatre festivals came to Ossington – Summerworks music and theatre found a home at Lower Ossington Theatre for 10 days of music and theatre performances. Comedy also came to the Lower Ossington Theatre with the Toronto Sketch Fest this November.
And don’t forget fashion! A charity fundraiser, Frugal Fashion Week led shoppers to Ossington retail spots for a week in July, with proceeds going to clothe Toronto’s less fortunate through Windfall Basics.
Even events as big as TIFF and Nuit Blanche spread to Ossington, with exhibits at our galleries for both festivals. Other art focused spectacles on Ossington this Fall were Printopolis, celebrating contemporary printmaking in galleries, and the International festival of Performance Art at XPACE.
We appreciate that all of these different cultural events take place right around the corner, but even we couldn’t get to all of them. What were your favourite events this year on Ossington? Are there any we should have mentioned? Which ones do you desperately want to return? I can’t wait for the next NXNE – already got my passes!